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Tiger Balm, A Natural Insect Repellent
Most of us know that the Tiger Balm Red and Tiger Balm White ointments are really effective in treating itching caused by insect bites. But do you know that the ointments are excellent in keeping mosquitoes away from you as well?
Forget about buying ultrasonic devices. They are inconvenient to carry around and mostly ineffective, not to mention that they can be expensive as well.
Forget about burning mosquito coils. They are a potential fire hazard and I personally feel that if it kills mosquitoes, it’s probably not going to be very good for our lungs. Has it ever occurred to you that by burning a mosquito coil, your room furniture and clothing will reek of the mosquito coil scent the next day?
I accidentally found Tiger Balm’s mosquito repelling qualities one night when I was awakened by intense itching on various parts of my thighs, calves and hands from mosquito bites. Strangely, I had no mosquito bites on my upper body. It then dawned upon me that it had something to do with the fact that I had applied Tiger Balm on my upper arms for my muscle ache before retiring to bed.
I immediately applied the Tiger Balm ointment to my mosquito bites. It did the trick of soothing the itch pretty quickly and I could get back to sleep almost immediately. What was amazing was that it also kept the mosquitoes at bay and I did not suffer another mosquito bite throughout that whole night.
I experimented using other Tiger Balm products such as Tiger Balm Muscle Rub and the Tiger Balm Joint Rub and found that the ingredients used in their ointments had the same repelling effect on mosquitoes. Now I know why many people carry Tiger Balm on their hiking trips. It’s not only good for pain and itching, but it also acts as a natural insect repellent.
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