After becoming infected with Lyme disease, I researched and researched tick repellants, desperately seeking the best protection for my five children. Yes, there are chemical sprays with DEET with great track records of repelling ticks. This is the one my husband and his fellow hunters use during hunting season. Research shows that it’s very effective, and as is important to hunters, it doesn’t have that chemical smell most tick repellents have. The perks to these types of sprays is that they are often sweat and water-proof, and they do not have to be reapplied often.
Although chemical sprays with DEET are effective and more water-repellant, I was not comfortable putting these toxins into our bodies, especially toxins with questionable long-term neurological consequences. I discovered that in multiple case studies both lemon eucalyptus and rose geranium have been proven as effective as DEET, as long as they are reapplied more often. To me, that’s absolutely doable!
I began experimenting with tick repellent recipes, eventually creating Attack-a-Tick. This blend includes: rose geranium, lemon eucalyptus, citronella, peppermint, and thyme oils topped with a carrier oil. Now, we make large batches of Attack-a-Tick in bulk and keep bottles throughout our home —one at each exit, in each vehicle, and a small bottle in my purse.
As more and more families rely on Attack-a-Tick for protection against Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, my family takes tremendous pride in the safety and education God has allowed us to provide. It is impossible to completely remove ticks from our world; therefore, the best form of defense is a combination of awareness, knowledge, prevention, and early detection. By purchasing Attack-a-Tick you are taking your first steps in that direction!
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: SALE!!! We finally got the last wave of orders out today and now have about 70 more bottles of Attack-a-Tick ready to go. Guess what that means?! Buy TWO bottles of Attack-a-Tick for $20 and save $2 per bottle!! Hurry…this offer only good while supplies last. $3.25 additional covers shipping and handling for two bottles. We do our very best to ship orders within 1-3 days. You will also receive an informational pamphlet about our product, resources about Lyme disease and proper tick removal from the CDC, and a Lyme awareness ribbon.
If you experience difficulties ordering or have questions, please email me at email@example.com. It is my goal to keep as many individuals as possible from becoming sick with chronic Lyme disease the way I have. My story does NOT have to be your or your children’s stories.
Be vigilant. Be proactive. Be aggressive.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this safe to use on my dog?
We use this product on our own dogs and have had no problems with it. However, each animal and person may respond differently to essential oils. It’s best to use one spray in a small area to make sure the animal does not have an allergic reaction. The oils in his blend are safe for dogs. Peppermint is the only questionable oil, but it is used in such a small, diluted amount, it should not cause a problem. Any animal or person can have an allergic reaction though, so be sure to use first…one spray, one area…and wait about an hour to make sure it doesn’t cause a reaction.
Is this safe to use on my cat?
Essential oils are not safe to use on felines as their livers cannot break down the enzymes, potentially causing liver failure. Consult your veterinarian before using ANY essential oils on cats. We do not recommend this product for cats.
Is this safe to use on a pregnant or nursing woman?
Because of the use of peppermint, we would not recommend using this product on pregnant or nursing women. Peppermint oil can cause a significant reduction in milk production; therefore, please do not use this product or any product using peppermint essential oil on pregnant or nursing women. Research all essential oils when in this condition.
**Note: If you would like a blend created without peppermint (or any other oils besides lemon eucalyptus and rose geranium), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will happily create a safe product that works for you!
Is this safe to use on children?
This product was designed specifically for my children, ages 4, 9, 16, 17, and 18 at the time. The goal was to create a blend with as many components, proven effective in numerous case studies, as possible without harmful chemicals and toxins, such as DEET. Therefore, YES, this product is safe for children, especially considering there are NO chemicals in this blend. No other tick repellant on the market boasts this!
We would not recommend this product for newborns to age three months as their skin is incredibly porous and will consume all products into their tiny bodies. (Please research using products, from tick repellents to sunscreen, on children under three months of age.) For children three months to three years, we recommend spraying once on the ankle and waiting 30-60 minutes to make sure the child does not have a reaction. As always, use your best discretion when applying anything to your child’s skin.
How and where do I apply it?
This is the easiest way to explain how we apply this product in our home. See this image?
The highlighted areas are the warm creases ticks like to hide in. Our system here goes like this.
“Izzi, turn around.” I spray her ankles, back of her knees, (if shorter shorts) her bottom, the back of her neck, and the top of her head.
“Turn.” I spray her knees, her belly (if not a dress), her armpits, and her hair again.
That’s it! I do not rub the spray in.
Is this waterproof?
Attack-a-Tick, just like an oil-based repellants, is not waterproof. Now, that means that if my daughters jump into the lake and swim, the oil will not stay on for hours like it would with DEET. However, it IS water-repellent. If they jump on the trampoline and sweat, for example, they are okay. Depending on the type of activity, we usually reapply Attack-a-Tick every four hours. If they are completely submerged in water, I respray them when they are finished.
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**Attack-a-Tick is in the process of becoming a trademark name with a patent pending.