The Mosquito Experiments: Bar of Soap

So I got a little eaten up by mosquitoes when I was in Wisconsin this weekend.

And by a little I mean I have at least 25 bites on each foot that are driving me around the bend. At least. 

So I've decided to take this unfortunate circumstance and test out various Mosquito Bite remedies I've seen around the internet to see if they actually work. 

Experiment #1: Bar of Soap 

I've seen this around Pinterest a lot lately, and I knew we had some bars around the house so I tried this one out first. 

I admit it. I am a bite scratcher. Especially in my sleep. I often wake up mid-furious scratch. IT JUST FEELS SO GOOD. So, this remedy immediately appealed to me. As soon as my feet got unbearably itchy, I rubbed a dry bar of soap all over them. I got the immediate relief of scratching them- just using the soap instead of my fingers.

About ten minutes after application I noticed a big difference. Most of the itch was gone and it stayed that way for about 2 hours. The length of time between "doses" varied depending on if I accidentally brushed my foot against something or if I was wearing shoes which aggravated the bites again. 

 

 Ease of use: 5/5

Really, it doesn't get much easier than this. Just rub a bar of soap on the bite.

Cleanliness: 5/5

No mess at all. 

Effectiveness: 3.5/5 

It worked quickly (about 10 minutes) to reduce the itch but it never really went away. Full itch status returned a couple of hours later.

 

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