Let me answer you .
First of, when we talk about mosquito repellent, it is synonymous to spray or lotion. Now, those are just a medium for you to apply the compound contain in the product, which in most cases, contain chemical such as DEET.
For mosquito repellent band or bracelt or wrist band, it is also a form of medium used to repel mosquitoes. What matter most is the constituents of the compound that is infused into the band. In our case, we use 3 types of essential oils; not extracts as extracts are the poorer cousin of essential oils.
We use natural plant essential oils such as lavender, citronella and geraniol as we are a frim believer of everything natural and my family has used these bands designed and manufactured by me with good results.
Next, according to laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Geraniol, has been proven effective in repelling a wide variety of insects, including mosquitoes, house flies, stable flies, horn flies, cockroaches, fire ants, fleas, gnats, dog ticks, lone star ticks, and no-see-ums.
The University of Florida developed and tested alternatives to synthetic pesticides over a 17-year period. As part of the testing process, which was headed by Dr. Jerry Butler in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, university researchers created and patented a device called an olefactometer, which
duplicates human skin and gaseous conditions that attract biting and annoying insects.
Previous to the University’s work, there was no hard data or scientific studies to document what effect, if any, geraniol oil had on any specific type of insect. The team tested and retested more than 4,000 compounds, and Geraniol emerged as an effective means of repelling insects.
You can read the article about Dr Butler and geraniol here :
*** Note X3 Band is my product, it is not develped by Dr Butler. The article link serves to show the effectiveness of geraniol essential oil as explained by Dr Butler who conducted a study on this plant and it's constituents against mosquitoes and insects.
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