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Cat Flea & Tick Repellent Spray

Here is a testimonial I received:

Just to let you know, I’ve been using the (Cat Flea & Tick) spray on my cat this winter as her skin is drier (has a lot of flaking) than normal and it has really helped her.  She has actually came to me as I was shaking it up, so I know she likes it!!  I spray a little on her and then brush it through her hair.
Thank you!


Do Essential Oils have Antimicrobial Properties

Here are links to some studies I found:

OREGANO —  Sensitivity of Candida albicans to essential oils: are they an alternative to antifungal agents?    Composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiproliferative activity of Origanum dictamnus (dittany) essential oil.   Effects of cinnamon leaf, oregano and sweet orange essential oils on fermentation and aerobic stability of barley silage.    In vitro antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antispasmodic activities and the composition of the essential oil of Origanum acutidens (Hand.-Mazz.) Ietswaart.

LEMONGRASS–  Fungicidal and anti-aflatoxigenic effects of the essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. (lemongrass) against Aspergillus flavus Link. isolated from stored rice.  Anti-Candida albicans activity of essential oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil and its component, citral.  Essential oils: extraction, bioactivities, and their uses for food preservation.