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Natrapel® Products: Natrapel Deet-Free Insect Repellent with Picardin - Effective, DEET-free protection from mosquitoes, black flies, ticks and more. Natrapel 8 Hour - Deet-Free Tick and Insect Repellent Proven to Last Up to 8 Hours!

Natrapel 8 hour wipes, pump, and continuous spray! For long-lasting DEET-Free relief from insects

Wondering about Picardin?

How does it stack up compared to DEET? (Ever wondered about Avon Skin-so-Soft for insect repelling?)

According to the CDC (Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness) products with Controlled Release can protect you for much longer periods of time at lower chemical doses. For example, 20% controlled release DEET lasts 11 hours, whereas 98.3% DEET (max available) in OFF only lasts 10 hours. Note: Picardin max is 20%

Just so there is no misconception, they are both chemicals. In both cases, strength of chemical does not increase strength of protection, just duration. (based on CDC)

Deet Pro: Lasts longer - up to 11 hours vs Picardin max of 8 hours. Picardin Pro: Less irritation, easier to apply to face w/o causing eye itching. Deet Pro: Time proven (1946) where as Picardin is a incumbent (1990, on sale in 01). Picardin Pro: Odorless, where as Deet had an odor unpleasant to some. Picardin Pro: Will not melt plastic at higher concentrations. Picardin Pro: Provides protection against tics at lower concentration. Deet doesn't start offering tic protection until 25%.

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Don't let biting insects ruin your outdoor adventures! This DEET-free spray from Natrapel will keep bugs away, so you can play! Natrapel® 8 Hour

Natrapel® 8 Hour is currently offered in a 3.5oz spritzer bottle and 12 piece wipes. Coming soon will be a 6oz eco continuous spray bottle!


(Spritzer) Hold 4-6 inches from skin while spraying, keeping nozzle pointed away from face. Slightly moisten skin with a slow sweeping motion Excessive amounts or frequent reapplication is unnecessary. Apply on face by first spraying small amounts in palms of hands and spreading on face and neck.

(Wipe) Tear open wipe at notch. Remove and unfold wipe [towelette]. Apply to all exposed skin. Apply sparingly around ears. Excess amounts or frequent applications are unnecessary.


Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling, returning indoors, and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, or using tobacco. Do not apply to hands of small children. Avoid contact with lips, cuts, wounds or irritated skin. Do not exceed two applications per day. Do not use under clothing.

Storage & Disposal:

Store in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. IF EMPTY: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or solid waste agency or 1-800-526-9377 for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

A Fun Natrapel Story from The Team:

Once upon a time there lived a family that was fond of adventuring! One day they embarked upon one of their famous Col. Popcorn and Cpt. Crunch adventures, with a mind to set forth and take up learning to swim and casting rocks into the river, to practice their aim for when disaster strikes on the high seas of course. Off they went with nothing but their backpack full of gear and provisions! Due to their small stature Col. Popcorn (a burley 5 year old girl) and Cpt. Crunch (a wiry 6 year old boy), this was of course carried by their ever-faithful companion, Mommy.

Before they left their abode in search of the water, Mommy decided that they needed to be protected from the sun and the pests that inhabit the woods. First she applied the sunscreen and allowed it to become fully absorbed in their skin. Next she used the aerosol Natrapel to cover all exposed areas, being careful not to get it on their clothing. She grabbed the bag and off they went!

Whilst traveling through the tall grass in the pasture of the Royal Grandma and Grandpa, they spotted the wild black raspberries! They could not pass up the opportunity to pick some for her royal highness, Grandma to make them some more jam. Up the ‘mountain’ they trudged. About the time they reached the summit and into the den of the black raspberries, Mommy realized that in her haste she had forgotten to put repellant on herself!

Whilst Col. Popcorn and Cpt. Crunch gently removed the berries from the bushes, Mommy dug into her bag and found the Ben’s wipes that she keeps on hand for when she forgets to protect herself. She opened the package up and wiped the toilette over her exposed skin and put the used wipe and wrapper in a garbage bag in her backpack. The itch of the bites would remind her to use After Bite once they got home!

Soon the sand pail was filled with berries and the Col. and Cpt. were very tired from the arduous berry picking task. They made the executive decision to return to go visit the Royals of the land and give them the berries in exchange for kisses and jam. After the exchange it was time for Mommy to drive them home.

Alas no swimming was done nor scallywags defeated on this adventure of Col. Popcorn and Cpt. Crunch, but an adventure was had none the less and thanks to the Natrapel no bites could mar their memory of their illustrious berry picking adventure. 

~ Meaghan Jeffrey, Tender Corp.

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