Red Deer Pharmacy Expert – Melanie Warren


This the season..the time of year when we have to lather, slather and spray mosquito repellent.

Of course with so many options it is about finding the combination that will best suit your needs.

People are usually prone to mosquito bites due to a combination of scent, light, heat, and humidity.  If you are a mosquito magnet, you’ve probably tried them all.

Different species of mosquitoes like the ones that carry malaria prefer bacteria and sweat.  Others are attracted to carbon dioxide and certain hand odors.

Whichever species you encounter, you can protect yourself without having to use a chemical based repellent. Many people might choose to avoid using these products unless you’re visiting places that have a high risk for mosquito-borne diseases like Malaria or Zika virus.

There are many natural alternatives available such as:

Lemon, eucalyptus oil, Lavender,Cinnamon oil, Thyme oil ,Greek catnip oil, Soybean oil, Citronella, Tea tree oil and Geraniol Neem oil.

If you’re doing things like hiking, camping or outdoor sports a natural repellents might be a better option. This can be especially true for children, who are more sensitive.

Millerdale Pharmacy offers a number of natural repellent options. Including a special natural formulation compounded exclusively for those with sensitivities.

Ask our professional team about the most suitable option for you and your family.