The Bottom Line
- Smells gr-r-r-reat
- Environmentally correct
- No DEET
- Doesn't last long
- Marginally greasy on natural fibers
- All natural and organic -- no DEET. No citronella.
- Comes in a two oz. roll-on bottle or 2 oz. jar of cream.
- Ten hour DEET-less insect repelling candle available.
Guide Review - Crocodile Natural Insect Repellent Without DEET
DEET works, without a doubt. But ay yi yi, does DEET dope reek. Citronella smells fine and I don't dread growing a third eyeball if I sit too near a candle. Crocodile natural insect repellent rules, though. Smells good and works without DEET or citronella. I love this stuff.
DEET-less Insect Repelling Travel TipSleeping in a beach palapa -- cozy. Just you, the surf, and nine million mosquitoes and sand fleas.
Bug-free dreams can happen by rolling a line of insect repellent around the perimeter of your bunk, sheets or sleeping bag. Avoid gagging on DEET fumes mid-dream with natural insect repellent.
Is There a Vaccine for Malaria?
There is no approved vaccination against malaria -- your best bet is to keep malaria-carrying mosquitoes off your skin. Bug dope with DEET is endorsed by the CDC, which watches health issues for US citizens. DEET works. In fact, DEET is probably the most surefire way to keep bugs at bay. It just stinks.
In 2006, the CDC gave its seal of approval to picaridin (pick-CARE-a-den) as an effective anti-skeet agent. And the CDC also likes oil of lemon eucalyptus.
- Cutter Advanced (contains picaridin)
- Ben's Insect Repellent with DEET
- Crocodile natural insect repellent