July 4, 2020 Rae Blogs 0Comment

Using essential oils with your dogs doesn’t have to be scary. These 10 essential oil recipes are a variety of combinations and will include flea sprays, calming spray, itching, motion sickness, and more!

Dog Essential Oil Safety

Just like humans benefit from essential oils, our pets can benefit from them as well. Below are some basic safety rules to be sure to follow when using essential oils with your pets.

  • NEVER apply the oils to your pets eyes, nose, or genitals
  • NEVER apply the oils to the ends of long eared dogs as the oils can end up in the eyes when they shake their head
  • If skin irritation occurs add fractionated coconut oil or milk, NOT water
  • Fractionated coconut oil should be used when diluting as it doesn’t clog pores
  • Always want to dilute for animals
  • Dogs under 50 lbs dilute 1 drop in 2 tsp carrier (fractionated coconut oil)
  • Dogs over 50 lbs dilute 2-4 drops in 2 tsp carrier

ALWAYS know your source of oils. Make sure the brand is certified pure. There are so many out there that aren’t pure and those can be extremely harmful. There are very few brands I trust with my pets. One brand I use and trust is Young Living and can definitely recommend them. If you opt to use them after checking them out, I’d be happy to share my sponsor ID so you can sign up. It’ll be at the bottom of this post.

1. Essential Oil Spray for Fleas

Whether you have a dog or a cat, they can get fleas. Dogs tend to be more prone to getting them as they go outside all the time. My dogs love going hiking so inevitably we want to completely avoid fleas. This recipe is easy to make and all natural to help protect them from fleas.

In a 4oz sprayer bottle mix:

If your pet is under 50 lbs, use half the amounts.

2. DIY Calming Spray

Dogs can easily be stressed. This is even more common during thunderstorms or during times when we can expect to hear fireworks. No one likes seeing their pets stressed and restless. The owners also probably don’t enjoy the sleepless nights either.

A single ingredient essential oil you can use to help calm your dog is lavender. Simply use a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil mixed with the lavender before applying to to the paw pads of your dog.

3. Dog Allergy Spray

This is an easy to make essential oil blend to help your dog with allergies. In a 2oz sprayer bottle:

4. Dog Itching

If you notice your dog scratching often, this will be great to help them ease up on itching. In a 4oz spray bottle use:

  • 5 drops Levender
  • 4-5 drops Roman Chamomile (omit for cats)
  • 5 drops Cardamom
  • 5 drops Grounding
  • top off with distilled water

Use half the amount for dogs under 50 lbs. Spray as needed to the irritated area or rash. Be cautious to avoid the nose, eyes, or genitals.

5. Fresh Breath Spray

I absolutely love getting kisses from my dogs. I know not everyone does but for those that do, this will definitely help to freshen that dog breath.

In a 4oz spray bottle:

  • Use 10 drops Thieves
  • 10 drops Myrrh
  • 10 drops Peppermint (omit for cats)
  • Top off with distilled water

Simply lift their lips and spray on each side of their mouth once or twice a day. For dogs under 50 lbs use half the amount of essential oils.

6. Essential Oils for Wound Care

My dogs love adventuring outdoors and with that comes the chance for them to get a cut although we take precautions to avoid this, it can and does happen occasionally. This is an essential oil blend that can be applied directly to the wound.

In a 4oz spray bottle combine:

  • Use 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Myrrh
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 TBSP Collodial Silver
  • Top off with Organic Aloe Vera Juice

7. Dog Shampoo with Essential Oils

This is one that I really enjoy making and I’ll typically even gift it to friends who get a new dog, especially if a shelter dog so they can smell amazing and get rid of those shelter stinks. It’s super easy to make. All you need is 1.25 cups of distilled water, 1 tbsp of Castille Soap, and 2 drops of each, lavender, cedarwood, and rosemary. Once in the glass bottle, shake it well. It’s now good to go!

8. Tick Removal with Essential Oils

Being that I’m writing this and it’s currently summer, which is definitely tick season here, I had to share this one. Once you remove the tick from your dog apply a drop of Purification to the area to cleanse it.

9. Flea Bath

Whether you adopted a dog with fleas or they randomly got themselves some fleas, here is a good solution for a flea bath with essential oils included. I highly suggest you do this as soon as you notice them being bothered by fleas or you see fleas on your dog.

The Recipe: Add 2 drops Eucalyptus and 2 drops Lemongrass to a pet-friendly shampoo. Be sure to start at the neck so that the fleas don’t start going to your dog’s head. We want to avoid that. Work from the neck all the way to the tail.

See our first spray to help combat the fleas and help keep them away once you get rid of them. Nobody likes fleas so I felt it important to include both options.

10. Essential Oils for Aging Dogs

I absolutely love and adore senior dogs. So much so, that I’ve found myself requesting to foster the seniors when I can devote the time they need to them.

If you notice them having a slight memory issue, apply some Frankincense to the back of their neck and some grounding to their paw pads to help them feel at peace. It’s really helped some of the senior dogs I’ve met.

Do you have other amazing essential oil recipes to share? I’d love to read them! Comment them below.

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