Natural Flea Spray
Monday, June 14, 2010
Homemade Bug Repellent Recipe
(courtesy of the Texas Collie Resuce Group and Second Chance Doxie)
Take a LARGE lemon and slice it paper thin. Put the slices into a bowl with a tablespoon of crushed rosemary leaves (or a 6 inch sprig of fresh rosemary). Pour over the top of this a quart of hot, nearly boiling water. Let this steep overnight, then strain and put into a large spitzer bottle (note; buy a new spray bottle for this, don't resue something that held household cleaning chemicals).
Shake well before applying, and keep in in the refrigerator when not in use.
The d-lemone in this spray along with the rosemary oil will give your dog a beautify shiny coat and will keep fleas and other bugs away, including mosquitoes.
Use the spray at least twice a week during the summer months to keep the scent on the coat to repel bugs, and spray it around your doors and carpets.
As an all natural product, it is also safe for humans to use, but as always, keep it away from children who may want to tast the lemony contents.