Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 2:52pm
“Below is a recipe I found on-line for an all natural tick repellant. I knew it was going to be a bad year for it and I really dislike the side-effects and costs of Frontline and Advantix on my dog’s physical and mental health. ” ~Nichole Hastings
I dug deep in my herbal formula books for this recipe out of desperation, given that I live in the epicenter of the tick-generated Lyme disease epidemic. I tested the essential oil that is recommended for ticks, Rose Geranium, by putting a few drops—no more!— on our dogs’ collars, to see if it would repel ticks. Lo and behold, we went from 20 ticks a day on each dog, to none.
* 2 tablespoons vegetable or nut oil (almond oil contains sulfur, a repellent in its own right)
* 10 to 25 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
Combine the ingredients in a glass jar; shake to blend.
Makes: 2 tablespoons
Shelf Life: 6 months