insect repellant recipes

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 14:01
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Hi All,
Has anyone out there got any good recipes for sand flies & insect bites .Prevention & treatment please .
Thank you .
Cheers dingdong.
Whiskey 746
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Reply By: dougie - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 14:09

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 14:09
50% dettol 50% baby or olive oil
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 14:41

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 14:41
100ml Sorbalene, .5ml Eucalyptus oil, .5ml Tea tree oil, .5 ml Lavender oil. Mix together in a blender with 20ml of olive or coconut oil. Repels insects, spiders etc and is good for stings / bites ( not sea wasp) cuts abrasions and erotic massage if you are lucky enough to have someone to massage you.....Not that I have tried mind you....
The aroma tends to be a little overpowering but it does work and its all natural...
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Reply By: Michael - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:10

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:10
Hi There, Creosote works well, just spray on and see the difference.. It just doesn't smell that nice. LOL :) Michael
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Follow Up By: Glenos - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:44

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:44
"Creosote works well, just spray on and see the difference.. It just doesn't smell that nice" and causes cancer.

Creosote is a by product of inefficient hydrocarbon combustion, related to tar. I would rather be bitten by sandflies then put this on my skin. The dermatitis alone would be worse then a few bites and last longer.

Glen
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Reply By: Member - Anne - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:13

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:13
Hi there,

The only thing that repels sandflies for me is the very nasty, toxic, commercially available stuff called Rid. I have tried all the recipes recommended to me while in Broome and none of them worked! The varmints loved me no matter what. However, I did use baby oil with tea tree, lavender and geranium oil, and I did not get any infected bites or any scarring from them. The other thing I learned to swear by was aloe vera for treating the itch. Either use a sliver of the plant, or buy the Thursday Island brand of aloe vera in a tube.

Having had hundreds of bites at a time, I hope you manage to repel them effectively!

Happy travels
Anne
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Reply By: TD6 - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:20

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:20
Dingdong,

I used this for many years when running dive charters. 75% metho, 25% detol and a dash of baby oil. Not only repels sandflies etc but is magic for sealing cuts and abrasions and stopping infection from coral cuts etc. I still carry this religiuosly on my boat. Commonly known as jungle juice and it stings like crazy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:43

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:43
Bloody oath it would! Ouch!
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:11

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:11
Yeah TD6's recipe is the one. Another is to drink a whole bottle of rum...NEAT. Repels sandflies and everything else. Anyway normally you are too inebriated to feel the flies biting you!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:27

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:27
so what do you after the inebriation has worn off Willem?
or should we do what you do....stay drunk to avoid the itch as well

I'm like Anne...the little bugga's mige's especially, love me ....or hate me ....which? i dont know, but hell do i suffer.
same for mozzies
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Reply By: jughead - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:48

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:48
We go to a Beachhouse very regular and was put on a Avon product called Skin So Soft Bath Oil it was excellent and kept the sandflys and mosquitoes away, also makes you smell nice.

Try it and let me know how you go

Jughead
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:01

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:01
I've always used 80% baby Oil, 10 % Citronella & 10% Metho.
The little buggers are not really a problem to me (skin has had too many years in the pilbara I suppose) but the wife gets hammered every time, even with the abovementioned potion, so I shall be trying some of the others mentioned.
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Reply By: locallaw - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:06

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:06
Gidday All,As one who went fishing at dusk in nothing more than a pair of shorts and on his honeymoon (got to have some enjoyment ie fishing) and came up in large welts on most of my body.Absolutly murder on your honeymoon.I tried everything .You name I tried it.Some one suggested Vitamin B1.So I tried it and have found that I do come up in lumps but they are gone within half hour and no itch.I take 1 tab 3 times a day 2-3 weeks before trip.Works for me.By the way h/moon was 44 years ago so fishing is still enjoyed.
Seeya Locallaw
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Reply By: ianmc - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 19:19

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 19:19
Warning. Michael that was a foolish post on Creosote.
It is was used to stop white ants in Power Poles but it was banned as it is a known carcinogenic.
It should not be allowed anywhere near the skin & should not be inhaled.
I hate to think what may catch up with you in the future if your post was serious.
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