Mosi-Guard is the best insect repellent, because it’s totally effective, yet it’s natural.
Although we usually prefer natural products, not all natural insect repellents are effective. The problem with natural bug sprays is that they’re usually essential oil based. While that sounds great, essential oils aren’t always the best repellents. Some only protect against certain insects, and many only last a short time.
Mosi-Guard is different. It’s a natural product, made from renewable ingredients. The active ingredient is extract of lemon eucalyptus oil (also known as Citriodiol). This is the active ingredient that has been proven to repel mosquitos, black flies, midges, sand flies, and ticks for up to 10 hours. It’s just as effective as DEET or Picaridin, but it’s natural, not synthetic, and it’s gentle on your skin.
The other MosiGuard ingredients are also natural.
APVMA registered insect repellent
An outdoor spray that’s made from essential oils may not be enough protection for you and your family if you are in an area with mosquito borne diseases. 9000 Australians got sick from mosquito bites in 2017, so it’s not uncommon. Ross River Virus, Barmah Forest Virus, Murray Valley encephalitis, and dengue fever are all found in Australia.
Buying a product that is APVMA registered means that you know that it’s scientifically assessed, and is safe and effective to use. Mosi-Guard has been proven to give you complete protection from biting insects for at least 6 hours, and up to 10.
Why choose a DEET free insect repellent?
DEET is a strong synthetic chemical, and can damage plastic finishes on sunglasses, phones, and other personal items, as well as staining clothes.
DEET is absorbed through the skin, and although studies don’t seem to show any adverse effects for children or pregnant women, the chemical does cross to the placenta.
Citriodiol, however, isn’t absorbed by the skin like DEET is.
Is Mosi-Guard safe for children and babies?
Mosi-Guard is safe for children over 12 months, and there has been extensive experience with babies from three months. As with all baby insect repellents, you need more than one line of defence. If you will be in an area where there are mosquito borne diseases, make sure to cover baby as much as possible and use a mosquito net at dusk, dawn and during the night.
It’s always best to do a patch test to ensure that there are no sensitivity issues because even natural insect repellent for babies can cause irritation, thanks to the essential oils.
Is Mosi-Guard a good insect repellent to use during pregnancy?
According to Mosi-Guard, while there have been no formal studies done on pregnant women, it’s safe to assume that Mosi-Guard would be okay, as very little of the active ingredient is absorbed through the skin. As a natural insect repellent for pregnancy, I'd be happier to use this than one with DEET.
Can you use Mosi-Guard insect repellent with sunscreen?
You sure can. Just make sure to put your Mosi-Guard on over the top of your sunscreen. If you need to reapply sunscreen, be sure to reapply your insect repellent again, too.
We've got Mosi-Guard in both the spray and the roll on formula, so you can choose which format suits you best.