The Science Behind it
Synergy between the essential oils: the 3 plant oils contains different active ingredients complementing each other for a better efficacy;
The efficacy of each plant oil was tested in vitro in our laboratory using engorged female ticks. Different dilution of each oil were used to confirm the ability of each oil to kill ticks. The results expressed as percent(%) tick mortality are summarized in the two graphs below. (The graph to the left is a simplified version of our full data set. While the graph on the right covers the more exhaustive set of data collected)
When mixed together the three oils 100% mortality was obtained at low concentration of 1.25 % confirming the synergistic activity. Our low concentration and high efficacy minimizes possibilities of skin irritation, which often is a result of highly concentrated essential oils.