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DIY Flea Collar Using Essential Oils

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.

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DIY Flea Collar With Essential Oils

Ingredients:

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
Directions:

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.

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Simple Two Ingredient DIY Face Scrub

Why spend crazy amounts of money on beauty products when you could make a simple face scrubs using items from your kitchen? All you need is baking soda and olive oil (you could also use coconut oil).

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I keep these ingredients separate until I’m ready to use them. I have never mixed them ahead of time, though I’m sure that you probably could. I keep a little container of each in the shower and when I’m ready to polish, I wet my clean face and put a pea-sized amount of baking soda in the palm of my hand and then mix in the same amount of olive/coconut oil. (So if you try mixing ahead of time use equal parts of each).

Using my fingertips, I rub gently all over my face in a circular motion, everywhere but my eyes. Then rinse off and pat dry. Voila!