Going outdoors. Think tick prevention. Think Botanic Protect.

Effective plant based tick repellent for all the family

We are the first insect repellent brand in the UK dedicated to tick prevention

Botanic Protect was founded in 2019 to help outdoor loving families reduce their risk of contracting Lyme disease.

With approximately 3000 new cases reported each year, this cruel disease poses a real threat to families in the UK.

We wanted to take the confusion out of tick prevention by creating a unique product dedicated to protecting families against the risk of infectious tick bites.

Protect your family

Plant based tick repellent for all the family
  • Effective protection against tick bites
  • Suitable for babies from 6 months old
  • Scientifically proven and DEET-free (the harsh chemical found in synthetic repellents)
  • Plant based biodegradable formula
  • Sustainably and ethically produced
  • Manufactured in the UK
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The threat of Lyme disease in the UK
  • Infected ticks found throughout the UK
  • Year on year increase in Lyme disease cases over the last decade
  • Serious long-term health consequences if not treated quickly
  • Public Health England advises using a repellent for ticks while doing outdoor activities

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A good ticking off!

When you should use Botanic Protect

Use Botanic Protect tick repellent whenever your family is doing outdoor activities.

Here are some handy tips…

  • Spray the kids with Botanic Protect tick repellent in the morning before forest school
  • Always pack a bottle of Botanic Protect on family days out
  • Keep a bottle in your bag for those spontaneous trips to the park!
  • Use at the weekend on woodland walks
  • Spray yourself and the kids before starting the gardening
  • Keep a bottle by the back door ready for country dog walks

Other activities when your family should be using Botanic Protect:

  • Woodland trails / forest based activities
  • School field trips
  • Gardening (especially clearing of vegetation / building bonfires)
  • Picnics
  • Camping
  • National parks / AONB / wildlife reserves
  • Rural and urban parks (including London parks)
  • Golfing
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Nordic walking / rambling
  • Fell / hill running
  • Fishing
  • Off-road cycling
  • Horse-riding / hacking
  • Anywhere with beaches / sand dunes / grasslands / moorlands
  • Holidaying in European countries where ticks are prevalent
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According to The Big Tick Project, a national survey and awareness campaign, almost the entire UK poses a high tick risk. View the interactive map here.

“How can we safely, and with a clear conscience, encourage children to play outside and make the most of the outdoors if we are carelessly allowing them to risk their health by contracting one of these insidious, infectious diseases?”

Lord Astor of Hever, addressing Parliament in 2017 following his daughter’s diagnosis.

Lyme disease in the news

Lyme disease can affect anyone, anywhere…

Matt Dawson, former England Rugby player, announced in 2017 that he was bitten by an infected tick in a London Park and contracted Lyme disease.  He has undergone multiple heart operations and is still on medication.

The 2020 AIG Women’s Open winner, Sophia Popov, is a long term sufferer of Lyme disease. It is notoriously difficult to diagnose and the 27 year old German revealed in August 2020 that it took approximately 20 doctors visits over a period of 3 years to get a diagnosis.

Model and fitness guru, Nell McAndrew, contracted Lyme disease after exercising in her local park in London 2016. After developing the trade-mark rash, she received prompt treatment and made a full recovery.

Actress and singer, Martine McCutcheon, has had a long battle with Lyme disease after being diagnosed in 2006 when she was working on My Fair Lady in the West End.

In the US, comedian, Amy Schumer and singer, Justin Bieber, announced that they contracted Lyme disease. They join singers Avril Lavigne and Shania Twain who are long-term suffers of the disease.

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The threat posed in the UK by infectious tick bites has received extensive media coverage:

How to protect your family

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  • Always pack a bottle of Botanic Protect tick repellent in your bag when going outdoors
  • Spray on all areas of exposed skin and rub in to ensure all skin is covered
  • Be especially aware of exposed midriffs, ankles, neck, behind ears and hairlines on children as they are the perfect height for lurking ticks
  • Reapply frequently, especially in dense vegetation / hot weather or swimming / getting wet
  • Walk on clearly defined paths to avoid brushing against vegetation where ticks may be hiding
  • Avoid dense vegetation
  • Wear light coloured clothing so that ticks can be spotted quickly and brushed off
  • Wear long trousers, long sleeved tops and welly boots (even in the summer!) to reduce direct exposure to ticks
  • Keep a tick removal tool in the house or with you on days out
  • Carry out regular tick checks after outdoor activities
  • Keep up to date with your pet tick treatments

“These are all simple behavioural changes we should be incorporating into our daily routines when enjoying the great outdoors”

Public Health England

Use insect repellents carefully. Always read the label and product information before use.

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Going outdoors. Think tick prevention. Think Botanic Protect.