Not sure how legit this is, but I was googling natural oils that repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitos:
Lavender, peppermint and geranium essential oils repel mosquitoes.
Lavender, lemongrass and geranium repel ticks.
And lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and citronella repel fleas.
Dab oils between the dog's shoulder blades. As you can see, lavender (which also repels flies) is particularly versatile. Other effective natural repellents include lemon, cedar, eucalyptus, myrrh, neem and rosewood
... I always thought tea trea oil would be usefull too, but havent found any info on it.
I read something about mouthwash once. Can't remember what it repelled. Of course you have to spray it on them every day or more than they if they get wet. I guess they would always smell minty.
Where would you get lavender from?
You should be able to get lavender oil anywhere that sells scented oils for homeopathy, some drugstores here carry them, also "The Body Shop", probably even health food/vitamin stores.
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Daisy:born Jan 1, 2011 boxer/female/fawn/docked/floppy
I'm getting some of that lavender oil!
Yeah, lavender oil definitley has the most uses. You can get a huge assortment of essential oils from health food stores.
I was thinking about trying Bumble and Bee Organics Insect repellent which has a lot of those essential oils. I heard from someone else that it worked really well on them and their dogs when hiking in the woods. I've tried other natural, non chemical products from Bumble and Bee Organics and really like them (especially the lotion sticks and body butter), the company has good customer service and the owner herself is very active on their facebook page answering any questions etc. people may have.
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Oh, interesting. And that spray is wayyyy cheaper than buying all the essential oils needed to make a bug repellant spray. Im going to look into this spray more. The only thing that I dont like about it is the soybean oil.
I also found this one, has a lot of the essiential oils listed and more, and made with distilled water instead of soybean oil. http://www.herbariasoap.com/other-pr...FQVoKgodfWe0Lw
Last edited by Kat; 03-18-2012 at 12:12 PM.
Oh no way, a lot of people on this forum mix their oils with water. I guess if I do decide to mix up my own bug repellant, I will be using Aloe Vera gel. The oils I am definitly going to use so far are lavender, citronella, and geranium. Those oils are repeated on every site I have looked at.
Last edited by Kat; 03-18-2012 at 12:42 PM.
Yeah the soybean oil was the only thing I wasn't sure about, I know it's non GMO and that my dogs have no allergies to soy and it's not like they would be wearing it all the time, but still I don't know.Oh, interesting. And that spray is wayyyy cheaper than buying all the essential oils needed to make a bug repellant spray. Im going to look into this spray more. The only thing that I dont like about it is the soybean oil.
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