essential-oil-recipes-for-dogs

There are many products on the market that claim to be ‘natural’ but most aren’t. This is especially true for topical products like shampoos and insect sprays.

Fortunately, there are natural sprays and spritzes you can make at home using essential oils. These products are very easy to make, and if you’re new to using oils, these recipes will be a great beginner’s springboard!

Calming Spray

What you’ll need:

  • 300ml of water
  • 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5-10 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil
  • Spray bottle

Instructions:

  1. Mix ingredients together, pour into spray bottle and shake.
  2. Cover face and eyes of your dog with a cloth or hand.
  3. Spray a light mist over your dog during times when they need help settling.

HINT: A good time to spray would be about 10 minutes before leaving home or before guests arrive.

Doggy Shampoo

What you’ll need:

  • 350 ml water
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp Castile soap
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • Bottle

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a jar before pouring into a bottle.
  2. Shake the bottle each time you use the shampoo.
  3. Lather well on your dog when bathing and rinse well.

Flea Collar

What you’ll need:

  • A standard dog collar
  • 2 tbsp almond oil
  • 2 drops of flea repelling essential oils such as cinnamon, rosemary, clove, peppermint, and cedar wood (2 drops in total. If you are using a combination of oils, such as rosemary and cinnamon for example, 1 drop of rosemary and 1 drop of cinnamon)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the oils together and apply them to the collar.
  2. Allow to dry before placing on your pet.

Doggy Deodorant

What you’ll need:

  • Spray bottle
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops sweet orange oil
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8 ounces of purified water

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients into the spray bottle and shake well.
  2. Cover the face and eyes of your dog and spray on their coat to get rid of their dog odor.

This blend is especially useful on rainy days when the doggy smell is a lot more noticeable. Your home can also be sprayed with this blend to freshen up the house, and it has the added properties of sanitizing your rooms thanks to the eucalyptus and lavender oils.

Looking after your pet doesn’t have to be hard. Essential oils are a great way to use a natural product to help your dog with minor ailments and problems. Not only will your dog thank you for it, you’ll also be thankful knowing you’re taking the best care for your furry friend.

Find out how to safely use essential oils for dogs. CLICK HERE!