13 Wearable Mosquito Repellents That Aren't Smelly Aerosol Sprays

Ditch that aerosol can of bug spray and opt for these handy alternatives.

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Updated on April 26, 2024

This summer, spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time avoiding mosquitoes. These days there are plenty of natural, effective bug-repelling products suited for any number of outdoor applications. From wearable bands to natural, DEET-free spray, these handy wearable products will keep bugs at bay and help you soak up the outdoors all summer long.

$20 (Pack of 12)
Anthropologie

Stash a pack of these convenient bug-repellent wipes into your bag and stay ready for mosquito bites when on the go. The key to their effectiveness is in a particular strain of Indonesian citronella, known to be more effective against mosquitoes. Best of all, it smells better too.

$30
Terrain

Coconut oil, beeswax, Vitamin E and insect-deterring essential oils combine in this handy balm stick that easily slides into your bag or pocket. Use it on your wrists, neck, inside of your elbows and the back of your knees to keep the mosquitoes at bay.

$16.95 (Pack of 20)
Amazon

Keep your kiddos insect-bite-free no matter what adventures they get into with these fun mosquito-repelling slinky bracelets. They’re DEET-free, come in bright neon colors and are made with plant-based ingredients.

$36
Terrain

Mask the scents that draw mosquitoes to your body with this FDA-proven insect-repelling body spray. The all-natural formula is DEET-free, made in the USA and can prevent insect bites for up to two hours.

$9.10 (Pack of 2)
Amazon

Traditional bug spray leaves you with a less-than-pleasant, pungent odor and either a sticky or greasy coating all over your body. Thankfully, there is an alternative. This spray from REPEL has a refreshing lemon-eucalyptus scent and, though it is natural and 100 percent free of DEET, it will still repel mosquitoes for up to six hours.

$19.98 (Pack of 2)
Amazon

This plant-based spray from Murphy's Naturals repels mosquitos for up to six hours using lemon eucalyptus oil — the only plant-based repelling ingredient recommended by the CDC.

$15.80
Amazon

Stay Away Mosquitoes' all-natural, EPA-registered formula is gentle on the skin and safe for use on pregnant women and children. Made with CDC-recommended Picaridin, a bioidentical version of a long black pepper plant, the spray provides 14-hour protection from mosquitoes and ticks while protecting against biting flies, gnats and chiggers for up to eight hours. Plus, it's water-resistant, so you can wear it during all of your outdoor activities without worrying about reapplying.

$19.99
Amazon

Badger Anti-Bug Shake & Spray repels insects naturally with the pleasant aroma of citronella, rosemary and lemongrass essential oils. Plus, it doesn't contain synthetic chemicals, DEET or petroleum products and is tested to provide up to three hours of protection from mosquitos.

$14.95
Amazon

This all-in-one repellent and after-bite cream does it all. Other creams make you choose between repelling bugs and treating uncomfortable bug bites, but SallyeAnder's No-Bite-Me solution prevents and repairs bug-bombed skin. You’ll love the smell, too, with a proprietary blend of 16 essential oils, including cedar, mint, rosemary and lemongrass. It'll keep bugs at bay for up to four hours, protecting against biting flies, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Plus, it's safe for little ones!

$9.95
Amazon

Safe for use on the whole family, Sawyer's long-lasting insect and tick repellent lotion deters a wide variety of pests — up to 14 hours against mosquitoes and ticks and up to eight hours against flies, gnats and chiggers. The fragrance-free lotion features 20 percent Picaridin, which is more effective at repelling biting flies than DEET. Plus, it's non-greasy, dries quickly and is safe to use on clothing and equipment, like sunglasses, watches and fishing lines.

$14.95 (Pack of 60)
Amazon

Created with kids in mind, BuzzPatch stickers are made with all-natural, plant-based ingredients and are nontoxic, DEET-free and use the most effective and safe essential oil combination. They're instant and most effective in the first eight hours but continue to work for up to 72 hours. Kids will love wearing the fun, colorful patterns that are fast and easy to apply.

$19.50
Amazon

If you're the adventurous type who never stops moving, another great portable option is a wearable wristband. This one is waterproof and can repel mosquitoes for 15 days before you even have to refill it.

$19.50
Amazon

Backpacking, camping and hiking in the summer are destined to involve mosquitoes. You're basically stepping right into their home, so it’s best you go prepared. Bulky items like sprays, balms and candles are less than ideal when packing light, but a mosquito-repellant clip that lasts for 15 days before a refill? Perfect.

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