Hello everyone. Do you have a cat or a dog? Well, if your answer is yes, then you should definitely read the article below. In this article we are going to show you how to make the best homemade flea powder, which is much more effective and safer than the store-bought.
Note: this homemade flea powder is composed of Diatom Flour, Neem Powder, Yarrow Powder and Eucalyptus Oil. All 4 ingredients are traditionally used as very effective insect repellents and recommend by many holistic vets as a successful flea and insect killer and repellent.
About the ingredients:
- Neem Powder
You should know that neem is an herb, often used in Ayurvedic medicine. The neem powder has been used for centuries as a very effective herbal insect repellent, repelling fleas, ticks, lice, mites, ants and mosquitoes. Neem has a few natural active ingredients that make it so effective.
- Yarrow Powder
Many people around the world have used this remarkable ingredients, due to its medicinal properties. The most ancient use and most famous use of this ingredient in the herbal medicine world is as a natural wound healer. It’s also considered a sacred herb by many cultures around the world because of its healing ability.
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
You should know that eucalyptus is a natural bug and insect repellent.
Homemade Flea Powder Recipe:
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
- 1/2 cup Neem Powder
- 1/2 cup Yarrow Powder
- 20 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Leave out the essential oil if using for cats).
Here’s what you need to do – this homemade flea powder is very simple and easy to make. You just have to mix all ingredients together and put in a shaker top container. You can use a mason jar with a shaker top lid. Or, you could make your own by drilling holes in a regular mason jar lid.
How to use it:
You just have to apply this flea powder from head to tail along your pet’s spine in dry conditions. Brush your pets fur going the opposite direction so the powder comes in contact with the skin. Avoid the eyes and nose. Rub the powder on the belly and legs. Try to get the flea powder on as much skin as you can.
Note: you should know that brushing the fur in the opposite direction and applying the flea powder with a cosmetic puff works really well. The fleas seem to like the tail, the area right above the tail and the belly/groin area so you should make sure to pay extra attention to those areas to get them well covered.
How often to apply flea powder?
Well, in order to use this as a general repellent (with no serious flea infestation), applying once a month during active flea season (end of spring/summer) is sufficient. If the pet gets a bath or gets wet, it will need to be reapplied. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.