One thing my family really enjoys is spending outdoor time. However there was a period of time we were really afraid of going out and about. You see, like me Junior is extremely prone to mosquitoes bites. But unlike me, he swells horribly and forms these scary looking water bubbles that will be painful when burst and takes a long time to heal.
We’ve tried patches, sprays and even home remedies and unfortunately some work and some didn’t. What I found really useful are the sprays – they are pretty effective but does requires me to be liberal with spraying it onto his legs and arms. The downside to that is firstly the chemicals that are lapped onto his skin and secondly, being an active toddler means he sometimes gets them into his eyes when rubbing his face with his arm. The spray can also be sticky which will get transferred onto furniture if he doesn’t shower immediately when we get home.
So when the nice people of Kaiser Pharmaceutical kindly offered 2 complimentary packets of their Mozzieguard patches, I jumped at the opportunity to try them out.
What are they made of?
The patches are made of 100% natural lemon eucalyptus oil that is recommended by Centers of Diseases Control and Prevention as an effective mosquito repellent. It contains 15% w/w Lemon Eucalyptus Oil that will provide better protection against mosquitoes. It is also DEET free.
What is DEET?
DEET is the common name for N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide and has been in use as an effective insect repellent since it was developed by the U.S. Army in 1946.
Well it is not that DEET is harmful on children, it just means there are a lot more chemical going on in the product. So I’ll say the lesser the chemical, the more natural it is the better.
What do I like about the patches?
I definitely like that fact that it is 100% natural and that it is DEET free. It just makes it so much safer for the little ones. Besides that, I like how it smelt. Lemon eucalyptus is perhaps one of my favourite scent which I like it even for the home environment. Oh and I do have to mention the packaging. It’s really ingenious that it comes in a re-sealable packet which not only keeps the contents dust-free but also easy to bring around. And not forgetting how cute the packaging is.
And of course most importantly we have been free of mozzie bites so far!
What can be improved?
I really don’t have complain for this product but if you must know that one thing I would improve, it probably will have to be the stickiness of the patch. Often it either drops off from his t-shirt or gets transferred to us when we carry him.
Each packet contains 10 individual patches are now sold at S$5.40. You can find them at SPC Petrol Kiosk, all Eu Yan Sang TCM clinics 42 retail points around Singapore (which you can find the information on the website). Alternatively, you can purchase directly from their website too.
It’s a product that I think is inexpensive that is worth giving it a try. And by the way, the kind people of Kaiser Pharmaceutical has kindly extended free delivery to my friends, family and readers. All you need to do is key in ‘adesays’ upon checkout.
Let me know if you found this effective?