Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How To Remove a Tick with Essential Oils

When I first started using essential oils it was a little while before my grandfather was sick. I hadn't researched much and I just used them here and there, primarily for my epsom salt baths. My grandfather got sick and I knew I needed to apply essential oils to get his kidneys back functioning since they were taking him off of dialysis. Both my husband and I began researching like crazy about all of the in's and out's on essential oils, all of the rules, and all of the protocols. There wasn't any way that I was going to use them blindly for my sick grandfather. I wanted to know every rule, every potential danger, and every correct way to use them. We stayed up at night reading and researching for hours. I could write many posts on essential oils and all of the information that we learned about them. However, this week we are chatting casually about essential oils. This isn't an overview or extensive discussion about them, just some quick tips, recipes, and common household tricks for using them. Using essential oils in our daily lives can seem daunting at the beginning especially if you've never used them before. However, I've come to find some really quick, easy ways to use them in my daily life that provide for really easy solutions and remedies for common life & household issues that may arise.

To find out the fastest and by far easiest (no pain for any party involved) way to remove a tick click below.

Essential Oils & Tick Removal: 

Today one of these life "issues" that arises in our house more than I would like to admit is ticks. My husband has gotten them and Lucy our dog gets them often. We're in the middle of the heat of summer and we live in Georgia. Ticks are just a natural occurrence if you spend time outside like our boxer Lucy does. No... she is not an outside dog. She doesn't ever sleep outside. We take great care of her. She is honestly spoiled rotten and she just goes outside to bark at the UPS truck and the dog next door. Even with as little time as she spends outside, she has gotten quite a few ticks this summer. So, what do we do when she gets a tick? Well, have you tried lighting a match and flaming the tick on a dog?? I mean that's laughable. The whole tweezers, pulling it out method doesn't work well either. What does work wonders and is easier than anything we've ever tried is: Essential Oils. It's funny that I'm writing this post today about essential oil easy tricks and recipes as Lucy got a tick this morning. My husband immediately got out Tea Tree essential oil and applied one drop to the tick. I'm not even lying when I say the tick completely got up and out of Lucy's skin and started crawling around her body. I've never seen a tick move that fast and completely un-burrow itself. I started screeching a little bit. I wish I would have been taping it on video for all of you to see how easy and fast this works. There's also no worries of any parts of the tick being left in the skin. I can't tell you how amazing and thankful we have been to find this easy solution! And yes it works for humans as well!


As soon as you find a tick on your or your child or your pet, drop one drop of either Tea Tree Oil or Lemongrass on the tick itself. You may need to drop two drops to cover the tick and the surrounding skin. Have a paper towel ready in the other hand to catch the tick when it comes out of the skin. There have been a few times that we have used other oils beside Lemongrass and Tea Tree. The tick still came out a bit, but I haven't seen it come out completely and run around as it does with Tea Tree oil. Tea tree definitely works the fastest. If you don't have it, use what you have and see how it goes until you can get some Tea Tree or Lemongrass.

*When I am speaking of essential oils it is important to note that I only use 100% therapeutic grade oils. I have used many different companies and they are all different. This recipe is used only for oils that are 100% therapeutic grade.  There are a few different companies I like and trust. I can't speak for the oils you buy at your health food stores. They are different completely, so know your products (or email us with questions).*

Disclaimer: PRTLIVING (and all of those feature and interviewed) is limited to providing self-help education in natural health matters and advocating of a healthy lifestyle for the sole purpose of sharing personal experiences and historical information about the traditional use of God-given herbs and natural remedies. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any specific disease. No medical claims are made. If you have a medical problem, please seek the advice of your medical doctor. 

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