Flea Control: Purification, Peppermint And Citrus
Author: Kristy S.
Word Count: 351
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 4687-OR
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I recently discovered fleas on my kitten. He was infested when I got him & I thought I had killed all of them when I found another one! As it turns out there were many not just one. I doused the kitten in Purification, Lavender & Cedarwood (probably overkill but I was disgusted!) The fleas immediately started crawling out of the cat & dying.
After doing a bit of research I had decided that my basement needed to be sprayed with some oils so I mixed up Lemon, Grapefruit, Tangerine & Peppermint in a spray bottle and sprayed the places where the kitten slept. All of the eggs that were there which are so tiny you can't see, turned Orange and within 45 min the larvae started crawling out. The bedding immediately got sprayed again (several more times) and then triple garbage bagged & was removed from the house (I was way too disgusted to try and clean any of it further.)
I also spotted one little flea on my kitchen floor so I chased it around with a bottle of Peppermint Oil and when hit directly with 1 drop of Peppermint the flea was dead within 3 sec.
I had read from some exterminators that limonene is something that can kill the fleas, which is why the cocktail of citrus oils.
I then proceeded to mix up some V-6 with 4 drops of Lemon & 5 drops of Peppermint and rubbed it on every square inch of the kitten. He looks a little pathetic but is totally fine! The flea battle is clearly not over, however, I do believe it is under control and it was amazing to see all of those little eggs turn color so I know the oils are working. Then to see all the larvae start to come out & start to die was amazing!!
These YOUNG LIVING OILS are AMAZING!!!! I couldn't be more thrilled to actually see the problem getting under control. I will be spraying my basement weekly for the next several months in order to keep the life cycle from repeating.
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