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Recipes on how to make your own pet care products

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Pet Scape Soap

A gentle soap that cleans and conditions while repelling fleas and other insects. Deodorize and refreshes fur! Rinses easily and does not remove oils necessary for healthy coat and skin.
Hikers and Campers will benefit by taking a bar of this soap with when roaming the great outdoors and pests are sure to keep clear! Use it while showering or bathing. For extra protection, rub a little soap on the outside of your hiking boots, collar of coat or shirt.

Ingredients & properties:
Essential oils: Pet Scape Essential oil blend: Citronella, Cedarwood and Lemongrass essential oils all contain elements that effectively repel fleas and ticks as well as mosquitoes.
Herbs: Lavender flowers: Helps repel pests, and an effective anti-bacterial
Horsetail: an effective anti-fungal
Tansy flowers: is an effective bug repellent that has been used for centuries.

The formula below is for one batch of soap (10 bars). If making more than one batch, simply double or triple the amounts given according to the batch volume. Carefully read all instructions before beginning. Makes a great gift for any animal lover!

Pet Scape Soap


Add the following ingredients to one batch of Cranberry Lane’s "Perfect Blend" or "Palm Blend" soap blends. Makes 10 approximately bars.

1 tbsp dried Tansy flowers, finely ground
1 tsp Horsetail, finely ground
1 tsp Lavender flowers, finely ground
15ml (1 tbsp) Cranberry Lane’s Pet Scape Essential oil blend. (Citronella, Cedar Wood and Lemongrass)
15ml (1 tbsp) Jojoba oil ** (optional if pet has dry skin)


Pet Scape Carpet Shake

Use this shake for carpets, rugs, bedding and cloth covered furniture. It deodorizes, freshens and naturally repels fleas. After applying this powder liberally to the chosen surface, leave on for approximately 15 to 20 minutes them vacuum or sweep as usual. Repeat once per week.
Note: The following formula makes approx. 500 grams in total weight.


Pet Scape Carpet Shake

instructions: 500g

2 cups Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
2 tbsp Borax
2 tbsp Dried
Tansy flowers (finely ground)
2 tbsp Dried
Lavender flowers (finely ground)
1/2 tsp Orris root powder
1/2 tsp Cranberry Lane’s "Pet Scape" Essential oil Blend

Mix all dry ingredients except for the baking soda together. Add the essential oils and mix well.
Combine all material together. Store in plastic, air tight container preferably with a shaker lid for easy shaking and dispensing. This mixture has a shelf life of approximately 1 year

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