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By  Emmaray  |  16

Oh man... I hope you can identify what exactly you are allergic to in the repellent and find something else to use instead! I'm sorry OP :-/. At least you found out before you get there though!

  whysobeachy  |  37

I live in India, and actually, the mosquito scene here isn't as bad as it's mase out to be. Plus, the number of mosquitoes decreases drastically during the winter. I think OP will survive.

  Kristrunkrr8  |  4

I have used lemongrass oil (citronelle), just a little dab on each wrist, neck, middle of the back and stomach, on each thigh and on top on each foot. It works for me. I just make sure I reapply every night, maybe twice. Plus I smell great with the oil. The scent can be strong at first but it's enough to put just a tiny tiny tiny amount on each spot. There are other oils like peppermint, eucalyptus and more.

  Mauskau  |  35

30, I think mosquitoes tend to go for those that aren't from the same area as them, so those on holiday are tastier than those that are local. That and from my own experience they prefer paler skinned people (they go for my mum and sister who burn in the sun rather than me who tans instead).

  whysobeachy  |  37

Actually, #80, I'm going to have to disagree with you on the latter. My best friend is darker than me, and whenever we're out at night, if there are any mosquitoes around, they make it a point to attack her. My theory is that they go for fleshier people. I'm actually underweight, and so is my mum. Mosquitoes generally tend to avoid the both of us. Also, do forgive me for the typo. I meant made, not mase.

By  MsConfusedd  |  27

It depends where in India you go, but when I went I saw almost no mosquitos. As long as you're on anti malarials and sleep with a net or in closed rooms you'll be fine

By  beingaloneisfun  |  22

I had the same problem of being allergic to store-bought repellents, so I made my own. If you can get peppermint oil, lemon oil, and vanilla extract then just mix two tablespoons of peppermint and vanilla then three-four of lemon.