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    Bug Soother

    Made in Columbus Junction. Find it, use it. You will never use anything else again.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    Need. More. Info.


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    Re: Bug Soother

    Personal bug repellent. Made from vanilla extract and water. Heard the stuff is amazing at keeping the gnats away. Don't know about mosquitoes though.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    Just buy real vanilla (not imitation vanilla) and mix it half and half with water. Put it in a spray bottle and spray your hair ears, neck, arms, etc. Spray some on your hands and dab it on your face. You smell like a freaking bakery, but it really really does keep those swarming gnats away. You may have to reapply if you're out more than a couple hours.


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    Re: Bug Soother

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
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    Bug repellant made with lemongrass oil and vanilla. Smells good, lasts a long time, and doesn't leave that stickiness you get when using vanilla water. I put some on, mowed my lawn, and sought out a swarm of gnats. It was like Moses parting the Red Sea.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    I always used the bottom side of a burdock leaf. It's multi functional in that it can also be used as teepee


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    Re: Bug Soother

    Stuff works great--and it's pretty cheap, too.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o22PwCzYxA
    Stuff's like magic-selling out everywhere it's stocked.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    Is it any good for mosquitos or just gnats?



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    Re: Bug Soother

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o22PwCzYxA
    Stuff's like magic-selling out everywhere it's stocked.
    I was down in Iowa and thought I'd try and find some this weekend. Bought the last bottle at the Fareway in Manchester. Going to look for some at the few spots in Minnesota that sell it so I can give a bottle to my grand nephews.

    Haven't tried this yet but based on the posts here I am assuming the best. We are going to have a heck of a summer bug season here with all of the freakin' rain.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    For a home concoction try 1/3 rubbing alcohol mixed with 2/3 real vanilla extract. Works great, does not leave a sticky residue and smells great. Absorbine Jr. works great but most do not like the smell.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    Go figure once we bought it we have not had a need for it.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    Quote Originally Posted by F5cy View Post
    Personal bug repellent. Made from vanilla extract and water. Heard the stuff is amazing at keeping the gnats away. Don't know about mosquitoes though.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    Is it any good for mosquitos or just gnats?
    I am intrigued... but I would also like to hear from some people who have used it that it also helps with mosquitoes.



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    Re: Bug Soother

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    Is it any good for mosquitos or just gnats?



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