Now that spring and summer are upon us, it is that time of year again. No, not beach season. We are actually referring to the presence of fleas. The fleas are back in town and they are not taking any prisoners. If we are not careful, these pesky creatures will rise up and cause our pets a sizable amount of agony. That is why we need to take the initiative to make our own flea repellent at home.
Thanks to this awesome homemade repellent, we now have the ability to keep these annoying creatures at bay. The best part is that this repellent does not take a significant amount of time to create and there are only four ingredients necessary. A small pot and a spray bottle will be required in addition to the ingredients. In a best case scenario, the spray bottle would provide a slight misting. Squirting is not in our best interests.
A small funnel is also necessary. From there, all you are going to need is a large lemon, a bunch of fresh lavender, two cups of water and two tablespoons of witch hazel (non alcoholic). Don’t use lavender oil as a substitute for this concoction. In most instances, it is going to cause irritation to your pet’s skin that is better off avoided.
Don’t add the witch hazel until the very end. Put the rest of the ingredients in the pot and allow them to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Failing that? Wait for the water to change colors. As soon as the mixture has had the chance to cool, it is time for the straining to begin. A strainer that has a finer mesh is typically the best choice for the task.
At this point, you can also toss the remnants of the lavender and lemon into the trash. Once the mix is complete, the witch hazel can be added and then you are officially good to go. This recipe takes no time at all and your pet is sure to thank you for the assistance. Put the spray into your chosen bottle and you and your pet are now all set.
This is the sort of story that definitely needs to be shared with your closest friends and loved ones who have pets of their own that need to be considered. Please remember that this is merely a repellent and not a cure for a pet who has already come home with fleas.