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Natural flea repellent
(Copied from the Showdogs-List)
Here's the recipe I have from some Collie folks, (hot South Texas – people) who use it say they've never, ever have seen a flea or tick on their dogs or cats.
1. Take a BIG fat lemon (the more rind the better) and slice it
2. Put in a bowl with a tablespoon of crushed rosemary leaves (or a
6 inch sprig of fresh).
3. Pour a quart of hot, near boiling water over the lemon/rosemary
4. Let steep overnight.
5. Strain and put into a large spray bottle.
6. Keep in fridge.
Shake well before applying. The lemon in this spray along with the
rosemary oil will give your dog a beautiful shiny coat and keep fleas
and other bugs away (including mosquitoes, so you get extra heartworm
If your dog has dry skin or allergies add a teaspoon of tea tree oil and
a tablespoon of Aloe pulp. Use the spray at least twice a week to keep
the scent on the coat to repel bugs, and spray it around your doors and
through the carpets. If it's a bad flea time, spray daily on the belly
and feet to repel them. This has worked wonders for many years - and not
only for the dogs, but people when hiking or walking in the woods. No
bug will get near this stuff. And, of course, it's all natural.