I know being a dog owner you won’t love to spray him with artificial coat fresheners. You might have tried all those expensive dog sprays to make him smell good. But did any of those work? Well, even if he is your sweet furry friend, you would not like him stinking all round your home. So here’s the solution. Make this natural coat freshener at your home and say goodbye to stinky-dogs forever.
- Apple cider vinegar
- Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil.
- Add rosemary leaves, mint leaves and 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
- Boil this mixture for 2 minutes and take away from heat. Cover and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes.
- Pour this hot liquid into a bowl using a strainer to filter the herbs (which you can discard).
- Allow the mixture to cool down completely.
- Add rest of the water, vegetable glycerin, vinegar and aloe Vera to it and mix until well incorporated.
- Pour the final spritz liquid into a spray bottle. Shake well before use. Pour the rest of the spritz into the refill container, seal tightly and store in a dark place.
- Now whenever you feel your dog needs to be freshened, spray the freshening spritz over his body, avoiding the head area.
- Rub it gently but thoroughly into his coat. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rub your dog dry with a towel.
Cornstarch is useful for absorbing the excess oil and stinky smell from your dog. It also works well if your dog has any mats to be removed from his hair.
- Sprinkle cornstarch on your dog, especially on his coat with your fingertips, using more cornstarch on matted fur and brush it out with a stiff-bristle grooming brush.
- Make sure to do this outside your home, over a newspaper so that you can avoid the powdery mess inside your home.
Apart from freshening the laundry and refrigerator, baking soda can also be used for re-freshening your dog and even the cat box.
- Using baking soda will help to eliminate odors from your pooch. This will make him look smart and smell fresh.
- Just rub a liberal amount of dry baking soda into your dog’s coat. If you find your pet more stinky, allow the baking soda to sit for about 20 minutes before you brush it out of her fur.
- Now get all the soda out of her hair or else she will shake herself off and make your home look more mess.
- Herbs play a vital role in improving the health and quality of your dog. They have amazing health benefits on your dog as well.
- Adding herbs like rosemary, lavender and thyme are good to make your dog smell fresh and bathed.
- Rosemary. Lavender and thyme come with pleasing odors and also help in repelling fleas from your pup’s fur.
If you prefer a damp solution for freshening your pooch, try a dry shampoo. It would be good if you use it with essential oils or herbal oils.
- Mix 10 drops of lavender oil in a spray bottle with 3 drops of Roman chamomile, 3 drops of geranium oil and 3 drops of sweet marjoram oil.
- Add a cup of water to the spray bottle and tighten the nozzle.
- Shake well before using and spraying on your dog.
These home made natural coat fresheners not just freshen your pup, but also makes him look, feel and smell good. Being close to your heart, he deserves to look healthy and smart as you are.
Originally posted 2016-03-10 00:00:56.