How to Make All-Natural Anti-Itch Spray For Your Dog

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If your dog is scratching away at his skin, he could be suffering from a number of conditions, including allergies, skin irritation or external parasites. After bringing your pooch to the vet for diagnosis and treatment, you can help to provide him with some relief from his itchy skin using a homemade spray. Create a spray using natural, nontoxic ingredients that help calm skin irritations and inflammation.

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Vinegar Spray

Apple cider vinegar helps to relieve minor skin irritations, has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and may even repel fleas if they are the ones causing the itching. Dilute it with an equal part of water and apply it to your dog's coat in a spray bottle or make a spray containing green tea to help soothe his skin.

Step 1: Brew Tea

Brew some green tea and allow it to cool in the refrigerator. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties and will help counteract the odor of the vinegar.


Step 2: Mix the Vinegar

Mix apple cider vinegar with an equal part of water.

Step 3: Mix the Tea

Mix the cool green tea with an equal part of water.

Step 4: Make the Spray

Combine the green tea mixture and vinegar mixture.

Step 5: Chill and Use

Chill the spray in the refrigerator and use it on your dog's itchy skin.


Don't use vinegar on any open wounds because it can sting and be painful for your dog. See the vet about these wounds.

Chamomile Tea Spray

Chamomile tea isn't just good for calming your nerves; it can calm your dog's itchy skin too. Brew it and spray it all over your dog's coat to help relieve any itching. You also can combine it with other itch-fighting ingredients, such as peppermint.


Step 1: Brew Chamomile Tea

Brew some chamomile tea, using two tea bags per cup of water, but don't add any sweeteners to it. Let the tea steep for several minutes and refrigerate it.

Step 2: Brew Peppermint Tea

Brew some peppermint tea. Peppermint has a cooling effect on the skin. Allow the tea to cool.

Step 3: Combine the Teas

Combine equal parts peppermint and chamomile teas and spray it on your dog.


Dogs with an allergy to ragweed also may react negatively to chamomile.

Aloe and Oatmeal Spray

Both aloe vera gel and oatmeal have skin-soothing effects for dogs. While you can use these two ingredients separately, combine them to create an effective anti-itch spray for your pup.


An important note: aloe vera gel is perfectly fine to use on your dog, but never apply aloe straight from the aloe leaf, as this could be harmful if the dog licks it. Pure aloe contains saponins, which can be toxic if ingested.

Step 1: Grind Oats

Grind up some dried baby oatmeal to create a powder using a food processor or coffee grinder.

Step 2: Combine with Water

Add a teaspoon of oat powder to 2 cups of warm water. Mix together.

Step 3: Add Aloe

Mix 2 to 3 teaspoons of aloe juice with the warm water solution.


Step 4: Spray and Rinse

Spray the solution on your dog and allow it to dry. If your pup's coat feels dry or coarse from the dried oatmeal powder, you can rinse the solution off after about 20 minutes.

Lavender Hydrosol Spray

Lavender essential oils have skin-soothing properties, but may be a little too strong for dogs. Instead, use a lavender hydrosol, which is the byproduct produced during the process of distilling lavender essential oil.

You can spray the hydrosol directly on your dog and allow it to dry. The hydrosol will naturally help to repel fleas, make your pup smell good and calm his skin.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.