The Science of Smidge
Scientifically field tested
Smidge has been scientifically field tested on the soft, fleshy parts of brave souls in the harshest regions of Scotland. Thanks to those fearless men and women, you can rely on Smidge to keep the beasties at bay during your next adventure.
Smidge stops midges biting you in two ways
It stops midges finding you
The active ingredient in Smidge (Picaridin, also known as Saltidin) has been molecularly designed to effectively block the antennal receptors of biting insects. Basically, it throws them off your scent.
It stops you tasting so good
As you Smidge up, you’ll notice a pleasant fragrance and appealing moisturising qualities but to landing midges or mosquitoes, you’ll taste like planet putrid.
Effective, Safe Protection
Smidge works against a broad spectrum of biting pests, including mosquitoes and ticks.
In fact Smidge provides up to 8 hours protection against all of these biting beasties:
Biting nuisance to man and very occasionally, nasty allergic reactions to their bites.
Multiple species, responsible for transmitting a variety of disease to humans including Dengue fever, Yellow fever, Zika virus and of course malaria.
Nasty bites if not removed quickly and can be infected with bacteria causing Lyme disease.
Extremely painful bites.
Itchy bites, that can become infected. Can occasionally (but rarely in the UK) carry diseases such as typhus.
The World Health Organisation have concluded that the active ingredient in Smidge (20% Picaridin (Saltidin®)) demonstrated excellent repellent properties comparable and often superior to those of DEET (WHO, 2000) and recommended its use for travellers against mosquitoes and other disease carrying insects (WHO, 2012).
Arm yourself with Smidge and win the fight against those biters
8 hour protection
The arms speak for themselves after a night exposed to Scottish biting midges.
Water and sweat resistant
Smidge has a unique, patented formula making it the UK Europe’s only water resistant insect repellent. Just remember to re-apply Smidge every 8 hours, or more often following swimming, intense exercise or exposure to very wet or humid conditions.
Safe for all the family
Smidge is safe for use on adults (including pregnant women) and children over 24 months. It is non-sticky, and moisturising too, with a pleasant fragrance. So not only will you dodge the midges, you’ll smell good on your next camping holiday to boot!