What is DEET and Will it Ruin My Clothes?

DEET products have reportedly stained clothes and melted through breathable fabrics that many hikers and campers wear. Phillip Werner did a really interesting experiment for Sectionhiker.com - He had some old, torn up Mountain Hardware Cohesion Pants, and he applied 30% DEET to one area of the outside of the pants and 100% DEET to another area. Both melted through the middle and inside layer of the pants, the 30% DEET spot was more localized than the 100% spot, though. The 100% spot continued to dissolve the pants. Now imagine using this on your skin. Many people complain of DEET leaving dark stains on their clothes. 


Our products are DEET-free, non-toxic, organic and not harmful to your skin, lungs or clothes. They're safe for your children and pets and there is no oily or sticky residue. The essential oils actually nourish your skin, as opposed to the potentially harmful effects of DEET. Seems like a no brainer to us! Look at our products here.