Tick Off Essential Oil Insect Repellent
Recipe provided by Jessica Thomas Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist
15 drops Lavender essential oil
8 drops Lemongrass essential oil
5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
8 drops Germanium essential oil
3 drops Cedarwood essential oil
2 ounces filtered water
2 ounces high proof alcohol
Fill small glass spray bottle with water and alcohol. Shake well. Add essential oils and shake vigorously to blend. Apply immediately before going into tick habitat. Reapply as needed or every 2 hours. This blend is effective in deterring most insects and pest. *Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas. Test on a small patch of skin before applying to larger areas.
- Shake well before every use. Apply to the legs, arms, and neck before going outdoors or on your patio to ward off pesky insects.
- Take on camping trips or to outdoor events, concerts, hikes, fishing or hunting.
- Spray around your door and window seals to deter insects from entering.
- Spray on chidren’s arms and legs.
- To focus on experiencing nature instead of avoiding it, apply before a hike.
- Diffuse into the air, or spray on ribbons and strings, and place near air vents, windows, or openings where insects might enter.
**Always use therapeutic grade essential oils in the proper dilution ratio. Consult a trained Clinical Herbalist or Aromatherapist to guide you in the appropriate essential oils for you and your family.
Should you or your family be bitten by a tick or show signs or symptoms of Lyme disease our Clinical Herbalist has the Byron White Tick Bite Protocol. Jessica can walk you through the natural method of addressing tick bites and talk to you about your options. Having successfully battled Lyme disease herself, she is an advocate for Lyme patients. Currently, Jessica is working on forming a Lyme disease support group in the Treasure Valley. You can reach out to her by contacting our clinic or finding her on Facebook.