Homemade Dog Cologne

By Jayde M. Nichols

Dog cologne can be made at home, for a safe and inexpensive way to freshen up a dog's scent in between baths. Using water and essential oils, dog owners can create a custom dog cologne that can have a calming or energizing scent. Dog cologne is a great way to prevent a foul smelling home, leaving less room for embarrassing smells when company visits.

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Step 1

Purchase any essential oils that you think smell nice. Safe essential oils for dogs include chamomile, cedar wood, ginger, lavender, peppermint, sweet orange and clary sage.

Step 2

Buy a glass or plastic spray bottle to keep the dog cologne in. Plastic may be a better choice if there is a chance of the bottle getting dropped or knocked over.

Step 3

Fill the spray bottle close to the top with water and mix in a few drops of the chosen essential oil.

Step 4

Smell the mixture to decide whether it is strong enough. If the smell is too weak, add in as many more drops of the oil as it takes to create a strong smelling blend for the dog cologne.

Step 5

Screw on the top of the spray bottle and spritz a few sprays of the mixture onto the dog whenever freshness is needed.