Your Own DIY Spray: Effective and Inexpensive!
The third way to naturally defeat the fleas and ticks is to make your own DIY spray. I have done this for several years, and during the summer, I always carry a little spray bottle in the car,, at the ready.
I have used it on the dogs, and also myself. There are many essential oils that have qualities about them that are not liked by fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other bugs. I have a recipe below that I like. I often try different variations for fun.
I do want to include the main safety points of essential oils with pets. First: dilute, dilute, dilute! And use oils recommended for pets. I have a reference book that I highly recommend for you to get. It is very complete in what it covers!
In addition, it is extremely important to use essential oils that are from a company you can totally trust. You do not want a little bottle of concentrated chemicals with little bit of essential oil thrown in. Those chemicals can cause a lot of serious side effects, like the ones you are already trying to avoid.
I use essential oils from a company that is dedicated to purity and transparent about how the oils are made,and the farms where the plants are grown,that are used in the essential oils.
This is the brand that I use, and I highly recommend using this brand.