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Catnip oil for bugs?

Has anyone heard of or used this…essential oil (catnip) for a bug repellent?
It’s supposed to be 10 times more effective that DEET and safer???
Catnip is an herb in the mint family. Can’t be too bad…except to drive the cat crazy… :wink:

Maybe it’s not so crazy after all…we used to use Avon’s Skin so Soft!
I noticed on one US website for the FDA that they have a warning that DEET is safer… ??? ::)…because it has been ‘approved’…what a bunch of bullshite!
You can actually make tea from catnip leaves and drink it. Good for migraines…so they say.
Anyone got any info?

[quote=@tanlines]Has anyone heard of or used this…essential oil (catnip) for a bug repellent?
It’s supposed to be 10 times more effective that DEET and safer???
Catnip is an herb in the mint family. Can’t be too bad…except to drive the cat crazy… :wink:

Maybe it’s not so crazy after all…we used to use Avon’s Skin so Soft!
I noticed on one US website for the FDA that they have a warning that DEET is safer… ??? ::)…because it has been ‘approved’…what a bunch of bullshite!
You can actually make tea from catnip leaves and drink it. Good for migraines…so they say.
Anyone got any info?

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Only have two comments…

  1. Yes it does make a nice tea, or so I have heard.

  2. Be prepared for every cat in the DR to follow you :slight_smile:

Bow

You took the words right out my mouth.
Trying to visualize walking on the beach with all the cats meowing and following you.