The founder of Tick Tock Naturals® is Dr. Susan Eisen, a Functional Medicine Lyme literate chiropractor and contributing author for the Weil Integrative Medicine Library Series who is in private practice in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Eisen started the company after being bitten by a tick in the middle of winter and developing acute neurological Lyme Disease. After diagnosis and treatment, she was left with a strong phobia of walking in the grass. (Who would imagine that you could be bitten by a tick when there was snow on the ground?) With an education in biochemistry and molecular biology, Dr. Eisen developed a natural, effective formula based on organic essential oils. After a chance meeting with Ally Hilfiger, Dr. Eisen moved forward with her plan to launch this product.
Tick Tock Naturals® is entirely new type of natural insect repellent utilizing hydrophilic oils which increases its time of effectiveness. Our brand has been selected as the skin repellent as a part of a tick bite prevention kit in a groundbreaking partnership between the PGA Junior League and the American Junior Golf Association with Bay Area Lyme Foundation. BALF will be supplying small kits to all youth golfers along with educational materials about the hazards of tick-borne disease and the high incidence of ticks on the golf course. Tick Tock Naturals® has also been a favorite amongst tastemakers, jetsetters and adventurers and has been stocked in villas on Mustique Island for years.
Dr. Eisen is a sitting board member of Sam’s Spoons Lyme Foundation started by the former national ambassador for Project Lyme, journalist Carrie Perry and is also a past member of the Benefit Committee for Global Lyme Alliance. Tick Tock Naturals® is recognized and affiliated by the top Lyme Foundations across the United States. In 2021, Tick Tock Naturals® was recognized by Health and Human Services as a leading and effective natural insect repellent.
A recent peer reviewed study published in October 2017 by leading medical researcher, Dr. Ying Zhang et al by Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School on Selective Essential Oils has now proven that the essential oils used in Tick Tock Naturals® are the most effective in repelling ticks, mosquitoes, spiders and fleas.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
There are many natural products in the marketplace. Consumers are demanding safer natural products. Our product is the only one that is grape seed oil based, which means it won’t evaporate like the water, alcohol and witch hazel based products. Grape seed oil is not greasy and will not leave a sticky feel on the skin like soybean and canola oil based products. It also spreads easily over the skin which means you use less product for each application making our concentrated product the most economical on the market. Our grape seed oil is cold pressed from Italy and all of our essential oils are certified organic.
Our mission is to prevent insect vector diseases whenever and wherever possible. This includes all diseases carried by ticks, mosquitoes, fleas and spiders all of which have now been isolated carriers of disease. The list grows longer each year with diseases like Lyme Disease and the Zika virus. The Powassan virus carried by 3 % of Deer ticks can be deadly and the Lone Star tick can cause severe allergies to meat. Mosquitoes carry other diseases including the West Nile fever, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and Malaria. West Nile and Dengue fever have arrived into the USA. Some of these infections can co-inhabit in its human host simultaneously making it very difficult to cure.
Tick Tock Naturals® acts as a first line of defense to prevent bug bites naturally at home and on vacation. It is important to know that ticks are very active during the winter at 30 degrees Fahrenheit and do not slow down until 20 degrees Fahrenheit. You and your family are at risk during the winter. The northern tier of the USA and Canada are particulary heavy tick habitats.
Our products are manufactured in the USA. We are a socially responsible, fair trade and sustainable company working with supply chains that are also fair trade, organic and ecofriendly. All products are vegan and clean. No ingredients are ever chemically extracted.