It’s so amazing to be outdoors. The sun is on your face, the fresh smell of the nature, the breeze in your hair… does it get any better? Well, it might. There is nothing worse than coming home from a great picnic, a hike or some fun day at the bike trails to find a tick burrowed in the skin.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s very important to know how you can protect yourself from the ticks. Not only are they uncomfortableandpesky, they might also carry deadly diseases that are extremely dangerous. The next time you are enjoying nature, you can follow this simple trick to keep the ticks from latching onto your skin!
Lint Roller And Essential Oil Tick Hack
All you need for this tick hack is a lint roller and a few essential oils! Make sure that your lint roller is the type with the adhesive layers. Simply take the roller with you when you are going on a hike or when doing yard work, and roll it on the clothes that you wear from time to time. After just a while outside, you might be shocked to see what you have picked up!
Adding some essential oil to this trick will minimize the risk of tips hopping onto you when you work, walk outsideorbike. Spraying essential oil on your clothing and rubbing it onto the skin is going to help deter ticks from coming near you. Moreover, this hack works to deter black fliesandmosquitoes. Using essential oils instead of insect or tick repellent helps to eliminate the amount of chemicals that you are exposed to.
These are the 5 best essential oils which will help repel bugs:
- Lavender – this is a sweet-smelling tick deterrent. You will love the smell, but bugs are going to hate it! It will help deter mosquitoes, flies and the other unwanted insects.
- Pennyroyal – This is a member of the mint family. Its essential oil is toxic to insects and that makes it an effective natural insect repellent!
- Lemongrass – The Lemongrass oil comes from the tropical lemongrass plant that is known as Cymbopogon citrates. It has a bright citrus scent and it works as a natural tick and flea repellent. It could be sprayed directly on the skin to help ward off the bugs.
- Eucalyptus – This oil can be used alone or combined with citronella oil for an all-purpose bug deterrent. There was a study that was published in the Journal of Medical Entomology which has found that eucalyptus extract has the ability to reduce the tick bites and infections.
- Lemon – Lemon essential oil has a compound that is known as limolene. This compound is considered to be very effective against fleas and other bugs. Use it in a diluted form just before spraying it onto your clothes or the skin.
Watch the following video and learn how to make a natural bug spray using tea tree, lemongrassand citronella essential oils: