Korres Citronella & Tea Tree Oil Anti-Mosquito Rescue Patches

Friday, 18 June 2010

Little L is deathly afraid of mosquitoes with good reason. On our previous 2 visits to Borneo, she was a live bait for the local mosquitoes. With no immunity to mozzie bites, her allergic reaction was severe. After numerous visits to pediatricians as well as bottles of medication to bring the swelling down, the sight of a mosquito will cause L to go into a mini hysteria. My cousin bought a natural and organic insect repellent cream for her but unfortunately, it ran out while we were in Crete.

I came across these Korres Tea Tree Oil & Citronella Anti-Mosquito Rescue Patches by accident at a pharmacy in Chania, Crete and they were a godsend. I'm now utterly convinced this is by far, one of the best natural products on the market and believe me when I said I've tried many. The problem with cream is it tends to get greasy and slimy with sweat. My other issue is layering an insect repellent with a high factor sunscreen. Yuck. As for these patches, just stick a couple (I stuck 5 on L as I wasn't taking any chances) on your body or clothes. Neither she nor I were bitten by any sandflies or mosquitoes unlike Steve who didn't care for these and was beaten all over. They release a rather pleasant scent, well to us humans anyway. It comes in a pack of 24 and cost 5.50€ but in the UK, it's a little more. Perfect for little kids as the repellent lasts for up to 8 hours.

 Available at Korres.com or bathandunwind.com £6.50

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