Below are some DIY homemade essential oil recipes for dogs. When using essential oils on your dog be sure you are using high quality therapeutic essential oils. This post is about dogs. Do not use any of the recipes here on cats.
Please ensure your favorite or any essential oil is safe to use on your dog. We compiled a list of 8 essential oils that have consistently made the cut as essential oils safe for your dog here. There are additional essential oils considered safe for use on your dog and we will use a few in the recipes below and will list any precautions you need to take when using them on your dog. Always be sure to do your homework (a quick Google search may give you the answer) and/or ask your veterinarian before using any essential oil on your dog.
First on our list of essential oil recipes for dogs is a flea and tick repellent.
Add all ingredients to your spray bottle and fill with water. This formulation will need to be applied more frequently than synthetic pesticides. However, the benefits can far outweigh the exposure to harsh chemicals and toxic side effects. This spray is great for misting your dog’s legs (and even your own) anytime you are out where fleas and ticks may be found. As always be sure to keep the spray from your dogs eyes.
Checkout this blog article for a DIY Essential Oil Flea Collar for Your Pet.
Give your dog a spa day with this easy and natural dog shampoo.
Mix all the essential oils into the castile soap and stir for at least two minutes. Add your essential oils and soap mixture into your bottle then add the water.
Shake the bottle each time you use the shampoo. Lather well on your dog when bathing and rinse well. Remember you don’t want to shampoo your dog too often as you do not want to remove the natural oils of his skin and disrupt the healthy bacteria that live there.
Here are some other safe essential oils you can use in shampoo essential oil recipes for dogs. Also for a more softening version replace 2 oz of water with 2 oz of aloe vera.
If you have a dog with dry, itchy skin this recipe is great for relief.
Mix all the oils then add to a roller ball bottle. This recipe is also good for dry paws and dry skin on the tummy.
When looking for essential oil recipes for dogs this one is a popular topic – calm their anxiety. Consider using this spray before and during stressful events. Such as car rides and visits to the vet. If possible use before a stressful event for best results. Spray around the dog, never in their face, or spray on your hands and massage their neck, back and chest to help them relax.
Mix all the ingredients in your spray bottle. Shake spray well.
If you like to diffuse essential oils try 1 drop of cedarwood, lavender, and vanilla with water in your diffuser this not only freshens the air, your dog will be relaxed and possibly sleeping in 30 minutes. I like using this recipe when folks are shooting off fireworks on holidays.
This recipe is a little more work to make but very beneficial in helping your dogs dry paws. Use sparingly, you still want your pup to still have some traction on his paws!
Put the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in the glass and sit in pot and surround with water. Heat the water with the glass on low. Just get it hot enough to melt the mixture, which will happen quickly. Stir until contents melted. Carefully remove the glass from the hot water, add the essential oils and place in your storage jar.
Dogs do have gas! Also there are times you cannot control their eating every blade of grass in the yard. This usually happens when your dog has eaten something that hasn’t agreed with his tummy. You may need to look into changing his diet but this recipe has worked wonders around our house when my fur baby has an upset tummy.
Rub the roller ball on the skin of your pup’s belly (less is best) and massage the oil in with your hands. You can then stroke you dog’s spine with the rest of the upset tummy recipe on your hand. This is one of the essential oil recipes for dogs that works wonders and does so very very quickly.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA or AKC and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
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