This Under-$12 Bug Repellent Magically Keeps Insects Away — and You Don’t Need to Put It on Your Skin

published Apr 28, 2022
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In the nick of time, the W4W Mosquito Repellant Coils came into my life last summer. Finally — a mosquito repellant that I didn’t have to apply, lasted nearly all day, and actually looked good in action! These little wonders made it possible for me to enjoy my outdoor space without having to break every fifteen minutes to find the Cortisone cream. And this year, I’m gifting these coils to everyone I know with a backyard or patio. Here’s why.

The W4W Coils come in a pack of twelve, along with six little coil stands. They arrive flat like disks — all you do is pop one into its coil shape, place it on a stand, and light the outermost tip of the coil with a lighter or match. The coils are coated with an essential oil blend that includes rosemary, peppermint, citronella, lemongrass, and cedar. It’s an energizing aromatic experience for me and everyone I’ve tried them with, but a nightmare for mosquitos. Think outdoor incense… with a vengeance. The spiral shape of the W4W Coils allows them to burn for four to six hours longer than your average incense stick, giving me up to seven blissful hours of bite-free time spent outdoors.

The gentle smoke given off by the sawdust and chlorophyll is what really sets these coils up for success when it comes to repelling bugs more effectively than any sprays or candles I’ve tried before. Luckily, especially for those who don’t particularly enjoy incense, the smoke the coils give off is soft and barely even noticeable since they’re used outdoors.

Since discovering the W4W Coils, I knew I was going to need to stock up in preparation for the season this year. For $12, I got nearly eight-five hours worth of non-stop mosquito protection for myself and every host who invites me to their backyard BBQ. The price, effectiveness, appearance, scent, and overall experience of these mosquito repellant coils is impressing me for a second year in a row. I cannot recommend them enough.