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Home Journal Dog Owner Guides | Flea, Tick and Insect season
It’s flea, tick and insect season and there are many natural and safe alternatives you can use both on your dog and yourself to help prevent any nasty bites. You can also check out our guide to Summer Grooming here which also has some additional helpful tips

For your Dog

VITACANIS Insect Repelling Citrus Spray

This 100% natural spray has a lovely and uplifting citrus smell uses essential oils including lemon, sweet orange, grapefruit and lime which helps to fend of fleas, midges, mosquitoes, flies, horse flies, wasps, ants.

Mr Slobberchops Don’t Bug Me Spray

This beautifully scented spray uses Organic essential oils including Rose Geranium, Lemongrass, Peppermint in an Aloe base with filtered water.

Dorwest Clean and Fresh Shampoo

Using the distinctive scent of black peppermint essential oil, which is known to deter parasites, alongside eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oils, this shampoo helps to keep your pet`s coat fresh and clean.

For You

While out and about exploring the nature with your dog this summer it’s a good idea to make sure you are also protected. We’ve pulled together a simple recipe for you to make an insect repellent spray at home

1 tbsp spearmint leaf
1 tbsp lavender bud
1 tbsp citronella
1 cup of water
½ cup witch hazel extract

Mix all of the herbs together in a glass and add boiling water, cover and allow the herbs to steep for at least 30mins.

Strain the water and discard the herbs

Once the infusion has cooled completely combine with the witch hazel extract and store in a spray bottle.

As this recipe doesn’t use concentrated essential oil extracts it can be sprayed on skin and clothing. Its best kept in the fridge and will last up to 3 weeks – NOT TO BE USED ON DOGS

Dog Owner Guides | Flea, Tick and Insect season