Keep your pets safe and happy with this all natural, easy to make insect repellent.
It has the added bonus of smelling rather nice. Insects really bother our dogs and with everything related to good health, prevention is always the best medicine!
I came upon this recipe of Flea & Tick Insect Repellent in an old magazine several years ago and it’s been a go-to staple on the homestead to help protect our dogs. In fact, I spray it on myself as well. I’ve modified the ingredients over the years and this is the formula that we’ve found to be most effective.
Did you know that plants have built in insecticidal compounds, their own natural defences against plant eating insects? Here’s an interesting study on the subject. study
Apply At Least Once Per Month
Provide this Flea & Tick Insect Repellent to your pets at least once per month as a preventative measure. If your pets are outside all the time like our dogs or if they enjoy wading through bogs of mud like Molly and require frequent baths, you’ll need to apply the treatment more often.
All Natural Flea & Tick Insect Repellent Spray Recipe
6 quarts of water
1 cup fresh rosemary
1 cup fresh peppermint
1/4 cup basil
Bring six quarts of water to a boil and add one cup of rosemary & one cup of peppermint and 1/4 cup of basil. Steep for five hours. Strain and pour the herbal water into a spray bottle and spray and comb it through your dogs fur. You want to get this spray on their skin and not just on the surface of the coat.
Provide plenty of kisses and cuddles and a few treats to encourage cooperation!