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08-25-2008, 06:44 AM
on saturday i was outside quite a bit and during the day i got tons of bug bites. i usually don't have too much of a problem. some are kind of big and others were even sore at one point. they are looking and feeling much better, but i was wondering if anyone knew of any natural bug repellent or something specific i could do or even eat to naturally repell the bugs?? has anyone noticed that they have gotten more bug bites when in an area that is prone to bugs? are the flies more attracted to our healthy raw blood?!
08-26-2008, 04:51 AM
Have you tried GARLIC?
08-26-2008, 07:07 AM
no, not really. i do eat garlic every once in awhile (in a recipe), but i try not to have it all too often...my breath seems to be kind of strong after and lately i've been actually trying to cut out onion and garlic to see if i feel any different. i've been reading a lot lately about cutting out or limiting garlic and onion (and other spices) as, according to some, they only serve to excite the body and serve no nutrional purpose.
does anyone know of anything i could put on my skin that would discourage bugs?!
08-26-2008, 10:26 AM
flying insects in particular don't like lavendar oil. put a little bit on your pulse points and they should stay away. if you get bitten, dab some tea tree oil on it
08-26-2008, 10:32 AM
Cedar oil is another EXCELLENT bug repellant! I spray it in my house, outside, on me, etc.
08-26-2008, 01:10 PM
Ever since I've been using garlic daily, I haven't had problems with getting bitten. It's fun standing outside talking to others while they're getting bitten and explaining why I don't anymore. ;) A great testimony to raw. There are tons of recipes you can throw it in: soups, smoothies, juice, salads, salsa, wraps, dressing, marinades, pudding. I just automatically do it and then I don't even need to think about it when I go out. I think 1 clove is enough, possibly less.
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