Summer has hit in NE Ohio and true to the 2020-2021 strangeness, both Duncan (the dog) and I were bitten by ticks for the first time in our lives (he's about 16 and I'll be 53).
Of course, I'm aware of the seriousness of tick related diseases, especially in humans, and began to immediately investigate essential oils to use, as well as boost our immune systems.
Step two was to develop a non-toxic repellent to spray on us before we head out for walks. Five weeks after my bite and about three after his, we both seem to be okay and have not had further encounters with the creepy creatures.
The blend I used was based on something I found in Essential Oils Animal Desk Reference, online research, plus what I had in-stock at the house:
In a 4 oz spray bottle I mixed the carrier oil with the essential oils, then slowly added the Castile soap and gently stirred. Finally, I topped this with the Thieves cleaner + distilled water, covered it and shook-it-up.
We spray once daily on his legs and/or back and on my tennies before walking.
Thus far, we've remained both flea and tick-free. And, I also enjoy the added benefits of knowing this product is non-toxic and full of healing compounds that support overall health and well-being of body, mind and spirit.
Plus, we smell good!
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