Keep Ticks Away All The Time With This Simple Trick!

Keep Ticks Away All The Time With This Simple Trick!

Spring announces fresh smell of nature, the sun on your face, the beauty of the weather and the breeze in your hair… But, there’s nothing worse than coming home from a picnic, a mountain walk or a fun day at the bike trails to find a tick burrowed in your skin.

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s very important to know how to protect yourself from ticks. Not only they are uncomfortable and pesky, but they can carry extremely dangerous diseases . Follow this simple trick next time you’re enjoying nature in order to keep ticks from latching onto the skin!

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Essential Oil and Lint Roller Ticks Hack

The only “ingredients” you need for this super tick hack is:

  • some essential oils and
  • a lint roller!

Only make sure the lint roller is the kind with adhesive layers. Simply take it with you when doing yard work or you’re going on a hike. From time to time roll it on your clothing . After a short time outside, you might be surprised and shocked to see what you actually pick up!

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If you add some essential oil to this trick it can in fact minimize the risk of tips hopping onto you while you walk, work or bike outside. Spray essential oil onto your clothing and rubb it onto the skin. It will help deter ticks from coming near you. It also works very well to deter black flies and mosquitoes. Using essential oils as a replacement of insect repellent or tick is healthier. It helps to eliminate the amount of chemicals we are exposed to.

 

These are the top 5 essential oils to help repel bugs:

  1. Lavender

This essential oils is a sweet-smelling tick deterrent. You’ll simply adore the smell, but bugs will hate it! It can help deter flies, mosquitoes and other unwanted insects.

  1. Pennyroyal

 It is a member of the mint family. This essential oil is toxic to insects . It makes it an effective natural insect repellent!

  1. Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil comes from the tropical lemongrass plant known as Cymbopogon citrates. It has a bright citrus scent and works as a natural flea and tick repellent. We can spray it directly on the skin to help ward off bugs.

  1. Eucalyptus

We can use eucalyptus oil can alone or in combination with citronella oil. It is an all-purpose bug deterrent. A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that eucalyptus extract has the ability to reduce infections and tick bites.

  1. Lemon

Limonene is the compound of Lemon essential oil. People consider this compound to be especially effective against bugs and fleas . Use it in a diluted form before spraying it onto the skin or clothes.

If you want to know how to make a simple natural bug spray by using tea tree, lemongrass, and citronella essential oils, watch the following video:

 

Source: DavidWolfe

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