Flashback Friday: Could the next all-natural insect repellent be made out of earwax?

Just in time for the dog days of summer, when mosquitoes swarm at their thickest, we bring you this classic from our archives. Here, scientists hypothesize that ear cerumen (earwax), in addition to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, would be a great insect repellent. You might be grossed out, but nothing says “summer fun” better than a nice even coating of earwax!

Earwax (cerumen) might be formulated into a safe and biodegradable insect repellent

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