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Homemade Flea Bath Recipe

Make Your Own Flea Dip


Golden Retriever sitting in bathtub
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Looking for an inexpensive way to keep your pets flea-free? Then give this easy-to-make flea bath a try:

What You Need:

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

What You 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

1) Avoid contact with the eyes.
2) Keep the hot liquid away from pets and children.

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