“ Effectively repels mosquitoes. „
Review of Jungle Formula Insect Repellent Wipes
Tidying up and date checking my medicine cabinet recently I came across these wipes and decided to review them.
==What are they?=
Jungle Formula Insect Repellent Wipes are a handy way of keeping biting and stinging creepy crawlies away. The Jungle Formula range has been around for many years and produces products for use both in the UK and abroad. The wipes come in boxes of 15 individually sealed sachets. This product is ideal to pop in a pocket or bag for use whenever the need arises, to protect you whilst you are out and about. Jungle Formula wipes provide up to 6 hours protection and can be used on children from the age of three.
==Why I bought them==
Well, this is self explanatory really!
I am particularly vulnerable to insect bites and seem to attract the little beasts like a magnet, if there is something about that will bite, I guarantee it will find me! As regular readers of my reviews may recall, I live on a narrow boat part of the year and spend my time cruising the UK inland waterways. Water is of course a prime location for midges, mosquitoes and other biting insects. During the warm but wet summer of 2009, I was plagued by insects whilst touring the Shropshire Union and Llangollen canals, at one point I had upward of two dozens midge bites on my body, all in varying degrees of revoltingness! I had been using an insect repellent but it was clearly not working and in desperation I went to a chemist shop in Llangollen and spoke to the pharmacist on duty. He recommended the Jungle Formula range and I duly purchased several items including the wipes.
Jungle Formula Wipes come in a bright green cardboard carton, decorated with silhouetted images of mosquitoes, the carton contains 15 wipes of 2.5 ml each. As I have mentioned each wipe is individually wrapped in a sealed foil pouch. On ripping open the pouch, the white Jungle Formula wipe is revealed in it's folded state. On unfolding, the wipe is roughly the same size and the same thickness as a small baby wipe, approximately 6"x6". The wipes are moist and have a mild medicated smell, this is not unpleasant or too chemical-like, it has a vaguely citrus aroma.
The instructions for use are clearly printed on both the foil pouch and the carton. The product has been endorsed for use by the Hospital for Tropical Diseases for travellers visiting non-Tropical areas WITHOUT risk of malaria.
As I purchased these wipes last summer I cannot be 100% sure of the price I paid, but a quick web search shows that they currently retail for around £5 for a box of 15 wipes. Jungle Formula Insect Repellent Wipes are available in many High Street stores such as Boots, Superdrug and other chemist chains, as well as in specialist outdoor retailers.
Ingredients, how to use and warning information
Ingredients:- I recognise one or two of these items, but as for the rest....well!
Aqua, alcohol Denat, Butylaceylaminoproprionate, Methyol -2, Propanidiol 1-3, Imidazolidynil Urea, Methyparaben, Tetrasodium ETDA, Parfum.
How to use:- Skin to be treated should be clean and dry. The wipe should be carefully rubbed over all areas of exposed skin, avoiding the eyes and lips. The product should be reapplied as necessary, as the efficiency will be affected by conditions such as high temperature, humidity and perspiration. Jungle Formula wipes need to be stored in a cool, dry place and used by the use by date on the packaging.
For external use only.
Keep out of reach of children
Avoid contact with eyes, lips, broken or sensitive skin.
Keep away from varnished and painted surfaces.
This product contains no Deet.
Did They Work?
Now for the all important bit, did they work? In a word, no.
I have to be truthful here and state that whilst they did not work for me, they did for my partner! After using the wipes I noticed little or no difference to my status as dinner for the insects, however my partner found he was left well alone.
Jungle Formula Insect Repellent Wipes were not the solution for me and as such I wouldn't use them again. I wouldn't go so far as to say that I would not recommend them as they did work for my partner, although of course, this review is about my experience not his!.
I feel my lack of success with the wipes is probably something to do with my skin type and natural attraction to midges, not the product!
I must admit that I only used these for a couple of days before giving up and sticking with the Jungle Formula Spray that I purchased at the same time. Now that did work I'm glad to say, another review perhaps?
Thank you for reading.
© brittle1906 December 2010
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same name.
As I have mentioned in a previous review (for Soltan Sun Cream with Insect Repellent) I am one of those people who gets absolutely eaten alive in countries where mosquitos are about, I put it down to having incredibly tasty blood!
Last year I went on a road trip in Queensland, Australia and knew that I would be venturing deep into Rainforest and spending tons of time outside in mozzie infested areas, I was therefore determined to be well armed against the risk and took some of these wipes with me so I could carry them in my bag without taking up loads of room and could quickly wipe myself down if needs be.
