Trying to find an effective but gentle way to repel fleas from your dog can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Harsh chemicals deter the fleas, but harsh chemicals upset the dog – there is no winning!
However, one repellent that seems to work wonders without those harsh chemicals, is Avon’s Skin So Soft. Whilst we look to leave winter behind, it is the perfect time to start preparing for tick and flea season.
In this article I am going to explain to you the benefits of Avon Skin So Soft and how you can use it to not only prepare for flea season and repel fleas, but also how you can use it to help your canine friend get rid of fleas that may already exist!
Not only will you finish this article with a fantastic new flea repellent, but you will have a product that helps keep your dog looking and smelling fresh all year round with minimal effort!
What is Avon Skin So Soft
Avon Skin So Soft is a bath oil used to help open up pores and moisturize the skin.
The original bath oil most commonly comes in a bottle and smells delicious. It is a mix of various botanicals which release a lovely scent when added to warm water.
You can also get the original skin so soft in a spray bottle, which a lot of people apply to their body before entering the bath, and some people use it as an oil after the bath. It is important to use the original Skin So Soft, as newer versions come in various aromas, however these will not help to deter fleas in the same way.
This spray bottle is the ideal product if you decide to use it on your dog. You can simply spray on the oil and massage it into the dog’s fur. This will also help to add a lovely, fresh-smelling shine to your dog.
Skin So Soft is also used as a bug repellent by many people. The oil and the scents of the spray help to deter irritable insects like mosquitoes and midges. This effect works the same with fleas
Although the product is oil-based, they promote it as a dry oil spray. This means that you are not left as greasy as you would be with other oil-based products, meaning your dogs also will not!
Using Avon Skin So Soft to Repel Fleas
The first use of this bath oil is to use it to repel fleas and ticks so that your dog doesn’t end up with them in the first place.
This method will depend on whether you have purchased a spray version or a bottle of the oil.
In either case, you should start by sponging down your dog with warm water. This will help to open up their pores and hair follicles which will let the oil soak in better.
You can then spray down your dog and use a warm and wet sponge to massage it in.
Alternatively, mix 1.5 ounces of the Avon Skin So Soft bath oil with 1 gallon of warm water. Again, use a sponge to apply this to your dog.
It is important to cover the dog from head to toe. This means getting in the gaps between their paws. Any areas left untreated will risk developing fleas or ticks which may eventually spread as the fleas grow stronger.
Use your fingertips to then work the oil into their skin. Once this is done, leave the oil to completely dry on your dog before allowing them out and about. This will stop the oil from getting onto furniture and clothing, but will also allow it to properly soak in so that it can do its job as a repellent!
Your dog will be left clean, shiny, and smelling gorgeous!
Using Avon Skin So Soft to Remove Fleas
If you are reading this article because your dog already has fleas, have no fear, you can use Skin So Soft original bath oil to remove the fleas as well as repel them!
Start by mixing 1 cup of Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil with ½ cup of your chosen dog shampoo.
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Bathe your dog the way you normally would, using warm water and then work in the shampoo, making sure to reach into all of their areas under the legs and ears, and also between the paws.
Rinse off the shampoo, and at this point you can use fresh water if you want to be sure of washing away any fleas – this is not necessary though.
You can then use the above method about repelling fleas to finish off cleaning your dog and to ensure that the remaining oils help to not only kill off anything left on the dog, but will deter them from getting fleas again.
You should inspect your dog after about 6 days to make sure the process has worked. If you do find more fleas on your canine, you can repeat the process. You can also repeat the process after a few days anyway to be extra cautious.
Using Avon Skin So Soft to Protect Your Dog Outside
We all know that dogs absolutely love being outside and running around. They enjoy getting covered in not only mud, but any form of little insect found in bushes and long grass. Not only this, but dogs love interacting with other dogs.
This is the breeding ground for them catching any ticks and fleas, and so protecting them when they are outside is crucial to preventing them from catching fleas.
If you do not have access to the bath oil spray version, you can make your own.
Simply find an empty spray bottle and fill it with 1 part Skin so Soft to 5 parts warm water. This will work as a natural spray that is quick and easy to use before you take them outside for a fun runaround!
Again, spray your dog from head to toe and rub in the oil so that it reaches down to their skin. Keeping it in a small spray bottle is handy. You can take this with you and top them up if you notice them going into any bushes or grass that look particularly dreadful!
This spray can also be used as a great way to follow up from any baths they have. Just be sure to let it dry in before you set them free!
Does Avon Skin So Soft Work?
A study was done at the University of Florida which demonstrated that using Avon Skin So Soft resulted in a 40% drop in flea infestation.
This means that it is a quick, easy, affordable way to prevent your dog from catching fleas. But it also helps them get rid of fleas if it is too late to repel them!
Other Benefits of Avon Skin So Soft on Dogs
Not only does it work as an amazing flea repellent, but Avon Skin So Soft helps to add shine to your dogs. It keeps their fur clean, and it works as a moisturizer. It also helps prevent their skin from drying out.
Avon Skin So Soft is available through your Avon provider. But is also in may drug stores and so it is easy to access and very affordable in price.
Avon Skin So Soft for Fleas on Dogs: So Useful, Too!
If you are ever in doubt of a reliable and affordable bug repellent, Avon Skin So Soft is a good choice. Not only does it work to prevent bugs from humans, but it is a great deterrent for dogs who have been or will be exposed to fleas and ticks.
It is quick and easy to use. Coming in both an oil and a spray bottle, it works as a shampoo but also as a coat to protect them when they are out and about.
It is convenient and transferable, and even better, it smells great and doesn’t cover your dog in harsh chemicals.
So, before flea season properly kicks in, grab yourself a bottle and care for that canine!
Yes, Skin so Soft can work as a great repellent towards ticks and fleas for both coats and dogs, whilst also leaving them shiny and clean.
Skin so Soft works as a deterrent towards many bugs, including mosquitos. This can help protect both dogs and humans from being bitten.
Avon Skin so Soft works as a flea repellent on anything, including humans.
Is it safe for very young puppies, say 5 weeks old and up? I would like to use it to deter flies mostly.