Frontline of Defense Herbal Flea Powder

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Making your own frontline first defense Herbal Flea Powder is a great way to ditch the toxic chemical repellents and get rid of nasty biting insects.
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While this recipe uses powdered herbs, you don’t have to purchase them as powder. They can be purchased as dried leaf and powdered by placing them in a blender, grinder or homemade mason jar bullet and ground using the pulse button until it reaches a powder-like consistency.
The term one part depends entirely on how much product you want to make. If you want 1/4 cup of end product, use 1Tbs of each. If you want 1 Cup of finished product use 1/4 cup of each, etc.

You’ll Need:
1 part eucalyptus (powdered)
1 part pennyroyal(powdered) (use sage or rosemary for cats)
1 part fennel (powdered)
1 part yellow dock (powdered)

Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker & apply often, rubbing into your pets coat. Avoid getting this blend in the eyes. If you don’t have nice mason jar shaker tops like the one pictured, you can repurpose a parmesan cheese can cover on a mason jar for the same effect.It’s best to apply this powder a couple time a day for heavy infestation and be sure to immediately bring the pet outside as the fleas will “Jump Ship” so to speak and you surely do NOT want them making their home in you carpeting inside!

Do not apply anything containing pennyroyal to pregnant animals, Pregnant women should avoid handling this blend for the same reason.

Finding the Ingredients

If you’re not familiar with purchasing dried herbs, you might be wondering where to even get them. Many natural food stores, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Natural food Co-ops, etc carry a wide selection of bulk herbs. You simply measure a small amount into a bag and they can be purchased very inexpensively, usually less than 50¢ per CUP of ingredient, due to the weight.

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9 Comments

  1. This has been a godsend in our house. I purchased the bulk herbs for less than $4 in all at a local whole foods market store in my area. Then I blended them until they were a coarse powder using my blender.

    I sprinkled them into the rugs every night before bed and vacuumed every morning for 10 days. I completely got rid of the infestation in my house. thank you.

    :hand-icon:

  2. Vanessa, sounds like you KILLED those nasty fleas, but you’ll want to retreat in a few weeks when the larve eggs will hatch.
    You’ll want to treat your yard as well. Use natural predators in your yard. You can purchase “beneficial nematodes” from a pet shop, a gardener’s supply store or a store that focuses on organic lawn care.

    Beneficial nematodes consume flea larvae, which prevents the next generation of fleas from invading your home. Don’t worry–these aren’t the nematodes that can cause your pet to have heartworms

    • How about cats…. I have three and need something to use as well

      yes, just follow the directions which says:

      1 part pennyroyal(powdered) (use sage or rosemary for cats)

      I take that to mean, don’t use pennyroyal on cats, use sage or rosemary instead.

      I make a spray for my cats:

      2 cups raw unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar
      1 Tbsp. dried organic neem leaf
      1 Tbsp. dried organic catnip
      1 Tbsp.

      dried organic lavender
      1 Tbsp. dried organic peppermint leaf

  3. I have cats and dogs. If I use the powder on my dogs will it affect my cats? Just wondering whey we cant use pennyroyal on cats?

  4. Thanks for sharing this, I found it about mid-January, made a batch and my home is completely flea free now. Thank you so very much!

  5. You could have a nore lasting effect with adding sone diatomaceous earth to this mixture. I would ONLY recommend from a source of white sea coral. No baits or added anything. Just finely ground (food grade) sea coral derived diatomaceous earth.

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