So now that I’ve scared the crap out of you let me tell you a little more about Pennyroyal. Pennyroyal essential oil comes from Pennyroyal – a member of the mint family. Today the most common use of Pennyroyal is pet products. It’s extremely effective in fighting fleas. So lots of people like to use it to help keep fido and fluffy safe from bring fleas home and infesting the whole house. But it’s toxic. So how are they doing this without killing the family pet? Easy. It’s not applied to the animal.
To make your very own Pennyroyal essential oil flea deterrent you will need a collar. Make sure it’s one that fits your pet and have it adjusted so there’s a nice fit. Once that’s done simply add 2-3 drops of the Pennyroyal essential oil to the collar. Let it dry. Make sure it is dry before you handle it or place on your pet. There will be a mint scent. Once the collar is dry simply place on your pet like any other collar and then wash your hands. Just like you would with any other flea and tick product do not ingest or get in contact with your eyes and always wash your hands after handling. Do not let a small child near the collar or pet wearing the collar. And if a child does get in contact bath them immediately. And if, said child chews on collar call poison control immediately.
Bottom line this is not an oil for beginners and it’s use it not to be taken lightly. To be honest I’m not even sure if we will be keeping this oil in the house. With a small child in the home I feel this oil may have far more risk than benefit.