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Homemade Tick Repellent Spray DIY

Homemade Tick Repellent for Clothing & Shoes

Have trouble with ticks? This natural DIY homemade tick repellent spray is a simple recipe with natural ingredients that actually work!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 ounces
Author Katie Vance



  1. Fill a dark colored spray bottle with 1 ounce of grain alcohol.
  2. Carefully measure in 30 drops of geranium essential oil, 30 drops of cedarwood (Virginian) essential oil, and 10 drops of garlic essential oil.
  3. Screw on cap and shake or mix well.
  4. Fill with remaining 3 ounces of distilled water.
  5. Shake to mix well (shake before each use).
  6. Spray on clothing and shoes.
  7. Store in a cool, dark area away from light.

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This recipe is only intended for clothing. Some of the essential oils in this blend can irritate skin, but they will work great on hiking boots, pants, and shirts. Also, you’ll want to use this DIY tick repellent with adults and children older than 2.