How to Make Your Own Natural Flea Repellent with Dr. Jones’s 3-Ingredient Solution

I’ve recently created a new all-natural flea spray that’s safe for both dogs and cats. This flea spray consists of just three ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. If you’re interested in natural pet health and wellness, you’ll find this information useful. Don’t forget to subscribe to Veterinary Secrets to stay updated on more such tips.

Key Ingredients of the Flea Spray

The first essential ingredient in our flea spray is lemon. Lemons have clear repellent properties, primarily due to the essential oil called limonene, extracted from the lemon peel. That’s why using a whole lemon is crucial to extract enough limonene to make this flea spray effective. Next, we use fresh thyme, a herb that has shown great efficacy as a flea repellent among various studied plants. Lastly, apple cider vinegar may not have many studies backing its repellent properties, but its beneficial skin effects and anecdotal evidence as a flea repellent make it a vital component of our spray.

Preparing the Flea Spray

To prepare the spray, start by slicing one whole lemon into thin rounds—it’s fine if the seeds remain. Place these lemon slices in a pot, ensuring to press the edges to release more limonene. Add the thyme, which should be chopped to release its essential oils effectively. I generally use about two tablespoons of chopped thyme. Then, add three cups of water to the mix and simmer on the stove for about 20 minutes or until it reduces to about two cups.

Straining and Adding the Final Touches

After simmering, it’s time to strain the lemon and thyme mixture, keeping only the liquid. This is what I call “Andrew’s flea cooking class." Adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to this concoction enhances its repellent properties and can help deal with any yeast on your pet’s skin. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle—preferably glass for better preservation.

How to Use the Flea Spray

The final product can be sprayed on your dog or cat two to three times a week. When applying, ensure to mist lightly and avoid the eyes and mucus membranes as the citrus can be irritating. After spraying, use a flea comb to spread the mixture evenly through your pet’s fur. This simple, natural solution not only repels fleas but also nurtures your pet’s skin health.

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Natural Flea Repellent with Dr. Jones’s 3-Ingredient Solution”

  1. How long is the flea spray good for and does it need to be refrigerated? I’m ready to make my own spray, save money and make my dogs flea free!!

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