Where I live, we’ve been warned to expect a lot of ticks this year 🙁 If you’re looking for an alternative to DEET and other bug repellant, this article, on Optiderma.com, describes how you can use Rose Geranium essential oil to effectively “hide” from ticks.
You’ve probably heard that essential oils can be used against ticks. But you probably don’t know which ones to use. With this page, you’ll learn how to use rose geranium oil as a tick repellent. Did you know that rose geranium oil prevents ticks from detecting your presence?
Here are four aspects in which you’ll become well-versed after reading this article:
1. Hazards of Tick-Borne Illness
2. Dangers of Insecticides
3. Bite Prevention
4. How to make a natural tick repellent with Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Hazards Of Tick-Borne Illness
Ticks can potentially spread disease. The most common tick-borne illnesses are Lyme Disease, STARI, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and ehrlichiosis.
The insects acquire bacteria from rodents such as mice and chipmunks, which they transmit upon piercing skin.
Ticks may not bite immediately since they prefer warm skin to set up camp. They especially gravitate to the armpit, groin, and scalp. They also favor the areas inside and around ears, within the navel, around the waist, and behind the neck.
Yuck!! Makes me itchy just to think about it!
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