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Saltidin® is an insect repellent ingredient that works and is approved by the EPA for children when used as directed!


Top rated from leading institutes!

Independent studies and reports show that insect repellents containing Saltidin® are superior when used as directed!


Where can I Buy it?

You can find products containing Saltidin® anywhere insect repellents are sold in stores and online.

About Saltidin®

Saltidin® (also known as Picaridin and Icaridin) has been used successfully in Europe and other countries as an ingredient in insect repellents for decades. Products containing Saltidin® offer up to 14 hours of protection against mosquito and tick bites and the illnesses they can cause!

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Why should I choose Saltidin®?

The active ingredient Saltidin® offers the following advantages when used properly:

Highly effective*

  • Repellent products with 20% Saltidin® provide up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks.
  • U.S. EPA-registered insect repellents containing Saltidin®** have demonstrated protection against a broad range of mosquitoes, flies and ticks carrying diseases like West Nile virus, Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and Lyme disease.


  • Non-hazardous
  • Non-irritant
  • Use with confidence on the whole family!

Pleasant to use*

  • Not sticky
  • Not greasy

Long lasting protection against insects

Extensive laboratory and field tests confirm the broad effectiveness of Saltidin®. It is reliable and provides long lasting protection against:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Black flies
  • Gnats
  • Biting flies
  • Stable flies
  • Sand flies
  • Chiggers
  • Scottish Biting Midges

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a United States government agency that is responsible for, among other things, regulating air and water quality as well as skin-applied repellents.

Source: Wikipedia

*when used as directed.
**as each insect repellent formulation is different, not all formulations are effective against every listed disease. Refer to product label for complete description.

Where can I Buy it?

Saltidin® (Picaridin/Icaridin) is the active ingredient in several brands of insect repellents available on the market. You can find products containing Saltidin® (Picaridin/Icaridin) anywhere insect repellents are sold in stores and online. Click below to download a list of selected products containing Saltidin®:

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Products containing Saltidin® at a glance

Avon Products, Inc.

Skin-so-soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Aerosol

Skin-so-soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Pump Spray

Skin-so-soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Towlettes

Avon (CA)

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Icaridin Spray I (aerosol)

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Icaridin Spray II (pump)

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Icaridin Towelettes


Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent 20% Lotion

Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent 20% Picaridin Pump Spray

Fisherman’s Formula Picaridin 4.0 oz.


Natrapel® 8-hour 6 oz Continuous Spray

Natrapel® 8-hour 1oz Pump

Natrapel® 8-hour Wipes

Natrapel® 8 hour Pump 3.4 oz

Customer Statements

What our customers say about our products

Saltidin®/Picaridin’s extensive history of proven effectiveness was unmatched for those looking for a DEET alternative without sacrificing performance.

Frank MeyerChief Marketing Officer, Natrapel®

Natrapel® chose Saltigo’s Picaridin/Saltidin® as the active ingredient because of its high consumer appeal for both look and feel without any unpleasant odor.

Aaron BaumgartenDirector Product Management, Natrapel®

Sawyer is very pleased to work with the Lanxess Corporation and to be able to utilize their active ingredient Saltidin.  Saltidin, or more commonly referred to as Picaridin or Icaridin, is a fantastic insect repellent active ingredient made to resemble the compound piperine, which occurs naturally in black pepper  which is very appealing to our customers in the outdoor camping and hiking industry.  This formula has allowed us to offer a very comfortable and effective insect repellent that is safe for the whole family as well as being highly effective against a range of insects including mosquitoes, ticks, and flies.

Sawyer CorporationCustomer

As an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoors person, I choose Natrapel® with Saltidin®/Picaridin because it works for 12 hours without harm to my fishing lines and other gear and without a tell-tale DEET smell.

Ben PasquinoProduct Manager, Natrapel®

I like Picaridin/Saltidin® because the CDC recommends it to prevent diseases spread by insects and ticks.

Andrew BronsonRegulatory Affairs, Natrapel®


If you have any questions regarding our products and services, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Pam DavisSaltigo Fine Chemicals Product Manager
Phone: +1 412 809 1535
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