We love our pets. But let’s face it—they stink! It can be tricky to get the odor out of carpets and furniture without damaging them with strong chemicals. But there is a natural solution!
Apple cider vinegar is a great cleaning agent if you are environmentally conscious. Its antibacterial properties make it a natural alternative to bleach. Using apple cider vinegar instead of bleach to clean will eliminate the strong chemical smell and prevent ruining your carpet and upholstery. Once the vinegar solution evaporates, only a sweet and slightly floral scent remains with no fumes!
Pet Odor Neutralizer
- 10–20 drops essential oil of choice (We suggest geranium, lavender, and lemon as a great blend.)
- 1 cup (240 ml) apple cider vinegar
- 8 oz. Glass Spray Bottle
- Add 10–20 drops of essential oil to a small spray bottle filled with apple cider vinegar.
- Shake well before each use, and spray on the smelly surfaces. Let the Pet Odor Neutralizer dry and take the odor away.
This dry shampoo for dogs smells fresh and sweet! The baking soda and cornstarch absorb the stink-causing oils from your dog’s skin and fur, making this recipe the perfect solution to keeping your dog smelling clean between baths!
EO Dry Shampoo For Dogs
- Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Pour mixture into a plastic spice jar.
- Sprinkle a little on your dog’s hair, and rub it in with a good petting and scratching.
Your dog will love the attention and will smell better instantly!
We sure love our pets, but dogs and cats are notorious for scratching and chewing up furniture, carpet, and everything else. Have you tried using essential oils to keep them away? Cats and dogs don’t like the smell of citrus or eucalyptus, so we’ve come up with a mixture using these ingredients to help discourage pets from tearing up your home.
Pet Deterrent Spray
- Pour water, a few drops of soap, and essential oils into a glass spray bottle, and shake to combine.
- Spray mixture over an inconspicuous area of your desired surface to ensure that no staining or discoloration occurs.
- Spray over the area you wish the pet to stay away from.
- Shake well before each use.
Note: Many have questioned the use of these oils around animals. The low concentration of such oils in this recipe shouldn’t be harmful to animals. Contact your veterinarian if you have any concerns.