Good morning. Happy Tuesday. Last night I went to (spoiler alert) Augustus’s funeral. Again. 😯 I went opening night with my friend Amy, but a few of our book club wanted to go as we had just read the book as a group this past month. It’s such a great story line and between book and movie I pick up a little more each time.
So… I have a funny story.
“No way Sheila! Something funny? YOU? Really?
Yes. And stop it. 😉
Quite a few years ago, I started using a product that is a skin softener with sesame oil. A friend of mine told me about it, I tried it and love to use it after I shower. It has a light scent to it that I love as well. About 4 years ago while up at our cabin hiking, I discovered a happy side affect to the product. While my friends were complaining about black flies (if you are unfamiliar they are NASTY buggers and bite), while I was not being bothered by them. I started noticing in other situations that bugs did not seem to bother me as much as others. It had to be the sesame oil.
I started recommending this to my friends who go camping, even buying it as a gift for people. I have been recommending it for years.
I told my friend Kate who I run with about it a month ago. She did not want to go on the trail because of all the bugs. I gave my sesame oil talk about the benefits I have noticed and that you can pick it up in any drug store in the lotion aisle.
A week later while on the trail with Kate I asked her how the sesame oil was going. “It’s wonderful!” she raved, “but the kids complain because it smells like skunk.”
I was confused. The scent is pleasant, not sharp or stinky at all. I told her as much. “You bought the same one I am using right?”, I asked. “In the lotion aisle, tall bottle, clear golden color?”
Kate looked at me. “Lotion aisle? No… I picked it up in the cooking aisles.”
I laughed so hard. Apparently Kate has been wearing this, and cooking with it. “The other night I made sesame chicken, there was some of the oil on me, and on the chicken.” Even her husband has been using it and they swear it keeps the bugs away.
Kate and I this last weekend looked it up online and sesame oil is a bug repellant. It is considered a natural mosquito repellant.
That’s it for this morning. Work.. meeting tonight… might start mowing the lawn again which means audio 🙂
What do you use for bug repellant? Any awesome secrets that work?