Tick Repellent For Family, Pets, And More
CABIN TIME! TICK TIME!
It’s summertime and the word’s already out that it may be a very bad tick season! Don’t let the fear of them keep you from enjoying your time outdoors. Just make sure that you take precautions, check yourselves, your children and pets nightly. There’s hundreds of products out there to protect us and our pets but here’s a few natural solutions that you can mix up as a homemade alternative to the chemical based store bought solutions.
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 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.
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 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.
Homemade Mosquito Repellent Recipe
- 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Citronella essential oil
- 3 – 4 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Mix all of the above ingredients in a 12-16 oz spray bottle and fill the rest up with water
(or a mix of water and vodka, or a mix of water and witch hazel).
Recipe from www.survivingthestores.com
Hope this helps and you enjoyed reading!