Alternative To Deet

Date: 24 Jun 2004
Time: 00:34:34
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Deet Free Repellant! 

The best we have found is called Bite Blocker, made from coconuts, geraniums and soybeans. The main active ingredient is soybean oil. Tests have shown it gives at least 90 minutes of full protection from mosquitoes. Other herbal and citronella based products have been found to provide only 3-20 minutes of protection.

 In California it can be found at Magellanís Travel Supplies in Santa Barbara: (800) 962-4943;, and costs about $9 for a 4 oz. bottle.

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