invisaband, Natural Mosquito Repellent Band by Gogadgety Inc.
Gogadgety Inc. has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for invisaband, a natural mosquito repellent band. Creators of the microfiber bracelet plan to raise $10,000 for their project in 30 days. The band improves upon mosquito-repellent sprays and lotions by using a natural repellent, rather than harsh and toxic chemicals, like DEET.
Rather than a laundry-list of chemicals, the only ingredient in invisaband’s repellent is geraniol oil (named after the geranium plant). Geraniol is a natural essential oil that studies have found to be more effective at keeping mosquitoes away than citronella and in some cases, even DEET. Geraniol was granted “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) status by FEMA in 1965. Other generally regarded as safe substances include caffeine, vinegar, calcium, coconut oil and salt.
Instead of hassling with rubbing in and reapplying mosquito repellent sprays and lotions, users of invisaband simply put on the adjustable wristband and go. The strap has been sized to fit any wrist size, and can even be adjusted to hang on a belt loop, stroller, or backpack. When worn, invisaband gradually disperses the geraniol oil, which disorients mosquitoes and renders the wearer almost invisible to them.
The versatile attachment of invisaband makes it optimal for evening walks or outdoor sporting events. invisaband can also make picnics and barbecues more enjoyable by not worrying about getting bombarded by mosquitoes. Long hikes and camping trips are also made more convenient by invisaband. The microfiber material of the band has been specially designed to allow for a gradual release of geraniol oil. This slow-release mechanism makes invisaband a potent mosquito repellent for more than 120 hours, so the wearer never has to worry about re-application.
Those interested can contribute to invisaband’s crowdfunding campaign beginning today. Just $19 earns contributors one pack containing five invisabands that will retail in stores after the campaign for $25. The creators are so confident in their product that they are also offering a 60-day, money-back guarantee.