We used to use palmetto too for the fact that it didn't take many to get a good base and then cover with wax myrtle.
Until one hunt when a friend came with us and leaned over before sunrise and stuck one in his eye. He complained the entire hunt and sat there with his head down. We just called him a pussy and told him to suck it up. Brought his arse home and his gf brought him to the ER. Turns out he had a torn cornea. We felt like asses. On the 3 hour drive home, we made him drink to ease the pain, so when the gf took him to the ER, he was a slobbering drunk mess