Natural Flea and Tick Preventive

July 19th, 2007 by Dan

Herbal Flea and Tick Repellent
We’re often asked about alternatives to the chemical flea and tick preventives that are on the market. After doing a bit of research, we found this “recipe” and are passing it on to you!

Find yourself a big, juicy lemon (the thicker the rind, the better) and slice it paper thin.
Next, put into a glass or ceramic bowl and add a large sprig of rosemary (or a Tbsp. of crushed, dried).
Add the following: 10 drops of tea tree oil, 1 tsp. of powdered pennyroyal (or 10 drops of the oil).
Pour hot (near boiling) water over the concoction and let it steep overnight.
Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth and into a spray bottle. Refrigerate. Mist your dog thoroughly before each walk or any outside activity. Spray on feet, legs, belly, back (areas where fleas and ticks love to go).

The lemon oil in the mixture will also make your dog’s coat shiny and keep them smelling wonderful!
Lemon oil is also a natural antiseptic, so not only do you prevent fleas and ticks, but you keep bacteria away at the same time.

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