Natural Tick Repellents
It’s that time of year when you have to start thinking about ticks, unfortunately. They can really make going outdoors a pain, especially if you live in an area that is high infested, like the Eastern United States. Since many of us are moving away from harsh chemicals for ourselves and our pets, here is a list of natural tick repellents that will keep your dog safe without the risk this season.
#1 – Simple Tick Repellent Mist
This is a safe, effective blend that you can spray on your dog, his collar and/or a bandanna. It is handmade in the USA of all-natural ingredients: vegetable glycerin, sulfated castor oil, grapefruit seed extract, organic, therapeutic geranium, rosewood, lavender, myrrh, opoponax and bay leaf essential oils.
#2 – Noni
This tropical plant has a lot of amazing properties, including being a natural flea and tick repellent.
#3 – Flee Free
Dr. Christina Chambreau, DVM, Homeopathic veterinarian, author and educator, recommends Flee Free Flower Essences from Green Hope Farm.It’s an 100% natural repellent made of many flower essences.
#4 – Para-Outta Site
Created by Jackson Galaxy from “My Cat From Hell,” this is another product recommended by Dr. Chambreau. This remedy helps detoxify and remove the energetic blockages and imbalances that make the animal more susceptible to parasites of all types, including external (fleas, ticks, lice, earmites, mange) and internal (worms, Giardia, bacteria) pests.
#5 – TickZ
Another product recommended by Dr. Chambreau, TickZ repels ticks and other biting insects. This one you sprinkle on their food, no need to spray. Does not contain any chemical insecticides and is safe for all ages.
#6 – Wondercide
This company makes a natural product you can use on your own property to repel fleas, ticks and hundreds of other pests. They also have a spray you can use on your dog as well. Their products use no harsh chemical sand it safe for kids and dogs.
#7 – Rose Geranium Oil
Kelly, runner of the “Primally Inspired” blog swears this is the best tick remover out there. You can read her blog on how to use it here.