My husband forgot to spray himself and got a bunch of ticks on him while clearing our back yard. I've been spraying the kids every tine they play outside and so far, this spray seems to be working. I added eucalyptus spray to try to keep the mosquitoes away, too.
20 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 oz. witch hazel
16 oz. glass spray bottle (Heat, light, oxygen, moisture, are all factors that can affect the expiration date of your oil. It is recommended to store essential oils in amber or cobalt glass bottles, since sunlight can accelerate the expiration of the oil.)
Add all ingredients into the spray bottle and fill the rest with water. Shake well before using.