It’s springtime! :)
One thing I do not like about the warmer weather is bugs! And though we have chickens scratching the ground on a regular basis cutting down on the bug and tick population, my girls still end up with a tick or two somewhere on their body.
One of my daughters had a very small tick recently on the edge of her eyelid – how weird is that? I was still able to easily remove the small tick pain-free with an easy trick. It’s very important to fully remove the tick, making sure that the head comes completely out – we don’t want our children at risk of an infection or disease!
Have you ever pulled half the body off, and still have to work on getting the head out? It’s happened to me several times! Those things can really hold on til death – and even after! A great way to remove a tick without a child even knowing it is with tea tree oil! This oil is very versatile and we use it often.
Simply place about 3 drops of the oil on a cotton ball and hold it on the tick for a minute. Then immediately pull the tick off with tweezers. The tick comes off very easily, often without the child knowing, and many times the tick has almost completely let go from “suffocation”, no matter how far in it has dug its head.
You can also tape the cotton ball with tea tree oil over the tick. Leave this on for about 30 minutes or so and the tick should have completely let go with no need to use tweezers!
I also like to use the oil because of its ability to fight any infection that may occur from the bite.