Does your family love the great outdoors? Camping, hiking and fishing just to name a few. Don’t allow annoying ticks to ruin your healthy experience. For those who are uncomfortable with using commercial repellents due to the poisonous ingredients, you can make a simple homemade solution!
Repellent for Your Pets:
For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks detest the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonful’s of vegetable or almond oil, both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).
To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls’ of lemon juice or drops of citrus oil, or peppermint oil, all of which repel ticks and fleas, while creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet’s dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When you’re outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.
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 and soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repels 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.