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Recipes for Natural Flea Treatments

By Alicia Bodine
 

Overview

Chances are that if you own a cat or dog, you will experience an infestation of fleas at some point. If you do not act fast, your entire house will be covered in fleas. In addition to biting your pets, the fleas will begin to bite you. You can go to the veterinarian and order some flea medication, but this medication will contain harsh chemicals that you may not want around your house. You also cannot apply the flea medication to any puppy or kitten under the age of six months. In these cases, you will want to make your own natural flea treatment.
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Step 1

Place your orange and grapefruit peels in a blender. Add 1 quart of water and blend until smooth.

Step 2

Pour the liquid from the blender into a pot through a strainer. This step will strain out any leftover bits from the peels of the oranges and grapefruits.

Step 3

Cook the mixture on low for 20 minutes, then set it aside to cool.

Step 4

Add the lavender oil to the mixture and stir, then pour the mixture into an empty spray bottle.

Step 5

Spray this all-natural flea treatment on your dog and any other items in your home where you see fleas. You can do this up to four times daily, and you will not need to wash the flea treatment off.

Step 1

Place the rosemary in a pot with 1 quart of water. Cook on low for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Strain the mixture to remove any leftover rosemary flakes, then stir in the cedar wood oil.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into an empty spray bottle.

Step 4

Spray your cats with this all-natural flea treatment. You can also use this spray on your furniture, pet bedding and carpets.

Step 5

Apply the treatment once every 4 hours until the fleas are gone.
Comments (3)
Sep 5, 2010 ghostlover
does anyone know the recipe for the Avon skin so soft flea repellent? tnku ghostbummps@yahoo.com
Jan 8, 2011 memosworld
Where's the list of ingredients? I don't know how much of each thing to use...
Apr 12, 2012 starfishonline
Same here. Would like to know how much lavender oil since I don't want to cause any irritation or problems for my dogs. Sounds like a great remedy!
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