Abbie's Tick Spray

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Abbie Church

DO NOT CONSUME! While this is not a culinary recipe, it's the favorite tick repellent recipe of our conservation director, Abbie Church. Who would know better?

Once mixed up, it will keep for 2-3 months.

Combine in a small spray bottle:

  • 2 oz apple cider vinegar or witch hazel or vodka
  • 20-40 drops of eucalyptus, lemon, citronella, or geranium oil (or a combination)

Shake gently to combine. Then add:

  • 2 oz water

Shake to mix and apply to skin or clothing.

Abbie says she sprays it on her dogs about once a week, too, especially if they're doing a lot of hiking.