4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines

Thursday, March 19, 2020

     PAGASA, the official Meteorological and Hydrological Services agency of the Philippines declared last weekend the start of dry season or summer here in the country. Get ready with your umbrellas, sunglasses, sunscreen and other stuff that protects and prevents you from UV rays. As of this writing, I can really feel the summer vibes- hot humid air and a little sweat on my forehead even if I'm just sitting and scrolling through one of my social network sites.

     Aside from these, I'm adding extra protection and prevention from a dangerous infectious tropical disease that scares me and my family the most. This is no other than Dengue fever! Dengue according to WHO is a mosquito-borne viral infection, if not given proper medical care will lead to death. Scary but true. I myself became a victim not once but twice and I'm lucky because I survived. I don't want that to happen again! I'm always praying that it will not happen to my only son. It's too dangerous for him to have this disease because he has G6PD (click to know more) that's why a mosquito repellent is a MUST for us. Anyhoo, sharing four 4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines that we are using at home and more information about these products after the jump :)

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines

According to mosquito.org
Repellents are substances that help people avoid mosquito bites. Anyone working or playing in mosquito-infested areas will find repellents very helpful. Repellents are formulated for use on bare skin. They are sold as aerosols, creams, solids (sticks), pump sprays and liquids. Use repellents containing ingredients such as diethyl phthalate, diethyl carbate; N, N-Diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide (DEET), metofluthrin, oil of lemon-eucalyptus, picaridin and ethyl hexanediol.
Bite Block, Human Heart Nature, Tiger Balm, and MoskiShield. All of these became essential in shielding our skin from nasty mosquito and insect bites. We use these alternately depending on the weather and the activity we have for the day. Kenzo loves MoskiShield Insect Repellent Spray because of the scent and the cooling effect it gives the skin upon application. 

Bite Block Insect Repellent Lotion

     This insect repellent lotion is perfect for those who need to apply insect repellent frequently and regularly. Whether indoor or outdoor, it will keep mosquitoes and insects away, and it will prevent bug bites with a mild formulation that will not dry or damage the skin. Do your daily chores in peace with Bite Block Insect Repellent.

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
Bite Block Insect Repellent Lotion 100 ml

size: 100 ml and 50 ml

price: 129 php (Around $2.53+)

place bought: Watsons SM City Fairview

instructions for use: Apply on exposed skin and spread evenly with hands. To apply to an adult's or child's face; apply onto an adult's hand and apply sparingly; avoiding eyes and mouth. Do not apply to the hands of young children. After 6 hours; repeat application as necessary.

active ingredients: N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide 3%

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
Bite Block Insect Repellent Lotion has a semi runny texture

     This lotion-based insect repellent has a semi-thick runny texture. It has a subtle baby powder fresh scent. I like that it's non-greasy compared to their commercially known competitors. For those who are asking, the distributor says it has a low amount of DEET and the expiration is 3 years starting from the date of manufacture. The good thing about Bite Block is that it can also repel other insects especially if you the type who's always prone to insect bites.

Human Heart Nature Skin Shield formerly known as Human Heart Nature Citronella Oil (click to read my review). 

     Protect your family's skin when you explore the great outdoors! This moisturizing blend of all-natural ingredients is safe for kids, gentle on the skin and kind to the environment. 100% Natural. No Harmful Chemicals. Hypoallergenic. Infused with soybean oil and eucalyptus oil for added protection, your trusted citronella insect repellent packs a powerful punch against mosquito-borne diseases. Got soybean allergies or G6PD deficiency? No worries! Grab yourself a bottle of their G6PD-Friendly, Soybean-Free Skin Shield Oil.

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
Human Heart Nature Skin Shield Oil 100 ml

size: 100 ml and 50 ml

price:  179.75 php (Around $3.52+) and 99.75 (Around $1.96+)

place bought: Robinsons Supermarket Novaliches

instructions for use: Apply 2-3 pumps to the palm of your hand and rub onto exposed skin. Reapply every 2-4 hours, depending on physical activity and sweating.

active ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cymbopogon Winterianus (citronella) Essential Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate (coconut, palm, and glycerin derived)

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
Human Heart Nature Skin Shield Oil has a runny texture

     This cruelty-free, no parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, and other toxic chemicals insect repellent has been with us since time immemorial. The relaxing spa-like citronella scent lingers whenever we apply this at home. It's made from oil mixtures that has a runny texture which is easy to apply. Because it's oil-based, we find it heavy during summer so we only apply a little amount and adjust the application time. I'm glad that they already have the G6PD version of this specially made for those who are allergic to soybean oil. 

MoskiShield Mosquito Repellent Spray

     MoskiShield mosquito repellent spray comes in 30mL and 60mL spray bottles. The active ingredient in Moskishield spray (Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, not the same as the essential oil) is 100% Natural and the only plant-based mosquito repellent recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A.) as an effective and safe mosquito repellent for long-lasting protection against mosquito bites.

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
MoskiShield Mosquito Repellent Spray 60 ml and 30 ml

size: 60 ml and 30 ml

price:  176 php (Around $3.44+) and 121.00 (Around $2.36+)

place bought: National Book Store

instructions for use: For best results, spread evenly with hand to moisten all exposed skin.

active ingredients: Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
MoskiShield Mosquito Repellent Spray gives a cooling effect once sprayed on the skin. It has a light texture too.

     MoskiShield is becoming another fave because of the scent. It has a light vanilla scent that is not overpowering. We love that it comes in a spray bottle that is handy and travel-friendly. The texture is water-like and has a cooling effect once sprayed on the skin. It's light and non-greasy making it a must-have this summer season. I just wish that it comes in a bigger size because of 60 ml will run out fast for someone like us who are prone to mosquito bites. 

Tiger Balm Mosquito Repellent Spray

     An essential companion for the great outdoors, Tiger Balm Mosquito Repellent Spray uses a unique blend of the Tiger Balm formula and citronella oil to keep you safe from mosquito bites. Prevents mosquito bites, DEET free, safe to use.

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
Tiger Balm Mosquito Repellent Spray 60 ml

size: 60 ml 

price: 189 php (Around $3.70+) 

place bought: Watsons SM City Fairview

instructions for use: To repel mosquitos, spray directly onto skin or clothing or both. Avoid spraying on eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. Repeat spraying after 2 hours for continued protection. 

active ingredients: Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus 9%, Camphor 3%, Menthol 1%

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines
Tiger Balm Mosquito Repellent Spray is an oil-based spray that has a thick runny texture

     I was surprised when I saw Tiger Balm Mosquito Spray on display at Watsons Store while replenishing my personal care products.  I have no intention of buying a mosquito repellent that day because I still have a lot to finish on my stash but the 'natural' word printed on the bottle sparked the curiosity in me and got sold.  If we want something strong in terms of scent, we reach out for this bottle. The citronella scent lingers once applied and spread evenly on the skin. 

     These are my highly recommended brands of mosquito repellents here in the Philippines. I've seen some mommy bloggers give positive reviews on the brands mentioned above. Summer season is fun and exciting because kids are on vacation and have the pleasure of time playing indoors or outdoors. Be sure to protect them from mosquito and insect bites by wearing proper clothes and applying mosquito repellents all the time.

What are your favorite mosquito and insect repellents?

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2 comments

  1. Oh, thank you for this post. some of these brands are not familiar to me, but I need to try them especially for Abby who is fond of playing outside.

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    1. Hi Jho,

      Hope you get to try one of the brands. MoskiShield is becoming a crowd fave. Take care!

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