ECOrepel | DEET-FREE INSECT REPELLENT AND AFTER BITE RELIEF
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**Best Before Oct 2023**
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.
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. DEET is a strong plasticiser that can melt rain jackets, sandals and backpacks if not stored correctly. DEET mosquito repellent has oily feel and its strong chemical smell is unpleasant. Many people choose higher DEET concentrations thinking it works better, but all it does is make the effect last longer - which could have negative reactions on our skin.
How does ECOrepel provide itch relief?
Mosquitoes leave a small amount of saliva behind when they bite, and our skin’s immune system responds by triggering inflammation in the bite area which quickly starts to itch. Children are likely to develop more severe reactions to insect bites than adults, which is why a safe and effective mosquito bite relief for toddlers is a must have. Children may suffer big itchy bumps and occasionally large areas of swelling, soreness and redness commonly referred to as skeeter syndrome. Applying ECOrepel onto these areas will quickly alleviate itching. Bites also affect adults even though we may have become desensitised over time due to past bites. We still feel the itch and need the relief. Dragon’s Blood is slowly infused in coconut oil to extract its strong anti-inflammatory effects and its natural colour. The red saps and resins from the tree of Dragon commonly known as Dragon's Blood (Botanical species: Croton, Dracaena, Daemonorops, and Pterocarpus) has been used for generations by indigenous cultures in the Amazon Riverbasic, Socotra, and Indonesia for its remarkable healing properties. Apply Dragon’s Blood infused ECOrepel with its healing chemical compounds to soothe itching, and remove pain and swelling from insect bites.
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.
How to apply ECOrepel correctly to stop insect bites?
Apply exactly like sunscreen; a few quick swipes and then spread ECOrepel evenly to protect exposed skin. There is no need to apply lots. Cover every inch of your exposed skin or the mosquitoes will home in on the uncovered area and bite there instead. It’s no good having a good repellent and not applying it thoroughly.
ECOrepel comes in an oval-shaped push-up paper tube. Use your thumb to push up 5 to 8mm, hold the tube while keeping your index finger on the base and apply thinly all over exposed skin. Unlike pump or spray products, ECOrepel enables fast and precise application, no drippy mess, or spills. Avoid pushing out more than 1 cm of ECOrepel from the tube. Pushing it back into the tube may shave off the sides of the product.
We have formulated ECOrepel so each application protects you for up to 4 hours. However, if you sweat, swim or if the climate is really hot and humid, you may need to re-apply more often. While ECOrepel is handcrafted from all natural ingredients, proper use is just as important. Please refer to “Is there any additional precaution to note?”
How to apply ECOrepel to soothe itches?
As soon as you feel an insect bite, resist scratching and apply ECOrepel immediately. Once you scratch, you actually sink the mosquito’s saliva deeper into your skin which triggers a bigger bump and a more intense itch. If the itch persists, reapply.
We have found ECOrepel brings great relief to red, swollen bites. Some of us stop itching upon first application, and others who have bigger reactions to bites require 2 to 3 swipes before the itchy feeling goes away. Once we stop scratching, we can prevent breaking our skin, and the potential open infection and long term scarring which can follow.
The after bite ingredients in Dragon’s Blood has been used for many centuries by indigenous populations in the Amazon to relieve skin reactions from insect bites. If you are looking for the best mosquito bite relief products, Dragon’s Blood infused ECOrepel is the best choice.
Best Before: 2 years, store in cool, dark and dry place
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