LIFESTYLE – Protect yourself from Malaria

How to Protect Yourself Naturally from Zika and Malaria when Holidaying Abroad

A staggering 74% of people don’t bring insect repellent with them when they travel abroad, according to the Bug life website [1]. If you’re holidaying or travelling to warmer climes this summer, the best way to protect yourself is to use an insect repellent to deter mosquitoes and other biting insects. As mosquitoes are now becoming increasingly resistant to DEET [2], one of the best ways to protect yourself is to use a PMD-based repellent and here is nothing stronger than award-winning 100% DEET-free incognito anti-mosquito spray.

incognito spray has been clinically tested to be 100% effective against Zika and malaria carrying mosquitoes for at least 4 hours, and provides good protection for up to 8 hours. It protects just as effectively as DEET, yet is DEET-free and derived from plant based ingredients.

The active ingredient, PMD, is recommended by the NHS, Public Health England, the World Health Organisation (WHO), NaTHNaC (National Travel Health Network and Centre) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a United States government public health agency).

incognito anti-mosquito spray is tropical strength and offers worldwide protection against day-time biting mosquitoes that carry Zika, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, and night-time biting mosquitoes that carry Malaria. It is also effective on most biting insects including midges, sandflies, ticks, gnats, stable flies and all biting bugs.

Non-greasy with fresh light fragrance, incognito anti-mosquito spray is suitable for all the family, including babies from 3 months. It is designed to fit into aeroplane hand luggage. As well as spraying direct on to the skin, incognito can be sprayed directly on to clothes and luggage to help further repel insects.

incognito is an ethical and environmentally conscious company. The spray is certified by the Soil Association as being COSMOS Natural and is free from parabens, nano particles, irritants and SLSs. It is not tested or derived from any animal, and is registered with The Vegan Society. The packaging is one of the first to be made from renewable source sugarcane plastic; with 4.6 kilos of carbon (CO2) removed from the atmosphere for every kilo of the plastic manufactured.

The company donates 10% of its profits to charity – to organisations such as the Travel Foundation and Enactus Edinburgh projects – and partners with the Travel Foundation charity.

incognito also represents good value for money: each bottle contains approximately 680 sprays, compared to the average insect repellent, which gives only around 200 sprays per bottle.

Jane comments, “The protection given is 100% satisfaction and the kids no longer mind being sprayed with incognito as aerosols used to make them cough and protecting them against bites became hard.”

incognito has won the Janey Loves Platinum Award four years running from Janey Lee Grace, and has also received the following awards: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, Ethical Award from The Ethical Company Organisation, P.E.A. Award: Travel & Tourism and Treading Lightly Waitrose awards.

Award-winning incognito® spray retails at £10.99 for a 100ml bottle and is available from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, WH Smith, Holland & Barrett, Harrods, Ocado, Whole Foods Market, Revital, independent pharmacies and health stores, 020 7792 8687 and