Here's a remedy I stumbled on while treating a burn.
I had been using a 3/1 mixture of Tea Tree & Oregano Oil to treat a burn caused buy flying/burning metal (long story) when I got tired of applying the oil with a dropper and looking like I had just rubbed baby oil on my face. So I mixed it into my body wash, I immediately noticed that my skin was clearing, after my burn healed I stopped using the mixture to confirm my suspicions...which where confirmed in about a weeks time.
Soon there after I began to do a little more research and found that Tea Tree & Oregano Oil does the following: fights bacterial infections, fungal infections, relieves insect bites, rashes and abrasions and soothes skin to stimulate the healing. ( Probably should done the research before but I just asked the attendant at the local vitamin shop to recommend something)
As to to bug repellent aspect, I have always been a mosquito magnet and noticed soon after mixing it into my body soap that I had far fewer mosquito bites.
Step 1: Ingredients
Here's what you will need:
12oz Fragrance FREE body/hand soap (I prefer Aveeno(R))
Tea Tree & Oregano Oil* with dropper
*If you wish to mix your own it is:
3 parts Tea Tree Oil / 1 part Oregano Oil
Or you can just get some that is prepared
Note these oils are very strong and if not handled properly can cause burns
Step 2: Mix It
This part is the fun part.
Fill your dropper with the solution and add 5* drops to your soap and then pretend its a "Shake Weight "
*Add more drops as needed (the solution is quite strong and I have found that 5 drops is sufficient)
Step 3: Use It
Um, I don't think I need to explain much here...I hope.
* Its also a great substitute for shaving cream
Let me know how it works for you.