DIY Flea Control

Natural DIY Flea Control for Dogs

I prefer natural remedies whenever possible. The essential oils used here are known to deter fleas and should be safe for most dogs that do not have skin allergies. I have uses this treatment on my dogs and from personal experience know they can be effective for preventing an infestation.


  • These remedies are preventative, and may not be sufficient to cure a dog that is already severally infested or allergic to flea bites. Major infestations can be life-threatening – seek veterinary care when necessary.
  • If irritation occurs after use, bath the area and discontinue use immediately.
  • Use at your own risk, I have personally used these treatments on my dogs, and have never had a problem, however your dog may react differently.
  • There is no substitute for common sense.

1. DIY Flea Oil

You will need…

  • 1 or 2 drops of cedar essential oil or lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • eyedropper (optional)


  1. Dilute 1 to 2 drops of your chosen essential oil into 1 tablespoons of olive oil. I mix this in an empty glass spice jar and use it as necessary.
  2. Apply 1 or 2 drops of oil (I just wipe it on with my finger), to the base of your dog’s neck and at the base of your dog’s tail. Try to place it where your dog won’t lick it off.
  3. Reapply this oil mixture once a week.

2. DIY Flea Collar (this is really only effective in conjunction with DIY flea oil at tail)

You will need…

  • 3 to 5 drops of cedar essential oil or lavender essential oil
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons of water
  • Bandana or your dog’s fabric collar
  • eyedropper (optional)


  1. Dilute 3 to 5 drops of your chosen oil in 1 to 3 tablespoons of water.
  2. Apply 5 to 10 drops of the mixture to the bandana and rub the sides of the fabric together.
  3. Tie bandana loosely around your dog’s neck.
  4. Reapply essential oil mixture to the bandana/collar once a week.

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