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Review Of All Natural Mosquito Repellent, incognito®

After having my daughters, I felt a real shift in terms of what I was prepared to put on and in my body.  That’s not to say I’m a clean living, green-juice drinking, organic guru. But where possible, if there’s a natural choice, particularly for skin care, I would much rather go down that route for my children.  This includes insect repellant – gone are the days when I would slather myself in 100% DEET (sidenote, there is truly nothing worse than doing this and then eating with your hands. Forgetting they are covered in DEET).

Having lived in the Far East for over 10 years, I’ve tried many different types of insect repellents with varying results.  I wasn’t too familiar with incognito® before they kindly offered to send me some products to test out. The business was born out of the misfortune of its creator Howard Carter, who despite taking both anti-malarial tablets and a deet based insect repellent, was struck by malaria during his travels through India. Six months later, during a trip to Asia Howard suffered again from insect bites, this time with Dengue fever. The experience motivated Howard to invent a truly effective, natural insect repellent which would protect people from insect bites all over the world, incognito® was born!

The arrival of the products was good timing, as we were off to Phuket, Thailand – a haven for mozzies after dark!  Sadly although the products protect against mosquitoes that carry Zika, Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya, my newly pregnant sister-in law was advised against traveling to Phuket due to Zika, and had to cancel her trip.

What were the products like?

I loved the incognito® mosquito repellent spray and roll-on and it was convenient to have the option of both. The kids preferred to use the roll-on as then they didn’t risk spraying themselves in the eye. I preferred the spray.  I actually love the smell of both, you definitely get wafts of the essential oils used.

The incognito® room refresher is a great alternative to mosquito coils and toxic plug ins. I kept it next to my bed although the smell is quite pungent (pine and citrus) so you may want to move it further away from you.  I didn’t get bitten at all whilst sleeping in our villa!

I was also happy to test out the hair and bodywash which is part of their second skin range.  The smell is delicious and the product has nourishing, healing benefits; the organic bergamot and tea tree oil give this product valuable antiseptic and anti-fungal qualities, and helps keep dandruff & even head lice at bay. The organic Java citronella oil also helps to boost your protection against insect bites. 

Should I try out incognito?

I highly recommend this range. What more could you want, a natural, organic solution to protect against mosquito bites. The 100ml bottles are also handy if you’re only taking hand luggage.

Unlike some products, incognito® mosquito repellent spray and roll-on are suitable for all the family, including babies from 3 months old and those with very sensitive skin (patch test first). 

Lastly incognito® prides itself on being a sustainable, ethical business, with 10% of their profits donated to charity.

You can find out more about the incognito story here and their full product range and prices.

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