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Herbal Tick Repellent for Dogs

Herbal Tick Repellent for Dogs

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. The second best essential oil for repelling ticks is American Pennyroyal (also called tickweed).

INGREDIENTS
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.
Make: 2 tablespoons with a shelf life of about six months.
Dab a few drops on your skin or clothing, making sure to avoid eyes.
Caution:
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. Don’t use these essential oils around cats.

Read more: Health, Health & Safety, Natural Remedies

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:12AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

great loved it

1:00AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

superbly done

12:37AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

this is awesome :-)

1:17AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

very nice indeed!!

12:41AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

cute doggy

11:33PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

lovelyy

11:17PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

just wat my dog needed

3:55AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

beatiful !

12:34AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

past desires !!

12:13AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

woww this is fantastic

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