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I Killed Fleas With Vodka & Oils


Author: Kari J.
Date: 02-01-2011
Views: 8,981
Word Count: 59
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 5336-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 1

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I put some vodka in a spray bottle, and put in 10 drops each of Lemon, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) and Lavender oils.

I shook it up, and sprayed where I saw fleas, and within five minutes, all fleas were dead.

The alcohol made it evaporate quickly, and I was able to safely use it on my couch.

I'm very pleased!


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Supporting Scientific Study
insect-deterrent,insects - "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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