I found this info and thought that I would share. With lyme's disease becoming such a common thing these days, anything that we can do to help us NOT catch it is a good thing.
Make your own tick repellent, gallons on the dollar!
Permethrin is the active ingredient in all of them that truly work. What you need to do is head down to tractor supply or lowes. Usually you can get a bottle of concentrate called Ortho Total Kill or a strait bottle of concentrate. If you get the Ortho, its a 2.5% permethrin, youll will mix this 5:1 with water. this gives you the same concentrate as No Stinkn Ticks or Sawyers. Check the bottle to see what your percentage is, obviously if its higher than 2.5 you need to redo the ratio to make it the same. If you have trouble finding this like i said you can find other brands. it will be in the same isles. just look at the ingredients, if its got at least 2.5% permethrin you're good to go. tc sells one called permethrin-10 which is 10% and made for horses. in that case you would need a 20:1 mix
Put that concoction in a cheap spray bottle from the dollar store or where ever. Take it outside with all your clothes you plan to wear and DOUSE IT! DO NOT LET THIS MAKE CONTACT WITH YOUR SKIN OR SPRAY YOUR SKIN DIRECTLY JUST LIKE OTHER TICK PRODUCTS. Let it dry outside until its 100% dry. Next time you hunt, you wont have a tick in sight. I lay it heavy on my pants cuffs, shirt cuffs, socks, anywhere you see they can get in.
If a tick gets on you, youll see it get sick quick and fall off. Its also... scent free. And will withstand up to 6 weeks of use or 6 washes whichever comes first.
Use at your own risk but like I said, you can make gallons for the cost of one bottle of the other stuff. I found this on another forum awhile back and figured I would pass it on.