James Landreth wrote:I don't think it will work, but it's worth a shot. Sorry to shoot down the idea.
You mentioned you're familiar with anti perspirants and such. Are you familiar with the homemade stuff? I've made deodorant out of coconut oil, cornstarch, and baking soda before. You can add whatever essential oils you want and keep the mixture in a jar. You could add mint or other oils to repel mosquitoes
F Agricola wrote:Hello Dale,
Also, citrus grow well in the tropics, so I don't know why they're not available in the Philippines?
Dale Hodgins wrote:
Almost all citrus need a cold period. So they are a subtropical plant. There is only one place in the Philippines known for the production of oranges and it's at high elevation. I didn't see one citrus tree during two months there and they have tried to grow everything known to man. There are ongoing breeding efforts for citrus and for things like potatoes and apples which also do poorly.
Dale Hodgins wrote:
There's no point in me washing in those flowery soaps, because I tend to rinse off quite well. Then I towel dry, so any residual deodorizer is pretty much lost.
AN OVERVIEW OF CLIMATIC EFFECTS ON CITRUS FLOWERING
AND FRUIT QUALITY IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD
...The low tropics ...Generally, citrus production in this
area is low and fruit are used primarily for local consumption resulting from the adverse effects of
hot, humid climates on fruit quality of most important citrus cultivars. Disease, pest and weed
pressures are especially severe throughout most of these regions....
... fruit quality for oranges and mandarins is poor ... but grapefruit and limes ... produce fruit with high internal quality. For example, even' Star
Ruby' grapefruit develops a deep red color at sea level in this region. External fruit quality (peel
blemishes) is a problem for fruit from the low tropics....
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