Recently, my wife purchased the SallyeAnder Soap “No Bite Me” for hiking and camping in the backcountry. I am always very cautious when using a soap that will be in contact with water in the backcountry. After a little research, I found that this bar of soap is made from natural ingredients and claims to be river and stream safe.
The reason for switching to this soap is for the wonderful scent. But in addition to the scent, it helps keep you bug free. On the packaging it claims that it provides up to 4 hours of bug protection. The last time I used the soap it varied between 2-6 hours of protection, but the environment conditions could have played a large part in keeping the bugs away.
If you hike and camp with soap I recommend picking up a bar of the SallyeAnder Soap “No Bite Me”. To help reduce your pack weight, cut the bar in half or fourths and after using the soap let it dry on a bench or rock, this will also help prolong the life. Normally a fourth of a bar will last my wife and I a full year of hiking.
The active ingredients that help repeal bugs are all natural and safe.
- Cedar oil
- Lemongrass oil
- Geranium oil
- Clove oil
- Mint oil
- Rosemary oil
- Thyme oil