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    Shiperton Henethe wrote:

    It might be under the name Avon "Skin-So-Soft".



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    Hi

    I am reliably informed that almost no midge creams
    work very well with the possible exception of
    "Avon beauty fluid/moisturiser" or something.

    Certainly all the others I've tried both all sting
    and stink!

    Anyone got any ideas?
    Does Avon work?
    If so which of their fluids is best?
    And where do you buy it from exactly
    (I've never seen it in the shops...)

    Does anything else work better?

    What about Pyrethrum fluid


    Ship
    Shiperton Henethe

    PS Sorry about the cross-posting but I suspect
    this subject is relevant to all groups in the list!

    P.S I also gather that some of these gas powered
    midge killing machines do in fact work and can
    kill midges by the pound!! But I am going to
    remote shooting estate just for a week and I dont
    think it would make a very good investment
    just for the one week!



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    New lubrication for my altitude bearings or
    azimuth bearings? ;-)


    Shiperton Henethe wrote:



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    Shiperton Henethe <shiphen@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:3f395465$0$10784$afc38c87@news.easynet.co.uk. ..
    Break a bit of elderberry branch off complete with leaves and hang it from
    your hat.
    Works for horses.
    HTH

    Tina





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    "Christina Websell" <christina.websell@zoom.co.uk> wrote in message
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    Not sure how much elderberry we'll find in the remote wilderness/moors of
    scotland but will bear that in mind. Thanks.

    Ship



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    Shiperton Henethe:

    *****

    If you do a Google search for "AVON MYTH" you may save a few quid. Read
    the independent studies, not the paid advertisements. The story that
    Avon "Skin So Soft" is an insect repellant is simply untrue.

    Davoud

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    "Davoud" <star@sky.net> wrote in message
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    Depends on how the study was run. I've seen independent studies that go both
    ways.

    In the interest of full discloser, I'll point out that my lovely wife has
    sold Avon for about 20 years. Two observations from my vantage point:

    Skin-So-Soft was originally a bath oil. It was the consumers that started
    telling Avon that it repelled mosquitoes. Avon resisted promoting it as bug
    repellant for years. (For one thing, here in the US, that's a whole
    different level of FDA approval.)

    From what I've seen, it appears to depend on your own body chemistry. It
    works great for me even though the little buggers will hover 5cm from my
    head (and ears) for hours on end which is almost as annoying as being
    bitten. However, I have also seen it act literally as a mosquito attractant
    for other people. This is probably why independent studies are all over the
    map.

    So, all I can say is it might work, and it might not. As somebody else said,
    at least you'll smell nice. :-) Then give it to somebody that likes bath
    oils.

    I do know that it won't eat plastic like DEET.

    Clear Skies,
    Craig in Tampa




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    "Christina Websell" <christina.websell@zoom.co.uk> wrote in message
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    But I don't think it's horses he wants to "repel"

    ;^)



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    Avon Skin So Soft is the name you are looking for. Me personally, I much
    prefer pure cintronella oil, has a far more apealling aroma.

    p


    Shiperton Henethe <shiphen@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    "Paul Justice" <paul@just-learn.com> wrote in message
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    | Avon Skin So Soft is the name you are looking for. Me personally, I much
    | prefer pure cintronella oil, has a far more apealling aroma.
    |
    <snipped>

    Believe it or not but it is only female midges that actually bite. They
    need the blood to give birth !
    So if you can keep away from the females you'll be OK :-)
    In truth I've never found anything that keeps them away, they can get
    through thick clothing etc.
    At present they seem to be in great profusion and biting freely.
    I sometimes carry a tin of fly spray and 'zap' them when I see a little
    clouds worth. Doesn't stop them biting but you get the satisfaction of
    knowing that its the last meal they will ever have.
    HTH
    Brian--
    Checked using Norton Antivirus 2003



 

 
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