How to choose the safest and effective mosquito repellents?

Posted on November 03, 2020

dengueWith global warming, we see more and more dengue cases in tropical countries like Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Singapore is facing the biggest dengue outbreak ever, warns the National Environment Agency (NEA), “unless collective community action is taken”. NEA issued a statement saying that the number of cases has exceeded the historical high.

Currently there are more than 30.000 cases in Singapore as reported by NEA’s website. These numbers are definitely worrying.

What makes you attractive to Mosquitoes?

mosquito dengueMany people sometimes joke that the mosquitoes love them because their blood is sweet, but what are the “things” in us which attract mosquitoes? Why do some people get more mosquito bites more than others?

Here is a list of some of the common things which will attract a mosquito bite:

  • Breath: Mosquitoes can detect the carbon dioxide you breathe out, even from 50m away.
  • Sweat: The lactic acid in your sweat can also be a mosquito-magnet, particularly after an exercise.
  • Body Heat: Mosquitoes use your body heat and warmth to determine where blood is closest to your skin surface.
  • Clothes: The dark-colored clothes you wear can also make you attractive to mosquitoes.
  • Perfume
  • Dirty laundry and dirty socks are places the mosquitoes like to hang around.

Mosquitoes begone!

A mosquito repellent can help in reducing your exposure to mosquito bites. You should apply repellents when you are going outside, particularly when you at risk of being bitten by mosquitoes around dusk and dawn when they are more active. If you are going to spend some time outdoors in high-risk areas, make sure that you are using a repellent which can last long, even if you are going outside for a few minutes.

Water-Based vs Oil-Based Mosquito Repellent

mosquito repellents

When it comes to choosing the perfect and effective mosquito repellent for you, there are two options –water-based and oil-based mosquito repellent.

Water-Based Mosquito Repellent

This repellent is preferred by some users since they leave weak or no odor at all, and they also do not stain. They are much lighter and disperse quickly. The downside of water-based mosquito repellents is that they are not as effective as oil-based repellents because of some factors such as:

  • The active ingredients are not equally dispersed so when you spray it on the skin, some parts of your skin are covered with more active ingredients, some might have only water without any active ingredients.
  • It does not last long and you have to repeat it within short period of time.

Oil-Based Repellent

These are commonly used in cases where the product may need to remain wetter or humid for an extended period. Oil-based repellents made from essential oils are very effective in getting rid of mosquitoes as they:

  • Block their sense of smell and make it hard for them to land on humans to feed.
  • The advantage of oil-based repellent is it is water resistant, making the repelling effects last longer even if washed away by water.

Singapore’s Best Repellent to Fight Dengue Fever!

Effective mosquito repellentRepelzz is our skin’s best friend, especially during tropical dusk and evenings. It is a natural insect and mosquito repellant that is made from powerful but safe essential oils. This oil based repellent is very effective to deter mosquitoes, ticks and even lizards. Chemicals such as Picaridin or DEET, are found in most insect repellants in the market.

Unlike those repellents; Repellz is made with zero harmful or toxic chemicals! This make it safe to use for you skin! This organic repellent is safe for babies since it does not have any added chemicals and is made from natural ingredients such as:

  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Soya Oil
  • Catnip
  • Patchouli
  • Tea Tree
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Cedarwood
  • Eucalyptus
  • Citronella

Effective Mosquito repellent

Our organic Repelzz mosquito repellant is available in 2 sizes: 60ml at S$12.50 and 100ml at S$ 19.00.

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