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.

By Annie B. Bond

64 comments

Laurie V.
Laurie V.5 months ago

How often should I apply the Rose Geranium and what is a good brand to buy.
Thanks

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedlabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing, you don´t always need chemical repellents!!!

Johnson Paul
Past Member about a year ago

awesome stuff

Jin Karten
Past Member 1 years ago

nice collectin dude

Loveastrology Problem
Past Member 1 years ago

very nice

Muslim Astrowazifa

so lovely

Mozer Matt
Mozer Matt1 years ago

just one word-impressive

Marcas Tiny
Marcas Tiny1 years ago

inspirational

Dave Ryans
Dave Ryans1 years ago

great loved it

Shamur Grey
Shamur Grey1 years ago

superbly done