Studies at Iowa State University show catnip to be 10 times more effective than DEET.1 Mix up a bottle of this fresh-smelling bug spray before your next hiking or camping trip to keep mosquitoes at bay - the natural way! (To help keep the shield on your skin longer, add glycerin).
- Mix all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well.
- Shake bottle well before using as oil and water will separate.
- For use on body, spray onto exposed skin.
- For use on face, spray onto hands and rub carefully onto face, avoiding eyes, nose and mouth.
- Spray can also be applied to clothing to keep away mosquitoes and other bugs that can bite through fabric.