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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Homemade Tick Spray Recipe

Thanks to Collette for this one!

Safe and Effective Tick Spray - Formula
Simple Solution-- Ticks are starting to become a real problem in many areas as the weather gets warmer. There are many kinds of ticks, but getting bit by deer ticks is no joke: they carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases including a red blood cell parasite. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by the American dog tick, the lone-star tick, and the wood tick. Best to keep ticks far, far away from you and your companion animals and loved ones!

This herbal spray is based on herbalist knowledge, and it is a great find as a healthy alternative to synthetic pesticides because it really works well as a repellent. The spray calls for one ingredient, besides water--you can‘t get much simpler than that! Find out the formula here:
This spray is good to use on pet bedding.

You will need:
2 teaspoons essential oil of rose geranium or palmerosa
2 cups water
1 spray bottle

1. Combine ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well to blend.
2. Spray areas where pets sleep.

And here is some more information on using rose geranium and palmerosa oils on your skin and on pet collars:
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

Dab a few drops on your skin or clothing, making sure to avoid eyes.
Skip the Pennyroyal if there is anyone pregnant (including pets) in the home, as it can induce miscarriage. And as always, use essential oils with caution as they can burn the skin and harm eyes

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