by Laurie Scalf
What would be good smelling essential oils for a dog soap recipe?
I would suggest using ones that are gentle on the skin, repel insects and that you like.
Cedarwood, Citronella, Lavender, Bergamot, Basil, Catnip, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lemon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary and Sandalwood are insect repelling.
Chamomile, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Peru Balsam, Frankincense, Lavender and Rosewood are good for dry skin.
Make sure that your dog is not sensitive to whatever oils you pick. Dogs are just like people and can be allergic to many things.
I would also caution you to not overscent the soap since a dogs nose is so much more sensitive than ours. If the dog does not like the scent it will just lick itself until it feels it has removed the scent.