Homemade Dog Shampoo Bars Recipe {with neem oil}

Homemade Dog Shampoo Bar with Plantain Leaves & a Sunflower

These natural homemade dog shampoo bars feature neem oil, which is especially helpful at repelling fleas and treating a variety of skin complaints. Since neem has a fairly strong aroma, I also included some lavender essential oil to help mellow the scent and to add a calming note to bath times. After washing your dog with a shampoo bar, follow with a diluted apple cider vinegar rinse (1 part vinegar to 1 to 2 parts … Continue reading

Treating Pets with Herbal Broths

how to use herbal broths to treat pets

Many, though not all, of the plant-based herbal remedies that we use for humans can also be safely used to treat dogs and cats. The tricky part is getting them to take them! To encourage compliance, I make my pets an herbal tea of sorts, using broth instead of water. Before I detail how and offer some suggested herbs, I want to be clear that I am not advocating that you replace your vet completely … Continue reading

Five Uses for Lavender Vinegar

Lavender Infused Vinegar & 5 Ways to Use It

For the past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with lavender vinegar and must say, I love it as much as rose petal vinegar!   Directions to Make Gather lavender, rub the buds off into a jar, then cover with vinegar. Immediately cap to keep the vapors in. Store in a dark cabinet for a few weeks, shaking periodically. If you don’t have fresh lavender, just can buy dried from Mountain Rose Herbs. (<- affiliate link) … Continue reading