Insect repellent - Can anyone recommend??

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  1. busymum

    busymum New Member

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    Hi there

    We're going to Cyprus next week and have been to Boots today to buy some insect repellent but the pharmacist wouldn't sell me any! He said that they are not safe to use when pregnant (I'm 13 wks).

    Has anyone used any that are safe or got any other safe alternative ways of trying to avoid the dreaded mossie bites while we're away?

    Thanks
    Kath
     
  2. divagee

    divagee Well-Known Member

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    Hi, i went to Thailand when i was 20weeks and researched into this. Any repellent containing DEET is a big no no, i used boots brand childrens formula repellent and for a natural remedy use a citronella oil spray. Have a great holiday! x
     
  3. Rachel_C

    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    citronella works really well for me, so does lavender oil. i think you can also get little electronic things that emit a sound that drives them off (humans can't hear it), maybe that would be good?
     
  4. marley2580

    marley2580 Well-Known Member

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    Eating garlic's quite good.
     
  5. Pippin

    Pippin Sam and Adélie-Rose's Mum

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    Ditto with the citronella you can also find it in some moisturizers. x
     
  6. Neon

    Neon Well-Known Member

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  7. pkbaby

    pkbaby 1st trimester

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    I use bert's bees hand salve. It contains a lot of natural insect repellents: beeswax, rosemary, lavander, and eucalyptus, and it's good for your skin.
     

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