Ladies and gentlemen, this is very important for you to remember and understand – if you spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s important to know how to protect yourself from ticks. Not only are they pesky and uncomfortable, they can also carry deadly diseases that are extremely dangerous. So, do me a favor and use this simple trick to keep ticks from latching onto your skin!
According to the experts, essential oils can minimize the risk of ticks hopping onto you as you work, bike or walk outside. Spraying essential oil onto your clothing and rubbing it onto your skin will help deter ticks from coming near you. And last, but not least important – using essential oils instead of tick or insect repellent helps to eliminate the amount of chemicals you’re exposed to.
- Lavender – it’s a sweet-smelling tick deterrent. This essential oil can help deter mosquitoes, flies and other unwanted insects.
- Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus oil can be used alone or in combination with citronella oil for an all-purpose bug deterrent. The experts say that eucalyptus extract has the ability to reduce tick bites and infections.
- Lemon – Lemon essential oil contains a compound known as limolene. This compound is very effective against fleas and other bugs. Use it in a diluted form before spraying it onto your clothes or skin.