One of the ingredients is food grade diatom flour (Diatomaceous Earth). Diatomaceous Earth is made up of the fossilized remains of diatoms, which are tiny aquatic organisms. The tiny skeletons are very sharp and can puncture the bodies of fleas, who then die. No chemicals needed. It’s important to note that the Diatomaceous Earth is harmless to adults and pets.
Kelly uses several other herbal powders in this recipe. One herb is a proven herbal insect repellent that also prevents insect larvae from growing and producing more insects. The second herb is a great anti-inflammatory that soothes irritated skin. So i your dog has irritated skin because he’s been scratching away because of flea bites, this powder should help.
Kelly also uses an essential oil in this flea powder. She warns against using the essential oil if you’re using this recipe on cats, Essential oils can be harmful and toxic to cats.
Kelly explains how to make and use this flea powder. Also, be sure to read her comments about Diatomaceous Earth at the end of the article. Finally, there’s a great discussion in the Comments section that follow her article.
Click on the Homemade Flea Powder Recipe link below to see the complete recipe.