Homemade Recipe Repels Ticks And Fleas While You’re Camping, Backpacking, and Hiking

Summer is coming fast which means we’ll be spending more time camping, hiking, and back packing. With the great outdoors come the risk of picking up ticks, and fleas.

Ticks in particular can create all sorts of problems with you, and your pets. Some stores carry products to repel ticks, and fleas, however they are expensive, and don’t work any better than the recipe that you will find below.

This recipe really works, so give it a try, and enjoy the Summer outdoors.

Tick Repellent For Pets:

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 easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).

To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet’s dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.

Tick Repellent For People

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 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.

Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.

After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body.

Article Courtesy Of: EHow.com

 

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