Snapshots From The Fair: Vendor Helps Visitors Repel Bloodsuckers, Naturally

Jul 13, 2018

With Lane County's mosquito population more than double than average this year, visitors at the Oregon Country Fair may expect to get nibbled by these voracious bugs. But not everyone is comfortable with using over-the-counter sprays and repellents.  That's where one vendor, Soule Ahlenbach, comes in.  She's helping keep fairgoers bite-free by pitting Mother Nature against Mother Nature.  KLCC's Brian Bull checked in with her on the OCF's opening day.

Soule Ahlenbach with her all-natural line of bug repellents.
Credit Brian Bull / KLCC

This audio snapshot features a conversation with naturalist-proprietor Soule Ahlenbach, who likes to craft bug repellant from natural ingredients like coconut oil. The gist is that they won't harm people - including infants - is it gets into the mouth or eyes. Soule's booth is near a creek, so she knows first hand what it's like to encounter pockets of bugs, eager to bite you.

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