PRODUCT REVIEW: #AVON Skin So Soft Oil Really Works for Keeping Bugs Away!
SO recently during one of my book clubs we got to talking about bug repellant. For the life of me, I cannot remember how we got to such an odd subject, but some of the older women in my group swore by AVON Skin So Soft as a bug repellant. They claimed it was even better than Off! or other deet-filled bug repellant, and much safer to use. I had never heard of such a thing-and I am a Girl Scout leader! Evidently this is an old wives tale that has been shared around since the '70s. I was skeptical, but seeing as how we were going to Michigan on vacation and the bugs near the lake at night were intolerable, I thought I should give it a try. We always cut our night excursions short because the bugs were always too obnoxious. So we just go to bed covered in deet. YUCK!
I bought a bottle on Amazon because I did not know any AVON reps, but later I discovered you can shop AVON products right through their own website, so it's up to you how you want to get it.
The first night we went fishing at sunset. I sprayed myself down. It was a little greasy as it is a light oil. I sprayed my legs, arms, neck and forehead and lightly rubbed it in. Then I fished away. We fished well into 10:00 at night, and I did not get one mosquito bite. NOT ONE. Hubby was getting bit, then he sprayed it on and said he could feel bugs hitting his legs but not landing.
I used that spray every night fishing and during campfire nights. I did not get a mosquito bite once. Usually, I am a delicious buffet, but not this time! The one woodland walk I took I forgot to spray myself and I got two bites on my face and two on my arm. So they were around, they just stayed off me when I used Skin So Soft.
It works, guys. and there is NO DEET!
The only draw back is that your clothes gets a little bit oily. I had a light cotton skirt one night and I noticed when we got back inside, there were some oil stains on the skirt. It washed out easily, so it's not a big deal. Just don't wear anything nice when you are outdoors battling the bugs. I was so pleasantly surprised to find something that works without chemicals, and my skeptical-swarthy-fisherman-husband is amazed it worked at all.
True story! I have 15 large mouth bass pictures caught at night to prove it!