orange-peel mosquito repellent

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  1. lexxivexx

    lexxivexx In Flower

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    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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  2. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I really must try this Lexxi as I get eaten alive by midges whenever I'm in the garden. Thanks for the tip. :-D
     
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    What a great tip! I've added oranges to the shopping list and will try it.
     
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    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 Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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. :D