|Barked: Thu Aug 30, '07 5:29am PST |
|You can make a repellant (but, it does not kills fleas, it only repells) made of freshly squeezed lemon and fresh lavendar. I've only tried just the lemon because I cannot find the lavendar. And that is helping. All you do it buy one lemon, and some lavendar. Take a quart of water and put it in a bowl. Squeeze the lemon till you get most of the juice squeezed out into the water. Then finely chop up the lavendar and add it to the bowl. Let that soak for about a day in the fridge. Then take a strainer and stain out the bits of lavendar, and possibly the lemon seeds that came out when you squeezed the lemon. Put the liquid in a spritz bottle and spray a few squirts on your pups body. Don't spray too much though, because only the smell is the repellant, so you don't need much to get the smell. You only have to spray it daily unless you are outside for a long period of time, then re-spray every 2-3 hours. I found that keeping the mixture refridgerated helps the smell stay strong.
When I mixed just the lemon in with water, the smell had almost gone away after leaving the bottle outside in the heat, so that's not a good idea.
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