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Friday, 14 March 2008

Good mosquito repellent cream

Mosquitoes are the bane of my existence here, and now the weather's warming up, they are coming out in force again.
Mosquito nets don't suit my circumstances - my two cats wander at will through the night and one of them sleeps on my bed so any net would be disturbed. I have got mosquito-mesh screens at all my windows and at my patio doors but - ahem - I leave it a bit ajar there, and also the kitchen door open for - yes, you guessed it, the furry fiends to wander in and out as they please. (Slight theme here :D )

Anyway, around New Year, I had very dry hands from doing too much cleaning with harsh chemicals and no rubber gloves, so I bought this cream from my local pharmacy called Clipp Cream - universal cream for hand and body - it says on the blurb, and its natural ingredients glycerine, lemon oil, 'allantoine' (whatever that is!) and silicones. It has a very pleasant smell and restored my hands within a few days....

but.... it has the brilliant side effect of repelling mosquitoes! on me anyway - I know everyone is different and different things work on different people - but its worth trying!

Cost 12LE for 62g - and that tube lasted me about 2 months - doing hands, lower arms, ankles and feet most nights and a tiny bit round neck and face.

Anyway, here is a picture of the box for the Enquiring Minds that Want to Know

Clipp Cream

Update: 2nd October 2011:  A supplier in the US has now been located (thanks to a reader for the information!) and she is willing to post internationally.  Find the details here: Clipp cream redux

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