Common Essential Oils and Their Uses forum: Deer Ticks

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May 22, 2011 5:15 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
Does anyone know a recipe to keep ticks from going on you? The news is saying that Lyme Ticks are showing up here in the southern part of Manitoba.
May 24, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Name: Sylvia
Ontario, Canada
Hello Donna!

Thanks for checking out my cubit. I do have a recipe for ticks but I have not actually tried it myself but have been told it is extremely effective.
This is it:
Make up a synergistic blend of 10 drops lavender, 10 thyme and 10 eucalyptus in a small bottle

What you can do with that is few things. Before you go outside you can put approx. 8 drops of the above recipe in bowl of water and wash your exposed areas with the blend. Or you could add the drops to a small spray bottle of water and spritz yourself. I think I would prefer the latter because then I would also spray my clothing at the same time.
I would take the time to make the above blend and have it ready for when I need it. The oils are always much more effective when they are put into a synergistic blend because they are able to work with another and become even more powerful than when alone.
Also remember that if you do notice a tick with its swollen body attached to your skin, never pull it out. Evidently you can put a drop of thyme oil onto it and it will fall off and then follow with one drop of lavender every five minutes up to a total of ten to avoid infection and it will reduce the pain and swelling.

I hope this helps and let me know how it works,

Jun 18, 2011 8:46 AM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
Thanks for the info, Sylvia! So with this one you don't need to mix the EO's with distilled water or witch hazel?
Jun 21, 2011 4:21 PM CST
Name: Sylvia
Ontario, Canada
Yes, if you choose to add it to a spray bottle, I would use distilled water and add the synergistic blend to that. Or if you prefer you could use witch hazel.

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