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Old 05-16-2005, 02:47 AM   #1
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Mosquito repellent

Can anyone recommend a mosquito repellent suitable for pregnant women or suggest any alternative natural repellents? Is citronella suitable for skin application?

 
Old 05-18-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: Mosquito repellent

Use Avon Skin-So-Soft. It's a body spray that feels like baby oil. I have used it for years for this purpose. It smells great too. Avon actually has a mosquito repellent cream, but I always use the body spray oil.

 
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Old 05-28-2005, 09:30 PM   #3
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Re: Mosquito repellent

You know I just read on another board, if you use fabric softner sheets (like Bounce) and rub them on your body and clothes, it repells them little suckers!! And the replys from the posts showed true, thats what i will try!

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Old 05-29-2005, 07:40 AM   #4
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Re: Mosquito repellent

Oranges work great too, just eat a few pieces before you go out!

 
Old 05-29-2005, 07:15 PM   #5
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Re: Mosquito repellent

babymomma I was just fixing to say that I had started a post on the infant care board about that, lol.
the skin so soft does work too. And someone on that other post said they rub oranges on their child. Which that might work, but it seems like it would attract bees! Cause you know how you can spray your hair with lemon juice to lighten it? Well I did that once and I had bees and yellow jackets just swarming me!
The paper I got about bounce also said it keeps away bees and ants and mice and snakes. The paper said to put some in your clothes, like a pocket or something, a friend said she lays them around the baby, and someone else said to just rub it all over you! even if it doesn't work, you sure will smell good!

 
Old 05-29-2005, 07:23 PM   #6
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Re: Mosquito repellent

That was me who rubbed my hands on my DD clothes and hair after eating an orange.(not sticky, lol, just the scent) It worked great and I never found it to attract bees. hmmm, I'll have too look for that now, but no, I've never had a problem with it before. DD and I eat an orange for our afternoon snack now before we head out to the playground and it keeps the little critters from biting

 
Old 05-29-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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Re: Mosquito repellent

Oh, I hope you didnt' think i was saying anything bad about you! I didnt' mean it to sound like that. I did leave out the part about the sticky though didn't I, I made it sound like you were just dumping oj on her on something, lol. Sorry about that!

 
Old 05-30-2005, 06:20 AM   #8
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Re: Mosquito repellent

Nooo, I don't mind at all! I just meant that I'll have to watch for bees now I have never noticed before but I will keep my eye out now

 
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