It’s Summer… Almost!

Get ready fo summer. And summer bugs with Bug Guard.

It’s Summer… Almost! According to my calendar just 2 more weeks until Sunny days and beach trips.. Late nights and bonfires.. Boat time on the lake! Yep.. It’s almost Summer. 

Me and the boys are already enjoying some summer time. We been hanging at the park and preparing for some grass cutting (one of my favorite things!!). And looking forward to flip flop tans and swimsuits. 

We have lots to look forward to!! Something we normally don’t look forward to are bugs. Sand fleas and mosquitoes. Ticks. Although we don’t look forward to bugs we are always (& I mean ALWAYS) prepared for bugs. Lol

We, seriously, keep a bottle of Bug Guard in both trucks, as well as in the beach bag. 

The thing I love the most about Bug Guard is that it is DEET-free. Everybody loves bug repellants with deet… until they realize how harmful DEET is!

Now I’m on the “other side” of most of the warning labels these days. I like to keep my feet firmly on the ground. You can’t go anywhere or talk to anyone nowadays without hearing how bad EVERYTHING is for you. Seriously… everything is bad. Sugar is bad for you… but so is aspartame (fake sugar). Sunburn is bad for you.. but so is spray and lotion sunscreen. Again, everything is bad and it will drive you crazy trying to keep up with warnings!

Luckily, we all get to choose what we give or don’t give and use or don’t use with our families. I like to think of myself as a smart person. I do my research before banning an item from our lives. I like to read up before deciding what’s best (or worst) for my family. I suggest everyone do the same. 

With that being said, I do try not to use DEET anymore. My children and I suffer from breathing problems and asthma. So that is one of the main reasons I choose DEET-free. If you do research on deet you will find that it can cause rash and skin irritation, as well as nausea, headaches, and dizziness just to name a few. 

This is an actual bottle of Off! I have in my home. The most concerning warning cautions that sprayed clothing needs to be removed and washed immediately when returning indoors.

Bug Guard uses a DEET alternative called Picaridin. Picaridin has been around since the 1980’s and is most popular for being lighter than DEET (not as greasy) and less harsh. Some plaatics and synthetics can actually be dissolved by DEET. Picaridin doesn’t have this effect. Let me also say that Bug Guard is safe for pets, when used properly of course.

Also… might I add that Bug Guard is available with sunscreen? And Bug Guard has a line of actual sunscreen products, as well. 

I like this one pictured. The lotion goes on blue and disappears once rubbed in. This is HUGE for allowing my boys to be more independent and also to free up some of my time, of course while they apply their own sunscreen. One of the many things I do  the boys.. & for me. Sadly, they must learn to take care of things.

So, in short, my family has officially switched. Click here to see all of the Bug Guard products and read tons of reviews! I don’t think Skin So Soft itself has as many reviews as the Bug Guard line! 

The Bug Guard line is a little pricey so be sure to catch them on sale! Right now the whole line is on sale- Buy one, get one free. Sales usually happen pretty often but BOGO is pretty rare. So shop now ūüôā

I almost forgot one of my favoritr Buv Guard products. 

The anti itch spray. I published my blog while I was out with the guys for a short drive. As soon as I got home (9:00 p.m.) and got into the house I went to medicine cabinet for this little gem. & then a lightbulb went off! I just posted about Bug Guard and I left this out. Whaaat?? Lol

 We use this almost daily! I’ve been using this anti itch for bug bites so long that I’m not even sure what other Mom’s are using these days? This takes the itch out of bites almost immediately! The hydrocortisone is pretty much obsolete around my house. 

April Faves- I’ve Officially Switched!

Read about my latest favorite hair and bath/body products. Make sure to check out the impressive customer reviews on these products to see what people are saying after using them.

