We love their cute paws, adorable noses, embracing eyes, fluffy butts, and perky ears but we can all agree that we hate when our dogs stink!
It makes it hard to snuggle them and let them on the furniture. As part of our Brunch Yappy Hour this last weekend I prepared a fun Make & Take Fresh Pet Spray. It is super easy to make and the smell is heavenly! Also, you can use this as a Sheet Spray for your bedding to help it smell fresh. Plus, with the lavender it helps you sleep. Instead of the Witch Hazel you can use Vodka that has been stored away in the cabinet as well (only for sheet spray though).
Before I get into the ingredients I should first make a disclaimer. I use Young Living essential oils because I think they are the best. There are tons of essential oil brands so I suggest doing your research first. Remember that anything, if given too much, can be hazardous to your dogs health. Humans have died from over-consuming water. Dogs have died from eating too much garlic. However, I give garlic to my dogs every day to prevent fleas/ticks from bugging them (pun intended)! The recipes I share have been used on my dogs without problems. Plus, there are TONS of dry-shampoos, pet freshening sprays and room fresheners that have chemicals in them that I can’t even pronounce. I will say with confidence that I can pronounce every ingredient that goes into this pet spray.
- Witch Hazel (Target – found in the pharmacy)
- Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils (I use Young Living)
- Distilled Water (Target)
- Glass spray bottle (Amazon, Whole Foods, or your local Co-Op)
Did you notice that you can pronounce all of the ingredients without hesitation? So now onto the recipe…
Fill your spray bottle 1/3 full with Witch Hazel
I like to use Witch Hazel because it is an astringent. Its used for insect bites, minor cuts and scrapes, and gently cleanses skin. If you don’t want to add this ingredient you can skip it but I like that it helps cleanse my dogs skin and coat.
Add 4-6 drops Lemon & Lavender
In my small 2 ounce bottle I added 4 drops of each. If you use a larger bottle you can add 6 drops.
Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water.
Viola! You’ve made the best chemical free doggy spray you could imagine! Congrats! Now shake it up and enjoy! Spritz your doggy as you please, trying your best to avoid their eyes. Remember, a little goes a long way with Young Living oils so you don’t need to use a lot.
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