All-Natural Anti-Flea Dog Shampoo

I thought we were out of the woods after the the warm weather went away, so I let up on all my natural flea prevention, until one day I noticed one of our dogs energetically scratching himself. It can’t be. Sure enough, both my dogs had fleas.
I knew which essential oils are good to combat fleas because I researched the topic for my post on flea prevention I published last year, so I concocted this shampoo. It really works! The proof is in the pudding, throughout the week after using this shampoo I kept brushing my dogs fur with a fine comb  and kept finding dead fleas!

All-natural anti-flea dog shampoo

Combine all ingredients using a small funnel (find it here), shake well before each use. It should keep for about 6 month.


   
About Stephanie

Stephanie is a stay-at-home mom to her curly-haired two year old son, a nursing student, dog lover, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to share her tips on making green and healthy living attainable to families getting
started in the wonderful world of eco-consciousness. She believes in
real food and living as natural as possible…and why not, leaving behind a
better planet for our children.

Comments

  1. I pinned this and will definitely be making some in the spring! :D

  2. HI .. just found this article via Pinterest, thank you for sharing. Quick questions, follow the link for castille soap from your link to amazon and this soap has option with peppermint scent. Can i just use that one or do you still recommend to use the peppermint oil drops instead. Also can I replace castille soap with other soap as dawn? Thanks again!

    • Hi Grace, I’m happy you stopped by! My only concern in using the peppermint castille soap is I’m not sure it is enough, I would still add the peppermint EO.

  3. can it be used on other animals, such as cats?

    • Hi Andrea, it is my understanding that some EOs can be toxic for cats (although some debate that they can be safely used on cats) I would suggest researching each essential oil that you plan to use on a cat before hand. Off the top of my head I know lavender, peppermint, lemon, and tea tree are in the no-no category.

  4. I use this, but I add tea tree to the soap too.

  5. I like this

  6. How much should you apply?

    • Hi Jenna, I used maybe 4-5 pumps, both my dogs are small. I base it on how much suds cover their body as I work the shampoo in. I hope that makes some sense! :)

  7. hillary says:

    hey… thanks for the post. it’s very interesting. I’ve bathed my dog in castile soap before just because I had it on hand.. so in this recipe is that what actually kills the fleas? and does it matter what essential oils you use? I happen to have tangerine and lemon right now.

  8. Andrea says:

    Hi Stephanie! Where do I get that awesome label?

  9. I’ll definitely be testing out this recipe!

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