Para’Kito all Natural Mosquito Repellent

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I HATE mosquitoes. Like, really really hate them. Yuck, it just grosses me out to no end thinking of them swapping my blood & my children’s blood with other people and animals, how disgusting and unsanitary!

But I have to say I am not a big fan of bug repellents. Especially the sprays that smell gross and make you feel dirty and oily all day. My kids run anytime I try to spray them with any type of spray, especially something so pungent and strong. This makes it easier for me to just say screw it and leave them unprotected from bugs. With all of these new virus’s carried by mosquitoes like Zika and West Nile I always find myself crossing my fingers that the bite they got today is just an itchy nuisance and nothing more.

I stumbled upon the brand Para’Kito that claims to be all natural and safe for children & pregnant women. What intrigued me most is the fact that it wasn’t a spray and it claimed to be as effective but made from all natural essential oils. It is a selection of different wearable items that work for anyone and can make a perfect give for yourself.

  • Wristbands MSRP $19.50 – They come in all different colors and styles and have sized specifically for children. These work with essential oil pellets that release scents to mask your skin. Each pellet lasts 15 days.
  • Clips MSRP $19.50 – These clips can be clipped onto strollers which is AWESOME to keep baby protected or you can put it right onto your keys or purse strap. These work with essential oil pellets that release scents to mask your skin. Each pellet lasts 15 days.
  • Roll-on MSRP $19.50 – This is just what it sounds like. A roll-on stick that rolls the oil onto your skin. It does smell a little stronger then the others but it forms a physical barrier between your skin an the nasty bugs.
  • Unidose Gel MSRP $1.00 ea – You just bust open the little packet it comes in and smear it all over your skin for 5 hours of protection.

I’m testing each of these items out for you! They are a bit expensive, and I haven’t had a chance to really put them to work yet since it’s just the beginning of mosquito season, but I’ll be sure come back and update this post once I get the full review in.

In my opinion, some coverage is better then none. So if I can get my kids to wear this wrist band or clip or even get the roll-on gel onto them, its better then leaving them unprotected!

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PARA’KITO resolves all these worries & concerns with its line of colorful and waterproof refillable wristbands and clips. Also safe for pregnant women who cannot use harsh sprays, PARA’KITO has quickly positioned itself as a global leader in natural, DEET-free mosquito repellent alternatives. With a pleasant smell of citronella, PARA’KITO’s scientifically-proven blend of essential oils repels mosquitoes. Packed into a kid-friendly pellet that sits comfortably in the pouch of a band or clip, you can rest assured the little ones will be safe from the following of our least favorite bugs this spring and summer.

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A little more info on how the PAra’Kito brand products work;

The pellets operate by releasing a blend of essential oils that interfere with mosquitoes’ sense of smell, thereby reducing their capacity to identify their prey.

Mosquitoes’ orientation relies on a combination of olfaction, heat detection, and vision,  which means that spatial protection products can offer relative, but not absolute protection.

In case of high infestation, the roll-on gel has been specially developed. This super-smart gel works both as a barrier and a mask. Applied directly to the exposed areas of the skin, ankles, wrists,face and neck, it immediately forms a barrier between you and the mosquito that lasts up to five hours. As the natural oils’ active ingredients are released into the air around you, they also help to mask the scents of your breath and body, making it harder for mosquitoes to find you.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS;

Citronella Oil……34.0%

Rosemary Oil……22.0%

Geranium Oil……21.0%

Mint Oil………….10.0%

Clove Oil………….2.5%

Peppermint Oil….1.5%

DEET FREE & No Animal Testing!

Check out Para’Kito to purchase yours now!

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Review of the 2016 Mazda 6

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This past week I had the privilege of testing out the Mazda 6 Grand Touring from DriveShop. That gave me something else to be thankful for during the Thanksgiving week!

This beautiful deep red color I had is called “Soul Red”. I was never a big red car person. I mean, they’re nice, but I usually go for the black or beige colors. Wow. Wow is all I can say. I felt so luxurious and stylish driving around in this beautiful red car. I had so many compliments on it everywhere I went. It is for sure a show stopper.

Surprisingly affordable, the Starting MSRP for this model is $21,495. The navigation system and sirius satallite radio come standard in this vehicle at no extra charge which is a bonus!

Mileage is 28city/40 hwy which is what you’d expect from a sedan.12359812_10208066777047744_1874810296_o

The inside of this one is not far behind the luxury of the outside. In fact its right on par. Having a family of 4, and both kids being in car & booster seats, space is always a number one concern. That is the reason I went to a “mom mobile” aka an SUV sometime back. The Mazda 6 was shockingly roomy an fir us all with room to spare. The boys loved it an called it “The red car”. I thought my 3 year old was literally going to cry when I had to give it back! There was a small sunroof that made it feel that much more open and let some extra light in. It was cold an the heated seat feature got a lot of use! The interior color in this model is Black/Espresso. The black makes it easy to hide dirt generated from little boys! LOL!

Did I mention that the driver seat has a memory button that remembers just how you like your seat? Two of them to be exact. How convenient because I hate getting in the car after my husband has the seat pushed all the way back and I can’t reach the pedals! Pushing 1 or 2 lets the seat do all of the work to get it back to exactly how I like it, and quickly.

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The trunk space is another thing that shocked me. It fits almost as much as my Mazda CX-7 does and that’s an SUV. It isn’t too high, but the depth of it makes you actually have to step back and figure out how it goes back so far!

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The active driving display, or as I like to call it, the futuristic dashboard is one of the features that makes the Mazda 6 one of the top rated safety vehicles of 2015. It has something I haven’t seen before, which is the ability to tell you when you’re riding far enough away from the car in front of you. It’s funny because that is one of the things my husband always criticized about my driving. He says I tailgate the cars in front of me often… I don’t agree, but this feature sure helps me be mindful of how far back I should be to be at a safe distance. The other safety features are the back up camera, the blind spot alert on the side view mirrors, and the drifting lane alert. It’s a little hard to see in a photo because it’s through a glass, but here is the active driving display showing some of what I covered above.

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After having this vehicle for a week during the holidays, it really made me think about how I’d love to have this vehicle even though it is a sedan. I do miss it, as do my kids. It is certainly a contender in any of our choices for a sedan in the future if we decide to go that route. Mazda has outdone itself again!

The warranty it comes with is 36 month/36,000 miles bumper to bumper. 60 month/60,000 mile powertrain warrantly.

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