Body Worn Insect Repellent Market

Body Worn Insect Repellent Market Size, Share, Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Apparel, Oils & Creams), By Distribution Channel (Online Sales, Offline Sales) & By Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Body Worn Insect Repellent market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Body Worn Insect Repellent Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The valuation of the global body worn insect repellent market is US$ 464 million for 2022 and is likely to reach US$ 975 million by 2032-end, with demand predicted to increase rapidly at a CAGR of 7.7% through 2032.

The top 5 body worn insect repellent manufacturers in the world accounted for more than 31% of the market share in the year 2021.

As per the research report that has been published by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, on the body worn insect repellent market, historically, between 2016 and 2021, the value of the industry increased at 7.2% CAGR. Tanzania, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Brazil held a noticeable share of the global market during this period.

Rising demand for these repellents is due to increasing cases of viral diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, malaria, and others across many regions of the world. Body worn insect repellents generally include products that are worn on the body and provide protection against microbes and insects that cause harmful diseases. Insects are hosts of different diseases and carry microbes that contaminate the body of human beings.

Rising concerns about the increase in harmful diseases spread by insects are likely to drive the growth opportunities for body worn insect repellent producers over the coming years. In addition, consumers are becoming more inclined to use these repellents owing to the respiratory problems that are caused because of liquid machines and the vapor of coils.

Many people have become allergic to the smell of coil vapors, thus proving beneficial for the repellent market. These repellent products are also generally considered more efficient as compared to other options that are available in the market.

Further, increasing consumer engagement in different outdoor activities such as camping, traveling, hiking, and others is also likely to increase the demand for insect repellents as the human body is more prone to infections during such activities.

Key home insecticide market players are taking initiatives and adopting strategies to launch products that are skin-friendly and chemical-free (DEET free). These newly launched products are attracting a wide consumer base due to the increasing inclination of the global population to use products that come with natural ingredients.

Users across the world are relying on insect repellent products to reduce the potential danger of insect-borne diseases. This factor is likely to propel the demand for these products in the global market in the years ahead.

  • In its recently published research report, Fact.MR has estimated that the revenue of the global market is likely to increase 2.2X from 2022 to 2032.
  • Demand for body worn insect repellents that are plant-based is predicted to accelerate at a significant rate.
  • The emergence of COVID-19 around the world negatively impacted the demand for insect repellents; however, the long-term forecast is expected to be good, majorly for oil and creams.

Report Attributes


Body Worn Insect Repellent Market Size (2022)

US$ 464 Million

Estimated Market Value (2032)

US$ 975 Million

Growth Rate of Global Market (2022-2032)

7.7% CAGR

CAGR of Brazil Market (2022-2032)


Projected Growth Rate of Pant-based Body Worn Insect Repellents (2022-2032)


Key Companies Profiled

  • C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • Godrej Group
  • Insect Shield, LLC
  • Reckitt Benckiser Holdings, Inc.
  • Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
  • Tender Corporation

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Rising Awareness about Availability of Body Worn Insect Repellents

People from developing countries are becoming more aware related to their healthcare. In addition, the growing literacy rates of the regional population to choose high-quality insecticides is also likely to propel the demand for these repellents in recent years.

Community service organizations, government agencies, and NGOs are constantly taking efforts to increase public awareness related to the importance to maintain a disease-free environment and cleanliness.

People are less tolerant of insects and pests in their environment. These factors result in increased health consciousness and are projected to stimulate demand for these body worn insect repellents.

Increasing Initiatives by Government & Non-Government Organizations

At present, various non-government organizations (NGOs) and government organizations are involved to raise awareness among the rural population and the general public. Many campaigns are organized by these bodies to make people aware of the consequences of a lack of hygiene skills and poor waste management.

Companies serving in the industry of body worn insect repellents are putting efforts to raise awareness about the diseases that are caused due to insects. CSR programs are taking various initiatives and are involved in large-scale government projects that help to raise brand awareness for different insect repellent products.

For example, Godrej Consumer Products highlighted its active participation in many government programs to eliminate various mosquito-borne diseases that include zika, chikungunya, and dengue.

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Stringent Government Regulations Can Hamper Sales of Body Worn Insect Repellents

People are gaining awareness related to insect-borne diseases in recent years owing to the rising number of campaigns. At the same time, government agencies are also prepared to accept only registered and licensed insect repellent products.

Some regulations are imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These regulations are related to the monitoring of the market goods before receiving the qualified mark. Local players need to comply with these regulatory requirements to transfer their goods at larger scales.

These stringent regulations are predicted to result in the generation of a difficult environment for local and small businesses. These factors are further estimated to restrict the growth opportunities for the market of body worn insect repellents in the coming years.

Body worn insect repellent market forecast by Fact.MR

South America to Offer Largest Opportunity for Body Worn Insect Repellent Manufacturers Owing to High Incidence of Vector-borne Diseases

South America is holding a leading position in the global market on the basis of increasing sales of different body worn insect repellents. In the year 2021, the sales of these products have increased to 7.7% and the same growth patterns are predicted through the forecast period.

The South American region comes with a long history of suffering from diseases that are vector-borne; for example, chikungunya, malaria, dengue, and some other related diseases. Since, the year 1901, prominent outbreaks of these diseases are observed in this region.

Around 3.1 million cases of dengue were reported in this region in the year 2019. This data is near about 20.1% higher compared to the data available in the report of the year 2015. Rising cases of these diseases are attributed to the climatic conditions and the presence of a large vector population in the region.

