Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Make Your Own Herbal Flea & Tick Bandana

Herbal Flea & Tick Bandana

1 bandana (can be found in most craft stores)
1/2 tsp rubbing alcohol
1/4 cup water
2 drops cedarwood essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops citronella essential oil
2 drops geranium essential oil
2 drops neem essential oil

In a bowl, mix all ingredients except the bandana together. Add bandana, soaking it with the mixture. Hang to dry. When it’s dry, it’s ready to use. Tie around your dog’s neck, allowing two fingers of space between their neck and the bandana. The repelling benefits should last for about a month. After that, wash the bandana and repeat.

You could also use a collar instead of a bandana. :)

2 comments:

Veganosaurus said...

Cool! The bandanas sound very handy Molly! :)

melissa bastian. said...

Would this work for mosquitoes, do ya think? I kinda want to make one for myself! :D

Seriously though, very useful post Molly! I am totally forwarding this on to all of my friends with canine family members!