Making Use of Eucalyptus Oil for Fleas

Eucalyptus Oil for FleasIf you have a pet suffering from fleas it can be tough to understand what the best solution is given all the harmful substances in many products. You have most likely heard your fair share of the horror tales about substances in most of these products, as well as their negative effects. Fleas themselves may cause your pet to have allergic reactions, skin discomforts, and anemia.

Using chemical treatments to get rid of the fleas could cause a wide variety of unwanted effects like irreversible nerve damage, tremors, nausea, skin discomforts, and respiration difficulties. Natural treatments like eucalyptus oil for fleas can get rid of all the trouble of these pests without substances that will hurt your pet, and all the while helping to maintain your dog’s coat so that it stays wholesome and lively. There are also other insects along with fleas that loathe the scent of eucalyptus oil.

How to Get Rid of the Fleas

You’ll need an all-natural bottle of no-tear pet shampoo, as well as a towel and eucalyptus essential oil, to dispose of the flea issue in your pet. In order to experience the most of eucalyptus oil’s amazing benefits, you can apply the use of an eye-dropper to gauge the eucalyptus oil, and use it to add drops of the oil into the bottle of shampoo(approximately 7 drops to 32 oz and 3-4 into a 16 oz bottle of shampoo). Be sure to properly mix the 2 so that they become one substance.

  1. Get your bathtub water running, and put it at a cozy, warm temperature. Wet your pet totally all over. Set a cotton ball in every ear to prevent soap and water from entering their ears.
  2. Bathe your pet as you usually would while using this particular eucalyptus shampoo, making a pleasant rich lather from head-to-toe, using care to not get the shampoo combination in the eyes. Allow the mixture to sit for around 5 minutes before rinsing. Repetition is key here, so shampoo, let it sit, and then rinse it one more time.
  3. Towel dry your pet and follow-up with an exhaustive blow drying session. Make sure they are fully dried and combed through.
  4. For extra protection, you can create a spray blend of about three drops of eucalyptus oil in sixteen ounces of water, and then you can spray it softly onto your freshly washed pet. Let it air-dry and leave it in.
  5. Additionally, you can also rub eucalyptus oil in your dog’s collar to act as an all-natural flea collar!

Make use of the eucalyptus oil as instructed above. It’s not advisable use the oil undiluted for your pet.

Make sure to keep a close eye on your dog or cat, and get a handle on any single flea that appears on your furry friend. Additionally, it is critical that you treat the lawn and house also, or the trouble will be repeated when managing your pet’s fleas issue.

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  1. Shelby Daley says

    Hey RJ,

    Glad you found what you were looking for! Let us know how it goes.

    Be Well,
    The NAR Team

  2. Linda says

    I was wondering about the oil for the collar. Do you also dilute it to put it on the collar or do you just put it on straight? Thanks.

  3. Shelby Daley says

    Hi Linda,

    Great question! While some use undiluted essential oils on their pet’s collar, we know that animals are more sensitive to essential oils than we are, which is why we always recommend diluting the oil. We also recommend introducing essential oils to your pet gradually, observing your pet to ensure that he or she is not experiencing any adverse effects. So if you have never used eucalyptus essential oil on your dog before, try over-diluting the oil in a safe carrier and upping the concentration over time or using the essential oil on yourself first to allow your pet to get acquainted with the smell.

    A good rule of thumb for small animals like cats and smaller dogs is a dilution of 4-5 drops of carrier oil for every 1 drop of essential oil and only using 3-5 drops of essential oil at a time. For large dogs, you can start with 3-5 drops with slightly less carrier oil.

    Using eucalyptus essential oil on your pet’s collar can be a great option for repelling fleas, but in case you don’t want the lingering scent on their everday collar, you can also use a apply the oil to a bandana, which can be easily taken on and off your pet as desired. Let us know how it works for you and your furry friend!

    Be Well,
    The NAR Team

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