So I’ve mentioned before that my hair is complicated. It’s dry ans curly. I call it “high maintenance hair”. It is NOT brush and go hair. Every product I use on my hair  critical for a bad hair day or a good hair day. From shampoo to what I put in it after showering. You’ve seen those Memes about the homeless hairstyle?

This is definitely me. The more time I spend, the cuter my hair is. The less time I spend- the more I look homeless. Lol 

So I’m a little skeptical when changes products for my hair. This week I’ve started using the Nourishing Moroccan Argan Oil line from Avon. I’m impressed. And furthermore, the reviews on these products, especially the Argan Oil itself, are impressive. The age demographic of people using and loving this oil is impressive. Click on the links below the images to see specifications about these products and read customer reviews. And if you click only one link… make sure you click the Argan Oil link. People are loving this stuff, as much as I do! I use the word people because lots of women are buying this product for their children. Even on review the lady is using on her school-aged son to tame his dry curls!  The shampoo and conditioner are a bargain- both for $8 on sale now. The oil is a lottle pricey in my opinion, especially if you’re on the large-family budget like I am. The oil is $10, but totally worth every penny!

Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner

Moroccan Argan Oil Leave-In Treatmemt 

Now that the hair is tamed, let’s talk about my new favorite body wash by Avon. Again, scrolling through the reviews, people of all agea are using these products. And most people who try them and find their favorite never switch again! One girl has been using my new favorite body wash for 5+ years! 

Last week I ran out of body wash. I was using Skin So Soft Original Creamy Body Wash. Even this one has really good reviews and an impressive age demographic. From 25 to 55+ people love the original body wash. 

So when it was time to place my order, I stepped up my game a bit. I do not suffer from dry skin (except my legs in the winter). I simply prefer moisturized skin. In addition, summer is quickly approaching here in Sunny Florida and I will be spending quite a bit of timr in the sun. So rehydrating is important. I’ve been using the Radiant Moisture Body Wash & Body Lotion. I probably won’t be switching any time soon. I love this stuff! 

The body wash & lotions are $8. & right now, the lotions are running a special, buy one-get one for 99 cent! And for people who do suffer from dry skin, I recommend the Supreme Nourishment Creamy Body Wash and Supreme Nourishment Body Lotion. I have these as well; I’m just currently stuck on the radiant moisture line.

Skin So Soft Radiant Moisture Creamy Body Wash

Skin So Soft Radiant Moisture Body Lotion

If you’ve tried any of these products or if you have questions about them, I’d love to hear from you!

 And don’t forget- Any product you order through my web site has a 90-Day money back return policy. 

The last thought for today is about a product I am getting ready to try. I can’t wait to give my review of the Clearskin Black Mineral Mask. I’ve inserted the link below so you can go ahead and check out the customer reviews. Very impressed with the reviews and the age/gender demographic of people using this product! Check back soon for a new blog with my personal review.

Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask

Weekly Favorites Feb. 26- Exfoliate, Hydrate, & Correct. 

Read my newest blog with my newest favorite products for exfoliating, hydrating, and correcting.

Kind of excited to share my weekly favorites this week. I’ve started using some brand new products from Avon… and I love them! 

Ultra Hydration is a brand new line of products out from the Moisture Therapy line. 

Loving the new Ultra Hydration Body Scrub. It is a body scrub, used for exfoliating. It will not make a ton of suds. And I’ve been using it every 2 or 3 days, as I am a big fan of the suds. I cannot believe how soft and moisturized my skin is after using this body scrub. Not to mention- in my research I’ve found that exfoliating is super important. Of course.. it removes dead skin cells from the skins surface. But more importantly exfoliating increases blood flow and gives you healthy, glowing skin. By the way- increasing blood flow decreases the appearance of cellulite and imperfect skin. 

Also in the Ultra Therapy line is body lotion. 

The Ultra Hydration With Shea Butter Body Lotion is not too thick or too thin. It leaves skin hydrated, without a greasy feeling. It’s the perfect follow up to the body scrub. Also.. the scent is light. It’s not too overbearing. 

