• Easy Tick Removal & Kid Safe Repellent

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    1. Ellen B's Avatar
      Ellen B -
      Does the tea tree oil work on pets as well. Is it safe for dogs and cats. Spraying them before outings sounds like a good idea if safe
    1. Dannette's Avatar
      Dannette -
      tea tree is toxic to cats and dogs!
    1. medamomma's Avatar
      medamomma -
      a very good to know tip. i will use it the next time i have a tick on me.
    1. Chessie A's Avatar
      Chessie A -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dannette View Post
      Tea Tree is toxic to cats and dogs!
      I did not know Tea Tree is toxic to cats and dogs! Thank you so much for sharing! We have house dogs and I am glad I found this.

    1. Donna-M's Avatar
      Donna-M -
      thank you for the tip. you are so smart
    1. gll3081's Avatar
      gll3081 -
      Awesome! Good to know.
    1. Blurple's Avatar
      Blurple -
      can you add other essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus to repel mosquitos too?
    1. bmc7759's Avatar
      bmc7759 -
      what can you use for dogs and cats then???
    1. xavalexa's Avatar
      xavalexa -
      bad idea, regarding using soap or doing anything else - you want the tick out asap - follow the cdc's recommendations: use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp tick as close to the skin's surface as possible. pull upward w/steady even pressure. don't twist or jerk; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off/remain imbedded.

      if this happens, remove mouth-parts w/tweezers. after removing tick, clean the bite area & your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap & water.

      cdc - tick removal - ticks
    1. macfamily's Avatar
      macfamily -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmc7759 View Post
      what can you use for dogs and cats then???
      I believe I read an article that says that you can use Essence of Rosemary Oil on animals... and on people!
    1. macfamily's Avatar
      macfamily -
      I think essence of rosemary is what's recommended for dogs and cats to repel ticks.
    1. KBroz's Avatar
      KBroz -
      Please note one should always contact the medical professional first as each person and pet are unique !!!
    1. Hepsiba2229's Avatar
      Hepsiba2229 -
      This soap method works like a charm! Also, the tea tree water works just as fantastic!

      The problem with the CDC's tick removal method is that most people yank the tick off without getting the head or all its parts...then you have a bigger issue because getting the head out easily is not always possible.

      Using the soap method is just as quick as going slow enough with a pair of tweezers and with the soap method, there is zero risk of any tick parts being left under the skin.

      This same method works with vaseline because both the soap and vaseline keep suffocate the tick; that is why it has to pull its head out. However, most people don't have vaseline just laying around, but many households, cabins and trailers have liquid hand soap quickly available.

      Great post!
    1. drea's Avatar
      drea -
      I made the tick repellent No1 that you shared in your post and the 6 of us used it over the past week while camping. I have to tell you that I was Utterly amazed that we did not have a single tick on us the entire time. it's the first time i've ever camped and not gotten at least 1 tick on me.

      Thank you Budget101.
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