July 29, 2009

Forgot the Bug Repellent? Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment

Well, its not so much that I forgot the bug repellent, as I just did not think I would need it to go sit by the pool with the kiddos for 15 minutes. 15 minutes later, I re-entered the house with 13 mosquito bites-quite itchy!!

I spent a bit of time reading earlier this summer on how to make your own bug repellent. It looks pretty easy, and eventually more economical, but given that I was leaving town and scrambling to pull things together with as little investment as possible, I caved and bought the California Baby Bug Repellant, which I've read several good reviews on. Next summer I am excited to try making my own, but for this year, hopefully I can stretch one bottle through the summer. Since there is one month left, my chances are good. :)

However, having forgotten to apply it before going down to the pool, I was left miserably itchy, trying to make dinner. In my earlier research, I came across Burt's Bees Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment (in the little green tin) as a more natural alternative to benadryl cream. As it turned out, I had Res-Q Ointment on hand, and not benadryl, making the choice easy! I have to say, I think it works better than benadryl creams ever did! Five minutes after application I was itch free, and I still am, 4 hours later. Maybe Georgia mosquitos are a weaker breed than the ones in Michigan, but I am very impressed with how well this worked and will be keeping it on hand for our new Georgia home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you blogging again! - Betsy