The Zika virus is one of the very known cases we have heard of that can cause anybody to experience fever, rash, joint agony, red eyes, and different side effects for up to a week or so. In some cases it has been reported that people have died from the Zika virus. It’s particularly unsafe for ladies who are pregnant or considering pregnancy since it increases the risk of conceiving babies with microcephaly. A condition known to cause abnormally small head and inadequate mental health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has mention that there’s currently no vaccine to prevent nor treat the disease and it is recommended to use an insect repellent to protect ourselves from mosquito bites.
You can find a variety of repellent products from wristband, spray, outdoor repel sticks, candles and patches just to mention a few. The CDC recommends the use of products containing active ingredients which have been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use as repellents applied to skin and clothing. The products registered with the EPA, those containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection.
On today’s review, I will be talking about the Mosquito Repellent Patch by Justified Laboratories. When I first saw the packaging of the patches I did notice that it doesn’t have listed the active ingredients, nor did it mention that it used any natural lemon Eucalyptus. Although it does have a slight similar scent to it after opening the package and rubbing it, but after a few seconds the smell will fade.
As a mother of two toddlers, I am always looking for ways to protect my boys from insect bites while trying to find the best & safest product. These patches appeared to be a good choice, being that it’s easy and simple to use. It’s suppose to last up to 8 hours active, but based on my experience these patches failed. The mosquito will still bite even if more patches were placed on different parts of the body.
Instead of repelling them, it was more like attracting them towards the body. They will bite even inches away from where the patch were located. I assume that because of the size of the patches and the light scent it does not do a great job when it comes to repelling mosquitos. Another detail I notice while wearing these patches, was the fact that they won’t last long sticked to the skin nor clothes. It took about 1/2 hour for the first patch to lose the sticky adhesive.
Overall, I like the product idea – but it just didn’t work for me. I will rather continue on spraying myself with products that do contain deet which do repel the mosquitos.
If interested on purchasing the Mosquito Repellent Patch Natural Lemon Eucalyptus by Justified Laboratories, this is available at Amazon.