Instead of relying on potentially toxic mosquito repellent ingredients, such as DEET, to protect yourself from the irritating bites of those tiny terrors of summer, a new product relies on a natural ingredient, geraniol oil, to render its wearers invisible to mosquitoes.
For most people, mosquito bites are nothing more than an annoyance that we try to avoid, but in some cases, such as when a person is really attractive to mosquitoes and gets covered in bites, or when those mosquitoes carry diseases, the bites can go well beyond annoying, and even threaten a person’s health. And unfortunately, most mosquito repellents aren’t exactly pleasant (or even very effective), and they need to be applied rather frequently to the skin, which can be a messy and sticky experience. Even those mosquito repellents with DEET, which are said to be 100% effective, can potentially cause health issues, especially when used to excess or too frequently.
However, there’s a type of mosquito repellent about to hit the market, and this one, the Invisaband, uses a natural plant extract to disrupt the mosquitoes’ ability to identify you as their next meal, which effectively makes you “invisible” to mosquitoes. The Invisaband also offers something quite unheard of when it comes to mosquito repellents – a 60 day money-back guarantee.
“It’s the first effective alternative to products containing DEET, the most widely used active ingredient in insect repellents now on the market. After relying on DEET-based products for more than 40 years, this is a breakthrough that should revolutionize the market.” – Jerry Butler, entomologist with University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The Invisaband is made from microfibers saturated with geraniol oil, which is gradually released over the life of the bands (up to 120 hours!). Each band has an adjustable clasp to fit a variety of sizes, from kids to adults, and they can be attached anywhere near you to repel mosquitoes, such as on your bag, hat, pants, or even a stroller.
Invisaband is currently in a crowdfunding phase, and backers of the Indiegogo campaign at the $19 level will receive a package of 5 bands (each good for over 100 hours of mosquito protection), as well as a 2-for-1 coupon for future purchases of the bands once the product is launched.