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Ecstatic About My Flea & Tick Deterrent


Author: Monica R.
Date: 05-16-2008
Views: 9,425
Word Count: 100
Questions Received: 15
Testimonial ID: 2861-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I was ecstatic when I found out that the Purification oil blend could be used as a flea and tick preventative.

Not only did I dislike putting Frontline on my dogs because of the chemicals, but that stuff is so expensive. I can use the Purification oil more often and it's much more cost effective. So far so good, with no sign of fleas and ticks!

I apply a drop or two between the shoulder blades about once a week during spring and summer and then during fall/winter.

So far I've not seen one tick or flea on either of my dogs.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: animals, bites, insects, itching, pests, pets, repellent.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
2.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
3.Associated topics: insect-deterrent — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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