Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent Review

A natural mosquito repellent without DEET that stops bloodsuckers. It works most of the time but be careful to use the Repel Lemon Eucalyptus correctly.

This DEET-free spray is one of the most popular natural mosquito repellents.

Its active ingredient is Oil of lemon eucalyptus which is the only plant-based compound registered with the EPA. Repel Lemon Eucalyptus contains 30% of it.

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Repel Lemon Eucalyptus

  • Viable alternative to low %-DEET
  • Suitable for all fabrics
  • For short and medium trips

I reviewed the effectiveness of this natural repellent. So far, it’s my favorite spray when I want to use a natural alternative to DEET.

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Short lasting…

During my review that helped to stay mosquito free for around 3 hours. After that I had to reapply the spray to keep the little bloodsuckers at bay.

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Review

While it can’t compare to high concentrated DEET sprays it’s still a viable alternative for everyone who experiences side effects with other repellents.

In case you want to do some hiking trips or camping this can help to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Just be sure you don’t forget frequent reapplication (every 2h).

During my use of this product it kept mosquito bites away for around 5-6h. That’s a very satisfying result, especially if you consider the spray’s pleasant application. In comparison to DEET repellents it feels less greasy on the skin.

How reliable it works

From my observations Oil of lemon eucalyptus tends to be less reliable than synthetic compounds though. Depending on your area, temperature and activity level it might not work for you.

  • That’s why I recommend that you have a fallback option when you visit high risk areas.
  • If it works for you then this kind of repellent can be a good choice for everyday activities.

One great thing about Repel Lemon Eucalyptus is that you can also put it on all kind of fabrics without the risk of melting them. That’s where the spray has some serious advantages over other repellents.

The scent is not off-putting but could be nicer.

Is it suitable for children?

Be aware that Oil of lemon eucalyptus is not recommended for children under 3 years. Repel Lemon Eucalyptus also contains a lot of Ethanol (45%) so it can irritate damaged skin and wounds.

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent Review
Don’t use the spray if your kids are under 3 years old. For older kids it’s a great alternative to a spray with DEET.

Overall this natural spray can be a viable alternative to DEET. However be sure that it works for you before you go into areas with hordes of mosquitoes.

A viable alternative to DEET

A viable natural alternative to DEET. Recommended for short exposure but be sure to have a fallback option with DEET because it’s more reliable.

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural
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SUMMARY: A natural mosquito repellent without DEET. It works for short trips but is not as reliable as other sprays. It's great if you want to avoid possible side effects though.