Simple Tick Repellent that smells amazing
Ticks. Definitely something we all need to watch out for. I have many friends who are dealing with Lyme disease; it’s a painful and difficult disease to deal with. They’ll be the first to tell you to do all you can to avoid tick bites. Read on to check out my simple tick repellent oil combo.
And with good reason – Lyme disease is NO JOKE. According to Health.com the Lyme disease rates have been steadily climbing (even at that, the CDC thinks Lyme disease is under-reported)
If you do get bit, try not to freak out: only about 1% to 3% of people who are bitten by an infected tick.AND the CDC says that if you can remove a tick within 24 hours, your chances of getting Lyme disease are pretty low—in fact, in most cases, can infect you.
But let’s still focus on keeping them away – after all not getting bit at all is best, right?!?
Essential oils can help repel them – but you still need to be smart and:
-Wear light-colored protective clothing.
-Tuck pant legs into socks.
-Avoid tick-infested areas.
-Check yourself, your children, and your pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks.
Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, and Peppermint are all good oils to use for avoiding ticks. This DIY tick repellent will take you 2 minutes to put together too. It’s safe to spray on dogs, but use caution with cats. You can spray this on clothing before going outside as well as any exposed skin
Adjust the recipe based on the size of your container, and if you don’t have witch hazel, you can use water instead.
DIY Tick Repellent
Add essential oils to spray bottle, top with witch hazel.
Shake well before use.
If you use TerraShield as an insect repellent, you can also add these oils to that spray to juice it up a bit and make an all-purpose repellent blend.
If you need oils, you can get enough to refill all summer long AND have hundreds of other uses (plus you get 25% off all oils/products for an entire year and gifts/education/support from me!) with the set linked below.
PS) If you do get bit and need to remove a tick, use a pair of tweezers. Grab the tick as close to the skin as possible; its mouthpiece is literally inside your skin. Gently and steadily pull upward until you remove the tick. You’ll see lots of tips about how to remove ticks with nail polish, essential oils, alcohol, and more but they are ineffective. Just go get your tweezers, okay?