What is a natural gnat repellent?
Gnats are like any biting insect in that they are attracted to your carbon dioxide flume that you exhale. Some chemicals and some natural fragrances might kept gnats from landing on you IF you have all of your body covered with gobs of stuff. So called "repellents", natural or otherwise, should really be called "blockers"!
The trick, however, is not to block an gnat from biting you, buy rather to prevent them from finding you in the first place! Check this out!
Today, science has proven that gnats, mosquitoes, black flies, no see um, chiggers, minges, deer flies, and ticks are all attracted to one thing......the carbon dioxide flume that all humans and animals exhale when they breathe! (Research the Research) And, science has also proven that certain formulas of fragrances will interfere with an insect's ability to detect carbon dioxide.
"If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!" says Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.
As an ole time Mainer, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has always been a staple in my tackle box. However, now that I am a snow bird I was not prepared for the vicious noseeums in Florida! I sent for a bottle of fly dope, sprayed it on my fishing hat, and NOSEEUMS NO MORE!
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Back in 1910, when fly fisherman Obie Sherer was being chased from his favorite fishing hole in Maine by a hungry horde of black flies that he noticed a local Native American sitting peaceably by the stream without a biting insect in sight! Now this was way before chemical bug repellents became in vogue. Deet was not patented until 1946.
Somewhere in his mind, either by chance or his love of fly fishing, Obie reckoned that a particular blend of natural fragrances from living in the woods could protect a person from biting insects! Using a base formula that hunters in the day applied to themselves to camouflage their human scent, Obie developed a product that he called Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope. Soon thereafter a logging foreman saw Obie peaceably fishing in his favorite spot. A handshake contract was made and the first commercial batch of Fly Dope was sold.
Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope. The world's first and best protection against all biting insects!
Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!