Here’s How To Keep Ticks Away From You

Everyone loves spending time outside enjoying the sun and nature, but the thought of bugs hiding in the grass isn’t exactly pleasant. Some bugs such as ticks can really ruin your day. Finding them burrowed in your skin after a picnic can be really frightening, especially if you know that this particular bug can transmit Lyme disease, an infection that has been known to be fatal.

If you love nature but you’re too afraid of ticks, we have the perfect solution. We’re going to show you a simple trick which will keep them from getting onto your skin and causing a variety of problems.

All you need is a lint roller and some essential oil

Get a lint roller with an adhesive layer and roll it on your clothes every hour while you’re outside enjoying nature. Even better, rub a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the roller and your clothing to repel ticks and other bugs such as flies and mosquitoes. This simple trick will prevent bug bites which can be quite irritating.

Here are the 5 best essential oils you can use to repel ticks:

Lavender oil

Lavender oil contains a tick deterrent with a sweet smell that will also put off most bugs.

Pennyroyal oil

Pennyroyal is a herb from the mint family – it’s highly toxic to bugs and very effective against ticks.

Lemongrass oil

Lemongrass oil is a citrus essential oil that works great against ticks and fleas as well. You can spray it on your skin to prevent bugs from latching onto it.

Eucalyptus oil

You can use this oil on its own or mix it with citronella to create a powerful bug repellent. According to one study, eucalyptus oil can prevent tick bites and infections as well.

Lemon oil

Lemon oil contains limonene, a compound which can repel ticks and flies as well. Spray it on your skin or clothes diluted with some water and the insects won’t mind you.

Here’s a video which will show you how to make a powerful natural bug repellent using nothing but essential oils: