Re: Insect Repellent: Which one??
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 07:32:18 -0400
On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, E Holm wrote:
> Although insect repellants are good for temporary use, I don't like using
> them much, just look at my legs after a weekend at camp and big blood
> sucking mosqitoes :-( Anyways, I have heard that if you start early enough
> (like 2-4 weeks), one of the B vitamins will act as a natural bug repellant
> somehow. Is this true? If it is, does anyone on the list know which B
> vitamin (or other vitamin) does this wonderful trick.
I've heard this said of brewer's yeast. My parents tried it on us when
we were kids (tried lots of other experiments, too - they may have been
related to the Mengeles), but it tasted awful and I never noticed that
the critters stayed away as a result.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
I wuz an Antelope (82-66). Now working my ticket.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City