the Avon Skin So Soft Experiment


Hello Beauties!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!

I watched fireworks with my family at our community lake this year and as always they never disappoint! It was a great time of celebrating our country’s independence and spending time with family & friends. I also took advantage of the evening events by doing a little experiment! I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time so I thought I’d share my experience.

The Scenario:

Every year the community I live in has a great fireworks display on the lake and I have to proudly say they are one of the best I’ve seen, they go all out so it’s become a tradition for my family & I to find a spot in a nearby vacant lot to view the show.

As you can imagine being by the lake, in a vacant lot at night is the perfect place to get nasty mosquitoes bites  just short of getting eaten alive!    So along with watching the fireworks, it’s also been a tradition to break out the Avon Bug Guard! It works great and protects my whole family from getting bit.

This year however, I decided to mix things up a bit. Instead of using my trusted can of Avon Bug Guard I decided to give Avon Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil a try.  As an Avon Rep, many of my customers rave about the bath oil and praise it for how great it is for repelling insects.   Also  over at my “Skin So Soft…Debunking the Myth” page, after reading comment after comment from loyal Skin So Soft users, the testimonies have been so convincing I knew I had to give it a try and  the 4th of July holiday seemed like a perfect time to do so.   I have to admit though, I was very nervous about using it, those mosquitoes by the lake are fierce and if the bath oil didn’t work I would literally be eaten alive! I don’t know if it’s just me but when I get bit, my arms and legs swell up so badly it’s downright painful and the itch is just crazy!  So in spite of my fear I mustered up my courage and grabbed the bath oil.

Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil



The Experiment:

I wasn’t the only one participating in the experiment, I also got my family involved. To compare the effectiveness of both the Avon Bug Guard and Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil the guys (Hubby, Son & Grandpa) used the Deet-Free Avon Bug Guard Plus Picaradin and the girls (Myself, Mom, Sister & Niece) used the
Avon Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil.  After the fireworks we would compare how effective each of the formulas were against mosquito bites. So we slathered and sprayed and headed out to the lake. The guys were confident that we (the girls) were going to come back with welts and bites and truthfully, though I didn’t’ want to admit it to them, so did I.  How could just a bath oil that contains no insect repellent whatsoever ward off mosquitoes?

During the show, just as expected those bugs were fierce! The gnats & mosquitoes were relentless! In the back of my mind I thought to myself, “Thank goodness I have the Bug Guard anti-itch spray! When I get home I’m going to spray it all over!.”  I was anticipating a ton of bites and being itchy and miserable for the next couple of days.

The Results:

Oh my, oh my! Wait ‘til you read this!  The guys did great! As expected the Avon Bug Guard with Picaridin repelled the insects and the guys didn’t have any bites at all, and us girls, well we didn’t’ do so bad either!

Considering how aggressive the mosquitoes were and the amount that were out there, I only had two bites, but they were very, very small and didn’t swell up  like usual mosquito bites so they may  have come from something else. My mom, sister and niece they also had great results. My mom didn’t get any bites nor did my sister, or my niece! In fact my mom was so impressed with the bath oil she immediately asked me to order her a bottle!  So there it is! From my own experience, I can confidently say,

“YES! Avon Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil DID Work For Me!” *

So if you’re looking for an effective, alternative, rather than using an insect repellent,  give Avon Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil a try and let us know if it worked for you!  Just leave your comment below 🙂


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I’d love to hear your experience with either Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil or Avon Bug Guard. Has it worked for you? How do you use it? Leave your comment below.

*These are my own personal claims based on my own experience  and not Avon.   Avon does not guarantee nor claim using Avon Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil repels mosquitoes or other  insects and suggests using the bath oil only as intended as a bath & body product.   Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil is not EPA approved and does not include EPA insect repelling ingredients in it’s formula.   So in other words . . . Please use at your own risk.


For info about Avon Bug Guard,
Frequently Asked Questions & How to Choose & Use
visit these Beauty2Makeup articles below:

Skin So Soft Insect Repellent – Debunking the Myth

Skin So Soft Bug Guard – How to Use

Avon Bug Guard 101(.pdf download)




I’ve been an Independent Avon eRepresentative since 2010. I specialize in Avon Online sales through my Avon Representative website. You can also view the Avon Book here!

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