Does your pup get stinky? I know my little pooch can start running around and work up quite the odor! Then she inevitably wants me to hold her and tote her around like a small child. That’s why I decided to come up with a dog safe essential oil deodorizing spray! I wanted something natural, safe, and easy! This recipe checks all those boxes. (If you are feeling unsettled about using essential oils on your dog, you can visit my post: Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs? here. In it, I address the top concerns people have about using essential oils on their dogs; and which essential oils are safe.) First, let’s look at the *dog safe essential oils in this deodorizing spray.
Deodorizing Dog Safe Essential Oils:
- Lavender essential oil is one of the gentlest and most versatile essential oils in the world! It’s floral aroma is very calming. Studies have shown that lavender contains naturally occurring antibacterial activity, which means it may be effective in reducing odors caused by bacteria. To learn more about the benefits and uses of lavender essential oil, visit my post here.
- Rosemary essential oil has a fresh and herbal aroma. It is much gentler than other mint-like oils. This common essential oil has been studied and shown to have strong antimicrobial properties, making it a great choice for deodorizing. To learn more about the benefits and uses of rosemary essential oil, visit my post here.
- Lemongrass essential oil gives off a grassy citrusy scent commonly used in spas. This study shows that it contains activity against some strains of bacteria and fungi.
- Geranium essential oil has a floral green scent. One study shows activity against multiple strains of fungi and bacteria. To learn more about the benefits and uses of geranium essential oil, visit my post here.
Ingredients and Supplies Needed:
Dog Deodorizing Essential Oil Spray Recipe:
1: Open the 8 oz glass spray bottle.
2: Add 10 drops each of the following Young Living essential oils: lavender, rosemary, lemongrass, and geranium.
3: Carefully top off the spray bottle with fresh water, making sure to leave some space for the spray trigger.
4: Secure spray trigger top and gently shake to combine.
*Please note: I can only recommend the use of Young Living conditioner and essential oils in this DIY. Young Living essential oils are the only essential oils that I would feel confident using around and on my pets, thanks to their Seed to Seal process. To learn more about what sets Young Living apart from others, you can visit my Why Choose Young Living post here.