We spend a lot of time out in gorgeous remote jungly places planting and nurturing trees. The one downside about these places is the number of biting insects. These varmints can bite right through clothing (especially horseflies, my personal bête noire).
We’ve had this natural midge and mosquito repellent textile spray imported from Germany. It contains Geraniol, a primary component of rose oil, palmarosa oil and citronella oil, which is effective at deterring most flying biting insects. If you’ve been the victim of insect bites you will know that they can bite or sting through fabric as well as directly onto exposed skin. This repellent is designed to be applied to fabrics, though it is safe to use directly on skin as well. For all outdoors activities when you’re likely to come into contact with biting insects, this midge and mosquito repellent textile spray is the ultimate natural deterrent. Give everything you are wearing a good squirt and you will smell loathsome to insects for a good six hours. The great thing about it is that it is made from natural ingredients so it’s kind to the environment, kind to your skin and clothes, and we think it smells nice too. We’d wear it as perfume. Well, that’s going a bit far, but we’ll consider anything rather than get bitten every time we go out to tend to the trees.
Active ingredient: 2.94g / 100g geraniol
Application: shake well before use. Generously spray onto skin and textiles from a distance of 10 – 20cm. Suitable for clothing, headgear, shoes, mosquito nets, tents, prams etc.
Keep out of reach of children.
Contains geraniol. Can cause allergic reactions.
For delicate textiles, first test an unobtrusive spot to make sure it doesn’t stain.
This can be sprayed directly onto your skin, but it is quite sticky-feeling. For an insect-repellent that can be applied directly to the skin use our tick repellent spray. It’s called “anti-tick”, which indeed it is, but it contains Eucalyptus citrodora oil which is an effective all-round natural insect repellent.