Who uses Vaseline? Oddly enough I have 2 small jars in the medicine cabinet, as well as a tube in the kitchen and I keep a tube in the truck. The reason that I must keep this around is my boys. So I have one son with a really bad habit of licking his lips. In the winter months he usually gets chapped all the way around his mouth. I have another son who has really bad allergies. He got this from me. Lol So nothing like a poor little raw nose. And yet a whole nother son who suffers from eczema. His little arms and lega are so rough and bumpy and scratchy. He also gets patches on his back from time to time. Vaseline saves the day!! Lol But I’ve found an amazing alternative. 

The Ultra Hydration Skin Protectant Ointment is specially formulated to reduce dryness on knees and elbows, but it helps prevent, temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked skin. 

After exfoliating I like to use perfecting body oil. I use this on scars and stretch marks and it minimizes the appearance of imperfections. 

The Firm Restore Perfecting Body Oil ia non-greasy. Once applied it dries quickly and I have noticed a difference in my skin while using this product. Most scars and stretch marks are permanent.. so might as well do something to reduce the appearance. The scent of the  oil is refreshing and it makes my skin soft and smooth.

Try my favorites… and share yours with me ūüėä

He wonders why I take so long to get ready…

Read my blog to find out what you should tell your significant other.. The next time he/she complains that you are taking too long to get ready.

My husband can’t figure out what takes me so long to get ready. For date night. For dinner with his family. For drinks with friends. He is convinced I take forever, on purpose, for no reason, no matter where we go! The other day it occurred to me that he probably doesn’t know what all gets accomplished while he waits (dressed & ready to go) for about 45 minutes. In an effort to defend myself… I’ve put together some pictures (and a few words) of what goes down prior to date night. 

So I usually look something like this before I get started….

It’s been a rough day at work. & I live in Florida. So the humidity has either made my naturally curley hair less curley & more crazy.. OR it has made my perfectly straightened hair crazy. Shower time….

Skin So Soft Radiant Moisture Body Wash

Anew Clean Purifying Gel Cleanser … to start with a clean slate (face).

Skin So Soft Shower Gel (I use to shave. Leaves skin super hydrated!)

Shampoo AND conditioner (Advance Techniques Argan Oil Conditioner) … because I’ll turna year older before getting a brush through this hair without conditioner! Lol

Moroccan Argan Oil … because the season will change (even with the extra time spent on conditioning) before I can get a brush through this hair (STILL!!)

Anew Clean Micellar Cleansing Water .. to remove any additional dirt from my face and ensure pores are clean. 

Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum … makes my skin glow! Too good to skip!!

Anew Vitale Eye Gel Cream … to avoid puffy eyes.

Anew Vitale Day Lotion … got to take care of the skin! Also has SPF 25. 

SSS Radiant Moiature Gelled Body Oil … to keep skin on arms, chest, & legs hydrated.

SSS Signature Silk Perfecting Oil … I use this oil on old scars or stretch marks to reduce the appearance. 

Back with the hair. Lol I’ve been blessed (cursed) with natural curls. & I straighten… often. There are products on the market today to protect from heat.. & defrizz.. silky & shiny. I have some of these at home; however, the best straighten job I do is when ONLY Moroccan Argan Oil has been used. No other straightening products. So I either straighten with a straightener or with brush/blow dryer (I’m still perfecting the brush/blow dryer.. but the volume & body left in your hair are incredible… & cannot be achieved with the flat iron).

Advance Techniques Large Barrel Brush 
Clothes. Choosing clothes is a headache & Hubby knows I usually have to change 3 times minimum.. before I find what I’m feeling that day. Here are some of my favorites:

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Now that I’m dressed (we are usually already in the truck in our way out).. it’s time for makeup. I start with MagiX Face Perfector. This evens out skin tone.

Then some Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation.

