Wash Off the Bait - Mosquito Repellent Soap

Wash OFF Their Bait!

Wash Off The Bait with Osana Mosquito Repellent Soap

Wash Off the Bait - Mosquito Repellent Soap

Mosquito repellent resistance is becoming more and more of a thing. Studies have shown 50% of mosquitoes can be immune to DEET after being exposed to it. A cocktail of various toxic bug sprays is no silver bullet either (doing so however can repel your loved ones and possibly result in you getting sprayed down with the garden hose).

During this wet season, the best chance for avoiding the buzz and bite of mosquitoes is to wash off the attractants and replace them with repellents.

One of the biggest problems with mosquito sprays is that they don’t do anything to wash off the mosquito attractants that your body naturally produces and the bacteria that hangs out on your skin. Bug sprays try to cover up the odors, and some do a better job than others, but it’s like covering a steak in dirt and putting it in front of your dog. Sure, the dog won’t enjoy the dirty steak, but you better believe he’ll dig through a pile of that dirt to get at what he wants.

Your first step toward hiding from mosquitoes should be to wash off the smells that draw them in. If washing off odors doesn’t hide you enough from mosquitoes, you could be a genetic mosquito magnet or be suffering from a mosquito zombie apocalypse, and you’re going to need to combine your mosquito repellency options.   Bottom line is the best strategy is to remove those attractants, evaluate if you need additional protection, and then find the healthiest option possible.

But keeping the attractants on your skin is NOT a solid strategy for keeping mosquitoes away.

Time and again, we have found that washing with Osana prevented bug bites, and created a preference by mosquitoes for those who had skin and body odor attractants compared to those who didn’t.  We won’t hold it against you if don’t share the secret of Osana Soap with others!

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Hide in Plain Sight - Osana Mosquito Repellent Soap

Wash Off--Wax on! A Ninja's Guide to Hiding in Plain Sight

Wash Off - Wax On! A Ninja's Guide to Hiding from Mosquitoes!

Did you know that mosquitoes can smell you from up to 200 feet away? They detect the carbon dioxide that we breathe out, then make their way to us. Your body is covered in bacteria, hormones, and odors that mosquitoes love. A recent study even showed that some mosquito species have genetically adapted to smell and bite humans! Mosquitoes in South America that carry the Zika virus are drawn to the smells of the bacteria in ankles and feet. Below is a heat map from a study showing the diversity of bacteria on two specific individuals after not washing for 3 days (a man and a woman). The more red the area is, the more bacteria diversity exists in that area. Mosquitoes are attracted to the odors that come out of the interactions of these bacteria with your body’s sweat.

Heatmap of Bacteria on your body - repel mosquitoes by washing away attractants

While traditional bug spray’s scorched-earth-policy makes mosquito landing sites too toxic to land on, it doesn’t do anything to reduce the presence of bacteria or remove the odors that mosquitoes love. As you can see by the image above, there are bacteria all over your body. This is why mosquitoes keep buzzing around you looking for a place they can land! You are an attractive smorgasbord of scents. News flash: You missed a spot!

The best way to get rid of the buzz and bites is to wash off the odors AND replace them with safe and natural mosquito repellants. Finally you can hide in plain sight and keep mosquitoes in the dark! With Osana Soap this balanced method is the most scientifically effective technique for preventing mosquitoes from swarming around you.

This Christmas, a great dinner conversation piece is the question: “Which would you rather have at a backyard party: “One mosquito bite or one mosquito buzzing six inches from you for two hours?”

Is the buzz worse than the bite? Like the annoying sibling I’m-not-touching-you-game?

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