How to Make Dog Perfume Spray

Things You'll Need

  • Essential oil such as citronella, rose, lavender, coconut, sandalwood, eucalyptus or jasmine

  • Warm tap water

  • 1 1/2- to 2-ounce spray bottle

Tip

To apply, hold the bottle approximately 6 inches from your dog's coat and spray the perfume onto her. Brush the scent through your dog's hair with a brush or rub it in with your hands.

Essential oils are natural, but that doesn't mean that all of them are appropriate or even safe for use on your dog. Never use any hot or spicy oils such as cinnamon or nutmeg. If you want to use an oil that you aren't certain is safe, ask your dog's vet first. Always consult an experienced veterinarian regarding the health and treatment of your dog.

Spray the perfume only on your dog's coat; never spray it around her eyes, ears or nose.

Store the perfume bottle in a place your dog can't access. Don't allow her to chew on the bottle or accidentally swallow the perfume.

It's not just upscale pet boutiques that carry pooch perfume alongside rhinestone collars and leopard print doggy sweaters. Canine perfume sprays can be found in the grooming department of most pet supply stores. It may seem like an extravagance, but spritzing Fritzi with a squirt of perfume can serve more than the purpose of freshening her scent. Colognes made with essential oils can have a calming effect to reduce stress or help fend off parasites. With some essential oils, water and a spray bottle you can custom make perfume for Fritzi that is natural and pet-friendly.

Step 1: Pour water into the bottle.

Pour 1 ounce of warm water into the spray bottle.

Step 2: Add essential oil.

Drop three to four drops of an essential oil into the spray bottle with the water.

Step 3: Add the lid.

Screw the spray lid into place on the bottle, making sure it's tight so it does not leak.

Step 4: Mix the liquids.

Shake the bottle briskly to combine the oil and water mixture before spraying on your dog.

Spray your dog.

For better results, brush your dogs fur to spread the mixture.

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