Last week I realized my pup, Zoe, had fleas! She’s never had any type of infestation so this was all new to me. I still don’t know how she got them, but after the initial shock of this sunk in, I kicked into action and started researching treatment options.
Just as I try to utilize organic products in my home and beauty products, I also try to utilize organic products with Zoe. Being a new believer in doTERRA essential oils, I decided I would put them to the test. I did some extensive research, then put together a flea killing-slash-deterrent spray.
This is a simple DIY spray that can be made in 5 minutes flat. You can find an inexpensive empty spray bottle at your local dollar store – I found mine in the dollar bin at Target. You will also have plenty of essential oils remaining after creating this spray that you can use for various other uses.
After giving Zoe a bath and drying her off, I sprayed her with this essential oil spray. I also washed all of my linens in addition to her bedding and then gave them a generous spray. After vacuuming all of my flooring, I sprayed the carpets and couches as well.
Never having experienced this in the past, I wasn’t sure how long it would take to get rid of this infestation and I was determined to stay on top of it. After utilizing this regimen every day, all of her fleas were completely gone within 48 hours. WOW!
I continue to spray my bedding, couch, and carpets every 1-2 days, and continue to spray her daily as a precaution, however all signs of fleas are completely gone. I cannot tell you how relieved I am to not only have taken away this discomfort from my pup, but to also know that I didn’t have to resort to harsh chemicals to keep my fur baby and my home clean & sanitary!
Step 1: Fill up empty spray bottle with filtered water
Step 2: Add 5-8 drops of Peppermint, 5-8 drops of Lemongrass, and 4-6 drops of Lavender to the filtered water in the spray botttle
Step 3: Shake vigorously
Step 4: Spray away!
You could also spray this on a bandanna and wrap it around your fur baby to use as an all-natural flea collar.
With animals it can be stressful starting a new treatment regimen because they aren’t able to voice if they’re in pain, discomfort, or if they’re feeling relief. It’s on us as owners to be vigilant and watch for these signs.
There are many essential oils that should never be used on animals and each animal may have individual allergies & reactions, so please use caution before implementing your own regimen. Please reach out if you have any questions, success stories, or concerns!
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