Editor’s note: This story was originally published in June 2017. I am very itchy. And I’m about to make you very itchy, too. My apologies. I spent the last week testing out 16 mosquito repellents in the woods by my house. First I tested these repellents by spraying or applying each on half a cutie, a quarter of a banana and a eighth of a potato — all foods mosquitoes are supposed to love. I sat back and watched who came crawling or flying to eat the fruit. Then I tried out each remedy on a limb of my body at dusk. With my trusty dog as my companion, we frolicked in the mosquito-heavy woods, especially by the wet weather creek. I took notes on ease of use, scent (or stench), how it felt to the touch, how the mosquitoes reacted and whether we got bitten. In addition to the ones sold specifically for their mosquito-fighting powers, we tried out two beauty products that had become internet sensations to see if there was any truth to the rumors. As seen on the internet Johnson & Johnson’s Creamy Baby Oil with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E This baby oil, and specifically… Read full this story
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