Castor Oil: The main esters in Castor oil make it difficult for pests to find the host. Castor oil not only repels but has shown some ant-inflammatory effects and can help aid when bitten by a pest.
Cedar oil: extracted from the bark of cedar trees, is an all around effective insect repellent and particularly effective against fleas. The amount of Cedar oil used in Ticks-N-All specialty formulas are safe, even for the most sensitive of skin.
Cinnamon Oil: is a ingredient that works well warding off a great variety of insects but works extremely well against mosquitoes.
Citronella Oil: works by masking the natural CO2 and lactic acid on human bodies, which is what attracts mosquitoes to us. Citronella confuses the insect and encourages them to stay away.
Citrus Extract: is a food grade preservative derived from Certified Organic citrus fruit, but never grapefruit. The part of the citrus used, is the membrane or the cuticle of the fruit called the albedo, which is the white portion of the peel, between the rind and the fruit. Albedo is rich in pectin, which helps protect the skin, and flavonoids that reduce oxidative stress.
Clove Bud oil: the oil in ground clove is an excellent flea and mosquito repellent and when combined with the other active oils used in Ticks-N-All, synergistically enhances the efficacy with a greater variety of insects .
Coconut oil: prevents destructive free-radical formation and provides protection against them. Coconut oil will not only bring temporary relief to the skin, but it will aid in healing and repairing. While doing this, the coconut oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and strengthen the underlying tissues.
Geranium oil: taken from the flower of the same name, is part of a family of natural and effective insect repellents which works against most types of mosquitoes, fleas and flying insects, and helps soothe bites and stings.
Guar Gum: is derived from an actual food: the guar bean. Guar Gum is used as an emulsifier and stabilizer in our formulas. These are fancy terms for keeping the oils and water mix together.
Lemongrass Oil: with its pleasing aroma and overall effectiveness, lemongrass oil has become one of the most popular of all natural insect repellents. Lemongrass oil, which is closely related to citronella, repels a greater variety of pests than most natural "one-scented" oil mixtures.
Peppermint oil: while unusually fragrant to humans, acts as a repellent to most insects, especially mosquitoes and fleas. Peppermint oil is also another dual purpose ingredient and can help soothe bites and stings.
Rosemary oil: not only a favorite spice but an effective flea, tick and mosquito repellent.
Sesame oil: extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, has been used by the Australian aborigines for centuries as an antiseptic, antifungal treatment, and insect repellent specifically for ticks. In recent years, many countries have embraced it as an alternative to synthetic medicines.
Soybean oil: Research cited in The New England Journal of Medicine found that repellents made of soybean oil are just as effective as DEET-containing repellents. it is an excellent body moisturizer and has a low dermal toxicity and provides protection against an array of insects but particularly the mosquito.
Thyme oil: has been used as a bug repellent for many centuries, keeping insects and parasites like mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, lice, gnats and moths away. Thyme oil has anti-fungal, anti-infectious, and anti-viral properties which can help tone aged skin and prevent acne outbreaks.