This Dog Smells Good With Homemade Natural Coat Freshener

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.

Baking soda

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.

Lavender shampoo

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.

3 Natural Coat Refresheners for Dogs Safe and Effective all at the same time!

The usual Wrestle to get your pooch to the tub is never ending. Some of us bathe our dogs every weekend and some do it every fortnight. While some of the dogs love the bath, there are others that throw a tantrum. ITs not a unusual sight to see me drag my 4 year old German shepherd to the tub every weekend. but its not the dogs always that are lazy or don’t want to have a shower. I fee lazy at times and put forward the task for the next week. The results are not all that appealing after a day or two.

The stench of the dog becomes quite significant after a week. You end up feeling that you have made a bad decision and wish you would be able to bathe the dog now.

Well this is for your then. When you run out of time and want a few days more to get the “TASK” done, We find some of these simple ingredients to our help. Most of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen or somewhere in the house.

Corn Starch as dry dog shampoo

Most dogs stink because of the sweat in them. Do you know what we use to make food thicker when there is a bit too much of water? Corn Starch. Corn starch absorbs water like sponge. Its safe for the pet and it can lick it all it wants. Unlike Powders which are available in cans from the stores, these are chemical free and safe for pets! Pat the corn starch on your pets coat and brush it with a hard bristle Grooming brush. There is no irritation, or itch for the dog and its extremely safe. The odor is neutralized in a few minutes!

Baking soda for Powder

Baking Soda is one of the few common ingredients in your kitchen and is used for a range of purposes. Brushing your teeth with Baking soda and Salt can leave your teeth white. Baking soda can be used to clean tough stains and uses of baking soda are endless. Now you could also apply Baking soda to your pets coat and leave it odor free. its better to leave the baking soda for over half an hour to get the best results. Be sure to brush off the powder well. Though its safe, there may be minor irritation to your pet if the powder remains in her fur, creating discomfort!

Natural oils for Reduced odor & anxiety

Natural oils are great way to get rid of the odor in dog coats. Its not only safe but has other benefits. For instance, Lavender oil is known to soothe the dog, make it more calm. The fragrance is soothing to humans too. Cardamom oil in a very diluted form can remove odor, bacteria etc. Diluting one or more of these essential oils with water and spraying it on your dog coat will leave your dogs coat healthy and free from smell.

Essential Tips for Dog Hygiene

What ever you do, at the end ,its essential that you bathe your dog regularly. Other key factors to consider to keep your dog healthy is a proper diet, clean ears and a clean teeth. Brushing your dogs teeth daily, cleaning its ears regularly and making sure its dry will make sure that its free from infection. Ears and mouth are major cause for dog odor apart from diet. Add a Raw diet to the menu regularly. Add Apple cider vinegar to the dogs water and make sure there is enough roughage in the dog food to clean its teeth. Anything which your dog can bite and rip off will clean its teeth while giving it the required fiber to clean its stomach easily.