Keep mozzies away with baby-safe repellent
SINGAPORE is in the midst of a dengue fever epidemic.
In addition to following the advice by the Do The Mozzie Wipeout campaign to ensure your home is not a breeding ground for mosquito larvae, you can consider using an insect repellent to keep the bloodsuckers away.
Moz Away is an insect repellent that you can use even on children and babies.
It contains picaridin, a synthetic compound first made to resemble the natural compound piperine, which is found in the group of plants used to produce black pepper.
It is widely used as an insect repellent in Europe and Australia.
Picaridin has a low acute oral, dermal and inhalation toxicity, making it safe for pregnant and nursing mothers to use.
The Moz Away range includes the Moz Away Natural Spray, Moz Away Junior (which comes in lotion form), and Moz Away Long Hour Protection Spray.
Use the natural spray when you are outdoors. It contains natural ingredients and has a pH of 5.5, which is gentle on the skin.
The solution is made up of natural plant extracts, including 15 per cent citronella and two per cent neem oil, making it non-toxic and safe for children.
For parents who want a specific insect repellent to protect their kids, use Moz Away Junior during the day. It can be used on babies who are at least two months old. It contains aloe vera, which helps moisturise the skin.
If mosquitoes are keeping you up at night, use Moz Away Long Hour Protection Spray. Simply spray on the solution before going to bed and get up to nine hours of protection.
It has a refreshing kiwi fruit fragrance and is safe to use on babies aged two months and older.
Moz Away Natural Spray (75ml) and Moz Away Junior (50g) each cost $9.60. Moz Away Long Hour Protection Spray costs $12.20 for a 75ml bottle.
For more information, call 6659-7418