Crystal Deodorant That Also Repels Insects!

If you’re using a mosquito repellent on your holiday, the last thing you want to be doing is using a perfumed deodorant, which will effectively counteract the effects of your insect spray. So leading anti-mosquito company incognito has extended its range by introducing a specially designed travel-friendly deodorant…

incognito’s new natural crystal deodorant means holidaymakers travelling to tropical areas can still smell fresh and clean without attracting the unwanted attention of mosquitoes and other pesky biting and stinging insects. This is the first time ever a crystal deodorant has been able to contain anything other than alum. It also has anti-bacterial properties as well as repellent ones.

Insects such as mosquitoes are attracted to their hosts by kairomones, as well as the smell of some chemicals and perfumes in scented deodorants. Kairomones are emitted by the body in proportion to the rate of metabolism – so the more active you are, the more attractive a meal you are – and many can be detected by a female mosquito up to one kilometre away! Ned Walker, professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University, states that the floral scents given off by deodorants and perfumes also attract some species of mosquitoes to the skin. [1] This is where incognito can help.

incognito offers a range of anti-mosquito products that are made entirely from natural products, including a repellent spray, lemongrass long-burning incense sticks, citronella soap and Zap-Ease, which stops itching and swelling from bites. Used in conjunction with these products, the new citronella deodorant, which contains no aluminium salts or chemicals and is non-sticky with a fresh citrus fragrance, will significantly reduce the chances of being bitten. It is also suitable for use by the whole family.

This deodorant and all the products in the incognito range provide a greener, more effective insect repellent option which is DEET-free. The spray is stronger than any DEET insect repellent. incognito repels insects anywhere in the world, including all mosquitoes, as well as ticks, sandflies, wasps, fleas, bees, midges and gnats.

incognito Natural Crystal Deodorant retails at £4.19 and is available from Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, John Bell & Croyden, Planet Organic, Whole Foods, Trailfinders Travel Clinics, health stores and stocked in most branches of The Co-operative Pharmacy and nearly all pharmacies, as well as on-line at