Anyone use Avon Skin so soft as insect repellent?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Anyone use Avon Skin so soft as insect repellent?
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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 10:09am

HI,  I give Rudi trifexis every month but last year she kept getting bug bites, mosquitos or gnats or who knows what, and twice she carried fleas into the house and I found them in her chair,  they must have jumped off her.   Being a dachshund, she is so close to the ground and loves to sniff in the tall grasses.

I am looking for something to spray on her when we take our 30 minute walk each day to try and keep the bugs off of her.

I looked online and the thoughts on  Avon SSS was yes, no, and the yes had either diluting with water or diluting with water and rubbing alcohol.

Anyone here have any luck?   She gets the bites underneath her and I looked at the store last year and flea sprays they said not on genitals.

thanks ladies,  Josie.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001

Hi Josie....I've never used it as a repellant....but I've heard that it works well for humans.  Here's an article with regard to using it for dogs...it seems that if it's diluted it's OK:

http://www.doggyspace.com/journal/68787

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Thanks Laura. I think I will give it a try and make sure I dilute it. Josie