Why are we making all natural tick spray?
Warmer weather means more time outdoors- not only for us, but for our furry family members as well!
Prevention is key when it comes to protecting ourselves and our pets from the pests that accompany our family members. More and more we hear about tick bites leading to Lyme Disease, so we really need to be diligent about safety measures during times spent outside.
An easy, homemade solution to fending off Ticks is this simple spray made with essential oils and witch hazel. It’s a great natural alternative to the store bought options and is generally safe for both people and pets– just be sure to check with a physician or your veterinarian before using, and be cautious when dealing directly with pure essential oils!
Bug and Tick Spray
24 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
24 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
½ Cup Witch Hazel
Combine all ingredients in a spray top bottle and shake gently to mix. Spray on pets, clothing, and skin prior to time spent outdoors. Repeat as needed, shaking mixture before each use.
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As with all products, users should test a small amount prior to normal extended use. If pregnant or suffering from illness, consult a doctor before use.
Will this help with mosquitos?
This should help will deterring mosquitoes as well.
Which kind of geranium eo is for detering ticks and how dangerous is this for cat?
Any of the Geranium Essential Oil can be used for ticks. Our products are not animal tested and we cannot provide advice on using this on cats.
Instead of Geranium I use Lemongrass EO for my cats, works good!
Lemongrass mimics a pheromone given off by honey bees and is an attractant for them.
Can it be used on cats?
Our products are not animal tested and we cannot provide advice on using this on cats.
Using Essential Oils on Cats is not recommended. Cats do not have the right enzymes to process the essential oils and essential oils can kill a cat.
I make a healing balm with Thieves Oil in it, and I use it every 4th day on a wounded cat. You have to wait 3 days between using essential oils on cats, that way they can process the essential oils. This information is available on the internet and I am speaking from my own personal experiences and my opinion. To be safe, ask your vet first before using any essential oils on your cat.
Please, do NOT use essential oils on cats. They ingest them as they groom & it can (usually is) lethal! I successfully rub Apple Cider Vinegar on them, starting at their ears. That way ingestion is not a problem.
Can this be used on people.
Yes, this is safe for humans.
Hello thank for this wonderful information. How often should you use this after spaying it on your dog and where should it be sprayed on the dog.
You’re welcome; we highly recommend consulting your veterinarian before use, as our products are not animal tested. It can be sprayed on the coat after a bath, and repeat as needed, shaking mixture before each use.