I seem to be having a touch of dandruff recently, so I put tea tree oil on my scalp when I washed my hair Saturday. I tend to be overly generous when using essential oils, so I smelled really strongly of tea tree oil after. It was a breezy day, and as we were out running errands, I was hit with the smell whenever the wind blew my hair.
I was lying on the couch that evening and suddenly Picasso jumped up behind me and started licking my hair. It was so cute and gross at the same time, so I swatted him away. He did it again a few times over the weekend and try as I might, I couldn't get a picture. He acted like he does around catnip.
Anyway, I googled 'tea tree oil cats' today to see if anyone else had seen this catnip-like excitement, and found out it's highly toxic to cats! Yikes! My hair still smells slightly of it, despite being washed again, so I'd better keep Picasso away.