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lexxivexx

The Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:12 am   Post subject: orange-peel mosquito repellent


I'm so excited about this! A friend told me that rubbing orange peel on your skin will keep the bugs at bay, and it works! I've done this every day before working in the garden, and for the first time in forever I'm practically bite free.
The only time it didn't do the trick was out blackberry picking by a lake, but even an emergency bottle of bug spray didn't ward those demon-creatures off.

You'll smell like a citrus grove!




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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:29 am   


I really must try this Lexxi as I get eaten alive by midges whenever I'm in the garden. Thanks for the tip. Very Happy

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Droopy


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Western Norway
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Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:08 am   


What a great tip! I've added oranges to the shopping list and will try it.

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Palm Tree

Cape Town
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Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:50 am   


What a nice organic insect repellent.
Would I be presumptuous to assume that all citrus peels would work as well?

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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:38 pm   


Not too sure about that Palm Tree but I know that the wasps in my garden (as well as the midges) can't stand citronella oil.
BTW the orange peel does seem to work Lexxi - at least I've not been biten since I tried it. Mr. Green

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