What is the best insect repellent lotion?

We’ll also give you a list of some of the best bug repellent lotions currently on the market.

  • THE MOST POPULAR. Sawyer Picaridin Repellent.
  • THE MULTI-PURPOSE CHOICE. Avon Bug Guard Plus.
  • THE COMPACT OPTION. Repel Sportsmen Max.

What is the chemical composition of insect repellent?

Insect repellent compounds used in textile finishes are either synthetic chemicals such as DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide), picaridin (1-piperidinecarboxylic acid 2-[2-hydroxyethyl]-1-methlypropylester) or permethrin, or natural products (essential oils) such as citronella, neem, lemon and eucalyptus.

What is used in mosquito repellent formulation?

Most of the commercial mosquito repellents are prepared using nonbiodegradable, synthetic chemicals like N, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzmide (DEET), dimethyl phthalate (DMP), and allethrin, which may lead to their higher exposure to the environment and, hence, the unacceptable health risks [5–7].

What is the best natural insect repellent?

Read on to see which natural repellents work best.

  1. Lemon eucalyptus oil. Used since the 1940s, lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents.
  2. Lavender.
  3. Cinnamon oil.
  4. Thyme oil.
  5. Greek catnip oil.
  6. Soybean oil.
  7. Citronella.
  8. Tea tree oil.

What can I rub on my skin to repel mosquitoes?

What are the side effects of mosquito repellent?

Mosquito sprays and liquid vaporisers contain chemicals like pyrethin and diethyl toluimide (DEET) which cause breathing difficulty, respiratory problems, dizziness, stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, skin infections and so on.

How do you make homemade mosquito repellent?

Add 10 ml of lemon eucalyptus oil and 90 ml of any carrier oil (olive oil or coconut oil) to make a homemade mosquito repellent spray that works really well on your body. Shake the spray bottle and apply it to where you need. Add distilled water and vodka to make the spray lighter.

What are the trends in insect repellent formulations?

Trends in insect repellent formulations: A review The use of natural and synthetic repellents, marketed in different pharmaceutical forms, is growing in the world due to the emerging vector-borne viral diseases as Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Malaria.

What makes a good insect repellent to use?

The choice of the ideal formulation will depend on a series of factors to be analyzed: type of repellent active (natural or synthetic), pharmaceutical forms (spray, lotion, cream, gel), action time duration (short or long), environment of exposure and the user (adult, pregnant women, children, newborn).

How to use insect repellent with sunscreen?

You can either use the Stay-put sunscreen lotion from sawyer or any other preferred topical sunscreen. When using it as a combination with the sunscreen, start by applying the sunscreen lotion and then apply the repellent after around 7-10 minutes. This is not all; the lotion is potent in keeping off a wide range of insects.

How are microcapsules used to make insect repellent?

There are many formulations based on micro and nanocapsules containing DEET and essential oils to increase repellent action time duration and decrease permeation and consequently, systemic toxicity. The development of new formulations for the IR3535 and Icaridin is a research field yet to be explored.