Your cruelty-free and vegan-friendly Moskito is formulated with 100% plant-based ingredients. It comes in more than one variety so you’ll still have a choice if you react to lavender or lemongrass.
Moskito offers you peace of mind by giving you an idea when reapplication may be required (i.e. every three hours or so). Aren’t you lucky!
Moskito comes with a celestial smell that absolutely pleasures humans but has a lingering scent, which mosquitos find sensationally revolting and would have no choice but to leave you alone for several hours whilst you do your own thing. The beautifulness of the smell is nothing like the typical repellent you find on the market. And the feel? Oh gosh, very moisturizing – not greasy at all. Plus, it’s got ingredients that can help improve your skin’s conditions. You’ll have very little qualms applying it.
One important thing you need to know is that your Moskito is special. It’s one of the very few natural repellents packaged in glass bottles – a big win for your very safety (not gonna leach plastic chemicals into your Moskito) and for the safety of our beloved environment. And guess what: they even come in 100ml refill glass bottles.
1. witch hazel 2. soya bean oil 3. vanilla extract 4. glycerin 5. oils of basil, catnip, peppermint, rosewood, litsea, lemon eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, & lecithin
NOW ENJOY OUR MOSKITO STORY
Like your Sankofa Deodorants, there’s a personal story behind Moskito. However, Moskito evoked a lot more emotional perturbation than I’d envisaged. The emotions started unraveling as it became evident that we’d been able to make something that can effectively repulse mosquitos. This triggered memory episodes that made me cry – something I very rarely do.
As you may be aware, malaria, considered the world’s most important parasitic infectious disease, is a major contributor to deaths and health calamities in our sub-Saharan Africa.
Growing up in Ghana, I was often ‘eaten’ by malaria-carrying mosquitos. Everyone in Ghana got malaria regularly but, due to a very weak immune system, I felt my experience was quite different. I had malaria very often, sometimes getting hospitalized three to four days a week. In fact, I’d been in the hospital for four days prior to my Bachelor’s degree graduation ceremony but was never gonna miss that occasion for any reason. In spite of being very frail and barely able to move, I sneaked out of the hospital and, slowly but relentlessly, walked to join my colleagues on the podium.
I’ve hardly lived in Ghana for the last two decades but I know my body is still crap at fighting malaria because Sonje and I went and lived there for almost a-year-and-a-half and things didn’t go very well. You’d think having been born and raised there, I’d have built some level of immunity against the disease but, no, the hospitalizations continued. There you go!
Our kids bug us a lot to take them to Ghana but the one thing that had been holding us back a bit – apart from the trip’s expensiveness – was our lack of success in finding for them an effective, natural mosquito repellent, i.e. one that works without DEET, picaridin, permethrin, and all the other nasties. So, as you can imagine, we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to make Moskito which the family can use.
I must say that it never was our intention to make Moskito only for the family. We also had in mind people visiting or living in areas endemic with mosquito-borne diseases. Specifically, making Moskito is our little effort toward reducing mosquito-related child mortality and infectious diseases around the globe. And to all the other children and adults out there who react undesirably to mosquito bites and hate getting bitten, we didn’t forget you. It’s to you all that we cheerfully dedicate Moskito.