The overpowering aroma of “eau de dog” may be the one thing you don’t like about your best friend. Dogs are wonderful companions, but let’s face it — they can get downright stinky. Say goodbye to smelly-dog days forever with this natural, homemade coat-freshening spritz.
Things You’ll Need
36-ounce refill container with screw top
8- or 16-ounce plastic spray bottle
4 1/4 cups distilled water
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
2 teaspoons dried mint leaves
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
2 tablespoons aloe vera (optional)
For bath time, you can make a complementary shampoo bar by mixing 2 tablespoons of the prepared spritz and 1 tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal into 8 ounces of melted melt and pour natural soap base. Pour the mixture into a round mold or container to set. You may add up to six drops of essential oils for variety, such as peppermint, spearmint, lemon or Roman chamomile.
Always allow your dog to thoroughly dry in a warm place, away from drafts.
Never use essential oils undiluted, nor in greater quantity than indicated. Store oils in a dark place and keep them out of the reach of children and pets.