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katelyle Tue 17-Jul-07 06:19:24

We're going to Scotland later this month - and I've just remembered about midges!!!!!!! Help - does anybody have any midge repelling ideas?

WinnieThePooh Tue 17-Jul-07 06:30:13

Get Skin So So Dry Oil Body Spray (soft & Fresh) from your local Avon Rep. It is used by the Armed Forces and Mel Gibson used it when filming Braveheart.

katelyle Tue 17-Jul-07 06:50:16

Really? That sounds so mych better than the gallons of organophosphates I was thinking of buying! Thank you very much

<wanders off wondering where I find an Avon rep..decides to stand on a chair in the playground and yell!>

Furball Tue 17-Jul-07 06:56:50

avon are also online

Surfermum Tue 17-Jul-07 07:49:13

I used that stuff in Greece. I had the shower gel, body lotion and the oil body spray. I did get bitten around my ankles, but it was on the night when I thought I was going OTT with it and only used the shower gel and body lotion!

Kbear Tue 17-Jul-07 09:09:55

It works! strange but true!

daisyandbabybootoo Tue 17-Jul-07 09:15:25

another vote for skin-so-soft... DH is allergic to midge bites (weirdy that he is) and comes out in nasty blisters if bitten. Skin-so-soft is the only thing that will keep tham at bay.

...and he smells lovely after a four days on the hill rather than like something from the bottom of a sewer

WinnieThePooh Tue 17-Jul-07 10:58:25

Make sure you get the right fragrance. It is the SOFT & FRESH (green bottle) that is the excellent insect repellent NOT soft & sensual.

saltireslytherin Tue 17-Jul-07 11:01:17

Another vote for the Avon stuff here, and as
Winnie said it has to be the GREEN bottle. We are off to my mums on Friday for a week and have 2 bottles of the stuff!

WinnieThePooh Tue 17-Jul-07 11:02:21

Where abouts in the country are you. I am a rep and have an order going in on Thursday night, which will be delivered Wednesday next week.

If you want I can order it for you. It is on offer in the current brochure at 2 for £5 normally £5 each.

email me at jan.avon @ (taking out the spaces) if you want it.

TinyGang Tue 17-Jul-07 11:11:30

Lol The thought of William Wallace using Avon is quite a thought is it not?

(Good tip though - I think I'll get some. I have a midgey bite on my foot and it's drivivng me bonkers)

katelyle Tue 17-Jul-07 11:27:44

I am in Kent, Winnie - where are you?

WinnieThePooh Tue 17-Jul-07 13:59:32

I am in the west midlands, near birmingha.

If you want to email me your address I will try on the Avon forum to find a rep near you.

Kbear Tue 17-Jul-07 14:19:24

katelyle - some chemists in the Highlands of Scotland sell this. I saw it in Morrisons in Fort William I am sure. Anywhere near to where you are going?

katelyle Wed 18-Jul-07 06:31:53

Thank you very much Winnie, but I've found another mum at school who's putting in an order on Thursday. Thank you again!

WinnieThePooh Wed 18-Jul-07 10:48:30

No problem,

Just glad I could recommend a cheaper alternative to all those chemical that are available in the shops

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