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Invisaband bracelet claimed to make you undetectable to mosquitoes

Invisaband bracelet claimed to...
The Invisiband bracelets slowly releases oil from geranium flowers to ward off mosquitoes
The Invisiband bracelets slowly releases oil from geranium flowers to ward off mosquitoes
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The Invisiband bracelets slowly releases oil from geranium flowers to ward off mosquitoes
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The Invisiband bracelets slowly releases oil from geranium flowers to ward off mosquitoes
This oil from the geranium flower, known as geranoil, is released slowly through the Invisaband's microfiber material
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This oil from the geranium flower, known as geranoil, is released slowly through the Invisaband's microfiber material
The key ingredient of the Invisaband is derived from geranium flowers
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The key ingredient of the Invisaband is derived from geranium flowers
This oil from the geranium flower, known as geranoil, is released slowly through the Invisaband's microfiber material
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This oil from the geranium flower, known as geranoil, is released slowly through the Invisaband's microfiber material
The key ingredient of the Invisaband is derived from geranium flowers
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The key ingredient of the Invisaband is derived from geranium flowers

Lathering yourself in smelly, mosquito-repelling lotions might not be ideal, but it's better than those itchy red swellings that pop up on any skin left exposed .... not to mention the fact that these blood-sucking pests are better than most when it comes to spreading deadly diseases, such as malaria. The Invisaband is a bracelet that releases a natural oil claimed to confuse a mosquito's senses, saving you from their irritable bites and the need to apply layers of oily repellents.

The key ingredient of the Invisaband is derived from geranium flowers, a plant long thought to deter mosquitoes and other insects. This oil, known as geranoil, is released slowly through the Invisaband's microfiber material in a process said to provide more than 120 hours of protection. The band is adjustable with different sizing holes and can be placed in an airtight pouch when not worn to preserve its mosquito-repelling capabilities.

While it might be one of the more convenient solutions, the Invisaband isn't the only approach designed to ward off the pesky insects. Researchers have looked at ways of zapping mosquitoes dead with lasers, creating impenetrable light barriers to replace conventional fly screens and developing square patches worn on your clothing.

The team behind the Invisaband is taking a somewhat simplistic approach, combing a naturally-occurring repellent with a commonly worn fashion accessory. Looking to raise $US10,000 on Indiegogo to fund production, it is offering packs of five for a pledge of $19, with shipping slated for September if all goes to plan.

You can check out the team's pitch video below.

Source: Invisaband

invisaband: A Natural Mosquito Repellent Band Guaranteed to Stop Mosquito Bites

9 comments
EdC
I think useless scam here, having tried many "natural" repellents, lotions, sprays, and candles.
invisaband
Thank you Nick for the article! EdC - No scam here! While we've tried many natural repellents that haven't worked, there is research that shows Geraniol (our active ingredient) is effective against mosquitoes. It's also listed by the EPA as a minimum risk pesticide. However, not all products work for everyone, that's why we're offering a 100% money back guarantee if invisaband doesn't work for you. You don't see a big corporation doing that, do you? Hope you'll be willing to give invisaband a try and become a fan :)
Don West
Seems quite similar to Bugband http://bugband.net/intro_wristbands.html
Keith Kritselis
It does work... but not as good as deet. Also, the Citrosa plant (where you get Citronella from) is a geranium. Their version may be more effective, but my guess is that it's not that different from citronella.
Patrick McGean
Or add organic sulfur a crystal food to your diet and the mosquitoes no longer like the smell of your blood, too alkaline and they go in search of acid blood, sweet to the blood suckers. Got sulfur? Mosquitoes are only one reason you should add organic sulfur to your diet.
invisaband
Hi Don While the active ingredient is similar to Bugband, the implementation is quite different. We designed invisaband to have it's active ingredient infused with a breathable microfiber mesh. In doing so, the active ingredient is slow released over time. You can see the mesh up close here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/invisaband-a-natural-mosquito-repellent-band--2/x/6998308 The problem with silicone and plastics is that they're typically ok right out of the pack, but wear off very fast. Plus, invisaband comes with a resealable pouch to store the freshness in while not in use. Thanks for the comment Don!
LR
does seem identical to bugband, same price, same ingredients, same protection span, etc.
nicho
"The key ingredient ... a plant long _thought_ to deter mosquitoes and other insects." If it worked we wouldn't be thinking .. we'd know.
ooglek
The 60 day guarantee is nice, but kind of ineffective -- by the time I get the product, mosquito season will be 4-6 months out. How will I know if it is effective if there aren't any mosquitos? Will there be an option to buy a bottle of whatever you soak the band in so we can re-use the band and save money? $3.80 per band seems reasonable though since if you remember to re-seal it in the pouch you can use it for 8 hours a day, 15 days. I'm guessing that is equivalent to a bottle of DEET spray -- reapply every 2 hours. Maybe even cheaper.