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Tick Deterrent

Cedarwood Atlas

(Cedrus atlantica)
Traditionally used to support healthy lung function, immune response, minor hair loss, skin and scalp issues.

Eucalyptus citriodora

(Eucalyptus citriodora or Corymbia citridora)
Also known as "Lemon-Scented Gum." Traditionally used to support healthy immune response to fungal issues, healthy lung function, minor joint and muscle aches and pains, including nerve pain and as an insect deterrent. 


(Pelargonium x asperum)
Traditionally used to soothe minor nerve pain, sunburns, nervous tension and symptoms that are associated with the menstrual cycle.

No Bites!

Pleasant smelling, effectual mosquito deterrent. Insects of all kinds are repelled by the pleasant, lemon/vanilla aroma, yet people find the aroma very appealing. Also available without carrier. Select NO Carrier.

No More Fleas!

People and dog-friendly essential oil blend to discourage fleas and ticks.
Not suitable for cats.

Palo Santo

(Bursera graveolens) also known as Holy Wood
Traditionally used to ease nervous tension, to support healthy lung function and for minor coughs, aches and pain.





Traditionally used to for it's antiseptic properties to soothe wounds and insect bites, neutralize smoke, mildew, odors including adding to pain to reduce toxic fumes.


Goodbye Ticks Essential Oil Blend by Kristen Leigh Bell, Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, page 153.

1/2 oz base oil (Kristen uses hazelnut or sweet almond)
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Geranium
2 drops Rosewood
2 drops Myrrh
2 drops Opoponax (HEO does not carry - can replace with one of the above)
1 drop Bay Leaf (HEO does not carry - can replace with one of the above)
Apply 2-4 drops topically to the neck, chest, legs and tail base of the dog. You can also add the drops to a bandanna or cotton collar.
Research-Based Tick Repellent Formula (Tisserand Institute)
Master Blend
2 parts Geranium or Palmarosa
2 parts Amyris or Virginan Cedarwood
1 part Vertiver or Alaskan Cypress
25% Grain alcohol (pref. 190 proff/95% e.g. Everclear)
72% Distilled water
3% Essential oil Master Blend
Spray for clothes - not skin
97.5% Aloe Jelly
2.5% Essential oil Master Blend
Apply to exposed skin 
5% Neem oil
85% Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut Oil
10% Essential oil Master Blend
Apply to dog's collar and tail base
It is best to remove ticks with a tool such as these sold on Amazon:
Tick Twister Removal Tool

1. I use a 4 oz spray bottle and fill about half full of filtered water. Next I add fractionated Coconut oil until almost full (this is thin enough to go through the sprayer). Finally I add about 10 drops of PURIFY (Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Myrtle) and a few drops each of EUCALYPTUS and CEDARWOOD. I spray my hands and then rub this on. If it's too oily for you, I suppose it'd work just as well to use more water and less coconut oil - perhaps it would work with no coconut oil. This works for our dogs as a flea and tick repellent. I live in the South where the ticks are awful, and if we don't do this, we can count on coming in and finding ticks on us.

2. I use 5ml PALO SANTO with 25ml of your fractionated Coconut Oil in a 1oz spray bottle for tick prevention. My friend used it the other day, and she didn't get ticks when others in her group did! - L.M.

3. We used NO MORE FLEAS and that is all it takes. We live in the country with horses and turkeys next to woodlands and grasslands where fleas are prevalent, but we don't have any flea or tick problems whatsoever.

4. Used on dogs and humans: We use NO MORE FLEAS as directed on our dogs and also our ourselves when we head out into the woods or fields around our home. It makes for a good insect repellent as well as preventing fleas and ticks from bothering us.

5. NO MORE FLEAS is the BEST product we've ever used to prevent fleas and ticks on our dogs. It's amazing! - Sue S.

6. I put about 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and added about 20 drops GERANIUM essential oil. (Sometimes I experiment with a combination of oils that are good at repelling insects that we like, including Eucalyptus, Cedarwood and Lemongrass, but I think the Geranium scent lasts the longest and seems to work well for ticks.) We shake the spray bottle before using and spray head to toe on clothes and skin (covering our eyes). I have also made a gel for skin by adding 20 drops or so of Geranium to a couple of ounces of Aloe Vera Gel.  The spray of gel has to be reapplied whenever the scent has faded. - Gian R.

7. For several weeks I have been using PALO SANTO and GERANIUM on my kids and dog when they go out to our tick-infested back yard (we live in PA). In the few weeks we have used them, we've not seen a single tick, and other bugs stay away too. For myself and the children, I mix up two separate roll-on applicators - one with 10 drops Palo Santo and the other with 10 drops Geranium, and I fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. I usually apply it onto their ankles, necks, wrists and elbows. When they come inside and I can no longer smell the oils, I reapply. This seems to do the trick! Prior to using the oils, I was picking ticks off of them nearly every time they went outside. For our dog, I use a drop of each undiluted between her shoulder blades. - Satin

8. I've had 7 ticks attached in a week! They are terrible in southern Indiana. I finally mixed up GERANIUM, LEMONGRASS and witch hazel. I put it in a spray bottle (from Heritage Essential Oils). I have been out all morning trimming trees and shrubs, and not a single one as been seen so far! - Dawn

9. I am the 'poster lady' for NO BITES! deterring ticks. This blend is fantastic. I live it 'Tickville' USA. They wait like an army at my door, and as soon as I walk out, they say: "Here come Ellen! Forward march!" The only time I have gotten a tick on me was when I didn't use this spray. I add 2mL GERANIUM to 1oz No Bites!, and honestly, this is the best product I've used. I told Linda she could give you my phone number, and I could give you an earful, but then I reconsidered how many calls I might get! - Ellen

Bell, Kristen Leigh, Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, 2002, page 153.