Would you apply the same reasoning to bug repellant soap? I've recently read on this forum that citronella soap works pretty for some people.I don't see how a scented soap would really help. By the time you get out in the woods and walked to your hunting site, your human scent is going to be back. Not to mention that scented soap doesn't stick on your skin for more then a few minutes and even if it did, its as un-natural smelling as a person is.
In my short time as a soap maker, many hidden potential problems and dangers have presented themselves. I've learned much about usage rates and EOs that may be irritants etc...Anise EO is supposed to mask scent, but if you have bears in your area don't use it.
I'm one that has had success with the citronella soap. I used it at .5 oz ppo and it works well for me (and several friends) at repelling mosquitos. I am a mosquito magnet. I don't use any fragrances or lotions after showering with the soap that may attract them, which may help. I have noticed there is a bit of a citronella smell left on my skin after rinsing. If I know I'm going to be out for more than a few hours, I'll wash my hair with it, too.Would you apply the same reasoning to bug repellant soap? I've recently read on this forum that citronella soap works pretty for some people.
Just curious to hear both sides of the argument because I am considering making a fisherman soap for the spouse. I've been buying so much stuff lately that I want to think things through before I invest money in ingredients.
It can be used safely but be careful of the amount you add. Wintergreen is strong and can cause that mint induced tingling (and / or burning ) of mucus membranes. I would use it more in a hand or foot soap than in a bath or face soap.I have an other question about eo's my wife bought wintergreen eo for something that I can't remember why. I was wondering if it can be used safely in making melt and pour soap or any other soap? Again thank you in advance.