Extra Lasting Concealer

Perfect Eyebrow Kit 

Always On Point Eye Liner

Extra Lasting Eyeshadow

Eyelash Curler

Pro Precision Tweezer

True Color Wide Awake Mascara

mark. Powder Buff

Smooth Minerals Powder

mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cubes

Ultra Color Lipstick

Annnndddd finally… I’m ready!! Even with his fancy beard care oils he is using these days… He was ready much, much sooner than I was! Lol But no worries… it was worth it! I look fabulous! 

2017: New Year’s (Beauty) Resolutions

Read my blog about New Year’s Beauty Resolutions and see my tips for setting goals & making plans.

Happy New Year! So we all have New Year’s Resolutions. Or, maybe we have become one of those people that refuse to make resolutions.. because we never keep them. Lol I’ll be honest. At the end of each year I think about a few things I want to do or do better next year. I’ll think about them for a day or two & then move on. It’s much too busy at my house to actually set goals & attain them. Or is it? I think this is a good excuse we all tell ourselves most of the time. & I am the Queen of this kind of thinking. After all.. keeping a full-time job (usually part-time) and raising four young boys all under the age of 10 keeps me pretty busy. So it’s incredibly easy to tell myself that it is just too busy to plan & track anything! Lol But I’ve seriously decided that 2017 is time to shape up! I have tons of goals this year.. & the wheels are constantly turning. They say a goal is just a wish unless you have a plan. 

So now.. with all that being said- who really thinks about Beauty goals? I will be the first to say “Not me”. Why?? Because I certainly have enough on my plate to keep me entertained; however, I’m turning over a new leaf. This year I AM going to make new year’s resolutions for beauty. I am 34 years old.. but this skin isn’t getting any younger! Lol


So let’s start with skincare. Twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, or older… you should be taking care of your skin. My mother has pretty great skin & she has told me for years that she started using “night cream” in her twenties. It has to start somewhere. And even if you have great skin.. now is a good time to keep it that way. Currently I’m using some of these: 

The Anew Vitale line from Avon is to revive your skin’s natural radiance. The eye gel cream is great for minimizing puffy eyes (if you live a rough or sleepless life like I do occasionally). The day cream and day lotion botg have SPF 25, which is great defense against the sun’s damaging rays (I live in Florida.. & I will be discussing SPF a lottle farther down in this blog post). Goal #1 for me- start using this product faithfully  (instead of when I have or make time). Click here to see the whole Vitale line & read reviews about what customers are saying. Also.. dont forget, Avon has the Anew UltimateAnew Platinum, & Anew Reversalist lines. There are skincare regimens for women of all ages. 

Next, I wanna talk more about SPF. & things we put on our face because we WANT to. & we’re always sure to make time: Makeup. Now this is something I’ve never paid too much mind to, unfortunately. & certainly I should have been paying attention all this time, as I live in Florida. & the beach is one of my (& my family’s) favorite places. Many foundations do not have SPF. Can you believe it?! Goal #2- start wearing foundation that has SPF.

 

Click here to view the Ideal Flawless line by Avon, which has SPF 15. & the reviews are awesome! All aged women from 25 to 55 have used and love this foundation. 

How about vitamins & minerals? 

The reviews on the Vitamin C Serum are pretty impressive. I’ve just recently ordered & intend to start using this product, again in an effort to meet goals for 2017 & to take better care of my skin.

Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation. If you haven’t tried minerals before I recommed you start here. 771 reviews, with 89% saying they would recommend this product to others. Click here to read reviews & see all the shades available. 

I don’t think we ever really think about it or realize that we’re kind of stuck with the skin we have. So it is definitely worth taking care of. We can’t “change out of it” likes clothes when we are tired of seeing it.. or we don’t like how it looks in the mirror. Think about your New Year’s Beauty Resolutions. Set goals. & make a plan. 

Anew Clean facial cleansers Review

Read my personal review of the Anew Clean line of products.

