With the summers setting in, I see a rise in the insects and mosquites. While I do use a few home remedies to keep mosquitoes and insects away, sometimes, when we are outdoors, we need to opt for mosquito and insect repellents. In this post, let me introduce you to some of the best chemical free mosquito repellents available in India.
Best chemical free mosquito repellents available in India
Like most of the lists I have, I will keep editing it and adding to it. When I conceptualized this post, the mentioned brands had the best chemical free mosquito repellents in the market. There are more options available in the market when it comes to chemical free mosquito repellents, but this post focuses on the products that can be applied on to the skin when we are stepping away from the confines of a home or the office.
Herbal Strategi Mosquito Repellent Body Spray
Herbal Strategi Mosquito Repellent Body Spray also known as Mospray is safe and gentle enough to be applied on the skin. 100% chemical-free, non-toxic, deet free and no side effects are some of the promises this product makes.
Made of natural extracts and herbal oils, it keeps you and your family safe without the use of chemicals. Since it is water-based, it is safe to be sprayed on clothes and does not stain.
Mospray is made from Lemongrass, Palmorosa, Tulsi, Eucalyptus to ensure a subtle yet fresh fragrance.
Where to buy: Priced at INR 179, Herbal Strategi Mosquito Repellent Body Spray and the room spray can be bought on the website – www.herbalstrategi.com. Don’t forget to use the coupon code HERBAL10 to get a flat 10% off on the orders.
Alanna Naturally Beautiful Mosquito Repellent Spray
Alanna Naturally Beautiful Mosquito Repellent Spray is gentle and safe for daily use and is the best natural protection against insect bites. It uses a blend of Calendula, garlic extract, Amla and Reetha extracts that are infused together in a proportionate quantity in order to take up the role of a natural disinfectant and protect the skin from any sorts of blemishes. You need to spritz a bit of this repellent on to the skin and massage till it gets absorbed. Since this is an oil based repellent you will need give yourself that extra scrub to wipe away the excess oils.
Where to buy: Priced at INR 350, Alanna Naturally Beautiful Mosquito Repellent Spray is available on Amazon India.
Mamaearth Natural Insect Repellent for babies
One of the only products in this list that is listed as safe to use for newborns. It’s been a little over a year since MamaEarth has stormed into the market and made its presence felt with lots of products in the mom and baby care range. MamaEarth Insect repellent is a natural blend of essential repellent oils like Citronella, Peppermint and Lemon eucalyptus with a base of Soya and Castrol oil. 100% Deet free, this is safe to be applied on the skin. They do recommend a patch test before applying it directly on baby skin. Spritz it ion the skin and use for kids.
Where to buy: Priced at INR 269, Mama Earth’s Insect Repellent Spray is available on Amazon India.
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La Flora Organics Mosquito Repellent and Balm
La Flora Organics has a mosquito balm and a repellent spray as well to keep the pest away! The balm is made with pure and organic coconut & castor oils. It contains the essential oils of citronella & lemongrass, both which help to repel the mosquitoes. in the balm are known insect repellents that will protect you & your young ones from those irritating Mosquitoes. Apply the balm on the exposed parts whether you are at home or are stepping outdoors.
The mosquito repellent spray has a shelf life of 18 months and is again packed with natural essential oils that help to repel the moquitoes. Spray liberally before you head outdoors.
Priced at INR 160 for the balm and INR 175 for the spray, both the products are available in Amazon. Buy this from Amazon India here. They also have a combination of a balm and a repellent spray as well that is available on Amazon India. Buy it here.
If you are looking for a product to keep the mosquitoes at bay, then you should opt for this. It can be directly sprayed on the skin as well to ensure double protection. It has a very pleasant aroma in comparison to the other variants available in the market. I was a bit skeptical about using it on the skin. Before I used it on my boys, I used it on my skin to ensure there was no reaction. If you are indoors, you can spray the mosquito repellent in the air. Pocket-friendly and this makes a great travel companion too if you are going to spend time outdoors. This is a 100% alcohol and DEET free mosquito repellent which makes it safe to use for kids as well. It has a base of citronella and neem that are proven inspect repellents. Composition : Neem and Citronella Oil, Purfied Water QS How to use : Spray over the skin and rub it over. This product is safe for all the age groups. Click here to buy Moskito Safe on Amazon India
Burt’s Bees Herbal Mosquito Repellent
Save yourself the trouble of mixing up your own insect repellent (yes, that’s a thing) and buy this one instead. It’s as close to homemade as you can get, featuring an herbal blend of the effective all-natural trifecta of citronella, lemongrass, and cedar leaf oil.
Where to buy: Priced at INR 1881 for a 120 ml bottle, Burt’s Bees All-Natural Herbal Insect Repellent is available on Amazon India.
Mamaearth After Bite Roll On For Rashes and Mosquito Bites
Looking at how to treat mosquito bites marks on babies? Your question just got answered! This easy to carry roll-on is the perfect solution for relief from insect bites. It also provides quick relief from mosquito bites, and from rashes and itching due to mosquito, bug and insects bites. It also helps to reduce the redness and soreness by healing the tender skin with its natural ingredients.
Priced at INR 249, Mamaearth After Bite Roll On For Rashes and Mosquito Bites is 100% chemical-free and made with safe ingredients. You can buy this on Amazon India.
Kama Ayurveda Natural Insect Deterrent Body Spray
Created with all natural essential oils, this light body spray is ideal to keep away mosquitoes and other insects. Gentle enough for daily use and free of toxic insect-repelling chemicals, it provides the safest natural protection against mosquito and other insect bites. Infused with essential oils of blend of Lemongrass, Citronella, Geranium, Vetiver, Neem and Peppermint, it has a citrus and refreshing smell. Alcohol-free, non-greasy and easy to carry and reapply, it provides effective protections for 3 hours after application. Can be used safely on adults, children (above 1 year of age) and pregnant women with no side effects.
Where to buy: Priced at INR 575,Kama Ayurveda Natural Insect Deterrent Body Spray is available on Amazon India.
Forest Essentials Herb Infused Insect Deterrent Body Spray
A water-based mosquito repellent packed with with pure essential oils of citronella, lemon grass and other ayurvedic herb infusions of neem and vetiver that are traditionally renowned in Ayurveda to keep away mosquitoes and other insects. Spritz a bit of this on your skin and rub it. Since it is water based, it will get absorbed on your skin very quickly. This one is not suitable for your face though.
Where to buy: Priced at INR 495, Forest Essentials Herb Infused Insect Deterrent Body Spray is available on Amazon India.
I am sure that there are more chemical free mosquito repellents available in India. These are products that come with a promise of being chemical-free and safe for your skin too. Most of these chemical free mosquito repellents will be safe for children over 5 years. However, it is advised that you check with the brand and also your doctor if you want to use it for your child.