Catnip and Ticks… LD Awareness Photos

May 10, 2012   //   by nadine   //   LYME DISEASE AWARENESS PHOTO PROJECT  //  2 Comments

Day 10 : Lyme Disease Awareness Photos

Did you know that Catnip Oil can be used to repel ticks?


Catnip not only drives cats wild, but catnip oil is a natural safe insect and tick repellent. Catnip has a substance called nepetalactone, which is the ingredient that makes cats go berserk. That same substance is also the ingredient that repels insects. If you look at the natural bug repellents on the market, you will see it as a key ingredient. I’m sure you have heard of the popular BUGz Be Gone which uses netpetalactone, and claims to repel ticks, chiggers, gnats and blackflies.

Besides Catnip Oil, some other natural repellents are eucalyptus oil, citronella oil, rosemary oil, cedar, geranium, lemongrass oil, or peppermint oil.

You can make your own Catnip Oil or purchase a bottle. Just be aware, putting straight essential oil on your skin is very dangerous and should be mix into other ingredient. Straight catnip Oil can be toxic. Also, Catnip Oil is extremely dangerous for cats, so never put Catnip Oil directly on your kitty’s skin. For more information about how to use catnip Oil, visit: (information is at towards the bottom of the page).


    • Yup. I’m another who never saw the cslisac rashor other symptoms. I think the stats on that that about 60% or more never do. It’s important to note that ticks areoften the size of the period at the end of this sentence,so they are not seen. I have also heard that it is actually24 hours for them to transmit and they transmit other tick infections as well, not just lyme. Thank you for putting the info out there. With a bit moreupdating to your video with these facts would be great.

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