Dog soap

by Laurie Scalf
(Spokane wa)

What would be good smelling essential oils for a dog soap recipe?


Answer:

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.

Cathy

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Dog Shampoo
by: Anonymous

be careful when using EO's in animals.. You can cause liver damage with some EO's like Tea Tree is one of them.. dog livers don't process the EO out of the system it collects it and that is what causes them to die.. it is toxic to them..The Whole Dog Journal has had several articles about EO's and has info about practioners and websites for animals and products and blends you can purchase.

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Thank you for providing this information.

Cathy

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Dogged Advice
by: Gail

I researched that Texas Cedarwood is ok for dogs, big furry dogs can have a drop or so on your hand rubbed around and brushed through and works to keep fleas away. My cat isn't too crazy for the orange oil baking soda powder rubbed in his fur, but it works, fleas don't like orange oil either apparently...be gentle and careful, avoid eyes and little sensitive noses...and use small amounts, sigh....

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