Homemade Natural Coat Freshener for Dogs

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The overpowering aroma of "eau de dog" may be the one thing you don't like about your best friend. Dogs are wonderful companions, but let's face it — they can get downright stinky.

Say goodbye to smelly-dog days forever with this natural, homemade coat-freshening spritz. Let's get started!

Items You'll Need:


• Small saucepan
• Strainer
• Measuring cup
• Measuring spoons
• Mixing spoon
• 36-ounce refill container with screw top
• 8- or 16-ounce plastic spray bottle
• 4 1/4 cups distilled water
• 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
• 2 teaspoons dried mint leaves
• 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
• 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin

Step 1

Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil. Add the rosemary leaves, mint leaves and 1/2 teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar. Boil for two minutes and remove from the heat. Cover and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes.


Step 2

Pour the hot liquid into the bowl using a strainer to catch the herbs, which you can discard. Let the mixture cool completely. Add the rest of the water, vinegar, vegetable and glycerin and mix until well incorporated.


Step 3

Pour the spritz liquid into the spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Pour the rest of the spritz into the refill container, seal tightly and store in a dark place.


Step 4

Spray the freshening spritz over your dog's body, avoiding the head area. Rub it gently but thoroughly into her coat. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rub your dog dry with a towel.