Does this really work? Para’Kito wristbands to test

13/08/2019

There’s a dark side to island living – most of the time it’s all sunshine, palm trees and bikinis – but when the sun goes down, that’s when things can get itchy.

You can’t avoid exploring at dusk in Australia– enjoying a drink out with friends, catching the sunset over a different headland… But when the mosquitoes come out, life becomes pretty crowded.

As mosquito food for the past decade and sick of spraying myself every couple of hours (and then having to smell it!), I decided to put the Para’kito wristband to the test!

I have first tested this wristband over one month back in 2015, where the Para’kito was my constant companion everywhere I went. From the beach to the mountains… I was stoked that it was lightweight and waterproof which was perfect for me! I swam in the ocean wearing it, did bush walks and kayaked with it.

Para'kito writband
Para’kito wristbands can go in the water

I have now put it to test with my son Noah (almost 4 years of age) when he is off to adventures, like fishing and bushwalking. And he likes it, or better doesn’t complain to have the wristband on him, while every time I tried to put mozzie repellent before he complained about it!

What is the Para’kito wristband?

Para’kito wristband is an insect repellent that has no chemicals and is at the same environmentally friendly – it works with essential oils diffusion that keeps the insects away.

The Para’kito pellets have a pleasant smell of essential oils, is environmentally friendly and has no chemicals.

para'kito natural insect repellent

How do you use Para’kito wristband?

The Para’kito wristband comes in so many different colours that you might find overwhelming to choose from! The wristbands are not itchy and you can wash them in the washing machine if they get a bit sweaty!

Just insert the pellet that comes with your bracelet (it comes with 2 pellets) and voila! Bye bye, itchy bites! You can leave it on you al the time.

para'kito kit
Para’kito comes with 2 pellets

The other positive side is that it also repels other nasty insects like sandflies, flies and midges.
It is recommended to replace the pellets every 15 days although I have used mine for more days and it worked perfectly until the 27th day.

Where to buy Para’kito wristbands

The wristbands are available in some pharmacies, though we had to search around, and colour options were limited. Alternatively, you can get it from here, which sometimes can be cheaper than at the chemists.


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Para’Kito wristband

$19.50
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Overall

7.0/10

Durability

6.0/10

Functionality

8.0/10

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