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Smidge That Midge Insect Repellent 75 ml
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|Item volume||75 Millilitres|
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- Powerful, reliable protection for up to 8 hours
- Water- and sweat resistant
- Repels midges, mosquitoes, horse flies, sand flies, fleas and ticks
- Safe for use on adults, children over 30 months and pregnant women
- Non-sticky, moisturising with a pleasant fragrance
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Avoid contact with eyes, lips, broken skin or sensitive skin. In case of contact with eyes rinse thoroughly with clean water and seek medical attention. For external use only. Do not eat, drink or smoke during use. Store away from food and drink, including those for animals. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show the container. If skin is irritated, discontinue use. use only in well ventilated areas. Do not use for any purpose other than as an insect repellent.
For the effective protection from a range of biting insects
Patented formula EW. Active ingredient: Saltidin 20g/100g (CAS No. 119515-38-7) Contains: Hexyl cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.
Safe for use on adults and children over 30 months. Apply evenly to all exposed skin. Do not spray directly into the face. Spray into palm and smooth over skin avoiding lips and eyes. Reapply 8 hours or more often following prolonged swimming, intense exercise or exposure to very wet or humid conditions.
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Smidge comes in a practical, robust and lightweight 75ml aluminium pump spray. Thanks to its novel, water and sweat resisting formula it provides powerful, immediate protection for up to 8 hours without re-application. Containing Picaridin (also known as Saltidin), which is recommended by the WHO and Public Health England for effective biting-insect protection, Smidge is your perfect travel companion for home and abroad.
For the effective protection from a range of biting insects
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Smidge Insect Repellent 75ml
Smidge comes in a practical, robust and lightweight 75ml aluminium pump spray. Thanks to its novel, water and sweat resisting formula it provides powerful, immediate protection for up to 8 hours without re-application.
- Powerful, water and sweat-resistant protection for up to 8 hours.
- Protects against insects around world - as well as the infamous Scottish biting midge, it gives excellent protection against mosquitoes, horse flies, ticks and other biting pests.
- DEET-free: contains 20% Picaridn (also known as Saltidin), recommended by WHO, Health Protection Scotland and Public Health England for effective biting-insect protection.
- Safe for adults, pregnant women and especially good for use with young children (from 2 years).
- Non-sticky, moisturising milk formulation with a pleasant fragrance.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2020
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After years of looking like I have chicken pox on my legs and arms I can definitely say that Smidge works.
Picaridin vs. DEET
Because they’re the most effective repellents, people often ask which is better. Here’s a quick comparison:
DEET: It’s considered the gold standard in terms of its effectiveness. It’s been used and studied more than any other repellent in human history, though it must be handled carefully because it can damage plastics (think sunglasses, trekking pole grips, etc.)
Picaridin: Though it’s been around for fewer decades, its efficacy is considered comparable to DEET for mosquitoes and ticks, and it works better on flies. Picaridin also has minimal odor and no damaging effect on plastics and other synthetics.
And it feels like moisturiser so ye canny argue. Just remember to bring baby wipes too! We ate after we applied it, later on, and everything tasted like chemicals! Now I understand what the bugs go through! Almost literally got a taste of our own medicine 😂 also be careful not to rub your eyes etc. Pretty potent stuff but needs be.
It smells ok - a lot better than some of the old 'DDT' type insect repellants that could have struck down a Red Deer at 5 paces that they used to sell.
It goes on like a facial moisturiser which, obviously being a man, I do not use!!!
I can't remember being bitten by a midge or a horsefly whilst using this stuff - although my daughter did bite me one year, when she was really small, and this stuff did not put her off!
Just a word of warning - only use it on the exposed parts of flesh when outside - I covered my whole body in it one day as an experiment and it even repelled my wife.... I think it was the Smidge?!?
It seemed to last for about 5 hours on a hard-ish walk around the wilderness, then I decided to reapply as I went through a humid gorge. (Walked over some remaining snow in July with a swarm around me!)
Not smelly like DEET, doesn't damage the plastic on your watch like DEET.
This has been highly effective against mosquitoes for me and doesn't have a horrible caustic smell.
Recommend trying it!