Sometimes you find that your dog smells no matter what you do, and you want a safe and powerful solution to neutralize odors. A DIY dog deodorizer is the best way for instant refreshment that you can prepare without harsh chemicals; it will not only give a fresh smell but also makes your pet’s coat and skin look radiant and smooth. Here are some straightforward recipes to make your own natural dog deodorant in a few minutes:
Lavender natural dog perfume
Lavender is the gentlest pet-safe essential oil but has many benefits. Its light floral aroma is very effective to reduce odors, moreover can help calm your dogs, make them sleep better, and soothe irritated skin.
Lavender also has insect-repellent properties, making it excellent to use in natural dog deodorant sprays. This mixture will help eliminate odors and also stave off fleas and ticks to keep your furry friend nicely smelling and cuddly all day long.
For this DIY dog deodorizer, you will need:
- Spray bottle
- 100% pure high-quality lavender essential oil
- Pure witch hazel
Fill up ¾ of your spray bottle with water, and then fill the remaining ¼ of the bottle with witch hazel. Then add about 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Close the bottle, shake the mixture well, and then spray it on your dogs to make them smell better. Make sure to cover your furry friends’ eyes while spraying and avoid splashing the deodorant on his head.
Whenever you feel your dog is a bit nervous, needs a quick refreshment, or smells even after a bath, this spray will do the trick!
Baking soda homemade dog deodorant
In some cases, one powerful ingredient does the magic; baking soda. It is non-toxic, pet-friendly, and neutralizes bad smells without chemicals. You can also use this dog deodorizer as a dry shampoo to instantly refresh your canine companion.
To prepare this natural dog deodorizer, prepare the following ingredients and accessories:
- Baking soda
- Lavender powder
Sift the baking soda and lavender powder into a bowl and then use a whisk to mix the ingredients. Gently apply this pet odor neutralizer to your dog’s coat. Allow the powder to sit on the coat and skin for a few minutes. Ensure the powder doesn’t get into your dog’s eyes.
Finally, use a brush or comb to remove a significant amount of the powder then run a baby wipe through his coat to remove the remains. This smelly dog home remedy comes in handy when you want to give your dog a fresh scent without bathing her/him.
Author’s Tip: should you prefer buying a ready-to-use dog deodorant, here are some safe dog perfumes.
DIY dog deodorizer spray with myrrh
Infused with myrrh, this dog deodorant spray with essential oil gives you the opportunity to create a solution at home that will not only refresh your pet and eliminate the dog smell in the house but also calms irritated skin thanks to the antiseptic properties of the myrrh oil.
Things you will need for the myrrh dog freshener:
- ½ cup of distilled water
- 10 drops of myrrh essential oil
- One teaspoon of jojoba oil
- Spray bottle
Pour ½ cup of distilled water into the spray bottle. Add 10 drops of the essential oil and one teaspoon of jojoba oil. Cover the bottle and shake the content vigorously to mix the ingredients. Next, spray the deodorant on the fur, and then use your fingers to rub in the perfume for even distribution.
Vinegar deodorizer spray for dogs
Note that to combat foul odors, not only your doggies but also their accessories need to be cleaned and refreshed. If you don’t have time to launder their beds and toys, you can make up a vinegar deodorizer spray for dogs. Containing white distilled vinegar and water, it is chemical-free and can be safely used on any fabric and surface.
Spray on the areas that smell, including rugs, carpets, and furniture, to get a fresh smell in your house. The vinegar scent dissipates quickly neutralizing odors and leaving a clean scent behind. For extra fragrance, you can add a few drops of a dog-safe essential oil to the spray bottle.
Persistent bad smells might be a sign of disease, so if deodorizer spray or perfumes don’t help get rid of odors, let your doggie check with your vet.
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