So I feel the need to provide reviews on Avon products that I have tried & love. i have blogged about the Anew Clean products before; however, when my husband reminds me to order more because this product has become one that he loves as well, I feel the need to share.

So my house is probably like every other home with a husband & wife. he doesn’t have too much of an opinion when I buy things for home. & he doesn’t even mind that I spend money (while making money) on my Avon business. The products I know he wants from the store like his shampoo & his deodorant of course, I buy what he wants & what I know he will use. 

My Husband: He isn’t a vain man. he isn’t full of himself. & he certainly don’t walk around with an attitude like “God’s gift to women”. However, all that being said, I did notice that he spends quite a bit of time in the mirror. Not brushing.. or combing.. or grooming.. but guy stuff. Lol & his skin is prone to blackheads. I (luckily) married a man who can’t stand blackheads. Or bumps of any kind… any where. So much of this mirror time was being spent on blackheads. 

So when I first decided to try Anew Clean I ordered the trial sizes of all the different types of cleansers. Of course… these were for me & weren’t shared. After deciding which one I loved I placed an order for the Illuminating Rich Cleansing Foam cleanser for normal/combination skin.

Again.. he doesn’t pay no mind usually to what appears  or disappears. . so long as it doesn’t affect his daily life or activities. So there was no big discussion about a new product in the shower that I wanted him to try (getting my husband to try anything whether it is food or facial cleansers, is a difficult task). So you can imagine my surprise to hear his own review of the new facial cleanser one night when we were getting ready for bed. There was surprise in his voice as he told me how well he liked the new, Anew Cleanser. He explained to me that he had used it for a day or two & loved how quickly it cleared up his blackheads! The mirror time quickly decreased. Lol

Along with the order I had placed I got some more of the Micellar Cleansing Water. Upon hearing his love for the foaming cleanser, I quickly requested that he try the water. Of course.. this was to no avail, since he spends most of his life in a box. Lol

Another product I have found to be a must-have from Anew Clean’s line are the Facial Cleansing Wipes for removing makeup. These are excellent for busy Mama’s like me who have little time for personal care. I recently read that even if you don’t cleanse your face at night… that it is imperative to remove makeup before going to bed. I’m working on getting better at this.

The Anew Clean line has become very popular with my customers. & I welcome any comments or feedback / comparisons.

100 uses for Avon’s Skin So Soft bath oil (especially helpful in the Winter months)

Read my blog on 100 uses for Avon’s Skin So Soft to find out what makes this product amazing & also where you can read reviews and purchase.

There are tons & tons of uses for the popular product, Skin So Soft, by Avon. Winter months are especially harsh on the skin. Skin So Soft is sure to keep your skin moisturized and quenched in harsh cold weather. See below for 100 uses for Skin So Soft, including a link to my web site where you can get yours on sale now!

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PERSONAL USES:

1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†It’s a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.
2.      Can be used as a makeup remover.
3.      Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).
4.      Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.
5.      Great massage oil for tired muscles.
6.      Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.
7.      Cleans ink/stains off the skin.
8.      Insect repellent.
9.      Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin (or winter skin).

10.  Applying Skin So Soft to bug bites alleviates itching.
11.  Removes oil and grease off of skin.
12.  Painting something? Use Skin So Soft to remove paint from the hands.
13.  It soothes light sunburn.
14.  Rub hands with it before washing; it helps get them cleaner.
15.¬†¬†Apply on dry, cracked skin…. helps heal skin in 2-3 days.
16.  Put a capful in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms. Helps razor glide and leaves skin feeling extra smooth.

