Day 141/365 - On natural insect repellent
Good news about ticks and other insects: there are some natural things you can use to ward them away. Drinking astragalus tea wards off mosquitos and acts as first defense versus any potential infections, building overall immunity and keeping the periphery separate from the interior. Garlic flower essence is also good to take internally or externally to ward off any pathogens or bugs. Here is a recipe of an all-natural insect and tick repellent using essential oils.
P.S. Catnip essential oil has been proven to be more effective than the synthetic, harsh and dangerous industrial chemical DEET, which is so often used in commercial preparations or when spraying entire areas.
P.P.S. Re-apply preparations with essential oils often (every few hours) as they have low boiling points and dissipate quickly.