Yes, it really works. Just bathe with it prior to going outdoors and you'll see the difference. Naturally Repels Bugs You should wash daily to gain full effect of the essential oils. If used daily, you will have hours of Deet free protection from biting insects & ticks! Safe to use on the whole family, including your cats and dogs! Does not contains eucalyptus oil which can be harmful for infants, children, people with asthma and cats.