In the hot, humid climate of interior China, there were a lot of mosquitoes. At night we used mosquito nets over our beds and that kept out insects. When we went outside in the evening, we apparently did not have insect repellents like we do today. We children (in Cheefoo, the school for missionaries children) found a great way to keep away those pesky mosquitoes. We would rub Lifebuoy soap all over our exposed skin. It apparently worked.
Do you remember that kind of soap? It was red and had a very distinctive odor - an odor that the mosquitoes did not like. In researching Lifebuoy soap now, I find that it was developed in the UK. And I remember that it floated. Here is my drawing of the soap as it looked in those days.
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