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Bug Repellent

My husband gets bitten by mosquito's all the time and i don't. I know it has to do with genetics and your body scent etc. I want him to use something, but not any of that nasty stuff. I tried looking in previous posts but i couldn't find anything, or maybe i missed it. Is there something i can make myself for him to use, that doesn't smell rank?


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Sep. 18th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
catnip oil!
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Try looking for natural brands that are basically citronella oil. It also tends to protect from the sun, some (mine is SPF 15).
Sep. 18th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
lemongrass. I just got some lemongrass shea cream that a local place makes. It works awesome!! My 5 year old went from having huge red welts all over to not a bite :) And it smells wonderful and doesn't take more then a little on each pulse point, kinda like perfume.
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Sep. 18th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
that sounds lovely!! i will definetly be mixing up some of this to try out =)
thanks for sharing~
Sep. 18th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
What was said above, but also he might want to consider taking a B12 supplement before he goes out. I used to get eaten alive, and now that I take the B12, I only get a couple of bites.
Sep. 18th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Not to be an alarmist, but he might want to get his cholesterol checked out. I have read that mosquitoes are attracted to those with higher cholesterol because they need the cholesterol, but cannot make it on their own (and some other biological chemicals). Here is an article that details it a bit: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=47119 as the article says it doesn't necessarily mean someone has high cholesterol, but maybe processes it better...or other chemicals.
From personal experience I was a mosquito magnet for years and then found out I had high cholesterol. Now that I have my cholesterol under control I am not bitten near as much as I used to be.
Sep. 19th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
thank you.. i appreciate it
Sep. 18th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
i am a mosquito magnet also, and have resorted to using DEET spray on my clother, but natural things on my COVERED skin - it has worked well for me so far - i also get lots of ticks on me as well - how lucky is that!!! O_O
Sep. 19th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
it's not natural (though at least it's DEET free) but I have not found a bug spray that I like better or that works better than avon's, it's waterproof and is also a sunscreen, and it smells pretty good. I haven't needed it where I live now but when I lived near a sort of marshy area and dealt with clouds of skeeters day and night, it worked wonders. Didn't leave my skin greasy or itchy, either. I always used their non-aerosol pumps, and I'd swear by them.
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