17.  Pour a little into your foot bath to help moisturize (especially dry, cracked heels) your feet while you relax them.
18.  It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces.
19.  Cleans permanent ink off stamps.
20.  Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice!!!!! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Then rinse under an outdoor faucet, but the lice were gone!!!!!!! Of course, shampoo hair a couple of times to get the oil out, but the lice are gone and stay gone!
21.  It kills ants instantly.
22.  Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain its elasticity. Skin So Soft has their own line of skin tightening and firming lotions and oils!
23.¬†¬†Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries…. Use about the size of a dime of Skin So Soft and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.
24.  It can help eliminate psoriasis and eliminate the effects of eczema.
25.¬†¬†It lessens the sting of removing bandages from children’s sensitive skin.
26.   It removes gum from hair better than peanut butter.

HOUSEHOLD USES (now ya’all listen up):

27.  Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.
28.¬†¬†It’s a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.
29.  It removes glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass, metals, and most plastics.
30.  It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.
31.  It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.
32.¬†¬†It’s an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won’t slip together.
33.  It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.
34.  It cleans heavy oil and grease from nonporous surfaces.
35.  It takes fur off of clothing.
36.  Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.
37.  Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces (great if you have four young boys like I do!!).
38.¬†¬†Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards (Yes… Really!).
39.  Excellent at removing lipstick stains from furniture, clothing, etc.
40.  Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with Skin So Soft. They will not rebuild there.
41.  Use it to clean leather; it will also keep it soft and supple.
42.¬†¬†Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)–your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.
43.  Rub all over windowsills to keep ants out.
44.  It cleans paintbrushes easily and leaves them soft as new.
45.  It removes gum from carpets.
46.  It removes scuff marks from patent leather shoes.

47.  Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows  to make opening and closing easier.
48.¬†¬†It removes “ring around the collar”.
49.  It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).
50.¬†¬†Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they’ll come apart easily.
51.  It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.
52.  Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing Skin So Soft on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.
53.¬†¬†It works for maggots in the garbage can too! You squirt Skin So Soft in can and lid, then later flushed with soapy water, and you shouldn’t have any bugs in cans rest of summer!!!

54.  It is a great furniture polish!
55.  Put it in one of the bottles that you attach to your backyard hose and then spray down the back yard! Will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies.
56.  People spray it on their rose bushes to keep the deer from eating them, and at the cemeteries on the flowers they put out there for the same reason.
57.  Kills spiders.
58.  It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.
59.¬†¬†Add a capful to wash water when doing laundry…acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.
60.  Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.
61.  Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.
62.  Try this recipe:  mix one part Skin So Soft and 2 parts water and spray on tomato plants to keep those ugly old tomato worms off. Spray plants about every 2 or 3 days. Works great!!
63.  Put a little in your mopping water to help keep crawling bugs out. (Not too much or the floor gets slippery.)
64.  Use to clean windows.
65.  Removes crayon from most surfaces.
66.¬†¬†Screens can be lightly sprayed with Avon Skin So Soft to repel no-see-‘ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.

67.¬†¬†Another use for Skin So Soft is it will kill those pesky earwigs. Spray it on & they don’t return to life.
68.  If you ever make candles, melt clear wax and put Skin So Soft in it and let it harden.  Works great for outside in the summer.
69.  As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.
70.  If a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.
71.  It keeps bromine and chlorine from corroding metal and keeps the top of a pool pump filter lubed for easy opening.
72.  Use Skin So Soft in an oil burner outside to repel bugs.  I use the ones with the little dish on top and a tea light below.  Just put a capful or so of Skin So Soft into the dish and light the tea light.  Your patio will smell great; it works better than citronella candles, and no citronella smell!

ANIMAL USES:

73.¬†¬†It’s a great insect repellent for your pet. (As recommended in “Outdoor Life” and “Field and Stream”). (My own dog, Takoda,¬†has his own bottle of Skin So Soft creamy body wash… not only does it repel fleas, but it is gentle for his sensitive skin!!!)
74.¬†¬†Mix 5 parts water, 1 part Skin So Soft and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don’t fidget in the show ring.
75.¬†¬†Mix in your pet’s bath water. It takes the fleas off of them…and in between sprays them with the 5 parts water, 1 part Skin So Soft mixture to help keep them off.
76.  Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.
77.  Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup Skin So Soft, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.
78.¬†¬†For dog‚Äôs dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of Skin So Soft per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet’s coat once per week.

