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Tick Repellent? #332238
05/20/15 09:35 PM
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marylou Offline OP
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Anyone know if this would work, be safe?



Chaos vom Haus Wilton, CGC - September 2007
Hannah - April 2014

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Re: Tick Repellent? [Re: marylou] #332242
05/20/15 11:23 PM
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might work, for sure safe with dogs, not cats... I've use homemade repellent essential oil spray for a few yrs, there are many oils that repel insects. But they dissipate fairly quick and/ or may be overwhelming to a working dogs olfactory senses, if you are tracking.

This is what I used last year they also make a repellent;

http://synergylabs.com/?product=richards-organics-new-incredible-skin-spray-12-oz-3/

http://synergylabs.com/?product=richards-organics-new-flea-tick-spray-12-fl-oz-3/


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Re: Tick Repellent? [Re: Jane Jean] #332300
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I dabble in therapeutic essential oils and I have that mix. We tend to get lots of hitchhikers in the hills by our house. Spraying her before a hike has helped. Otherwise they catch a ride on Siena then fall off and crawl on the humans. Yuck! So, yes, I believe it would work just fine. The only thing I do different is the water. I would use a base of coconut or similar oil and put it all in a spray bottle.


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Re: Tick Repellent? [Re: DianaB] #332332
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Thanks for posting, I may have to give this a try! I love sticking with natural ingredients when I can. thanks

Re: Tick Repellent? [Re: Tally] #332363
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I think different areas have ticks that are sensitive to different things. I hope it works for you smile I made up a great essential oil mix one time, worked the best ever, but had no clue what I put in it so have never duplicated my success. Sigh.

Good point too about having to apply it often.


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Re: Tick Repellent? [Re: DianaB] #332366
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Originally Posted By: DianaB
I dabble in therapeutic essential oils and I have that mix. We tend to get lots of hitchhikers in the hills by our house. Spraying her before a hike has helped. Otherwise they catch a ride on Siena then fall off and crawl on the humans. Yuck! So, yes, I believe it would work just fine. The only thing I do different is the water. I would use a base of coconut or similar oil and put it all in a spray bottle.

I actually use avocado oil, only because it was in a shampoo that used to use regularly for Indy, that worked better than any tick repellant I've ever used. I think it had chamomile, oat, vit E and avocado, but i'm sure it had some undisclosed ingredients too.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Tick Repellent? [Re: MaxaLisa] #332411
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Oil instead of water is a good idea! Where can I find avocado oil? In with other essential oils?


Chaos vom Haus Wilton, CGC - September 2007
Hannah - April 2014

Mocha's Royal Misha, CGC - June 2005 - July 2014 RIP gsdhalo
Heidi, GSD - RIP gsdhalo
Natasha, GSD - RIP gsdhalo


Re: Tick Repellent? [Re: marylou] #332431
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I just put some in with the water, to hopefully also help it stay on. I have a NOW brand, sold with the essential oils (probably got it online), but I also saw a bottle of it with the edible oils @ Whole Foods.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/

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