Going outdoors. Think tick prevention. Think Botanic Protect.

Effective plant based tick repellent for all the family

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

Botanic Protect was founded in 2019 and launched its plant based tick repellent in April 2021 to help outdoor loving families reduce their risk of contracting Lyme disease.

Infected ticks are found throughout the UK and this cruel disease poses a real threat to families.

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

Protect your family

Plant based tick repellent for all the family
  • Effective protection against ticks
  • Suitable for babies from 6 months old
  • Scientifically proven and DEET-free (the harsh chemical found in synthetic repellents)
  • 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 and Scotland advise using a repellent for ticks while doing outdoor activities
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We’ve had confirmed cases from our local park [London], not just the wilds of Devon, so it is a concern. I think it’s a great product!

Jess, London

When should we 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 for 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
  • Forest School
  • School field trips
  • Gardening (especially clearing of vegetation / building bonfires)
  • Picnics
  • Camping
  • Visiting 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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Lots of families have been in touch to tell us about their experiences with ticks. Read their stories here.

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.

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

We are big hill walkers, so I’m so glad I found you!

Maddy, Shropshire

How can I protect my family?

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  • Always pack a bottle of Botanic Protect tick repellent in your bag when spending time outdoors
  • Spray on all areas of exposed skin and rub in to ensure all skin is covered
  • Be especially aware of exposed midriffs, ankles, knees, 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 Botanic Protect tick removers 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.

Going outdoors. Think tick prevention. Think Botanic Protect.

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