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DIY Natural Tick Repellent that’s Safer than Permethrin

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 ounces 1x
  • Category: Essential Oils


Skip the chemicals and use this natural tick repellent that you make at home. Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during warmer months (April-September). 




  1. Measure the essential oils by drops, adding them to the bottle
  2. Top up the bottle with the vodka or aloe vera gel
  3. Cap with the spray top
  4. Shake before each use


Usage Directions for essential oil tick repellant
Spray Natural Tick Repellant on clothing
Spray on body
Spray 5 minutes before going outdoors
Reapply every 2 to 3 hours.
Use as a natural tick repellent for dogs

For use with children under 6
Replace the lemongrass in the recipe with equal parts tea tree essential oil for a kid-safe version of this DIY natural tick repellent.

Keywords: tick repellent, essential oil blend

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