Picaridin can be used on the whole family

Protect the whole family!

PICARIDIN is an insect repellent active ingredient that offers up to 14 hours of protection and can be used by the whole family!


Ticks and mosquitos are everywhere.

PICARIDIN-based insect repellents offer worry-free protection that’s effective for the whole family.


Where Can I Buy It?

You can find products containing the active ingredient PICARIDIN (SALTIDIN®) anywhere insect repellents are sold in stores and online. Buy now from the partial list of repellent manufacturers below.

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!

Please find detailed reports for Saltidin® under “Related Information.”

Why 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-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

Want to find out more? Then get in touch with our experts.


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


Natrapel® 6 oz Continuous Spray

Natrapel® 1oz Pump

Natrapel® Wipes

Natrapel® Pump 3.4 oz

Ranger Ready Repellents

Ranger Ready Fine Mist Spray Amber Scent

Ranger Ready Fine Mist Spray Ranger Orange

Ranger Ready Fine Mist Spray Night Sky Scent


Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent 20% Lotion

Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent 20% Picaridin Pump Spray

Fisherman’s Formula Picaridin 4.0 oz.

Zone Repellents

Zone Insect Repellent Spray, 4oz Mist Spray

Zone Insect Repellent Spray – Sensitive Skin (non-scented), 4oz Mist Spray

Zone Invisible Hunter Insect Repellent Spray, Non-scented 4oz Mist Spray

Zone Insect Repellent Travel, 1oz Mist Spray


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®

Ranger Ready is thrilled to use Saltidin®/Picaridin as our active ingredient because it is a safe and effective way to protect against ticks and insects, without an oily texture or unpleasant odor. We are dedicated to providing everyday protection and making repellent use part of a daily routine, and Saltidin®/Picaridin is the perfect ingredient to help us do just that.

Lauren GulliverProject Manager, Ranger Ready Repellants

Selection of clients*

*In alphabetical order