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    Has anyone tried this??

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    Vanilla extract actually works pretty well. Under normal conditions (at least from my usage tests), it can last up to 2 hours per application. Now, in extreme heat/humidity like here in Louisiana, my sweat can knock the time down to about an hour. Results may vary according to humidity, heat, body chemistry and clothing. I'm actually using some in my potpourri warmer now and it seems to be working fairly well on the little buggers that have gotten into the house.

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    Default Re: Article: Gnat, Fly and Mosquito Repellent

    Quote Originally Posted by jsymon77 View Post
    Has anyone tried this??
    I have. It works pretty well. You'll have to apply it every hour-2 hours depending on how much you sweat. I usually wear jeans during the summer and it tends to last a bit longer in your clothing, from my experience.

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    WAX Myrtle works well on most bugs including fleas.

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    Well this is exciting, I make my own vanilla so I have a ton of it on hand. And an incredible crop of mosquitos to test this on. I sooooo hate bug spray. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

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    I go camping alot so I will be sharing this with family and friends

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    Default Re: Article: Gnat, Fly and Mosquito Repellent

    Quote Originally Posted by LaReindeer View Post
    Well this is exciting, I make my own vanilla so I have a ton of it on hand. And an incredible crop of mosquitos to test this on. I sooooo hate bug spray. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
    What is your recipe for vanilla?

 

 

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