4-Ingredient EASY FLEA powder that you can make at home !
If you have pets, you will want to learn more about this DIY idea and natural home remedy for fleas. This homemade flea powder works for fleas, ticks, ants, mosquitos and other insect repellant. Ditch the toxic chemical repellents and kill fleas and other insects naturally with this homemade flea powder. If you hate the idea of putting any sort of toxic chemical treatment onto your dog, this is the natural home remedy for you. There are some toxic flea powders available that are products are the main cause of pet poisonings. And you might not know this, but some of those commercial flea and tick repellents have warnings not to let them come into contact with human skin. So, it doesn't make sense to use them on your dog. This flea powder claims to get rid of flea infestations in the home. And the good news is that you won't have to use any toxic chemicals. Another bonus of this natural home remedy is that this flea powder also works at repelling and killing ticks, ants, flies, mosquitos, spiders and other bugs. This is natural home remedy for fleas is great stuff. If you like natural cleaners and natural products, this is something you'll want to try if you have pets.
The ingredient list for this homemade flea powder includes Diatom Flour, Neem Powder, Yarrow Powder and Eucalyptus Oil. All four of these ingredients are traditionally used as very effective insect repellents and are recommended by many holistic vets as a successful natural remedy for fleas, insect killer and repellent. You want to get food grade diatom flour (also called Diatomaceous Earth or DE). Diatomaceous Earth is a soft powder that is made up of the fossilized remains of tiny aquatic organisms called diatoms. The skeletons of the diatoms are made of a natural substance called silica. Under a microscope, diatomaceous earth is very sharp, which allows it to puncture the exoskeleton of insects and causes them death by dehydration. The Diatomaceous earth kills the insects by physical action, not chemical. It’s important to note that the diatomaceous earth particles are so small so it just feels like fine baby powder to both humans and pets. DE is mineral silica. Food grade, fresh water DE is an ingredient that is harmless to humans and pets. For more information about the safety of food grade DE, see the end note at the bottom of this post.
Neem Powder. Neem is a herb that is used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for centuries as a very effective herbal insect repellent, repelling fleas, lice, ticks, mites, ants and mosquitoes. Neem has a few natural active ingredients that make it so effective. For example, the compound in Neem, Azadirachtin, helps to disrupt the metamorphosis of insect larvae. So by inhibiting molting, the Neem keeps the larvae from developing, and they die without producing a new generation. The Azadirachtin is so repulsive to insects that they would rather starve to death than to touch anything with traces of neem. Neem is also a natural ingredient that has many moisturizing properties and helps to get rid of excess dryness and scaling. Neem powder helps soothe irritated skin.
The anti-bacterial properties of neem powder help to prevent the development of any further skin infections. Diatomaceous Earth can be very drying to the skin, the Neem powder in this natural home remedy for fleas helps to protect your pet from the excess dry skin. You will find these natural home remedies for fleas on the Primally Inspired site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, natural home remedies, natural cleaners, natural living, fitness, and more. **
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