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Natural Tick Repellent for you and your pets. Make your Own!

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Natural Tick Repellent is for anyone wanting to keeps these pesky things away without insecticides and poisons!

This post is very important and should be read by anyone who lives in the country or has pets that go outside. Ticks are more abundant here this year than ever before. I don’t know if it is caused by the mild winters or what but they are everywhere! Plus the fact that they can carry a deadly disease!

Natural Tick Repellent ingredients.

There are several ways and ingredients you can use to achieve this. The following list is oils that ticks and biting insects are repelled by. Below this is another mix using vinegar for a repellent. Everyone claims theirs is the best. They all work but you will need to see which one works best for you.

10-25 drops (total) of essential oils
2 tablespoons of a carrier oil or alcohol

The essential oils Natural Tick Repellent that work well against biting insects (mosquitoes, flies, ticks, fleas) are:

  • cinnamon oil (mosquitoes)
  • lemon eucalyptus or regular eucalyptus oil (mosquitoes, ticks, and lice)
  • citronella oil (mosquitoes and biting flies)
  • castor oil (mosquitoes)
  • orange oil (fleas)
  • rose geranium (ticks and lice)

Safe carrier oils and alcohols for Natural Tick Repellent include:

  • olive oil
  • sunflower oil
  • any other cooking oil
  • witch hazel
  • vodka

Tick Repellent for your pets

For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).

To make a natural tick repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet’s dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.

Natural Tick Repellent for you and your family

In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.

Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a natural tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.

After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body.

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Thank you for stopping by Back Roads Living again.

We hope you find a solution if you are like us and do not like pesticides and poisons. We use all natural when we can!




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