The clip shows a woman with a tick clearly on what appears to be her arm.
She then coats the tick in peppermint oil and within a matter of seconds the tick has forced its way out.
Dr Neeta Connally, assistant professor of Biology at Western Connecticut State University, explained that drowning a tick in oils can do far more bad than good.
Dr Connally said:
We don’t want to agitate the tick at all because many carry all sorts of diseases.
Those are actually salivated into the body when the tick attaches and so we don’t want to agitate the tick in any way that is going to make it salivate more and thereby be more likely to transmit anything into you that may make you sick.
Whilst this method may cause the tick to drop off, it may also increase the risk of disease-causing organisms entering the bloodstream of the person or animal the tick is attached to.