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Avoid Ticks this Summer with Tea Tree Oil!



Are you planning a summer camping trip this year? A hike through the woods? If you're the outdoorsy type you probably don't look forward to the nasty discovery of finding a tick on you or one of your loved ones. The good news is nature has provided a solution to this dilemma! Simply mix one part tea tree oil to two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray it on shoes, socks, pant cuffs, or your skin to deter ticks. You can also make a homemade bug spray for all kinds of other harmful bugs with tea tree oil, witch hazel, and distilled water. This spray will fight away mosquitos, ants, and more. Just fill spray bottle 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water. Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top Add 30-50 drops of tea tree oil. These other oils also deter bugs: Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint. To get your own tea tree oil, click here. To find more essential oils, just click here.