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Old 07-25-2006, 06:24 PM   #11
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Re: can i use insect repellent on my babies?

I make my own insect repellent. Here is the recipe:

3 ounces water
1 ounce witch hazel or aloe vera juice
24 drops of tea tree oil

Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle! It's that easy. I buy my tea tree oil and aloe vera juice at my local health food store.

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic. By mixing one part tea tree oil with ten parts water you can wash a wound. Also, you can apply tea tree oil to insect bites to stop the itching!!

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I've used Avon's SSS lotion (DEET-free). I've had mixed success with it, though. Sometimes it works, sometimes it seems to attract mosquitoes.

I just bought the bug repellent lotion from Frost Fish Cove (hope I got that in the right order ) and will give that a try next since it's natural and DEET-free.
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I dont like to use deet on my ds 14 mos but we go camping and the mosquitos are awful with areas near us testing postive for EEE and West Nile. I use Northern Essence natural bug spray with EOs. It works great. THe web site said that it is EPA approve for working to protect against mosquito bites. Some people can be DEET sensitive and can cause comas. I don't want to find out in the woods that my ds is sensitive.
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