Mother Earth Living

Simple Herbal Gifts: Gingham Dog and Calico Cat Flea Pillows

By The Herb Companion staff
October/November 1993
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

Pet Corner

Back to Basics

Pet corner: Help for Hyperactivity

Calm your hyperactive pets with these herbal, and natural, remedies.

DIY: Make Your Own Herbal Sleep Pillow

Herbal sleep pillows can help reduce stress and bring more restful slumber.

Try This: Herbal Sleep Pillow

Lull yourself to sleep with a homemade sleep pillow filled with sedative herbs.

Make small sachets for small, tidy pets, or stuff the whole amount into a large denim pillow for larger, itchier animal friends. Pennyroyal is especially effective as a flea repellent.

Cat Blend

• 2 ounces dried pennyroyal (about 2 cups)
• 1 ounce dried catnip (about 1 cup)
• 1 ounce chamomile (about 1 cup)
• A few drops peppermint oil

Dog Blend

• 2 ounces dried pennyroyal (about 2 cups)
• 1 ounce dried thyme (about 1 cup)
• 1 ounce dried wormwood (about 1 cup)
• A few drops pennyroyal oil

Use whole or cut herbs. This mixture can be refreshed by adding fresh oil from time to time.

From Jeanne Rose’s Modern Herbal: Practical Uses for Herbs in Today’s Home.

For more projects from Simple Herbal Gifts, click here.








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.