Eco-friendly Insect Repellents for Your Trip to Tonga
The downside to tropical getaways is the associated bugs and mosquitos. However, spraying yourself in smelly and unhealthy chemicals to avoid itchy bites puts more of a downer on the downside! Keep yourself, your loved ones and the beautiful environment of Tonga safe by using natural mosquito repellents. In this list of the best natural mosquito repellents for Tonga, we not only list the plant-based DEET-free insect repellent sprays but also list a whole range of products so you can find something to suit your tastes!
Note that mosquitos can be around year-round in Tonga, but especially in the wet season as outlined in What are the Seasons in Tonga? For more natural ways to protect your skin in Tonga, see the 10 Best Natural Sunscreens for Tonga.
1. REPEL Insect Repellent Spray
One of the leaders of the DEET-free insect repellent market is REPEL and for good reason. The environmentally-friendly spray with lemon and eucalyptus extract not only effectively keeps mosquitos at bay, but smells pretty good too. Plus, the formula is non-greasy meaning no stains on your holiday clothes – which, by the way, if you don’t know what to pack, see The Complete Packing List for Tonga.
2. “No-Bite-Me” Insect Repellent 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 insect 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 Natural Sunscreen for Kids and Babies.
3. PARA’KITO Natural Mosquito Repellent Roll-On Gel
The ultimate travel companion, the PARA’KITO Natural Mosquito Repellent Roll-On Gel is light, compact and useful. Best described as a large pen, the gel applicator allows you to keep the gel contained to the areas you just want to protect – not wasting a thing! Roll onto your skin and massage the gel in! The mosquito repellent is DEET-free, phthalate-free and paraben-free. It has been dermatologically tested but not on animals.
Check out the PARA’KITO Natural Mosquito Repellent Roll-On-Gel before you jet off to Tonga.
4. Outdoor Essential Oil by TerraShield
Compact to use when travelling and useful to diffuse back at home, the Outdoor Essential Oil by TerraShield is a natural repellent for unwanted bugs including mosquitos. The essential oil uses natural ingredients, such as ylang-ylang, cedarwood, catnip, lemon eucalyptus, vanilla bean absolute and more. A few drops on your arms, legs and enough is usually enough to keep the bugs at bay for a few hours.
Find out more about TerraShield Outdoor Essential Oil.
5. Insect Repellent Clothing
An alternative way to keep the bugs at bay is by wearing clothing made with insect-repellent technology. Combining UV and insect protection, clothing made with patented technologies like “No Fly Zone” and “Bug’s Away”. The clothes typically keep their bug-repellent capabilities for around 50-60 washes.
6. Natural Mosquito Repellent Sticker
A good one for the kids, natural mosquito repellent stickers are as easy to use as simply sticking one of the stickers to the little one’s T-shirt, shorts or bag. The active ingredients in these clever stickers include citronella and lemon. Of course, the stickers are DEET-free.
Check out Natural Mosquito Repellent Stickers.
7. Insect Repellent Soap by Osana
As easy as taking your morning or evening shower, Insect Repellent Soap by Osana is well worth considering. Just replace your normal soap or body wash with this soap bar made with citronella and menthol. It also has the feel-good factor of Osana donating these soap bars to areas around the world suffering from Malaria and sanitation-based illnesses.
8. Mosquito Repellent Bracelets
If you don’t want to spray or soap yourself, mosquito repellent bracelets are another option. Get a pack of colourful mosquito with each bracelet providing 10 continuous days of protection. The bracelets we recommend below are infused with powerful yet natural citronella oil. The way they work is that as soon as your bracelets stop smelling like citronella, just pick a new one and you’re back protected.
9. Electronic/Ultrasonic Pests Repeller
As you can see, we like to give you options. Ultrasonic and electromagnetic insect repellents is a great gadget to leave in your room to repel mosquitos and flies. It’s also something you’ll be able to use trip after trip, just make sure you make it extra environmentally friendly by using rechargeable batteries.
10. Insect Repellent Wipes from Deter
Biodegradable, not tested on animals and using natural ingredients like geranium oil, these insect repellent wipes from Deter are a good choice. 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. The wipes give around six hours of protection. For more health products to pack for Tonga, see What Medication to Pack in Your First Aid Kit for Tonga.
Check out the Deter Insect Repellent Wipes.