With tick-borne diseases on the rise, it is especially important to protect yourself from the prevalence of ticks in the outdoors, especially if you live in a high-risk region like New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and the upper Midwest.
You can make your own all-natural, DIY tick-repellent spray out of essential oils, white vinegar, water, and vodka. The recipes below can be mixed together in a plastic spray bottle and the resulting solution should be used as a spray for your hair, skin, and clothing before heading outdoors.
Read below for the full recipe and for other precautions to avoid ticks, in addition to what to do should you find a tick attached to your skin. Click on image to enlarge.