Aloe Vera: helps in increasing circulation of blood, thus facilitating easier oxygen exchange between the cells and providing them nourishment. The therapeutic properties help give relief to insect bites and when combined with coconut oil, will provide the skin with ample nutrients and essential fats, helping rejuvenate and moisturize the skin.
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.
Catnip: You can drive cats wild and make mosquitoes run in terror. Nepetalactone, the essential oil found in catnip is more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes.
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.
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.
Clove 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.
Eucalyptus oil: has a strong smell that is believed to confuse mosquitoes’ delicate sense of direction and taste, making it difficult for them to find a host. Effective at repelling the majority of insects.
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.
Lavender oil: has been used as a bug repellent for many centuries. The analgesic, insecticidal, antiseptic healing properties of lavender are suitable in both preventing and soothing insect bites and stings. Prevents the spread of infection caused by a bug bite and controls the itching and inflammation often associated with bug bites.
Lemongrass: 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.
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.
Tea Tree 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.
Ylang Ylang: it can be used on all skin types, as it balances sebum production and has a toning and stimulating effect on the skin. It is great for treating skin irritation. The fragrant properties help produce the pleasant aroma of Ticks-N-All.