We have composed 2 homemade flea sprays for your beloved dog.
These 2 different sprays we have personally tested on our own dogs and they’ve both been proven very effective.
As always with any infestation, you’ll want to treat the house also. If your house has carpet you’ll want to keep it vacuumed as often as possible. Make sure you wash your pets bedding also at least once a week or every two weeks.
Vinegar Flea spray.
What you’ll need…
-1 cup white distilled vinegar OR 1 cup apple cider vinegar OR a 50/50 blend of both
-1 quart water
-2-3 drops of Lavender or Cedar essential oil
-a spray bottle
Add 2-3 drops of the oil as you add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar/apple cider vinegar/both to 1 quart of fresh water.
Fill your spray bottle, and mist your dog, being careful not to get it in their eyes, nose, or ears-aka avoid spraying near the face.
To get up around the neck and behind the ears/their chin area, dampen a soft cloth with the mixture and wipe it on.
Spray your pets bedding and around it with this mixture lightly as well.
Vinegar is very acidic and sour, and fleas just hate it. So mostly it just repels them. The theory is that a flea would starve before it would go near a pet who smells like vinegar. So this is how vinegar kills fleas. Without a host the fleas will die.
Lavendar essential oil not only repels fleas, it helps sooth the skin and is very calming.
Flea spray with essential oils.
Make a natural flea repellent by adding six or seven drops of the essential oils of rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, and citronella to a cup of water and shaking well.
Use a spray bottle to apply the solution to your dog’s coat every other day. (Do not use this on cats―they are too sensitive to essential oils.)