But so many products out there have such harsh chemicals to keep the bugs away that the repellent might be worse than the bites. What do you do?
For me it is a no brainer, natural products. Justified Laboratories has something that our family is really enjoying now. It's their Mosquito Repellent Patch.
The patch is such and easy way to keep the mosquitoes off of you without using harsh chemicals. They contain only 100% natural ingredients, are Deet-free, safe for kids and safe for pregnant women. They also have a non-permeable adhesive layer that prevents any of the natural essential oils used form coming into contact with your skin. The main ingredient in the patches is lemon eucalyptus essential oil.
To use the patches you scratch the tissue top layer of he patch. This releases the oils scent and gets the patch working. For best results, they recommend using two patches, one on your upper body and one on a leg. By using two, you have complete coverage, although I think on small kids, you could use one.
Here's the cool thing. You don't have to put them on your skin. They will stick to clothing and even the side of your bed. These would be great for camping by sticking some on your sleeping bag or even near the opening of your tent. The essential oils will work for 6-8 hours, which is a good length of time!
So far we have had good results with them. My son wears them every time he mows the lawn and when he goes to work. Part of his security rounds involve going outside, and the company he works for is right near a swampy area. Lots of mosquitoes live there! He has not received but one bite since using them. I'd say that's pretty good!
You can buy the Justified Laboratories Mosquito Repellent Patches HERE!
This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.