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Prevention And Solution For Chiggers


Author: Jessica D.
Skill: Colon Hygienist
Date: 09-24-2012
Views: 3,991
Word Count: 211
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 7802-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes

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I live on 20 acres and frequently hike on my property as well as I enjoy hiking at state parks and nature preserves. In Texas, especially during the spring and summer, chiggers are a REAL big problem.

For prevention, I usually use between 5-10 drops of Peppermint oil in the palm of one of my hands. Then I start at my ankles and rub around my ankles, feet, up my calves, behind my knees and up my thighs. I repeat this process on both legs. If I'm going to be out for an extra long time and I know there is going to be a lot of high grass, I will also put a small amount under my breasts, the crease of the upper legs where they attach to the body (be VERY careful to avoid genitalia!) along my bra line and at my waist as those are also problematic areas for chiggers.

This works well for me and I no longer get chiggers as long as I follow that protocol. If in the event I forget to do this before going outside, and I do get chigger bites, then Peppermint will also help to ease the intense itching that comes along with getting those bites.


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