Protect Your Pets Using Homemade Essential Oil Flea Collars

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Protect Your Pets Using Homemade Essential Oil Flea Collars

I don’t often talk about pets here on ISDiva much, but not long ago I was talking to a friend about the baby coming soon. She was comparing how pets and babies seem one in the same, and she’s right! You have to do everything for both! And they need so many basic, yet expensive items. She was just saying how a flea collar costs almost $50. While this works for about 6-8 months, what happen should you lose it? What if your pet is allergic?

A simple, and affordable solution is actually making your own flea collar at home. I use essential oils for many things, and many are safe for pets to use as well. Since it takes just a few drops of essential oil, one bottle can last over a year. Pet’s such as cats and dogs both should be able to stand natures natural flea repellant, Cedarwood and Lavender Essential Oils. These two are perfect for not only creating your own flea collar, but refreshing shampoos and spray deodorizers for your pets also. And, just think, you can use these two essential oils throughout your home for so many other things such as:

Lavender:

  • Treat minor insect bites
  • Relieves symptoms associated with motion sickness
  • Heal dry skin

Cedarwood:

  • Treat bladder infections
  • Helps break up chest congestion
  • Prevent moths from gathering in your home

Homemade Essential Oil Flea Collar Recipe

Homemade Essential Oil Flea Collar Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Soak a soft collar in the solution until it absorbs.
  3. Allow it to dry.
  4. Repeat the process every month or once the smell has faded.
  5. Pour the remainder into a spray bottle and use as an added protection for your pet daily.
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Comments

  1. Howard says

    This looks interesting! I love the idea behind it but I think we’re far too lazy to do this ourselves, ha! But my mother-in-law loves essential oils so I’ll send this her way and maybe she’ll make one for our little critter. 🙂

  2. says

    This is great information to know. I have a dog and I hate to put chemicals on her. We live in a tricky area where tics have lyme disease. I worry that she will get sick. Thanks for the info on going natural.

  3. Danielle K says

    This is so great to know! I’ve heard of using certain oils to keep bugs at bay from people, but never thought about it for pets. Thanks for sharing this – will be very useful this summer when the bugs are everywhere.

    • says

      I’m gald it can help. Essential oils are great to protect against allergies as well. If your family is outdoors a lot, these oils can help.

  4. says

    Is that a frenchie on the photo above? So cute – my friend has one. We don’t use homemade stuff (although I know it’s much better for them). But we use an ointment on the back of my Pomeranian’s neck/fur area each month to protect him against heartworm & fleas.

  5. says

    I never thought about making my own flea collars for my three dogs. I definitely would like to give this a try because my dogs have very sensitive skin (all brothers) and normal flea collars give them a lot of discomfort.
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  6. says

    Did you know that lavendar is also calming to cats in the same way as it is to humans? I use it on mine all the time because 2 of them get stressed really easily. I’m sure it’d work for dogs too.

    • says

      Yea, these oils are simply amazing. I’m starting to build my collection! That’s awesome they work on cats. I know they are more sensitive than dogs, so it’s great to know that.

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