Regulatory bodies in the region are investing at an increased rate to provide insect repellents to its regional population. These bodies have also introduced many schemes for the same. In addition, governments are also offering special subsidies to manufacturers serving in the industry for these products. The manufacturers are getting benefits from these initiatives while operating in the market of the South American region.

In addition, North America is also likely to account to hold a significant share of the global market in the years ahead. Sales avenues in the regional market are projected to increase with rising spending on body-worn repellent products in regional countries like Canada and the U.S. Further, the regional market might grow with growing consumer awareness and increased prevalence of the diseases that are vector-based in the U.S.

Country-wise Insights

Rapidly Growing Cases of Vector-Borne Diseases in Brazil

Around 2.1 million cases of dengue were reported in Brazil at the beginning of this decade. In the same timeframe, a noticeable count of zika virus cases and chikungunya cases were recorded in the country. On yearly basis, there is a noticeable increase in these cases in the country.

The climatic conditions of the nation are expected to serve as a noteworthy factor to increase the cases of vector-borne diseases that include zika, chikungunya, and others. These rising cases are further projected to increase the demand for these repellents in the market of Brazil.

These factors are likely to increase novel growth opportunities for the manufacturers serving in the market. In the coming years, the demand for body worn insect repellents has been expected to increase 2.3X at a CAGR of 8.1% through 2032.

Mexico & India to Hold Significant Share in Body Worn Insect Repellent Market

Mexico showcases a similar growth to that of Brazil with a rising count of cases related to vector-borne diseases in the country every year. In addition, the manufacturers serving in the local markets are establishing partnerships with local educational institutions to spread awareness of these insect repellents. These manufacturers are also adopting novel strategies to expand their footprints in the global market.

The market of India progressed at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016 to 2021. There is a noticeable decline in the count of insect-borne diseases in the nation since 2000. Furthermore, there has been a decline in the death that is caused due to malaria in the past few years.

Similar kinds of statistics have also been observed in the case of vector-borne diseases. The demand for body worn insect repellents has not been affected despite these declining cases of respective diseases. The population of the country is aware of the use of these products as a preventive measure to take the demand for these products to new heights.

Sales of body worn insect repellents across India are likely to progress at a CAGR of 5.9% in the years ahead.

Category-wise Insights

Patches of Insect Repellents Serve as Ideal Solution for Infants

Patches or stickers have emerged as one of the ideal solutions for infants among different types of repellents that are worn on the human body. These repellent patches generally contain essential natural oils, for example, citronella, lavender, peppermint oil, and eucalyptus oil, and are experiencing increased demand in the global market.

These oils are healthy for babies and ensure maximum protection for them. Gels, ointments, and lotions are more effective in application. Patches are comparatively easier to use and are estimated to gain popularity in the coming years.

Growing Preference for Natural & Organic Insect Repellents

Consumers around the world are giving preference to body worn insect repellents that are based on plants. At present time, DEET holds a noticeable share in the global market which is likely to change in the coming years owing to rising consumer preference for natural and organic body worn insect repellent formulations. Vapor motion, pleasant skin feel, and pleasant smell are some top-selling products in the global market.

In the forecast period from 2022 to 2032, the sales of plant-based repellents are likely to expand at 7.6% through 2032.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Consumers around the world are becoming more conscious about health-related issues that could theoretically propel the demand for these repellents due to rising cases of coronavirus around the world. Despite the unavailability of proof about the spread of COVID-19 by insects, consumers continue to buy and use these repellents as precautions.

During the pandemic, there was an increased demand for mosquito-repellent wristbands, especially in developed regions. Furthermore, the increasing count of dengue and malaria cases has encouraged government officials to include these repellents in the list of some important products.

Competitive Landscape

The recent developments that are taking place in the area of body worn insect repellents are tracked by the team that is involved in the research activities at Fact.MR. The key players that are discussed in the report include C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Godrej Group, Insect Shield, LLC, Reckitt Benckiser Holdings, Inc., Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., and Tender Corporation

Further, key companies that are discussed in the research report have been concentrating on expansion, acquisitions, delivery focus, investment, portfolio expansion, novel product launching, and brand development.

Some of the prominent developments are :

  • Insect Shield, LLC, in 2019, began online illness education with rising Lyme/Zika health hazards. The company has established new protection programs and expanded its brand partners across the world.
  • Sawyer Items, Inc., in 2019, conducted an advertisement of its products on MENARDS, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and Amazon, among other offline and online retailers. In addition, the company is also concentrating on promoting its products through its own distribution channels.

Similarly, some other recent developments that are related to the manufacturing companies in the market are tracked in the research report that has been recently published by Fact.MR.

Segmentation of Body Worn Insect Repellent Industry Research

  • By Product Type :

    • Apparel
    • Oils & Creams
  • By Distribution Channel :

    • Online Sales
    • Offline Sales
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

The global body worn insect repellent market is valued at US$ 464 million in 2022.

Sales of worn insect repellents in Brazil are predicted to expand at a CAGR of 8.1% through 2032.

The market for body worn insect repellents is estimated to reach US$ 975 million by 2032.

Consumption of body worn insect repellents is expected to increase at a CAGR of 7.7% through 2032.

C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Godrej Group, Insect Shield, LLC, Reckitt Benckiser Holdings, Inc., Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., and Tender Corporation are key manufacturers of body worn insect repellents.

Sales of plant-based body worn insect repellents are expected to increase at 7.6% CAGR through 2032.

Body Worn Insect Repellent Market

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