Mosquito Soap: Does It Work as an Insect Repellent

Soap is an essential part of our lives. Soap is the thing that will clean off all of the dust, sweat, and dirt that we accumulate during the day. But did you know that there is a soap that also doubles as a mosquito repellent? Well, now you do. But the question is: do these mosquito soaps really work? Or are they a simple marketing trick, a placebo-effect object that only makes us think that it will repel mosquitoes and help us survive the summer without mosquito bites?

Many people think that mosquito repellent soap doesn’t really work and is only a trick, but the truth is that there are some mosquito soaps that actually work and that do a pretty good job at repelling mosquitoes for a quite long time. They can even last up to a full day if you use them in the morning. Of course, there might be some mosquito soaps on the market that don’t do absolutely anything, but there are also some that are really efficient.

Most mosquito repellent soaps feature many natural ingredients such as oils that are natural mosquito repellents. For example, common mosquito soap ingredients include citronella oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, menthol oil, and calendula, all of which have been proven to have a scent that mosquitoes don’t like. As many of these essential oils also have different special properties, such as anti-inflammatory or healing ones, these soaps will not only repel mosquitoes but can also relieve the itching and pain from older insect bites. This is always a bonus because we all know how annoying and itchy mosquito bites can be. The natural oils and ingredients also mean that the soap’s scent will be pleasant and not overpowering as it might be with some artificial soap.

The only thing about these soaps is that, as they usually are made with natural herbs and oils, they might a bit expensive, especially when compared with the price of regular bars of soap. So prepare to invest a little money in exchange for enjoying the outdoors without having to deal with mosquitoes or their bites.

You should use these soaps before you plan to spend time outdoors, that is, before picnics, working outdoors or outdoor parties.

It’s recommended that you use the soap in the morning so that the scent from the soap is fresh on your skin as that is when it works the best.

The best soaps that actually work are:

Karen

Main editor

Expert in mosquito control and the main website editor at InsectCop.net. Karen started InsectCop to help people get rid of mosquitoes. But now she gives advice an all things pest control.

6 Comments

Kenn

Have you checked out Osana Bar – its a natural mosquito repellent soap and we donate to those suffering from malaria and sanitation based illnesses around the world.

    Karen

    No I haven’t, but I will definitely check them out.
    Thanks for the good job you are doing!

    Kevin

    How can I get Osana Bars?

    Karen

    Hi Kevin,

    As far as I can tell, you can either buy them on Amazon or you can go to their website and purchase them there.

    Hope this helps,
    Karen.

    Kenn

    Hi Kevin – Yes you can typically get them on Amazon but we’re currently sold out there however you can always get them at http://www.OsanaBar.com (plus they are cheaper on our site than Amazon). Thanks for your interest!

    Daniel

    I’ve used Osana before and had great results whilst hiking in the Rocky Mountains!

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