insect repellent

Effitan - Insect Repellent

I'm sure we are all familiar with insect bitesand how annoying they are - particularly at this time of year. We at The Amazing Blog are always on the look out for good quality and natural insect repellents, to keep the bugs at bay! So when we stumbled on Effitan Insect Repellent we were intrigued to see if it was the one for us. Effitan is just that - a spray that helps prevent bites from mosquitoes, ticks, and horse flies.

 Effitan Insect Repellent protects effectively against mosquitoes for up to 8 hours, and against ticks for up to 6 hours. This is 2 hours longer than the best selling market competitor, and being DEET free, it is suitable for use when pregnant or on infants and children. It is ideal for any climate and it delivers natural, but highly effective protection. We were also pleased to note that Effitan did not leave a sticky or uncomfortable feeling our skin, which is rare in insect repellent. The citrus fragrance it has was fresh, pleasant, and light enough to not clash with cologne or your chosen fragrance. Now that we have found a great insect repellent we can start planning our next holiday to warmer climes!

 You can get a 100 ml bottle of Effitan Insect Repellent for just £10.75 from their UK distributor here.

Don't Bite Me! Patch

With the beautiful weather of summer comes the dreaded time of mosquitos. At The Amazing Blog, we have a pretty dim relationship with bugs. That is why we were glad to find the Don’t Bite Me! all natural patches. This summer, us girls over at The Amazing Blog will no longer be slathering ourselves with smelly bug lotions or sprays; we will just slap on this clear, waterproof patch and go on about our days.

The Don’t Bite Me! patch has only 2 ingredients: Aloe and Vitamin B1. When the Vitamin B is metabolized in the body, it reduces the odours that attract bugs. Unlike other products, this one works within our bodies to deter insects, not repel them. It needs to be applied 2 hours before going outside, and lasts for 36 hours.

Luckily we were not in buggy zones for that long, but we did notice an awesome lack of bites after our night out in the garden. The patch is safe for children, so imagine not having to further chase the little ones around to reapply bug spray every couple of hours! It is a really simple product that has good results, so don't wait until you are already covered in bites to go out and pick it up.

Check out the Don’t Bite Me! website for the list of stockists here or grab them from online here for £9.99.