There are many mosquito repellent choices in the market. Don't be fooled......not every product is CDC-recommended to be effective, but the active ingredients listed below are EPA-registered and proven for efficacy. Choose a repellent containing one of these active ingredients so you can enjoy your time outdoors knowing you are protected:
- Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus
Beyond the type of active ingredient you want to look for in your repellent, you also want to look for the percentage of that active ingredient in the product. The percentage will be listed on the bottle (usually on the front).
The higher the percentage of the main ingredient, the longer the repellent will last. (i.e. a 10% formula might get you 2 or 3 hours of protection but a 30% formula can get you 6 or 8 hours of protection). It varies by type of repellent so look on the bottle to see how long it lasts. See the image below to see where the perentage of active ingredient is commonly found:
Always follow label instructions closely whenever applying repellent!
What about using Sunscreen and Repellent at the same time?
Not a problem! Just apply sunscreen first and insect repellent over top of it.
More information can be found on the CDC website.
Please consult with a pediatrician before applying any product on young children.
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