Today we are going to present you our homemade flea powder recipe. This flea powder will do a great job at getting rid of a pretty major flea infestation in your home, and that’s guaranteed. This homemade flea powder is composed of Yarrow Powder, Eucalyptus Oil, Neem Powder and Diatom Flour. All 4 ingredients are traditionally used as very effective insect repellents and recommend by many holistic vets as a successful insect and flea repellent and killer.
Yarrow’s most famous use and most ancient use is as a natural wound healer in the herbal medicine world. It’s also considered by many cultures around the world as a sacred herb because of it’s healing ability.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodoro, Eucalyptus globulus) is a insect repellent and natural bug.
Neem is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for centuries as a very effective herbal insect repellent, repelling ticks, mosquitoes, ants, fleas, lice, and mites. Neem has a few natural active ingredients that make it so effective.
Homemade Flea Powder Recipe:
- 1 cupof Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
- ½ cup of Neem Powder
- ½ cup of Yarrow Powder
- 20 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Leave out the essential oil if using for cats)
Put all of the ingredients in a shaker top container. You can use a mason jar with a shaker top lid (you can make your own by drilling holes in a regular mason jar lid).
Apply in dry conditions only, from tail to head along your pets spine. Going the opposite direction, brush your pet’s fur, so the powder comes in contact with the skin. Avoid the nose and eyes. Rub the powder on the legs and belly. Try to get the flea powder on as much skin as you can.
From a personal experience we can recommend applying the flea powder with a cosmetic puff and brushing the fur in the opposite direction, which works really well. We also found the fleas seem to like the groin/belly area, the tail, the area right above the tail and so you should make sure to pay extra attention to those areas to get them well covered.
How often to apply flea powder?
If you are using this as a general repellent (with no serious flea infestation), apply it once a month during active flea season (end of summer/spring). If the pet gets wet or gets a bath, it shouldn’t be reapplied.
Does this also work for repelling ticks?