If you thought all anti-bug and mosquito solutions had to be toxic and deet-filled if they were to ward off those biting hordes, the bane of all our steamy summers, then think again. There are now no less than three insect repellent genius inventions that really work. Experiment – try them all and report back please!
The Body Source Mosquito Repellent Bracelet
Is this the funkiest anti-mosquito object there’s ever been? That’s not saying much, but how cool to fend off the bites with a fashion statement – and one that is all natural. These are infused with citronella, lemongrass and geraniol essential oils. Supplied as a pack of 10, they come in re-sealable packs, so you can work your way through them one at a time and change their colours as you change your summer outfits.
Incognito insect repellent suncream SPF30
I wrote a blog last summer about anti-bug possibilities – and was inundated with emails about the fabulous effectiveness of Incognito. It’s been scientifically proven to be 100% effective against the Zika and dengue fever carrying mosquitoes, and not a chemical nasty to be found. Slather on pure Australia lemon-scented gumtree leaves and you will not see hide nor hair of the flying pests. I tried this in the Australian outback and threw my face net to the winds. Not a single bite.
Para Kito Mosquito Repellent spray
Last but not least, another essential oil based deterrent. Lavender, lemon and eucalyptus oils combine in this patented formula that smells great and does what it says on the package. Safe for children from 6 months upwards. Make sure you make this an essential on trips into damp and swampy mosquito infested areas.
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Written by health advocate Sara Davenport, founder of one of the UK's leading breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Haven. With over twenty years' experience in holistic health, Sara's digital dose of wellness teaches you to listen to your body, tweak your lifestyle and improve your health.
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