A Pet Parent's Guide to Geraniol
Written by: Richard Rowlands, Pet Health Expert
Geraniol is one of the safest and most effective natural substances for protecting your pet against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other external parasites. But what exactly is geraniol, and how can it be used to guard against these stubborn pests? In this article, we'll take a look at the basics and show you how to use geraniol to protect your pets.
What is Geraniol?
Geraniol is a colorless or sometimes pale-yellow oily liquid with a sweet rose scent that's derived from various essential oils. In fact, it’s one of the few essential oils that's safe to use with dogs and cats.
Researchers are still investigating all the ways geraniol combats external parasites. One study showed that it may dehydrate or suffocate insects when they come into contact with it, and that it may work specifically against eggs and larva. This is great for dealing with fleas that live on our pets. Geraniol has also been shown to act as a repellent for mosquitoes and ticks, which keeps them away from the beginning.
How Can I Use Geraniol to Protect My Pets?
Geraniol is an active ingredient in a variety of all-natural pest control products. These include natural wipes, flea & tick shampoos, and sprays. Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Herbal Squeeze-On for Dogs and EasyDefense Herbal Squeeze-On for Cats are two of our most popular pest control products. The natural squeeze-ons contain a synergistic blend of geraniol, peppermint oil, and thyme oil. Together, these powerful plant-based ingredients effectively kill and repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Your dog or cat can also wear their defense, in the form of collars. This is a great way to help ensure your pet is protected without applying anything directly to them. Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Non-Toxic Flea & Tick Collar for Dogs and EasyDefense Non-Toxic Flea & Tick Collar for Cats contain geraniol, peppermint oil, and thyme oil. The plant-based active ingredients protect your pet, providing non-toxic everyday protection for up to 4 months. The convenient collars are suitable for cats and dogs of all sizes. Simply trim to fit and fasten the collar around your pet's neck for long-lasting all-natural protection.
For maximum protection against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other external parasites we recommend combining 2-3 natural pest control products. Our range of repellents and treatments includes tags, collars, natural squeeze-ons, wipes, shampoo & conditioner, home sprays, yard sprays, and more! Click here to check out the entire range of natural flea & tick control products.