I thought we were out of the woods after the warm weather went away, so I let up on all my natural flea prevention until one day I noticed one of our dogs energetically scratching himself. It can’t be. Sure enough, both my dogs had fleas.
I knew which essential oils are good to combat fleas because I researched the topic for my post on flea prevention I published last year, so I concocted this shampoo. It really works! The proof is in the pudding, throughout the week after using this shampoo I kept brushing my dogs fur with a fine comb and kept finding dead fleas!
All-natural anti-flea dog shampoo
- 1/2 cup water (preferably distilled)
- 1/3 cup pure castille soap
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 20 drops of pure essential oil. I used 10 rosemary and 10 peppermint
Combine all ingredients using a small funnel (find it here), shake well before each use. It should keep for about 6 months.