The chemicals on flea collars are definitely not something I feel good about having on my dog, much less around our kids who are playing with her and petting her!
So instead, I did a little research and found an awesome recipe for a flea collar made with essential oils! This recipe is from The Complete Book Of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Anne Worwood.
1/2 teaspoon Rubbing Alcohol
1 drop Cedarwood Essential Oil
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Citronella Essential Oil
1 drop Thyme Essential Oil
4 garlic oil capsules
Get any collar that’s made of material (i.e. no chains) and soak it in the above mixture.
Lay it out to dry.
Once it’s dry, place it on your animal’s neck.
Repeat process at least once per month. (Depending on where you live and how often your dog is in flea-infested environments).
You can also use essential oils in a spray bottle as a flea repellent!
Just mix 1/2 cup of distilled water, a drop or two of Thieves soap or castille soap, and 8-16 drops (total) of your preferred essential oils that fleas hate.