Top 10 Best Insect Repellents of 2016 – Reviews

The demand for insect repellents has increased significantly over these past few years and understandably so given the spread of infectious diseases carried by insects. Even so, not all insect repellents can be held to the same standards. For instance, quality repellents are easy to apply, effective, and pose no health risks whatsoever.

It is quality repellents we will be talking about over the next few minutes, the type of repellents that are not only potent but extremely safe to use as well. So without further ado, here are the ten best insect repellents the market has to offer at this point in time.

10Cutter Lemon Insect Repellent

amazon buttonThis insect repellent not only has a pleasant lemon scent but it is made entirely of natural products, which means that it can provide up to 6 hours of protection. The protection is of very high quality, which is partly the reason it ranks so highly in the market at the moment. The repellent is also quite cheap, which makes it an even more attractive purchase given how effective it is at the same time.

9ll Terrain Kids Herbal Armor

amazon buttonIf various kinds of insects have been ruining your family expeditions, this insect repellent will change that. The All Terrain Kids Herbal Armor can protect you from all sorts of insects. This particular repellent is very safe; and in addition to being herbal, it does not contain any DEET. It is also water-resistant, which makes it particularly useful in outdoors situations. It also does not irritate the skin, a feature that has been clinically tested and proven.

8Sawyer Products Premium Maxi-DEET

amazon buttonFor those of you who want a repellent they can conveniently use on a regular basis without any health concerns to speak of, this particular repellent will fit the bill just right. The repellent is quite powerful at preventing insects from getting to you for up to 10 hours; whether they be mosquitoes, mites, or ticks. This repellent can be used on the skin, head, mosquito nets, or any other surface prone to getting in contact with insects. This makes it particularly versatile and therefore ideal for regular outdoors fun.

7Ovvio Oils Insect Repellent

amazon buttonThis repellent is 100% natural, which also means it does not contain the harmful compound DEET. Despite being made using natural products, this repellent is also quite effective at keeping pesky insects away as you enjoy your time outdoors. The product also has a nice natural scent and it can be safely used on kids and pets like cats or dogs without the risk of them causing any discomfort or distress.

6Sawyer Products Premium-Ultra

amazon buttonThanks to its liposome lotion base, this repellent is very effective in protecting people trying to enjoy their time in insect-infested backyards and locations. Using this particular repellent is very simple, and it can keep away flies, fleas, and mosquitoes among other insects. The protection offered by this repellent can last for up to 11 hours. Furthermore, its slow-release mechanism ensures lasting and convenient protection against all kinds of insects.

53M Ultrathon Lotion

amazon buttonWith its unique 3M technology, this lotion-based mosquito repellent is very effective at keeping insects away from you as you and your kids enjoy your time outdoors. In particular, this repellent can protect you for up to 12 hours. For added convenience, the repellent is even water and sweat resistant, which makes it ideal for use in hot and humid environments. In addition to keeping away common insects such as mosquitoes, this repellent is even capable of repelling deer ticks, which cause Lyme disease.

4Repel Lemon Eucalyptus

amazon buttonAs one of the top insect repellents in the market today, this version has plenty to offer. The repellent is made using lemon and eucalyptus oils, which makes it completely natural and safe for using on all types of skin. It is even safe enough to be used on kids of three years. The repellent can last for up to 6 hours, and it is non-sticky and non-greasy, which means it will not be inconvenient to you during use.


amazon buttonMany users of this insect repellent have nothing but good things to say about this particular brand. This product is applied to the skin; and addition to being safe for both adults and kids, it contains Aloe Vera, which will rejuvenate your skin and keep it young and vibrant. As an extra convenience, the repellent will not leave stains on your clothing, which is definitely a quality any high-end insect repellent should have these days.

2Sawyer Products Premium (20% Picaridin)

amazon buttonDue to the presence of the powerful insect repellent Picaridin in this repellent, you can keep insects and bugs from you and avoid contracting dangerous diseases when vacationing outdoors. In spite of its powerful insect-repelling compound, this repellent is also very safe on the skin. The protection it offers lasts for up to 14 hours, which is more than twice the time some repellents can give you. The repellent is also quite versatile, as it can also be used on fabric and other surfaces.

1Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin

amazon buttonThis Sawyer insect repellent is an obvious favorite among many users for its effectiveness against mites, mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, and other insects. The product can be applied to the skin or clothing, and when used on the clothing, it will stay active and effective for up to six weeks or six washes. The repellent is also odorless and fast drying, while its ability to kill various types of insects makes it a must-have for outdoor adventurers who are serious about keeping dangerous insects from getting to them.