I hate to admit this, but we don’t give our dogs a bath very often. Which means that they are stinky. Their crates are stinky. Their bedding is stinky. Their breath? Oh, don’t even get me started.
Gus and Woodrow, our two 100 pounder Labrador Retrievers, have been outdoor dogs their entire lives. Don’t feel too bad for them. They have it made in the shade, quite literally. They come inside the garage to their crates at night, but the rest of their days are spent lounging pool-side on piles of cushiony dog beds and being hand-fed snacks by a certain six year old. They are low-maintenance redneck dogs, but the one area where they are lacking the most?
I’ve been complaining about how stinky my dogs are for years.
It was pitiful.
Anyone who has ever owned an outdoor dog knows that it doesn’t take long for them to begin to smell like a goat with a buzzard scented albatross hanging around it’s neck. I’ve tried taking them to the groomer by myself, but transporting these two in a car alone is not an activity for the faint of heart. For my keeping-it-real confession of the day, I’ll admit that our dogs haven’t had a bath since the end of last summer, so you can imagine how smelly they were. It was pretty horrible, y’all. One pat on their head would leave me running to the sink to wash my hands.
I decided it was time to take action and put my essential oils to a major test. I knew that Purification oil was good for removing the moldy smell from wet laundry, but I never could have imagined what it could do to banish pet odors. Here was my easy recipe: I added 10 drops of Purification to about 8 oz water in a spray bottle and shook it up. This is my same recipe for homemade bug spray and knockoff febreeze spray. I use it on everything from laundry to bug bites, and now I have used it on my dogs.
After spritzing their coats from head to toe with the purification/water mixture they smell like puppies again! I am able to bury my face in their fur and it smells so good! Their stink has been completely erased, and I did nothing more than give them a spritz of water and essential oils. It is AMAZING the difference it made. The smell was gone immediately after it dried. It makes me want to curl up with them and take a nap like we used to do when they were little baby puppies.
Seriously, guys, this was the best $18 bucks I’ve ever spent. Taking these two to the groomer would have cost me MUCH more than $18.00, and I only used 10 drops out of a big bottle of oil for this recipe, with plenty of stinky dog spray left to spare. I also saved myself the hassle of bathing two hundred pounds of lovey-dovey Labradors in the middle of winter. Cuz as much as I hate to admit it… they aren’t quite this sweet anymore.
I love my Purification oil! In case you are wondering where to get a bottle of the essential oil blend, I can sell it to you! I am a distributor for Young Living essential oils. If you’re interested in buying a bottle of Purification for your pets, you can click here to sign up to be a retail customer, or become a distributor and get wholesale prices!
If you really want to save some money I think the Premium Starter Kit is THE best way to get a bunch of oils, including Purification along with a Home Diffuser, which I use ALL the time in my house. Just so you know, here are all the oils that come in the Premium Starter Kit. I’m telling y’all it’s a STEAL!
1 – 5 ml Joy
1 – 5 ml Frankincense
1 – 5 ml Lemon
1 – 5 ml Lavender
1 – 5 ml Peppermint
1 – 5 ml Purification
1 – 5 ml Panaway
1 – 5 ml Peace & Calming®
1 – 5 ml Thieves®
1 – 5 ml Valor®
1 – 5 ml StressAway®
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions about essential oils around your home and family.
In addition to curing the stinkiness, here are a few other essential oil recipes that you can use on your puppy dogs! Be sure to pin this for later!
I’m happy to help with any questions you may have!
Now I just need to find an oil for that stank breath.
I’ll keep you posted…