A few quick swipes and spread protects you for up to 4 hours. Non greasy, no drippy mess, or spills. High performing ECOrepel is the perfect travel sized insect repellent.
Best Before: 2 years, store in cool, dark and dry place.
How does ECOrepel work as a DEET-FREE insect repellent to stop bites?
Insects who bite are attracted by a combination of smell, certain colour, carbon dioxide and heat. You may wonder if a natural insect repellent like ECOrepel really works. The facts are entomologists and regulators around the world have been recommending PMD (p-menthane-3,8-diol) as an alternative active ingredient amid increasing concerns about the neurotoxicity and high dermal absorption seen in DEET. Many conscious consumers have been seeking DEET free alternatives.
PMD (p-menthane-3,8-diol) is an accepted active ingredient with the following agencies :
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency
United Kingdom Fit for Travel NHS
How does ECOrepel provide itch relief?
OK - we know we should have protected ourselves, but we are often in a rush and walk out of the house before applying ECOrepel, and then …. ouch!
What insect bites does ECOrepel protect against?
As a DEET-free insect repellent, ECOrepel is effective against disease-carrying insects such Mosquitoes, Midges, Ticks, Sand-flies and Horse-flies.
Efficacy studies of PMD Rich Botanic Oil have been conducted against the main Malaria vectors, such as Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles darlingi mosquitoes. More recent studies have focused on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (the main vector for Dengue fever and Zika virus) and ticks (Lyme disease). All these studies indicate broad similarity in the levels of effectiveness with both PMD and DEET.
What are the ingredients in ECOrepel?
As a non-toxic insect repellent, ECOrepel contains only 100% natural origin ingredients.
*Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) butter
Cymbopogon Winterianus oil, fractionated, hydrated, cyclized (PMD Rich Botanic Oil)
Resina Draconis Infused oil
*Ricinus Communis (Castor) oil
Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella) Oil
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax
**Citronellol, **Limonene, **Linalool
**Naturally occurring allergen of Cymbopogon Winterianus and Cymbopogon nardus
Are there other alternatives to repel mosquitoes?
Outdoor insect repellent such as ECOrepel is one way to protect against mosquito bites. But there are other steps you can take to help keep the bugs away when is mosquito season.
Cover up. Wear light coloured, long-sleeve shirts, long pants, socks, closed-toe shoes, and a hat when you go outside. Avoid outdoor shady areas and ensure you are under mosquito nets while sleeping. Clothing and nets treated with permethrin may also be considered.
Use fans/aircon. If the air is moving, mosquitoes will have a harder time landing on you. When you are sitting on the porch, turn on a fan.
Tip and Toss. Mosquitoes breed in standing water. Tip over items that you can’t dispose of to empty water where mosquito larvae may be found, such as:
- Open buckets
- Plastic covers
- Trash can lids
- Empty flower pots