The Best Mosquito Repellents to Take with You to Niue
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 during your holiday.
If you are on the market for eco-friendly insect repellents, you may also be looking for eco-friendly sunscreens for Niue. Luckily, we’ve got you covered on every front!
1. “No-Bite-Me” Insect Repellent Cream by SallyeAnder
Made of a complex mix of natural active ingredients such as eugenol, cedar oil, rosemary oil, lemongrass oil and much more, this cream contains no nasties. That’s right, it contains no paraben, no DEET, no alcohol, etc, which makes it safe to use with kids and even infants. The cream keeps away black flies, mosquitos, fleas and ticks.
2. REPEL Insect Repellent Spray (Lemon and Eucalyptus Extracts)
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 (which, if you don’t know what holiday clothes to pack, see What Clothes to Pack to Travel 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 to get the idea that this is one of the leaders on the market for good reason.
3. Insect Repellent Soap by Osana
This is one of the easiest “child-friendly” options when travelling. Simply replace your normal bar of soap with this one to keep mosquitos away! We love the fact that it makes using insect repellent hard to forget since you won’t forget to shower… Right?! Our tip: It is best used for morning showers just so you get all-day protection.
4. Mosquito Repellent Bracelets
Each bracelet, on top of being colourfully fashionable, provides 10 continuous days of protection. Infused with powerful citronella oil, the bracelets come in a sealed pack of 15. As soon as your bracelets stop smelling like citronella, just pick a new one and you’re back protected. Keep in mind that once opened, the 10 days kick in, so using the bracelet for five days now and five days later won’t work…
Check out these economical and fashionable Mosquito Repellent Bracelets and, because we love to give you options, check out the Para’Kito Bracelets that only require you to change the active pellets within the bracelet once every 15 days.
5. Electronic/Ultrasonic Pests Repeller
Using ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves, this gadget actually repels all types of pesky insects. Although it is not ideal to carry around with you, it is a great gadget to leave in your room so you can keep it insect-free all trip long. Plus, if you use rechargeable batteries, it makes it the most economical item on this list as it does not expire (unless you forget to recharge the batteries).
6. Insect Repellent Wipes from Deter
Each wipe is individually sealed to keep its active ingredients, well… active. Once opened, rub the wipe on your skin and get about six hours of protection. The compact wipes are a very convenient way to always have insect repellent with you, fitting in your day pack to your pocket. The wipes use similar ingredients to most other natural insect repellents, such as geranium oil. For this list about eco-friendly insect repellents for Niue, we’ve selected the Deter wipes as they are biodegradable and have not been tested on animals.
Check Deter Insect Repellent Wipes out.
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, short 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 best kid-friendly sunscreens for Niue too.
Find out more about the Simple Natural Patches on Amazon.
8. Insect Repellent Clothing
With patented technologies such as “No Fly Zone” or “Bug’s Away”, there are many brands making a name for themselves in the insect repellent space. In fact, clothing may be one of your best allies on the island with great UV protection paired with an insect-repellent blend. And trust us, you will want good sun protection when travelling to Niue. Now, you may ask about washes. Most insect repellent clothing stays effective for about 50-60 washes.
9. Para’Kito Natural Mosquito Repellent Roll-On Gel
Super handy, very small and very powerful, this gel is the perfect travel companion. Working a bit like a big pen, the Para’Kito gel applicator allows you not to waste anything. Just roll on and massage it in. Based on a blend of essential oils, this roll-on gel is DEET-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free and has been dermatologically tested but not on animals.
Check out the Para’Kito Natural Mosquito Repellent Roll-On-Gel before you head to Niue.
10. Outdoor Essential Oil by TerraShield
The simplest and probably oldest trick on this list, an outdoor essential oil 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 at home) 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.
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