Help Your Pets Control Fleas Naturally

If you have a pet, then you probably have dealt with fleas. They can infest your pet’s fur,  your yard, house and even cars! Instead of spending $20 a month on perscription flea medicine that contains harsh chemicals, try natural methods for a flea-free pet!

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Here are several suggestions from Yahoo Green:

  • Rosemary Flea Dip: Steep two cups of fresh rosemary in boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid, discard the leaves and add up to a gallon of warm water depending on the size of your dog. Wait until it cools but is still warm and pour over your dog until he’s soaked. Allow your dog to dry naturally. Works especially well on hot summer days.
  • Lavender Essential Oil: Wash your dog thoroughly and towel dry. Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to the base of the tail and another at the neck.
  • Brewer’s Yeast: Add a small Brewer’s yeast tablets to your dog’s food. Much like prescription meds (but much healthier), this is excreted through Fido’s skin making him less attractive to fleas. Check with your veterinarian for the proper dosages depending on weight.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: A spoonful of this stuff added to your dog’s water makes their skin more acidic and not-at-all tasty to fleas. If apple cider vinegar is not your dog’s cup of tea, you can dilute it 50/50 with water, pour into a spray bottle and use as a repellent.
  • Lemon Spray Repellent: Cut a lemon into quarters, cover with boiling water and let it steep overnight. In the morning, spray all over your dog, especially behind the ears and around the head generally (be careful of his eyes), around the base of the tail, and under your dog’s legs.

Dog owners can also try adding garlic to their pet’s diet, because once digested, an odor and flavor develops in the skin that fleas detest. Mother Earth News also suggests adding vitamin B1 (thiamine) and chelated  zinc (10 mg daily for cats and small dogs, 20 mg for larger canines). Keep in mind that dietary supplements take about a month to begin working.

If you’re looking for a natural way to prevent fleas in your house, Fixfleas.com also indicates that “dried lavender, peppermint or rosemary crushed into a powder and sprinkled on carpets and in your pet’s bedding will not only repel fleas, but also keep your home smelling fresh.”

Want to buy a natural flea control solution? We have a few organic and natural flea products.  Spot Organics Bug Off Dog Flea Spray ($13) uses essential oils of lemon, grapefruit, lemongrass and peppermint to prevent fleas by spraying on dogs before going outside. We also carry Aubrey Organics Organimals Dip for Dogs ($8.48), which combines the natural insect repellent pennyroyal, with organic rosemary oil and other natural, organic ingredients.

Spot Organics Bug Off Dog Flea Spray

Great Organic Hair Care Products for Men

Young Man with Short Haircut

Long gone are the days of rubbing in the Brylcreem and splashing on the Old Spice for those special occasions.  Modern times have shaped the modern man to pay close attention to their health and well-being.  There always has been great allure with a well-groomed man and there is an assortment of fantastic organic hair products on the market at your disposal to look your very best.

“Just the usual” at the local barber shop is rare to hear nowadays, with unusual and funky hairstyles fast becoming the center of attention for a lot of men.  It’s all about individuality and feeling good in your own skin. Maintaining that great haircut is easy with the right organic hair products.  Apply it and let all the natural nutrients in the product sink into your hair and scalp to care for it deep within.

For men with medium to short hair, there are many products designed just for you.  John Masters Organics has a great range of organic hair products to suit all hair types.  The Bourbon Vanilla and Tangerine Texturizer is perfect for that special spiky look and will not leave any sticky residue behind; or the John Masters Hair Pomade is also very effective in taming unruly curls or smoothing the hair.   If you suffer from a flaky or itchy scalp John Masters has a Zinc and Sage Shampoo with Conditioner to minimize the symptoms.

Intelligent Nutrients is another amazing brand whose sole aim is to bring you effective organic hair products full of nature’s goodness.  Intelligent Nutrients’ hair care range includes completely natural Perfect Hold or Volumizing hairsprays, a Hair Balm for medium hold and a healthy shine, or if you seek a slick, smooth finish, the Finishing Gloss is exactly what you need.  Intelligent Nutrients does exactly as the name suggests and that is to deliver smart nourishment to your hair and scalp for long-lasting, healthy hair.

Aubrey Organics has an impressive variety of organic grooming products just for men.  Similarly to John Masters and Intelligent Nutrients, Aubrey Organics is also free of synthetic chemicals which often cause a Ph imbalance in our skin.  All of the products are formulated to nurture our bodies instead of polluting our system with harmful substances. Aubrey Organics Hair Tonic with Ginseng and the Hair Repair with Ginseng are designed to strengthen and revitalize deep inside the hair follicles and is particularly good for thin or thinning hair, whilst providing volume on the outside.  Aubrey Organics Hair Gel is a popular item, producing a firm hold for styling your hair however you want.

Hair of course is unisex and universal, there has even been a musical written about it.  As humans we simply adore our hair, we cherish it and are forever trying to make it look as attractive as possible.  Healthy hair which has life, bounce and shine is now very achievable with the wonderful array of totally natural and organic hair products available.  For naturally beautiful hair, only organic hair products will do, for they truly care for your hair.