I’ve always been one of those people that attracts mosquitos. If there’s a mosquito around, it heads straight to the smorgasbord of me and enjoy the feast. And my poor kids seem to have the same gene. They get eaten alive (in fact, I think I get bitten less when these tasty little people are around!). Being young, they can’t stop scratching them. So when we come back from a camping trip (or playing outside at dusk), they end up covered in swollen, red, scabby lumps.
Now, I’m a lazy parent and never remember to apply mosquito repellent to my kids (let alone myself) until they start complaining (and by then it’s too late). I’m also a little nervous about what’s in them, especially when on a big camping trip and you need it continuously. I was excited when I was asked to review Para’kito pellets and bands.
Para’Kito is a 100% natural mosquito and insect protection device that offers 24 hour protection for 15 days straight. Para’Kito is currently the number one seller in Europe and has been hugely popular in New Zealand and Asia, and now it has hit our shores!
By employing a combination of seven natural essential oils Para’Kito effectively makes you invisible to mozzies for up to 15 days, it is even waterproof!
The fun, fuss-free bands and convenient clips are designed so that there is no direct contact with skin either, making them the perfect product for nursing mums, pregnant women, allergy sufferers and children of all ages.
The bands come in a range of colours with a hook and loop tape strap. The pellet is popped in a pocket, you put it on and enjoy the protection!
So the first question is, do they work? I first pulled them out one evening, when the kids were playing outside and I spotted my daughter get her first mozzie bite. After putting the band on, she didn’t get any more bites that evening – so that was a success. The band didn’t get in her way when playing, and it’s much easier to pop one on than wrestle with cream or spray, rubbing it in and then remembering to wash hands (then worrying that she’s touched the repellent and put her hands straight in her mouth!).
We’ve since popped the bands on when playing in the evenings and no one’s been eaten alive. Unfortunately, we haven’t had the big test of a camping trip. I love the idea of clipping one to the tent zip to stop unwanted visitors (since the kids don’t always zip up).
I popped one of the bands on my wrist at home. The smell is quite strong (and after 15 days, the smell is still quite noticeable), but it’s not an unpleasant smell. As someone who doesn’t wear perfume much, it gave me a bit of a headache, so wearing it on my ankle is a better option for me. The bands are a little bulky on a small wrist – not great if you’re trying to look stylish at a barbecue, but it’s a small price to pay to avoid those itchy-bites.
Would you like to try Para’Kito? I have Family Para’Kito pack (valued at $90.80) to give away, featuring:
- 2 x Para’Kito wrist bands (with two refills) – $24.95 each
- 1 x Para’Kito clip (with two refills) – $24.95 each
- 1 x Para’Kito refill pack – $15.95 each
To enter, leave a comment with your funniest or worst mosquito bite story.
Terms and Conditions
- Entry is open to Australian residents only.
- This is a game of skill. The winner will be selected based on originality and creative merit. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- One winner will be selected and will receive a Para’Kito Mosquito Protection Pack valued at $90.85.
- One entry permitted per person.
- Entries open on 2/6/2014 and close at 11:59pm on 12/6/2014 (Western Australian Standard Time).
- The winner will contacted via email and have 7 days to respond or a new winner will be drawn. The winner will be announced on Cook Clean Craft once the prize has been claimed.
Disclosure: I received free product from Para’Kito to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.