I avoid as much as possible the use of chemicals in my home and on my animals.
In 2010 I had breast cancer so I’ve always been careful to avoid chemicals that I use on my skin, in our house, what’s used in the garden and what is used on my animals.
One of my gorgeous senior dogs has had skin issues ever since he came to live with us 4.5 years ago (he is now approaching 14). At the time he was surrendered to a Golden Retriever Rescue in Brisbane and when he arrived he didn’t show signs of skin conditions. However …. it wasn’t long before his skin turned into a nasty mess.
With some testing and playing around with natural ingredients I developed this Flea Treatment that works for all the doggies (including Fergie with his very sensitive skin). I love this spray so much I also use it as a mozzie repellent on myself!
Here’s what’s included in my easy to make Dog Flea Spray:
1 cup fresh water;
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar;
5 drops Doterra Lavender;
3 drops Doterra Lemongrass;
3 drops Doterra Peppermint;
3 drops Doterra Cedarwood
Mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle and give it a good shake before spraying down your dogs back daily.
NB. Please do not buy cheap oils off the shelf at the $2 shop, many of those oils contain fillers and poisons in them that you wouldn’t want to put on your own skin let alone that of your animals. If you don’t have all of the essential oils that I have mentioned, play around with what you have and be creative. JUST REMEMBER .. a little bit of oil goes a long way. Don’t get heavy handed when making a treatment for your dog.
- Always use therapeutic grade oils
- If your dog breaks out in a rash stop using immediately.
If you would like to learn more about the use of Doterra Oils with your Dogs or would like to purchase them visit “Oils for Dogs”