*I received 2 arm bands and 2 Mosquito Protection Clips from Para’Kito. All opinions are my own*
I live in what is considered the tropics so mosquitoes are a given. Add in 500mm of rain over 48 hours and you have the little blighters in plague proportions. Even in the middle of the day they are swarming around.
Mosquitoes love me, they always have. In summer my mum used to wrap my legs in bandages to try and stop me from itching at night. Right now my legs look like I’ve had a fight with a bitumen highway. No one has to worry about getting bitten when I’m around because they flock my way.
The trouble with a lot of bug sprays are that they smell gross, feel greasy and are as expensive as hell. Especially when it’s so hot you have to keep reapplying because you keep sweating it off. I seem to always forget to take it with us when we go out too. They aren’t much use sitting on the kitchen bench at home!
When I read about the products from Para’Kito I was excited to try them out. They promised to provide an organic solution to those itchy critters. Paro’Kito’s products are safe for all members of the family as there is no direct contact with the skin. So no need to worry about skin irritation in little babes or the effects on your unborn child.
Each polymer pellet contains a blend of 7 essential oils including lavender, geranium, citronella, pine tree, patchouli, clove and peppermint. Paro’Kito boasts that together, these ingredients mask a person’s natural scent for up to 15 days, making them invisible to mosquitoes. The products also work in water which is perfect for the Australian lifestyle.
Mr 4 and I trialled these products in the afternoon, when the mosquitoes are at their worst and I was happy with the results. I did notice the mosquitoes buzzing around but I wasn’t being bitten anywhere near as much. I think that I must just be especially susceptible because Mr 4 didn’t get bitten at all. The smell was a little overpowering at first but it was a pleasant smell so it didn’t take long to get used to.
The arm band was great for Mr 4 because it was easy to put on his arm and let him go on his way. Anyone with lively 4 year olds know how hard it is to pin them down long enough to spray some insect repellant on. There is also a clip on available which is great for attaching to the pram, a back pack or the loop on your pants. The little pellet just slips into the netted compartment and you are good to go!
The awesome people at Para’Kito also have a pack available for one lucky reader. I have up for grabs a pack including:
2 x Para’Kito wrist bands (with two refills) – $24.95 1 x Para’Kito clip (with two refills) – $24.95 each 1 x Para’Kito refill pack – $15.95 each Total value: $90.80
All you have to do to be in the running to win the pack is leave a blog post answering the following question: “What outdoor activity would the Para’Kito make easier?”
Remember to make your answers creative because the most creative wins! Entries close at 10pm on the 29th of April.
Terms and Conditions.
- The competition begins on Tuesday the 15th day of April 2014 and closes at 10pm on the 29th day of April 2014.
- All decisions made are final.
- The winner has 48 hours after being contacted by email to answer, or the prize will be redrawn.
- The competition is open to Australian Residents only.
- Entrants must answer the question ‘“What outdoor activity would the Para’Kito make easier?”’ in order to be eligible to win the prize.
- The winner will receive one prize pack from Para’Kito to the value of $90.80.
- One entry per household.
Linking up with Jess for IBOT.