DIY Tick And Bug Repellent

Our ticks here in Virginia are everywhere right now, and if your local ticks and biting bugs are thriving as well, then this remedy might just be a lifesaver this summer.

You’ll need to make a trip to a health food store or some similar shop that sells essential plant oils (or get good at procuring your own plant oils). But once you have a bottle mixed up, you should have plenty of bug repellent for weeks.

“I find this spray useful as we have 3 dogs, and a dozen goats. We give them a quick spray on their legs and underbellies every morning. I too get a quick spray on my shoes/ legs and arms,” Rod says. “I had very few ticks on me since I started using this spray. And I usually get bit if there’s a tick within 100 yards. It’s all natural, very easy to make and it’s very inexpensive …  I like that.”

Here’s the recipe:

Mix
1 pint distilled white vinegar
1 pint water
25 drops of tea tree oil
25 drops of lavender essential oil
Shake well and put in a spray bottle. Use frequently, like every 3 -4 hours when outside during tick season.”

Got your own recipe for bug dope? Take a second to tell us about your brew in the comments.

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