It is that time of the season where the warm weather is just returning and the bugs are starting to come out!
Yesterday Sunday 17 March 2019 was the first day this year we found a tick!
Today I will be making a tick repellent for my dog Angus.
I did a little research to see ingredients were needed, and found a few options:
Repellent 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 repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).
Essential oil recommendations:
Essential oil recipe
15 drops Lavender essential oil
15 drops Cedar essential oil
A spray bottle
1 cup of water
1.) Add 30 drops of essential oils in total to one cup of water.
2.) Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
3.) Shake the bottle well and then spray on your dog.
Carrier oil recommendations:
Dilute Concentrated Essential Oils
Dilute with a carrier oil before applying on your dog. Be sure to use a carrier oil such as:
Use 5-10 drops and dilute 80-90%.
Some essential oils are toxic to our pets.
Find out which essential oils you should not use when making your home made insect repellent:
Tick repellent recipes:
How to remove ticks: