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Post by georgiegem on Wed Jun 27 2012, 21:57

We live in Exmoor and the ticks just seem to have gone nuts here, so this may be useful for anyone in rural areas.
Heston was getting at least 3 a week until someone suggested this home-made tick repellent recipe and we haven't yet had a sighting since using it:

2 Tablespoons of Almond Oil (a carrier oil for massaging)
10 drops of Lavender Oil
10 Drops of Rose Gardinia

I put all of these ingredients into a bottle to mix and store safely- you only need a bit each time, so it will last. I just pop a couple of drops onto Heston's collar if I know there will be long grass on the walk. I was also told that you can pop some of the solution onto a cotton pad and swab the areas ticks like most, but I didn't think it would be a good idea for short-haired/sensitive-skinned dogs incase of reaction upon direct skin contact.

Hope this helps anyone with tick problems who are looking for a more natural repellent thumbs up
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 27 2012, 23:11

don't knock it till you've tried it , thank you

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 27 2012, 23:29

Luckily I don't get a problem with ticks here, but that's something to try if you live in an area that's bad for them, thanks!

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Post by Kathy on Thu Jun 28 2012, 08:14

Fingers crossed I've never even seen a tick before, but thanks for the tip.

We dont appear to have a problem with them here either, hopefully we dont.
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