We recently had our family vacation in the Bahamas. On my packing list was insect repellant. Last year I was destroyed by bug bites in Mexico & I didn’t want to go through that again especially with the recent spread of the Zika virus. There are so many options on the market that I was losing my mind in figuring out which would be best for me & my family.
Then I was given Natrapel Insect Repellent. It is DEET free and contains a CDC recommended 20% Picaridin formula to provide up to 12 hours of protection. I was hesitant at first, since everywhere I read online sayts that you want a formula that contains DEET. However, unlike ineffective DEET alternatives, Picaridin is the only formula that consistently shows equal or better performance than DEET in independent clinical tests. The product is EPA registered, and safe for everyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Luckily the mosquitoes weren’t in full force on our resort, but to be safe I would spray my son & I in the morning. If it rained, I would spray us again because that’s when bugs would wander out the most. Otherwise, we were fine all day with one spray. There isn’t a strong smell to it.
I will be traveling to Puerto Rico this fall which is one of the islands heavily affected with the Zika virus so I will be sure to have this in my carry on bag. It comes in a 3.4oz bottle which is TSA approved. We still have some traveling to do so this bottle will be with us the rest of the summer. It is available for purchase on this website and at drugstores nationwide.
I want to keep your family equally protective this summer. I have one 3.4 oz bottle of Natrapel Insect Repellant to give away to one lucky reader!
Disclosure: I was given product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.