Monday Make a – Flea Repellents

March 15, 2010 at 9:25 am (Animals, Crafts, Herbs, Magic, Monday, Ostara, pagan, Pets, Recipe, Spring, Witch)

These aren’t "Ostara" specific, but Spring is nearing, and out furkids will soon be venturing out for longer periods of the day, and bringing back "friends"… Here I offering some ideas to cut down on unwanted visitors…

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Fleas – here are several natural remedies:
Herbal Bedding

Dried Ingredients:

  • peppermint
  • eucalyptus
  • bay leaf

Fresh Ingredients:

  • marjoram
  • eucalyptus
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • clove buds.

Dry mix the dried herbs, and crush the botanicals well. Fill a muslin bag with the herbs and put in the pet’s bed or if your pet has a cedar filled pillow, just add the botanicals to the cedar chip mixture.

Herbal Flea Collars
Ingredients
:

  • essential oil of eucalyptus
  • essential oil of citronella
  • essential oil of sage

Dip a heavy string into a combination of the essential oils, let dry, then securely wind the string around your pet’s collar.

 

Natural Flea and Tick Dip:

  • 2 cups, packed fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups, packed fresh peppermint
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 4 quarts warm water

Pour the just boiled water over the fresh herbs and let steep, covered, for 30 minutes. Strain and add the liquid to 4 quarts of warm water, saturate the animal and let it air dry.

 

Herbal Flea Spray

  • chamomile
  • valerian
  • licorice
  • witch hazel

Prepare an infusion using one tea bag of each herb, and when it’s cold, mix with witch hazel. Spray on pets

 

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