You are going to love this DIY Flea Prevention Shampoo and Spray for doggies! Remember most store-bought flea prevention products contain a plethora of very toxic chemicals – some of which are proven carcinogens. Essential oils do a great job of both repelling and killing fleas and ticks.
- 12 ounces water
- 1 tablespoons of castile soap
- 1 tsp aloe vera gel
- 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 1 blue plastic 4-ounce bottle (with pump cap)
Combine all ingredients and transfer to a pump plastic bottle. I recommend washing dog with this once a week during flea season.
Make your own flea collar by taking an average collar and adding 10 drops of essential oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of veggie oil. Some great flea-repelling essential oil options include cinnamon, rosemary, wormwood, clove, peppermint, and cedar wood.
Allow the collar to dry and then place it on your pet. It’s time to re-dose your pet’s collar when you no longer note the scent, generally every two weeks or so.
- 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp aloe vera gel
- 1 Tbsp sweet almond oil (ticks dislike this oil)
- 4 drops lemon EO
- 4 drops Lavender EO
- 6 drops 10 drops citronella EO
- 8 drops Cedarwood EO
- Distilled water to fill 8 oz. spray bottle
- Combine all ingredients in an 8 oz. spray bottle and store in a cool dark place.
- TO USE: Safe for dogs 12 weeks and older. Shake well before each use. Lightly spray dogs entire coat until damp, but not dripping. Brush through. Repeat if necessary. Do not spray on the face.
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Please note that these treatments should NOT be used on cats.
Also, avoid using the following 30 essential oils on any animal:
- Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
- Birch (Betula)
- Bitter Almond (Prunus dulcis)
- Boldo (Peumus boldus)
- Calamus (Acorus calamus)
- Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
- Cassia (Cassia fistula)
- Chenopodium (Chenopodium album)
- Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
- Garlic (Allium sativum)
- Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale)
- Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)
- Hyssop (Hyssopus sp. with the exception of Decumbens)
- Juniper (Juniperus sp. with the exception of Juniper Berry)
- Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
- Mustard (Brassica juncea)
- Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
- Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
- Red or White Thyme
- Rue (Ruta graveolens)
- Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
- Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
- Savory (Satureja)
- Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
- Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina)
- Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
- Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
- Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)