There are many insect repellents on the market, making it hard to know which one will actually work. If you stick with more natural repellents and have been considering trying pine tar soap, read on to hear some opinions on the product.
Melanie Musson is a travel writer for Clearsurance.com.
A Natural Way to Deter Bites
Pine tar soap works to repel insects. It’s not as effective as DEET-laden products, but it’s also more natural. So, if you’re trying to limit your use of toxic chemicals, it’s worth trying pine tar soap.
It has a strong odor, and once it wears off, it probably won’t be as effective at keeping insects away. So, if you’re in a heavily-infested mosquito area, you might want to carry your soap with you so you can reapply frequently.
Many pine tar soaps also include citronella and other oils that help increase their insect repellent properties.
Because it doesn’t work for a long time, some people prefer repellents with DEET that will last a lot longer.
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