One thing I really struggled with was a safe alternative to those chemical flea control products. I knew I did not want to use them but also did not want fleas in the house or even worse, my poor puppy getting bite by a tick and getting sick. So I wanted to find something to keep the bugs away while still being safe and chemical free.
What I found was that many different essential oils were great bug repellents. Below is the recipe I use for Louie. It will not only keep away fleas and ticks but also mosquitoes.
Non-Toxic Flea & Tick Repellent
- 2 Cups Distilled Water
- 2 oz Witch Hazel
- 10 Drops Purification Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Thieves Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well. Lightly spray and rub into coat. Shake well before each use.
The company that I have chosen to order all my essential oils from is Young Living. They do not use any synthetic chemicals or pesticides or herbicides on their plants (they use essential oils to deter pests and pull weeds by hand). They are also 100% therapeutic grade and far higher quality than anything you’ll find on the grocery store shelves.
You can read more about why I chose Young Living for all my essential oils or can check out Drops of EO to learn more about Young Living and essential oils. If you need help ordering the essential oils or would like us to come out and spray for you, just get in touch. We are always here to help.