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Recently we shared our DIY Flea Repellent that is not only great for your dogs, but also for humans when going outdoors this summer.  We wanted to expand on that recipe by sharing our DIY Natural Tick Repellent. Getting outdoors with your family for a hike or camping trip is a wonderful way to bond and enjoy God’s creation.  Keeping your family safe from outdoor pests that cause lyme disease is imperative while avoiding toxins found in over-the-counter products.

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DIY Natural Tick Repellent

Keep this simple body oil on hand to apply on exposed skin whenever tick exposure will be high. Hikers, campers, and others who enjoy outdoor activity that will take them into the woods should be considered at risk. Remember that these oils for a natural tick repellent are powerful, so you should keep them away from your eyes and mouth.

Ingredients for DIY Tick Repellent and Lyme Prevention

  • Glass spray bottle
  • 4 oz carrier oil*
  • 36 drops of tick-repelling blend

Instructions for DIY Tick Repellent and Lyme Prevention

  1. Add your essential oil drops directly to your glass spray bottle.
  2. Fill the remaining 4oz spray bottle with carrier oil of your choice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Spray periodically to ankles, arms and any other exposed skin to repel ticks.


*No matter what allergies you may have, there’s a carrier oil that’s right for you. You can use any, or a combination of these: Avocado, Fractionated Coconut, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond.

**This tick repellent is suitable for ages 2+. For ages younger than 2, substitute the clove, oregano, and ylang ylang essential oils in your master blend with atlas cedarwood, catnip, and geranium essential oils. Dilute 12 drops of this younger child version of the Tick-Repelling blend in your 4oz spray bottle.
TIP: Using Neem Oil as a part of the carrier oil base can help boost the effectiveness of your repellent.
Tick-Repelling Blend

Use equal amounts of the following essential oils:
ylang ylang
-a non-phototoxic citrus oil of your choice to balance scent

Proper Tick Removal

It’s important to remember that this DIY natural tick repellent recipe is for tick prevention, NOT tick removal. If you’re currently treating an infestation, first properly remove the tick and be sure not to apply essential oils until after it is extracted. Otherwise, the tick may get aggravated and regurgitate toxins into your body.

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