In 1994, botanist Arthur O. Tucker reviewed the scientific literature on herbs that repel mosquitoes flies, fleas, ticks and similar pests. He found that opopanax myrrh (Commiphora erythaea), the myrrh of ancient Egypt, has been show to repel adults of the African brown ear, black-footed, lone star and American dog tick. Because opopanax myrrh is not widely sold, Tucker speculated that the more readily available common myrrh (C. myrrh) might have similar properties, but herbalists who experiment with live ticks report that of the herbs said to repel them, including myrrh, rosemary and California Laurel, only rose geranium (Pelargonium graveness), palmarosa (Cymbagopogon, martini motto), which have similar fragrance, and opopanax myrrh truly repel deer and dog ticks.

This formula is an all-purpose repellant that will make pets (and people) less attractive to ticks, fleas, mosquitos and other biting insects. Apply frequently, avoiding the eyes.
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    Ingredients: 100% Pure Essential Oils of: Opopanax Myrrh, Rose Geranium, Palmarosa, Neem, Citronella. Other Ingredients: Pure Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel & Bay Leaf Rum Tonic.

    Usage: Apply everyday or every other day with 6-8 drops on a cotton ball and massage as close to the skin as possible. Apply between the shoulder blades, base of tail, tips of ears, inner part of hind legs and on the exposed part of the belly. Be careful to avoid the eyes.
    Can also apply to a strip of an old cotton t-shirt and loosely tie around the neck or tuck under the collar.

The information on this site is based on the traditional and historic use of herbs as well as personal experience and is provided for general reference and educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or promote any direct or implied health claims. 

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