Mosquito Repellents for Niue that are also Better for You and the Environment
It’s on all our packing lists for Niue: insect repellent is a must-pack if heading to this tiny island nation, especially during the wet season that runs from November to April. Although Niue is relatively free from mosquito-spread diseases, mosquito bites are still pretty annoying and, if excessive, may ruin a holiday. With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of the best natural insect repellents for Niue so you keep yourself safe from bites and avoid covering yourself with nasty chemicals. All products listed are plant-based DEET-free insect repellents that actually work, as well as a whole range of products so you can find something to suit your taste.
If you are in the market for eco-friendly insect repellents, you may also be looking for reef-safe sunscreens for Niue. Luckily, we’ve got you covered on every front!
1. Badger Anti-Bug Balm
Keeps mosquitos at bay, check! No nasty chemicals, check! Plastic-free, check! Badger Anti-Bug Balm is a good all-rounder for protecting yourself against mosquitoes in Niue. The organic and natural mosquito repellent is based on citronella, cedar and lemongrass. Badger also offers sprays in aluminium bottles (although have plastic lids) and balm sticks.
Check out Badger Anti-Bug Balm on Amazon.
2. REPEL Insect Repellent Spray
First, it smells great, being based on yummy lemon and fresh eucalyptus. Second, it’s not greasy so it won’t stain your holiday clothes (if you don’t know what holiday clothes to pack, see our Clothes Packing List for Niue). Third, it is DEET-free meaning that your skin (and the planet) will thank you! You only need to read one of the thousands of reviews for REPEL Insect Repellent Spray to get the idea that this is one of the leaders on the market for good reason.
Learn more about REPEL Insect Repellent Spray on Amazon.
3. “No-Bite-Me” Insect Repellent and After-Bite Cream by SallyeAnder
Swap spray for a natural cream with this “No-Bite-Me” Insect Repellent Cream by SallyeAnder. No nasties are in the ingredients of this eco-friendly mosquito repellent, with active ingredients including eugenol, cedar oil, rosemary oil, lemongrass oil and more. The repellent free from paraben, DEET and alcohol is safe for kids and infants. You might also want to match this with the 5 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens for Kids and Babies.
Check out the SallyeAnder No-Bite-MeCream on Amazon.
4. Outdoor Essential Oil by TerraShield
The simplest and probably oldest trick on this list, an outdoor essential oil like the Outdoor Essential Oil by TerraShield is still an incredibly effective solution. Use one or two drops of essential oil on a few selected areas of your skin and you’ll keep mosquitos away for a few hours. You can also use it in a diffuser (more practical to use in your fale) and is safe for the whole family. If anybody has particularly sensitive skin, use coconut essential oil to dilute it. Sometimes, the classic methods are the best. For health products to pack, see What to Medication to Pack in Your First Aid Kit for Niue.
Find out more about TerraShield Outdoor Essential Oil on Amazon.
5. Insect Repellent Soap
As easy as taking your morning or evening shower, Insect Repellent Soap is well worth considering. Just replace your normal soap or body wash with a soap bar made with citronella and lemongrass. It’s a nifty trick to use before going to bed!
We recommend the Insect Repellent Bar from Blue Moon Elise, available on Amazon.
6. Insect Repellent Clothing
Ok, so any clothing protects the covered parts of your body from mosquito bites, but what about repelling mosquitoes away from your body altogether to spare your exposed hands and ears? Meet clothing made with insect-repellent technology! Combining UV and insect protection, clothing with patented technologies like “No Fly Zone” and “Bug’s Away”. The clothes typically keep their bug-repellent capabilities for around 50-60 washes.
7. Natural Mosquito Repellent Sticker
Wait, what?! A sticker?! Yep, this is something for the kids. All you need to do is to stick one of those thick stickers onto their T-shirt, shorts or bag and active ingredients will do their thing! Speaking of active ingredients, the stickers contain the usual eco-friendly ingredients, such as citronella and lemon. They are also, of course, DEET-free! If you are looking to protect your kids against more than just mosquitos, check out our list of 5 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens for Kids & Babies too.
Check out Natural Mosquito Repellent Stickers from Mosquito Guard on Amazon.
8. Mosquito Repellent Bracelets
Each bracelet, on top of being colourfully fashionable, provides 15 continuous days of protection. Infused with powerful citronella, rosemary, geranium, mint and more, these Para’Kito Bracelets only require you to change the active pellets once every 15 days. As soon as your bracelet stop smelling, just pop in a new pellet and you’re back protected. Keep in mind that once opened, the 15 days kick in, so using the bracelet for a few days now and a few days later won’t work…
Check out the Para’Kito Bracelets on Amazon.
9. Insect Repellent Wipes
Using natural ingredients like geranium oil, these insect repellent wipes are not our top choice because of all of the packaging but at least they are an alternative option for natural mosquito repellent for Niue and the wipe itself is biodegradable. Each wipe is individually sealed to lock in the active ingredients until opened when all you need to do is wipe the areas you want to protect. Wipes typically give around six hours of protection.
Check out La Fresh Mosquito Repellent Wipes on Amazon.
10. Alternative Ways to Avoid Insect Bites in Niue
Finally, there are alternative ways to avoid mosquito bites without relying on insect repellents and similar products. Wearing long-sleeved clothing and choosing accommodation with mosquito nets are all alternative precautions to take. It’s worth checking out our 10 Ways to Avoid Mosquito Bites in Niue for more options!
More About Safety and Natural Insect Repellents for Niue
That’s it for the best natural insect repellents for Niue. Check out some of the other health and safety guides:
- 25 Ways to Travel More Sustainably in Niue
- How to Stay Safe in Niue: Safety Tips
- Can You Drink the Water in Niue?