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|06-01-2016 08:25 AM|
Originally Posted by islandtek View Post
Yes, Rose Geranium is the correct one!
True about the water mix, but if you shake the spray bottle thoroughly each time before using it works well!
|06-01-2016 07:59 AM|
|E.Hatch||Thanks for the info!|
|06-01-2016 07:24 AM|
|islandtek||There are 2 types of geranium oils correct? The rose geranium is the one that is effective on ticks....I beleive the other is just called geranium? Also,for the the spritz, you may also substitute the water with vodka...oil and water are hard to mix, the alcohol helps mix and disperse better.|
|05-31-2016 10:26 PM|
Originally Posted by E.Hatch View Post
Apply in areas down center of their back, just as you would the commercial brand. Dot the mixture lightly on to the tips of dog’s ears but not close to eyes. Make sure you test a small spot on your dogs’ skin (for sensitivities) before committing to the whole application. Repeat when aroma disappears or if they swim or get bathed.
Or you can use a daily Spritz of the Essential Oil/Water mix.
SPRITZ: Mix 20 drops (or more) of your choice of Essential Oils with 2 cups of spring or distilled water in a spray bottle, using a funnel. Keep out of sun and away from heat. The whole family uses this when we are outdoors!
|05-31-2016 10:06 PM|
What's the EO to carrier oil ratio? How much do you apply and how often?
Thanks for the info!
|05-31-2016 09:41 PM|
Didn't ever think of catnip.. Will have to try that one .. Yes, I initially got into EO's for tick prevention but after in depth study saw the other benefits and now use them everyday for SOOOO many things.. All my family got sick multiple times last winter.. I didn't at all.. Thieves oil to the rescue.. Gave some to them when sick using an ionic diffuser and cut their flu in half, colds gone in 2days instead of 8 to 10..awesome stuff!
But tick prevention, mosquitoes, fleas, etc, smells good and works well.. Ironically, I didn't find the citronella to work so well on the ticks, but good for mosquitoes, awesome.. Too bad oregano is so hot, because it burns the ticks up into crispy critters like nothing else.. Rosemary is supposed to work well too, but I didn't see any effect for our area..
|05-31-2016 09:41 PM|
Originally Posted by Momto2GSDs View Post
|05-31-2016 09:34 PM|
Quality EO's are the key to success.
I like Ananda Apothecary b/c they carry most every type of EO and cold pressed carrier oils. (There are other quality places like "Young Living Oils" but they don't carry everything)
TEST a little drop on their collar before putting it on their skin to be sure they are not sensitive to it. They probably won’t like the smells and shy away a little.
*IF doing “Flea & Tick Oil Repellent”: You may want to start with at least 2 different EO’s and 1 Carrier. I'd choose the Catnip and Rose Geranium EO. I use a different combo every day. You can order 2 or 3 little mixing bottles, the ones with eye droppers, 4th item down, $2.00 each. Don’t forget to write down what you are mixing and tape it to the bottle. http://www.anandaapothecary.com/bottles.html#cobalt
You'll also need a very small funnel for these bottles.
Some of my favorites:
*Catnip (Nepta Cataria) not Catmint (Nepta Faassenii- which is a beautiful perennial) is said to be 10 X more effective than DEET. This one is a must: http://www.anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/catnip.html 5ml=$11
*Rose Geranium is one is another must! Very effective http://www.anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/geranium-rose-essential-oil.html 5ml=$13.66
*Niaouli: http://www.anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/niaouli-essential-oil.html 12ml=$7.36
*Lemon Grass: http://www.anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/lemongrass-essential-oil.html should be mixed with Rose Geranium or Citronella to be the most effective. 12ml=$6.00
*Spike Lavender: Good for ticks: http://www.anandaapothecary.com/arom...der-spike.html
*Clove: Good repellent combined with Citronella: http://www.anandaapothecary.com/arom...ntial-oil.html
CARRIER OILS: Aromatherapy Carrier Oils, Cold Pressed and Organic (I use Almond)
Never put un-diluted Essentials Oils directly on skin. Combined with a carrier oil or water first.
I have also used these non chemical flea/tick tags with success:
They need to be put on BEFORE an infestation of fleas occurs.
Easy Defense Flea & Tick Tag: http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...ag/999024.aspx
Tickless Pet Ultrasonic:http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...nt/586000.aspx
|05-31-2016 09:24 PM|
Originally Posted by Hineni7 View Post
|05-31-2016 09:20 PM|
Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
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