RID™
Tried and tested Australian-made protection

For clients based outside of the UK and EU, the reason to pack RID™ is very simple - because IT WORKS!

We love RID™, but nobody can tell the RID™ story better than RID™ themselves, so here it is. The RID™ story is a great national story. It's one of dogged perseverance, natural talent, and just a dash of mad genius. It's a David and Goliath story, a history piece, and lesson in success from humble beginnings. Say the name RID™ to any Aussie and they'll immediately smile, remembering long summer days at the beach or backyard cricket games that were played until you couldn't see the ball. RID™ was all that was needed to have a good time. RID™ has become part of the fabric of who we are. It all began in a swamp. Doug Thorley was the man with the vision: "I want an insect repellent that's pleasant to wear, soothing to the skin, and medicated for existing bites...but it must not smell of chemicals." To realise his dream he researched with obsessive determination, he tested night after night for years. It was reported to the Brisbane police that

"a strange man is in the swamp with a dog". Doug was the original human guinea pig - standing in those murky waters being eaten alive night after night, taking notes, testing new lotions until finally the formula was perfected. He wouldn't market anything if it hadn't been tested on his skin first. His product was DEET-based - a chemical used by the American soldiers in the Pacific during World War II. It worked extremely well, but had an offensive odour. His kitchen research, with his wife's cosmetic cream, finally paid off. After more than 3,000 hours testing in the field, he was ready to sell a product that repelled insects, but with a pleasant scent. From day one in 1956, it was a hit. Soon, RID™ was being invited to picnics, beaches, and barbeques across the country. The familiar purple magenta packs could be found in handbags and medicine cabinets everywhere.

The Rid Family

RID™ Tropical Strength

RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Protection provides long-lasting, trusted protection against biting insects for non-EU and non-UK clients.

Products:

100ml Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Spray

100ml Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Roll-on

DEET content:

19.5% (click here to read more about DEET)

Repels:

Mosquitoes, flies, sandflies, fleas, leeches, ticks, and other biting insects.

How long does it last?

It lasts for at least 6 hours (tests show it is usually between 7 and 8).

Added benefits:

RID™ contains antiseptic to kill a wide range of bacteria (introduced by the insect bite or by scratching the area around the bite) which helps stop infection spreading. The range is medicated too and contains Vitamin E for moisturising, Chamomile for its soothing relief, and Triclosan (an anti-bacterial/inflammatory agent).

Rid tropical strength spray

RID™ Traditional

RID™ Traditional has a lower DEET content but does not last as long as the Tropical Strength products.

Products:

100ml Traditional Insect Repellent Lotion

50ml Traditional Mini Roll On

DEET content:

16% (click here to read more about DEET)

Repels:

Mosquitoes, flies, sandflies, ticks, and other biting insects.

How long does it last?

It lasts for at least 4 hours.

Added benefits:

RID™ contains antiseptic to kill a wide range of bacteria (introduced by the insect bite or by scratching the area around the bite) which helps stop infection spreading. The range is medicated too and contains Vitamin E for moisturising, Chamomile for its soothing relief, and Triclosan (an anti-bacterial/inflammatory agent).

Rid Traditional

RID™ for kids

RID™ for Kids is safe and suitable for the sensitive skin of children between the ages of 6 months and 11 years.

Products:

50ml Kids Roll-on

DEET content:

7% (click here to read more about DEET)

Repels:

Mosquitoes, flies, sandflies, fleas, leeches, ticks, and other biting insects.

How long does it last?

It lasts for at least 2 hours.

Added benefits:

RID™ contains antiseptic to kill a wide range of bacteria (introduced by the insect bite or by scratching the area around the bite) which helps stop infection spreading. The range is medicated too and contains Vitamin E for moisturising, Chamomile for its soothing relief, and Triclosan (an anti-bacterial/inflammatory agent).

Rid for kids

RID with sunscreen

RID™ and sunscreen combo combines RID™'s insect repellent formula with SPF50+.

Products:

100ml Insect Repellent & SPF50+ Sunscreen Lotion

DEET content:

7% (click here to read more about DEET)

Repels:

Mosquitoes, flies, and the sun.

How long does it last?

It lasts for at least 2 hours.

Added benefits:

Light, non-greasy, and moisturising lotion easy to apply. It is water-resistant and offers protection from the sun.

Rid with sunscreen

The more DEET the better? This is simply not true. Australian scientists have debunked the "more DEET the better" myth bandied about by most insect repellent manufacturers (usually for marketing purposes). Through extensive tests, it has been proven that the effectiveness of insect repellent does not increase once the level of DEET rises above 20%. What does increase is how long the product lasts on the skin. A standard 20% DEET repellent will usually last 4 to 5 hours. A product with 80% DEET will last for 8 to 10 hours. RID™ 19.5% Tropical Strength formula, as stocked by The Safari Store, lasts for at least 6 hours (tests show it is usually between 7 and 8) due to additional synergists that extend the length of time the product is effective. DEET at high concentrations is highly corrosive to your precious camera gear and binoculars - and to your skin! The World Health Organisation and most medical authorities recommend that DEET products be below 50% as levels higher than this are known to cause severe skin irritation.

Considering the environment. RID™ is not tested on animals, does not include CFCs in its aerosol sprays, and RID™ bottles are recyclable.

Tried and tested. Extensively used and tested by The Safari Store Team, RID™ has proven itself to be reliable and effective in all of our safari and outdoor adventures.

For maximum protection. Combine RID™ with our BUGTech™ range of clothing for optimal protection. Our BUGTech™ fabric has been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel insects.

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