Make Your Own Flea Dip

Rid Your Pets of Pests With a Homemade Flea Dip Recipe

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Looking for a safe and inexpensive way to keep your pets flea-free? Then give this easy-to-make, chemical-free flea dip a try.

What You'll Need

  • One lemon, sliced
  • A pot
  • Water
  • A spray bottle, sponge, or pet brush

What to Do

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Then, remove from heat.

2. Add a sliced lemon to the pot, and allow it to steep overnight.

3. Apply the resulting liquid to your pet with a spray bottle, sponge or brush.

4. Repeat daily or as needed.

Why This Works

Lemons contain limonene, a chemical that kills and repels fleas.

Benefits of Using a Lemon Flea Bath

  • Inexpensive
  • All natural
  • Non-irritating
  • Highly effective
  • Soothes and heals existing flea bites
  • Environmentally-friendly

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Keep the hot liquid away from pets and children.