Choosing To Use Natural Products

parakito in packet


I was gifted a Parakito arm band and two pellets to try.

All views in this are my own – as you will see below!!


You may have seen my post where I have been trialling a Parakito anti mosquito band. I was gifted it a month or two ago, and I’m only just writing about it now.


parakito in packet



I struggled to know how to review it honestly. The “problem” with a product like this is that if it works, you probably won’t notice that it has worked. Which is good in terms of having a simple, effective product, but bad in terms of telling others about it!


parakito pellet


I know from working in research that no result can still be a result. No result can inform your later research choices. In an old job of mine where I was a family history researcher, no result meant one of two things:

  1. The person was outside of the scope of records that my job had access to
  2. The person existed, but I would have to dig into the obscure archival documents to find evidence


I was trying to work out how to write about Parakito, when I realised that I would be having the same issue with any product that falls into the anti-mozzie realm. If it works, you don’t notice. That actually made me settle on liking Parakito products.


Parakito close up


How come?


Because this is a preventative product. And if I’m going to use something “not knowing” if it works, then I would prefer that it is natural, rather than rubbing a chemical-laden cocktail into my skin.


Have you used Parakito products? How have you found them?


8 Replies to “Choosing To Use Natural Products”

  1. Very interesting! I have never heard of Parakito or its products. My daughter seems to attract mozzies and she is allergic to them. Her mozzie bites swell up dreadfully and become very red. I’ll have to take a look at this product. Thanks for the review and yes not noticing anything is good! 🙂

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Worth a try by the sounds of it.

  2. I have always been curious to know if these bands work but they’re not cheap so I’ve not yet taken the risk. We use Vanilla Mozi which is a great natural, locally made Mummy product.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      It’s great when you find a local product you love.

  3. I have heard of these but was unsure if it was worth the expense or not, you are right, hard to really know when it is being effective or not.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      It is hard to know, especially where I live because the mozzies are kind of all or nothing. But I would still pay for these vs using those strong chemical ones.

  4. You silly billy – I take that as a big fat YES it works!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      But I can’t definitively say so…My mind is being too analytical on this haha

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