Summertime is upon us and just like kids, pets love spending those warm summer days playing outdoors. You never know what your fur baby will get into next or what unwanted flea guest they may bring back from playing with their other furry pals. You can be ready though with this all natural essential oil flea repellent recipe.
You can add the oil mixture below to approximately 8 oz of shampoo to make flea-repellent shampoo, or add it to a base oil (approximately 1/2 oz) for an oil blend.
- 2 drops citronella
- 2-4 drops lemon
- 2-4 drops clary sage
- 5-6 drops peppermint
Apply a few drops of the oil blend to the neck, back, chest, legs, and tail. You can also add a few drops to your dog’s cotton collar to make an aromatic flea collar.
Also try adding the oil blend to 4 oz of water and using a spray bottle to mist your pet for better coverage. When misting be sure to avoid sensitive areas like the eyes and ears.