I have used the Jungle Formula range a number of times in tropical locations but sometimes find the smell of it rather overwhelming and unplesent and the gels and creams can be very thick and sticky and a nightmare to apply, this was why I went for the wipes which I had never tried before. I know that Jungle Formula products are 50% DEET, which is the active ingredient that kills and repells the little blighters and I do know that they work, I am just not a big fan of slathering them on over a load of sun block, I begin to feel like im covered in jam.
So, I picked up a pack of 15 wipes for £4.99 in Boots, at the time they were on a 3 for 2 offer so I also got some of the spray aswell and as the cheapest item the wipes were actually free. A good start!
The box contains 15 individually sealed wipes, they are flat and about 6cm square in a foil packet. There is a 'tear here' split in one side so they are easy to get into and fit easily into your purse or bag or pocket. When opened you have what feels like a large wet wipe which is impregnated with the formula.
The towel method of applying is ideal as you know you are covering each area you rub it on properly, I tended to immediately do my ankles and calves as for some reason this is where I get bitten the most. One tissue will cover a good area and the protection claims to last about 6 hours which seems believable to me.
When wearing this stuff I did not get bitten half as much as I usually would, especially given the very tropical location we were in. I cannot say it totally prevents bites as in my experience it does not, I do think it dramatically reduces the amount of bites you will receive though - if applied properly.
For me the convenience of these wipes is the best thing about them, they were very handy when we had gone out in an evening and meant that I didnt have to carry a bottle of nasty spray with me everywhere and treat those around me to the fumes, using these is much more subtle and enjoyable.
I do think application is much easier with these wipes and the protection you get is on a par with the sprays and creams, I guess the one downside is that with the creams etc you could apply once and not need to again for many hours and for the price you get a lot less of the actual formula with the wipes. They are definitely intended as a complimentary product to the normal range, but in my opinion they are definitely worth the money.
A great product for those prone to bites, fantastically easy to use, convenient to carry and effective.
Jungle formula wipes
When we were in Egypt for a recent holiday, there were quite alot of mosqitos. Having realised that this would probably be the case, I stocked up on mosquito repellent lotions and potions and these were one of the products.
WHAT ARE THEY?
These wipes promise to repel mosqitoes midges and other biting insects for up to 6 hours.
They have apparently been approved by the hospital for tropical Diseases for use in countries where there is no known risk of malaria or other insect transmitted diseases. They won't protect against these diseases so for anyone travelling where there is a risk, the extra strength wipes should be used.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The wipes themselves come in a box which is the usual Jungle Formula green colour and it has all of the instructions for use on the back of the box. Inside the box there are 15 individually wrapped wipes. These wipes are slightly smaller than I would expect a baby wipe to be and they have a kind of porous surface . This porous surface makes them more wet than they would be if they were a "normal" wipe, presumably so that they can be used in such a way that plenty of the lotion is applied to the skin; if they were too dry then clearly there wouldn't be enough of the repellent getting on to the skin.
The wipes do smell slightly antiseptic and definitely a bit medicinal presumably the stuff which will deter the bugs, but it's not too strong a smell and definitely not enough to make me not want to use them.
They do easily apply a good covering of the lotion and whilst they look small, one wipe does alot of exposed bit, and the lotion washes off easily and leaves no sticky residue.
HOW TO USE THEM...
These can be used on adults and on children from the age of 3 years. The wipes should be wiped gently over all exposed parts of the body except the eyes and lips.
The formula should be reapplied regularly and as necessary depending on the weather conditions.
As with most products these wipes come with some warnings including:
* External use only
* Harmful if swallowed
* Avoid contact with eyes mouth and broken skin
* If a reaction occurs then discontinue use
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The wipes are readily available from supermarkets and chemists and cost around £4.30 for 15 of the wipes
Chetaro UK Ltd., Cambs.
Check out the website, www.jungleformula.co .uk for more information about the product and other mosquito repellent products.
These are easy to apply and really do seem to give up to 6 hours of protection. I found that a couple of wipes each was enough for a good covering of the repellent on exposed bits but i suppose it depends on how maky exposed bits there are!
It leaves no sticky residue and offered all of use including Little Miss good protection with no adverse reactions.
One of the things I liked about them is the fact that they are easy to carry in a bag or in pockets so if we found ourselves out longer than expected then it was easy to apply further protection without having to carry an aerosol can with us.
A recommended product.
Thanks for reading.