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These tips were in an e-mail a friend sent me. Since mosquito season is coming soon, I thought some of you could use these.<br><br><br><br>
Take one vitaimin B-1 tablet a day, April through October .<br><br>
The odor the tablet gives out through your skin<br><br>
(YOU can not smell it) repels mosquitos,black flies,<br><br>
no seeum's, and gnat's. It does not work on stinging insects.<br><br><br><br>
Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off<br><br>
a smell that bugs do not like,<br><br>
so plant some in that garden also to help ward<br><br>
off bugs without using insecticides.<br><br><br><br>
Mix your own:<br><br>
20 drops Eucalyptus oil<br><br>
20 drops Cedarwood oil<br><br>
10 drops Tea Tree oil<br><br>
10 drops Geranium oil<br><br>
2 oz. carrier oil ( such as Jojoba )<br><br>
Mix together in a 4 oz. container. Apply to skin as<br><br>
needed avoiding the eye area. Keep out of reach<br><br>
of children. Test on a small area of skin for sensitivities .<br><br>
Experiment with different percentages of essential oil.<br><br><br><br>
One of the best natural insect repellants<br><br>
is made from the clear real vanilla (not the grocery store<br><br>
vanilla extract which is mostly alcohol). This is the pure<br><br>
vanilla that is sold in Mexico. It's cheap there if you know<br><br>
of someone that lives there or in the US close to the border.<br><br>
If not, health food stores usually carry it or can order it<br><br>
for you. I use it half vanilla and half water and find<br><br>
that it works great for mosquitoes and ticks,<br><br>
don't know about other insects.<br><br><br><br>
Hopefully a few of you will find this helpful!
 

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Yow! I don't know if I could do that. Other than spicy mexican food, I'm not one for strong flavors. I can imagine that it works very well, though! Besides, that's an excellent way of warding off the common cold. I have a friend at work that eats a ton of fresh garlic, and she hardly ever gets sick. When she does, it goes away very fast.
 

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When I eat garlic it's not just the bugs that drift away<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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