79.  If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on Skin So Soft and then wipe off.
80.  Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of Skin So Soft. The Skin So Soft helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.
81.¬†¬†Flea Repellent: Avon’s Skin So Soft Bath Oil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.
82.  It works great on animals with dry skin.

83.  Use the following on horses and on dogs when necessary. 1-cup Avon Skin So Soft bath oil 1-cup white vinegar 1-cup (or more) water 5 cc of essential oil of citronella (from the health food store NOT the type you burn to keep insects away that is available in a drug store) Mix in a spray bottle. Straight Skin So Soft works well for mosquitoes too but really makes your dog greasy.
84.  (Barns) Use as an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of Avon Skin So Soft in water can be sprayed on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, and if you can keep your goats out of the barn for a few hours Рlet the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding.
85.  Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.
86.¬†¬†A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Fleas don’t like it either! Spread the word!

87.¬†¬†Cats: SKIN SO SOFT IS SAFE FOR FUR. Don’t overuse the Skin So Soft. Use the lotion, and rub it into the skin, not more than every few days. Common sense is the rule. You can check with your vet to be sure if it’s okay…

USES FOR HORSES:

88.  Skin So Soft can be used as a hoof polish. This will put a nice shine to the hoof without drying it.
89.  Skin So Soft can be used as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer. Skin So Soft works great and still helps keep bugs away.
90.  Horses that have allergies and also get dry skin very easily can get baths in Skin So Soft. Bathe her like normal and then put a capful of Skin So Soft in a 5-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge this all over her. Her coat dries silky soft and she quits itching.

AUTOMOBILE USES:

91.  It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.
92.  Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but also keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.
93.  After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.
94.  Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.
95.  Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.
96.¬†¬†It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and nonporous surfaces (great for Mechanic’s Hands).
97.  It removes tree sap.

98.¬†¬†Prior to traveling…rub Skin So Soft on headlights and grill. It makes insects and bugs easier to remove.
99.  Shines vehicle tires

CAMPING USES:

100.¬†¬†¬†Spray it on the outside of the tent, especially near the door & windows and it keeps mosquitoes away! (Also… be sure to check out Bug Guard, made by Skin So Soft. This gentle bug repellant works using picaridin instead of deet!!!)

If you still aren’t sold or you didn’t find one single thing in the hundred listings above… be sure to check out customers reviews of Skin So Soft by clicking here.¬†The original Skin So Soft bath formula has not changed & that is one of the biggest pro’s in the reviews. The labels change, of course- but the Skin So Soft formula being sold on my web site right now is the same one that was being sold 20 years ago!

Also… keep in mind that Skin So Soft has several lines of products for you and for your family. Click here¬†to browse all products by Avon’s Skin So Soft, including bath oils, aroma therapy, hair removal, bug guard, firm¬†& restore, and more! Also feel free to leave your own review or recommendation if you didn’t see your favorite Skin So Soft use listed above.

In closing, I would like to add my own, personal favorite use of Avon’s Skin So Soft. Yes, I do use the gel and creamy body wash, as well as the original Skin So Soft bath oil after shower (especially during the winter)… I also use the radiant moisture Skin So Soft lotion (I have one at home and one at work) and yes, the dog has his own bottle & it has done wonders with his sensitive skin; however, my very favorite product by Skin So Soft is the Bug Guard. Not only does it work, but it is safe to use with my children. I keep at least one bottle in my truck… and at least one bottle in my husband’s truck. The Deep Woods brand of insect repellant, which uses deet as their active ingredient, specifically instructs that as soon as you are inside and away from insects you should remove your clothing. Picaridin is much safer to use with my family.