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Essential Oils to Kill Ticks

There is a lot of talk these days about ticks.  The Government of Canada and the Ministry of Health are warning us about ticks.  They are posing a risk to our kids, our pets and ourselves.  In light of this, we thought it would only make sense to address the issue and how essential oils can kill ticks and make our Summer more pleasurable. Natural alternatives for pest relief are in great demand. Essential oils are a popular choice, and some can repel ticks even if they don't kill ticks. We find the essential oils most commonly promoted as tick repellents include eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, geranium, palmarosa, pennyroyal and cedarwood. Let's take a look at each one and how...

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Which Essential Oils are Safe for Dogs?

Aromatherapy can benefit humans both physically, mentally and emotionally, and can also benefit dogs in the same ways. You must be careful though, as some essential oils that can benefit humans or are soothing to human, may not be the case in dogs.  Treatments can impact animals differently than they do humans, and there are different tolerance levels among dogs.   The largest problem with essential oils is that they may contain contaminates that make more serious issues arise.   For this reason, one should only use high grade oils from reputable certified aromatherapists, and verify the quality of oils before using them, as misused oils can be toxic if you don't have all the correct facts.   We don’t give much...

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