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Tick lurk in dense vegetation

Taking the confusion out of tick prevention

Botanic Protect was founded in 2019 to help outdoor loving families reduce their risk of contracting Lyme disease. After 18 months of meticulous research and development, our plant based tick repellent was launched in April 2021!

We are the only repellent brand in the UK solely dedicated to tick prevention.

Infected ticks are found throughout the UK and cases of Lyme disease are on the up. With approximately 10,000 new cases each year, this cruel disease poses a real threat to families.

Europe and the US are well versed when it comes to guarding against infectious tick bites but the UK is seriously lagging behind.  

So concerned about the increase in Lyme disease, Public Health England, launched the campaign ‘Be Tick Aware’ in 2018 to raise awareness and help reduce the threat posed in the UK.

Despite this campaign, there is still a worrying lack of awareness in the UK. Especially the need for children to use a repellent when doing outdoor activities in places where ticks are prevalent, like forest schools, woodland trails and parks. 

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

It was really important to us to produce a naturally derived product which could be used by all the family, as an alternative to traditional insect repellents containing the harsh chemical, DEET.

Botanic Protect tick repellent is a plant based spray which offers the whole family effective protection against tick bites, including babies from 6 months old. It is produced from the distilled oil of Eucalyptus citriodora trees which has a natural repellent quality.

The repellent formula is made in the UK. It is biodegradable and sustainably and ethically produced, so your family won’t be damaging the environment while protecting themselves against infectious tick bites…

Brilliant, really good. People need to be more aware of this

Mum OF 2, Devon
This is a photo of wild deer. Ticks lurk in countryside vegetation and attach to passing deer to feed on. Rising deer numbers are linked to the increase in Lyme disease cases.
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Going outdoors. Think tick prevention. Think Botanic Protect.