How We Are Protecting Our Family From Mosquito Bites This Summer
This is a sponsored post with Earthkind.
Summertime is here and that means the weather is perfect for camping and spending time with our family outdoors. When I think of camping, I think of food, snacks, sunscreen, s’mores and bug spray. Yep – me as the mama – making an effort to prevent sunburns and bug bites, which can quickly turn a trip outdoors from fun to miserable.
I don’t know about you, but spending time outdoors with the family can be a lot of fun…that is until the mosquitoes come out. Ugh, those things are both annoying and can make us miserable!! Mosquitoes are the most dangerous insects because of their ability to rapidly spread disease. In fact, just one small bite can transmit any number of serious health concerns, including ZIKA. For pregnant women, contracting ZIKA from a mosquito bite can be devastating.
Luckily, EarthKind® has you covered. Their new Stay Away Mosquitoes® spray is a DEET-free, EPA registered, non-flammable and water-resistant formula made with Picaridin, a natural chemical, bio identical to pepper, that’s reliably effective. Stay Away Mosquitoes® unscented and skin-friendly formula is not only safe for use on pregnant women and children 2 years and older, but it’s also a reliable, high-performance mosquito repellent the whole family can count on.
Stay Away Mosquitoes® not only protects you from unsightly, itchy bites, but also from more serious diseases that mosquitoes may transmit – including ZIKA, West Nile virus, Chikungunya and Dengue, and also from ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease. This fast-acting and long-lasting insect repellent gives you 14-hour highly effective protection from mosquitoes and ticks, and repels biting flies, gnats and chiggers for up to 8 hours.
Based on a 2016 report, out of 600 internet users who’ve used insect repellents in the past 12 months, 57% indicated that they most typically use repellents at outdoor events like picnics or block parties, and 48% indicated that they use them any time they are outdoors. With summer festivities heating up and pulling your family out the door, make sure to shake, spray and watch the mosquitoes effectively stay away with EarthKind® Stay Away Mosquitoes®.
Directions for Use:
Follow these guidelines when applying: Shake well before use. Apply thoroughly to the skin avoiding contact with eyes and mouth. Hold 4 to 6 inches from skin while spraying, keeping nozzle pointed away from face. Slightly moisten skin with a slow sweeping motion. Excessive amounts or frequent reapplication is unnecessary. Do not exceed two applications per day. Apply on face by first spraying small amounts in palms of hands and spreading on face and neck, avoiding your eyes.
When using on children, apply to your hands and then apply it to the child. Take care to avoid mouth and eyes and apply sparingly around ears. Do not allow children to handle the product. Do not spray directly on face. Avoid contact with lips, cuts, wounds, or irritated skin. Do not apply to excessively sunburned skin or under clothing.
EarthKind® Stay Away Mosquitoes® is available at www.earthkind.com.
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