The Best Natural Tick Repellent Recipe for Dogs

Ticks are on the rise, as are tick-borne diseases. There’s a serious concern now about the increasing number of dogs being exposed to ailments like Lyme disease. Conventional options for tick control often involve serious neurotoxins. These chemicals are strong enough to kill ticks but can potentially put your dog’s health at risk. If you’re looking to learn more about natural pet health and wellness, you’ve come to the right place. Click here to subscribe to Veterinary Secrets.

Recent Studies and Natural Alternatives

A recent study examined the repellent properties of 10 different essential oils, including muga, ginger, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, orange, peppermint, spearmint, thyme, and turmeric root. Turmeric essential oil came out on top, displaying the best tick-repelling properties at a very low concentration. This brings us to an exciting development – a new all-natural and studied tick repellent spray for dogs.

DIY All-Natural Tick Spray Recipe

Here’s how you can make your own 100% natural tick repellent spray using three key ingredients:

  1. Witch Hazel with Aloe: This forms the base of our spray. Witch hazel with aloe is not only great for the skin but also helps reduce any inflammation caused by tick bites.

    • Amount: 7 tablespoons or 100ml
  2. Liquid Coconut Oil: Known for its pest repellent properties, coconut oil acts as a carrier oil, ensuring the even distribution of the turmeric essential oil through the spray.

    • Amount: 2 tablespoons or 30ml
  3. Turmeric Essential Oil: The star ingredient, turmeric essential oil has proven to be the most effective at repelling ticks.

    • Amount: 2 and ½ ml (approximately 50 drops)


  • Combine 7 tablespoons of witch hazel with aloe, 2 tablespoons of liquid coconut oil, and 50 drops of turmeric essential oil in a spray bottle.
  • This mixture will achieve a 2% dilution, which is safe and effective for topical application on dogs.
  • Shake well to blend all ingredients thoroughly.


  • Spray lightly over your dog’s coat, covering loosely.
  • Apply two to three times a week.
  • Use a flea comb to help distribute the spray evenly through your dog’s fur.

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6 thoughts on “The Best Natural Tick Repellent Recipe for Dogs”

  1. I cannot use coconut oil on my fur baby. Can you recommend a viable substitute that isn’t a high fat oil? Thank you!

    1. Here are some coconut oil alternatives you can try: tea tree oil, neem oil, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus (radiata), peppermint, cedar (atlantica), or rosemary oils

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