When it comes to insect repellents, you might have encountered words like PMD and DEET, but what do they actually stand for and how do they affect you? Well in this blog post, we will be introducing to you all about PMD and how it compares to DEET in your mosquito repellent products! So read on to find out more!
Firstly, what is PMD? PMD, which stands for p-menthane 3,8-diol, comes from the oil of the Lemon Eucalyptus and is the component that contains pesticidal properties, so it is an alternative to toxic mosquito repellents and acts by masking the environmental cues that mosquitoes use to locate their target. This means that PMD actually is a natural mosquito repellent ingredient, but how does it efficacy compare with that of other mosquito repellents?
PMD has shown remarkable ability to repel mosquitoes when compared to DEET –the most popular synthetic commercial insect repellent! PMD is able to give complete protection from biting for between 6 and 7.75 hours, and there was no significant difference regarding efficacy and duration of protection between PMD and DEET.
When it comes to the safety of using PMD-based repellents, it has been proven to pose no adverse side effects on the skin such as allergies or irritation. On the other hand, DEET-based repellents have raised concerns that it might cause blisters, burning sensations and in more serious cases, even seizures in children. Therefore, to be safe than sorry, going with a PMD-based repellent is definitely a better choice for you and your family!
Furthermore, when it comes to using PMD-based repellents, it is not only able to repel mosquitoes, but also flies and ticks and other insects that you might happen to encounter on your days out.
Now, with all the advantages that PMD-based repellents bring, you might think that it is difficult to get your hands on some or it might be too expensive for daily usage. Well, fret not!
With Incognito, our Award Winning Insect Repellent Spray, Organic Java Citronella Lotion and Mosquito Repellent Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, are all PMD-based and contain Citrepel 75 which is a more concentrated form of PMD. They are also packed full of natural and organic ingredients and are extremely effective to ward off mosquitoes and insects that bring us the risks of diseases! So if you are convinced by how good PMD-based repellents are, then head here to get one for yourself today!