Christmas is long over and while it already seems like a distant memory, you may have received a special gift that you’re still enjoying. There’s one particular gift I received that I wanted to tell you about. [Read more…]
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I’ve found an alternative to toxic flea and tick treatments for your pets and I’m so excited to share this news with you!
In November, our family adopted Sybil, a sweet and lovable Aussie Shepherd mix. She immediately filled our hearts and our home with her spunky little self and quite frankly we love her.
When I found a few ticks on her in just a two-day span I knew I had to go ahead and start treating her for fleas and ticks but I couldn’t bring myself to put those toxic chemical spot treatments on my puppy. I try to avoid using chemicals as much as possible for my family so why would I use them on my puppy?
I searched online and found that Joseph Mercola has a natural safe option. His flea and tick spot-on treatment and collars are made with essential oils. As soon as I read the information and watched the video by the Veterinarian who formulated these products, I knew this was the best option for my little puppy and our family.
The tick treatment is applied once a month so I don’t need to worry about the kids or hubby remembering to spray her down each time with my own homemade essential oils spray which doesn’t last as long. These products are also water resistant so we can give her a bath without worry that it will wash off.
With the weather getting warmer here on the East Coast I plan to also use the Herbal Repellent Collar for double protection, especially since we’re in a highly populated tick area. By the way, there is also an herbal spray so you can choose which product suits you.
I highly recommend using natural treatments for yourself and your pets to protect yourselves from getting Lyme Disease. Studies are showing that ticks and other bugs are becoming more resistant to pesticides. They haven’t yet become resistant to herbs or essentials oils so they are a great option.
Just so you know, I’m not getting paid for my review, I just like to share products that I find helpful. If you’re interested in this product visit “Advanced Non-toxic Pet Pest Repellent System That Works” on Dr. Mercola’s site.
To prepare for Spring and for my daughter going away on a retreat this weekend, I decided to make an essential oils bug spray to keep her protected from tick and bug bites.
The reality is that more than just ticks carry dangerous pathogens. Mosquitoes, spiders, biting flies, and fleas also transmit Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia and other bacterial, parasitic and viral infections.
Today I made my bug spray in 1 oz. bottles that I recycled from our herbal medicine. There are many places online where you can purchase these new.
I use Young Living Essential Oils. I love that I can trust their purity, company standards, and their quality. I’ve been using Young Living oils for years for pain from Lyme, side effects from the antibiotics, general sickness, wounds, infections and everyday well-being.
Now, I’m using essential oils to make an insect repellent. I’m super paranoid about any of my kids getting another tick bite so I added a lot of different oils but it’s probably not necessary.
This is really the first time I’m making a bug a spray for my family. Years ago I made a tick repellent for our bunny. We soaked her collar in a recipe for pet repellent that we found online and let it dry before putting it on her. Once we started using it she never brought another tick inside.
I’ve seen many different recipes floating around the web so I think as long as you’re including some of these key oils (Geranium and Eucalyptus or Citronella) you should be fine.
Here’s the recipe I put together today.
EASY ESSENTIAL OILS BUG SPRAY
1 oz bottle
1 tsp witch hazel, vodka, or even white vinegar
5 drops each: Cedarwood, Geranium, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass.
Other oils you can add are Purification, Citronella, Lavender, and Peppermint.
Fill the remainder of the bottle with water, shake and spray.
Increase the recipe for larger bottles. An 8-oz bottle would have approximately 30 drops of each essential oil.
Grab these cute labels over at Amber’s Easy Green Mom site. While she uses a different brand of essential oils then I do, I just loved her cute labels.
If you have Purification on hand, used alone it is quite amazing for bug and spider bites. It reduced the pain and swelling of a spider bite I had within a few hours and feels great on mosquito bites too. It really is a must have during bug season.
Have you used essential oils for your own bug spray recipe? I’d love to hear how you make yours and how they work to repel ticks.
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The original repellent I used for our bunny is as follows – 4 oz. Water, 4 oz. Witch Hazel, 1 oz Carrier Oil (soybean was listed) 1/8 oz. glycerin, 10 drops tea tree oil, 10 drops of lemongrass, 10 drops of eucalyptus. (I didn’t use glycerin.)
I put all the ingredients in a bowl, mixed it up and soaked the pet collar in the mixture until it was thoroughly soaked through. Then I left the collar out on a paper towel to dry completely before using. ****Please double check with your Veterinarian to make sure this recipe will be safe for your pet.***