1. Mix the dried herbs. Store them in an airtight storage container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  2. To make the herbal wash, boil I quart of water and stir in 6 tablespoons of the dried herb blend.

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After bathing your pet to rid it of fleas, sprinkle salt around areas where animals lie, advises Deb Soule. "Salt dehydrates the fleas and they die."

  1. Turn off heat, cover, and let the infusion steep overnight.
  2. The next day, strain the herbs.
  3. With a clean cloth, rinse sore areas with the infusion.
  4. Repeat several times a day.

Yield: IX cups of dried herb mix (enough to make about 6 quarts of soothing herbal wash)

Note: Comfrey is considered unsafe for internal use by humans, Make sure your pet doesn't lap up this soothing wash while you're applying it.

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Here's a safe, effective flea shampoo from herbalist Deb Soule, author of The Roots of Healing: A Woman's Book of Herbs and proprietor of Avena Botanicals, an herbal apothecary in Rockport, Maine.

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