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Do you have a link to this research? The only Purdue research I could find was a paper on Catnip as a source of essential oils, nothing overtly related to mosquito repellent. I found some other positive results, but nothing to support the "many times better than DEET" claim. I also couldn't find any safety or toxicity studies. Just because it's from a natural source does not automatically mean it's safer than DEET, which actually has a pretty robust safety testing profile. Lastly, the extraction of the essential oil appears to be a non-trivial matter, and I wouldn't trust that a home-brew solution is going to be very effective or repeatable.
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- Home-made Mosquito Repellant?, EGD , Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:59:36
- Re: Home-made Mosquito Repellant?, dtechakacheaptech, Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:53:31
- Relabel the DEET, dtechakacheaptech, Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:16:07
- Body Odor... Seriously, Used to be Chaz, Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:31:35
- From a Mainer, DE , Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:06:02
- Re: Home-made Mosquito Repellant?, Wayner , Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:40:53
- Re: Home-made Mosquito Repellant?, B Millar , Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:37:03
- Re: Home-made Mosquito Repellant?, Skip, Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:45:43
- Re: Home-made Mosquito Repellant?, Cmyles , Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:11:39
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