· Homekeeping · Gardening & Outdoors · Homemade Dog Flea Collar with Essential Oils
Essential Oils · Gardening & Outdoors · Homemade Dog Flea Collar with Essential Oils

Homemade Dog Flea Collar with Essential Oils

If you live up here in the northern hemisphere, chances are you aren’t going on too many adventurous walks with your dog these days. But our southern hemisphere neighbors are probably out soaking up the sun! And for those of us up north, spring will eventually arrive (though not soon enough!) So go ahead and bookmark this post if it’ll be helpful for you later on. 🙂

Today I’m sharing a simple and natural way to keep your furry friend free of ticks and fleas! Consider it a natural alternative to a medicated flea collar. (I will mention that this natural collar is designed to deter fleas and ticks from becoming a problem, and is NOT intended to treat existing flea problems.)

This easy DIY project uses 3 essential oils that can help deter little pests from antagonizing your pup – lavender, citronella, and melaleuca. And rather than using a plain old dog collar, we decided to infuse the oils into a bandana! Not only does a bandana provide more surface area for the oils, but it is guaranteed to look really cute. (Who can resist a dog in a bandana, really?!) 😉 Here’s how to make your own.

Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs

You’ll need:


Add the water and essential oils to a small bowl, and whisk to combine.

Soak the bandana in the water and oils, then wring lightly (just so that it’s not dripping wet).

Hang the bandana somewhere and allow it to air dry.

When it’s dry, it’s ready to tie around your pooch’s neck! Put it on before walks, hikes, and other outdoor adventures to help keep your dog flea- and tick-free!

When the bandana starts losing its scent, simply repeat the process again to reapply the protective oils.

  • I may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website. I always offer my own genuine recommendation. Learn more.

  • image

    Hi, I’m Jillee!

    I believe we should all love the place we call home and the life we live there. Since 2011, I’ve been dedicated to making One Good Thing by Jillee a reliable and trustworthy resource for modern homemakers navigating the everyday challenges of running a household. Join me as I share homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make life easier so you can enjoy it more!

    Every day I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

    Read More


    Essential Oils

    most voted
    newest oldest
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments