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. Therapeutic grade essential oils are all natural and pure. Make sure you use good quality essential oils for many oils contain impurities that can be as harmful as some of the other products found in the commercial products.
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!
What you’ll need:
300 ml distilled or purified water
5-10 drops lavender essential oil
5-10 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
HINT: A good time to spray would be about 10 minutes before needing the calming whether leaving home or before guests arrive. You don’t want the spray to be associated with the event.
Doggy Skin Calming Shampoo
What you’ll need: Make sure you are using therapeutic grade essential oils.
350 ml distilled water
1 tbsp Castile soap
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
Glass Bottle to store the shampoo
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. Castor Oil
2 drops of flea repelling essential oils such as lemongrass, rosemary, peppermint, clove, and cedarwood
1. Mix the oils together and apply them to the collar.
2. Allow to dry before placing on your pet.
This collar will repel fleas throughout the warmer months. All you need to do is re-apply the oils once its effectiveness starts to wear off (when you cannot smell the oils as strongly anymore).
What you’ll need:
10 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops wild orange oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
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. You can diffuse your home with this blend also or 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. Contact us for further information on other uses of essential oils for your pets.
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