As if COVID-19 wasn’t enough, we frequently also have to deal with a concurrent epidemic — dengue fever.
If you don’t already know, dengue killed 32 people last year and unlike the coronavirus, dengue doesn’t have an effective vaccine to curb it.
While there are certain precautions we can take to fend off the mozzies, common options like mosquito repellents and patches are known to be notoriously smelly albeit effective.
Netizens on RED (a.k.a China’s Instagram), however, recently came across scented mosquito coils that are not only pleasant to the nose but also to our eyes.
Adorably made into a tiny coil, these little contraptions are meant to be placed on an incense holder in the centre of a room to repel any pesky mosquitoes.
For it to work, you simply have to burn one end of it to release the fragrant incense that mozzies hate. However, do be warned that this should only be used in well-ventilated areas as advised by the US National Institute of Health.
Apart from being effective and easy to use, these scented mozzie coils are also inexpensive, with one coil lasting for up to three hours. If you’re looking to get one to try it for yourself, check out some of the scented mosquito coils we have rounded up for you.
1. Aroma senkou
Spanning at 5.5cm each, this coil burns for more than two hours. Each box comes with four coils that have 12 different floral and fruity scents to choose from including rose, sakura, morning glory, green apple, hydrangea, gentian, lavender, grapefruit, watermelon, strawberry, orange, and even ocean.
Get it here for only S$5.25.
2. Aroma trio
If you want to experiment with scents, these would be perfect for you. Each box comes with 12 coils of three fruity fragrances — green apple, grapefruit, and strawberry. Each roll burns for 2.5 hours.
Purchase it here for S$7.99.
Made by a manufacturer with over 100 years of experience, the set includes 10 coils of floral fragrance that effectively repels bugs. Choose from three therapeutic scents – dark blue Japanese gentian, rose, or lavender – for a relaxing spa-like experience.
Buy it here for S$7.99.
4. Kokubo Japanese pyrethrum mosquito coil
If you want to buy in bulk, this Kokukbo Japanese pyrethrum mosquito coil contains 20 coils in just one box! Each coil burns for up to two hours.
Purchase it here for S$5.68.
Plus, it also comes as a set with a metal attachment that can be attached to your clothes and carried around to drive away mozzies wherever you go.
Get it here for S$8.30.