- ahomewithpurposeMy two cents-
I keep seeing a few posts and a video of using peppermint essential oils to get a tick unattached. From a few things I've seen there is one way to remove a tick safely. The first link has a video you can watch for removal. Many methods that folks suggest may cause the tick to regurgitate the contents of it's stomach or its saliva back into your system. You certainly don't want that! That includes nail polish, oils, a hot match, petroleum jelly, etc.
Peppermint may be a wonderful deterrent. Using peppermint or tea tree, etc have been shown to help repel bugs. Making a spray to use when your going outdoors is a great idea. Still... check yourself and family when you come in as well as your animals. Many times the ticks that have come in at our house are from pets.
Different oils would also be great to put on a bite area AFTER you remove the tick and properly place it in a plastic bag to mail for testing or to despise of it. I'd also not suggest smashing it with bare hands, etc. You don't want to release the contents of the bug and it's many co- infections into the air or on your skin.
How to best remove a tick-
- dkcoreyThank you for sharing your knowledge with us. Ignorance isn't always bliss. I have two nephews with Lyme's disease and my chiropractor's wife has it as well. 💕🙏🏻
- jojofro59Thank you for sharing this valuable info!!