What's the Best Insect Repellent?

What's the Best Insect Repellent?

People do the strangest things in the hope of avoiding mosquito bites. They burn cow dung, coconut shells or coffee. They drink gin and tonic. They eat bananas. They spray themselves with mouthwash or slather themselves in clove/alcohol solution. And they rub themselves with Bounce! You know, those heavily perfumed sheets that you put in your tumble dryer!!!  None of these techniques have been tested to see if they actually do keep mosquitoes away, but that doesn't stop people from trying them apparently!

Most people, however, opt for an insect repellent and we think we have one of the best on the market with Peaceful Sleep. Manufactured in South Africa, this is the number one choice for safari rangers who spend all day, every day in an environment that is rife with bugs of every kind.

Peaceful Sleep contains DEET, which has been shown to be both safe and effective.  DEET is shorthand for the chemical N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, the active ingredient in many insect repellents. A 2015 article in the Journal of Insect Science examined the effectiveness of various commercial insect sprays, and products containing DEET proved the most effective and long lasting. Although there was some early concern about its safety, tests, observational studies and intervention trials have found no evidence of adverse side effects associated with recommended DEET use.

Peaceful Sleep, as well as being highly effective at preventing insect bites, is also reasonably pleasant to use.  The clean, clear spray is light and non-greasy on the skin, which makes it great for people with sensitive skin, and it deters bites from mosquitoes, flies, midges, ticks and fleas for 8+ hours. It’s available in an easy-to-apply spray or a stick to target more specific areas such as the ears, face and neck.

Perfect for tropical destinations as well as hiking, walking, camping and gardening, Peaceful Sleep Insect Repellent will help you enjoy a bite-free holiday/summer.

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