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All Natural Flea & Tick Repellent-For Pets and You!

 
With the warm summer days upon us it is very important to go out and have fun, yet while having fun it is also very important to make sure that you as well as your pets are protected against fleas and ticks.
 


As most of us know, ticks are extremely dangerous, especially those that carry lime disease. If not caught quickly this disease could lead to a number of life threatening complications.
Fleas feed on their host, multiply like crazy, and are a complete nuisance.
For these reasons it is very important to repel these little terrors. How do you do that naturally and for pennies? This is how....

 



Repellent For Pets:
For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle that you can pick up from your local dollar store.
Next add 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. (Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by just this ingredient.)
Add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, (these both contain sulfur and another natural tick repellent).
To make a repellent that will also keep away fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, which will all repel ticks and fleas while also creating a scented repellent.
Spray this formula onto the pet's dry fur, staying away from areas such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. When outdoors for an extended period of time, spray this solution on two to three times per day. When pets are outdoors to use the restroom only for example, spray the solution onto the animal's coat once per day.


Repellent For Humans:
 
In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water.
To make a yummy smelling solution so you do not smell like vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil or bath oil. (Eucalyptus oil is a soothing scent that works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils leave a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.)
After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors.
Reapply every four hours to keep ticks away and examine the skin and hair when returning home to make sure no ticks are on the body.






Now go out there, enjoy your camping, hiking, and other fun outdoor activities without so much of the worry.




How do you defend yourself and/or pets against fleas and ticks?



Tori

Comments

  1. I've never thought to use a home made remedy I typically just use frontline.

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  2. Vinegar is like a miracle solution for almost everything huh? I like the long-lasting effects of tick/flea meds for the dogs but would love to use a natural solution for me and the kids. Tks for sharing!

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