This is an ingenious idea: a stick on patch to repel mosquitos.
Mosquitos apparently just find some of us to be particularly appetizing. I can’t seem to go outside for 3 minutes without them finding me. And I often get these giant welt-like reactions when bitten. But I dislike bug spray both for its’ potentially harmful DEET and DEET-like chemicals and the terrible smell.
Recent panics about various epidemics that are carried by mosquitos has made bug spray practically mandatory lately. I hate the smell of bug spray on my skin at on informal outdoor occasions like an office picnic, but I especially hate it for fancier occasions such as outdoor weddings. The bug spray scent can be so off-putting during any social event, and I dislike bug spray chemicals on my skin for several hours. After an adverse skin reaction to one natural kind of bug repellant I used last year, I wondered what bug repellant to use this summer, so I’m glad to find these patches.
These deet-free stick-on patches repel mosquitos without an aroma that is particularly detectable when outside – it is lemon, Eucalyptus Oil, and other essential oils. I can smell it, but it is not very noticeable, especially when outside. I especially like that it is non-transdermal, so the oils don’t touch the skin, so no adverse skin reactions. If I’m wearing a dress, I stick it on my leg above the hemline, and when wearing pants or shorts, I stick it on the small of my back underneath my top so it can’t be seen. But it is not the worst size if it was worn on visible skin, it’s smaller than a band-aid. I just like that it can be worn undetectably. It can also be applied to surfaces, such as tables, lawn furniture, or your bag. This patch is a useful idea if you are hosting an outdoor activity and would like to keep bugs away from food or seating areas.
The small, thin packaging can easily be stuck in a bag, pocket, picnic basket or backpack. They come twelve to a pack so it will last me for a few events this summer.