For many people, nature is an escape from their busy day-to-day lives. The warm rays of the sun against your skin, birds chirping, and a soft wind in your hair can all do wonders for reducing stress.
Unfortunately, the great outdoors can bring some extremely unwelcome effects at times. One of the worst surprises after a fun day in nature is finding a tick buried in your skin.
If you enjoy spending time outside, it is important to understand how to guard yourself against ticks and other bugs. Aside from being difficult to get out once they have burrowed into your skin, ticks are also quite dangerous due to the various diseases they carry.
Lint Roller & Essential Oil Tick Hack
Next time you take a hike through the woods, consider following this easy trick to discourage ticks from bothering you. All you need to keep pesky ticks away are a couple of items: a lint roller and a few essential oils.
Be sure that the lint roller you choose has sticky layers. Simply bring the roller any time you do yard work, take a hike, or spend time in the woods and roll it across your clothing occasionally. You may be shocked at what you manage to pick up!
Using essential oils along with this trick can help to further reduce your risk of being bothered by ticks. Spraying it directly on your clothing or rubbing it on your skin will encourage ticks to leave you alone.
This trick also helps keep black flies and mosquitoes away. Using this natural bug repellent helps limit the number of chemicals you are exposed to and also helps keep you safe from ticks.
Top 5 Essential Oils Using Natural Insect Repellent
Limonene, a substance found in lemon essential oil, is known to be highly effective against insects and fleas. If you wish to use it on your skin or clothes, it is important to dilute (mix it with water or another oil) it before applying it.
With a sweet, well-known smell, lavender essential oil is enjoyable to humans but disgusting to bugs. Lavender can help discourage flies, mosquitoes, and a variety of other bugs from bothering you.
Eucalyptus oil is an excellent natural option for keeping bugs away. It can also be mixed with citronella oil for an especially effective repellant. A study found that eucalyptus extract has the capability of reducing tick bites and infections.
Pennyroyal, an essential oil that is a member of the mint family, is toxic to bugs. For this reason, it serves as a great option if you are looking for a natural way to repel insects.
Cymbopogon citrates, a tropical lemongrass plant, is the source of lemongrass essential oil. It has a strong citrus fragrance that helps keep fleas and ticks away. It can be used directly on the skin to repel a variety of bugs.
Natural Bug Repellent Using Essential Oils
For additional instructions on making a non-toxic tick repellant, check out the video below.