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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Natural Tick and Flea Repellent

Tick and Flea Repellent
Read below to find out to make your own!


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Tick and Flea Repellent

It's not fun to sit and watch your 2 legged friends struggle because they have a tick or flea problem. The recipes below will help solve you furry friends bug problems!

For pets:

Mix 1 cup of water and 2 cups of distilled white vinegar into a spray bottle. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone.
Next add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil. (Both contain sulfur -- another natural tick repellent)
To make a repellent that will also deter fleas - Mix a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil. They will all repel ticks and fleas while also creating a good smelling repellent.
Spray onto your pet's dry coat. Staying away from sensitive areas including: eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals.
When outdoors for an extended period of time - Spray this solution on your pets - two to three times per day. When indoor pets that only go outdoors for potty breaks - Spray the solution onto the animal's coat once a day.

For Humans:

A simple homemade repellent for people, can be made with a few inexpensive household ingredients.
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 about 20 drops of your favorite essential or bath oil.
Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent.
Peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.
After mixing your solution - Spray onto your clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors.
Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay.
Make sure you examine your skin and hair once you return back inside to make sure nothing sneaked by.

I got this information from a facebook post that caught my eye. I changed up a few words but for the most part, the above information is from Bev Taymon-Miller at Hillbilly Recipes. on Facebook - Want to see the Original Post?

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