It’s that time of the year. Flea and pest season. Ugh. It absolutely makes my skin crawl just thinking about it! I’m not sure about you guys, but my luck with finding a “good” flea repellant has been nonexistent. I’ve tried all the veterinarian recommended brands, some over-the-counter, and even one for farm animals that I’m embarrassed to admit that I even tried!
And guess what? Not a dag one of them worked. It might have worked for a few days, but that’s about it. Anybody else have this problem? It’s annoying isn’t it? Not to mention, ridiculously gross.
But guess what? I have found a solution, and I no longer have fleas problems.
Seriously! Want to know my secret?
It’s called lavender essential oil, and it’s the best DIY Natural Flea Repellent for Dogs.
No joke! I use one simple, itty-bitty little essential oil on my dogs (every other day for right now!), and the fleas have hit the road!
Personally, I use a handful of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and two drops of lavender. I rub the mixture together in my hands and massage it all over one dog. If you remember, I have three so it takes a few minutes, but it’s sooooo worth it!
I’ve noticed less itching and scratching not to mention, lavender is also a natural remedy to ease anxiety in dogs as well. A complete win-win all around!
DIY Natural Flea Repellent for Dogs
PLUS, there are a few other ways you can also use lavender on your dogs. Try these too:
- add between 5-10 drops of lavender to your dog’s shampoo
- add a few drops to your dog’s water bowl
- add a few drops on your dog’s favorite resting spot (think: bedding, couch, rug, etc)
So, how do you get lavender essential oil? You can order it through my Young Living Essential Oil page. It’s also part of the Premium Starter Kit (which comes with a diffuser to handle room odors and/or using the oils for wellness). I bought the Premium Starter Kit a few weeks ago, and I cannot tell you how impressed I have been. Not only have I been using these products on the dogs, but my daughter, husband, and myself.
Lastly, please remember that not all essential oils are created equally. Sure, you might be able to find a better price at Walmart, but I’ll bet ya dollars to donuts that it isn’t pure and probably won’t work either!
Pssttt…. A few seasons ago I raved about the healing power of lavender essential oil on your pups (against fleas & itching). While I still stand by this method sometimes you just need… well, more. My sheltie gets the worst hot spots as well, and I found an amazing shampoo to help the poor guy out. I highly recommend if your pups are having the same problems!