Simple herbal gifts: gingham dog and calico cat flea pill

Yield: 1 recipe

Measure Ingredient
2 ounces Dried pennyroyal
1 ounce Dried catnip
2 ounces Dried pennyroyal
1 ounce Dried thyme
1 ounce Chamomile
3 drops Peppermint oil
1 ounce Dried wormwood
3 drops Pennyroyal oil



Note: Each ounce of dried herbs is equal to about 2 cups.

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

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.

[Karen's note: The photo in the magazine shows a gingham bag and a flower-print bag. Both have the top edges pinked, and are tied with ribbon.]

* Jean Rose's 'Modern Herbal: Practical Uses for Herbs in Today's Home' * Published in 'The Herb Companion' October/November 1993 * Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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