Do Mosquitoes like baby oil?
On lonely Planet they recommend using Avon Skin So Soft, but in Ireland it's not as easy to get, so I was wondering did anyone have any alternatives? What do other people use to moisturise while abroad?
Having said that, baby oil IS ver sweet, which seems to attract more bugs. But I don't know what to recommend as a substitute. (Skin so soft supposedly repels mosquitoes, but that's never been true for me...)
I'm not at my best when I moralize or philosophize. Logic is elusive, especially to one who so rarely uses it.
The best repellent for insects is a high B12 content in your blood, and a repellent with a high percentage of DEET(long chemical name)
The best repellent for flies is a shower every day. Flies like the smell of sweat.
The best repellent for head lice is a daily shower and shampoo.
When you sleep, the best repellent is a pair of long pants and long sleeved shirts and socks.
Add to that covers over your head and a mosquito net, and you'll be fine.
If you get bitten, Tiger Balm tends to burn like the dickens at first, and then relieve the itching.
Is this enough?
Think I'll try get some skin so soft, cos I do love to moisturise!!
My next problem is how best to carry it! When I was inter-railing I brought in a travel screw cap bottle in a ziploc bag but still the bottle and bag got greasy. So if anyone has any ideas...
I tried garlic pills before and even the odourless ones made me burp garlic the whole day, not very pleasant!!
"The difference between loneliness and solitude is your perception of who you are alone with and who made the choice." --anonymous quote
Anyway, expats in the Yucatan swear by this stuff called Cactus Juice as a skin-pampering repellent: www.agorganics.com/products/Cactus-Juice-EcoSafe-Spray/12/131.html. You can also get it with sunscreen added.
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