My dog is the one that finds the most disgusting stuff to roll in. Seriously, if there's poop, she will find it and roll in it!
After noticing how dirty my dog’s collar was, I quickly got into the habit of washing her collar every time I gave her a bath.
Have you ever thought about how dirty your pets leashes and collars are? How smelly your dog can get?
You'll love these Pet Shampoo, Dog Leash and Collar cleaner recipes. Give them a try.
At first, I wondered how in the world could I clean this dog’s collar.
A washing machine was a good idea, and I wanted to use natural cleaners just like to do the rest of my house.
I love having a home that is clean and doesn’t smell like dogs by using natural products.
I wanted something that would clean my dog's collar like I cleaned my home.
Why using all natural cleaning products on your pets and pet collars is better
I tried using “green” eco-friendly products. But wasn’t impressed, most of them didn’t seem to work well.
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My all natural cleaning solution for smelly dogs leash and collars
All Natural Dog Leash and Collar cleaner
- 1 tsp Castile Soap
- 2 drops Lavender essential oil
- 2 tbsp Baking Soda
- 2 cups Hot Water
- 1 cup Vinegar (optional)
- Place 2 cups hot water into a bowl.
- Add 1 tsp Castile Soap,
- Add 2 tbsp Baking soda and stir
- Place 2 drops of lavender essential oil ( can be substituted with your favorite oils)
- Place leash and collar to soak for about an hour.
- Use a toothbrush or a small kitchen brush to clean the grime off the leash and collar
- If the water becomes grimy and dirty, throw it out and start again until the water is clear.
- Lay the leash and collar flat on a towel to dry naturally. ** I recommend leaving this to dry overnight.**
- To give your leash and collar an extra boost of cleaning power, rinse it in plain vinegar in a separate bowl from the hot water cleaning solution.
How to dry your pets leash and collar
It’s important after washing your dog's leash and collar that you allow time to dry.
Air drying is the best way to dry your leash and collar.
Putting this inside of a dryer can potentially damage the appliance, besides the loud clanging noise which can destroy your appliance.
The best way to dry your dog's leash and the collar is laying on a towel.
Paper towels will work, but it will take a lot of paper towels. It’s much easier to use a regular bath towel.
The first thing you want to do is take your leash and collar and wrapped a towel around it, moving in a downward motion to get as much liquid out as possible.
Once you’ve done that, you can lay your leash or collar flat on the towel to dry or hang it over a chair to dry.
By getting out as much water and dirt, your dog's leash and collar will be usable for years to come.
Pretty Puppy Homemade all natural Pet Shampoo
Have you noticed how expensive pet shampoos are? Ridiculous, right!
After researching and experimenting with different recipes I found the perfect combination that lathered my dog's coat, deep cleaned her and didn't strip the natural oils out of my dog's coat.
It worked for my dog's itchy skin in the summer months.
Tree tea oil soothed her coat and inflamed skin.
The peppermint oil smelled so good, very refreshing.
When using essential oils you'll want to keep them diluted.
Homemade All Natural Puppy Dog Shampoo
- 2 cups Castile soap
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 3 drops tea tree oil
- 3 drops peppermint oil
- 2 tbsp glycerin
- Using a 16 oz bottle. Mix Castile soap into the distilled water.
- Add glycerin into the mixture
- Add drops of tea tree oil and peppermint oils.
- Shake well.
- Pour this onto your dog just as you would when washing your own hair.
- Keep out of your dogs eyes.
Secrets the Groomer uses to make our dog's coats smell so great!
When I picked up my dog from the groomer the other day, I know she smelled absolutely wonderful.
My dog has allergies to commercial dog shampoo, so I always made my own for the groomers to use on her.
She was always soft and fluffy after getting a bath at the groomers, but I always noticed how good she smelled afterward.
Turns out they made their own all natural mixture with essential oils.
After making sure she was completely dry, they would spray this in and brush her. It was heaven; she smelled absolutely wonderful.
I now make this at home and put it into a 12-ounce spray bottle.
I brush her out weekly and spray her with this all natural mixture to keep her smelling fresh and wonderful.
It works as both a coat conditioner and perfume. It really helps to hold down any doggie smell inside my house.
Please try it and let me know how you like it. I know you'll love it.
DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE ON CATS, IT DOESN'T WORK AND CATS.
THEY ARE SENSITIVE TO ESSENTIAL OILS.
All natural Dog perfume spray
- 1 cup boiled water, cooled I use distilled water
- 1/4 cup jojoba oil This helps condition their coat.
- 3 drops tangerine essential oil
- 3 drops geranium essential oil
- 1 tsp glycerin
- Simply mix all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake.
- Spray onto your dog's coat and brush really well.
- DO NOT USE ON CATS
Cleaning the grime out of your dogs bowls naturally
Enjoy this recipe.
All Room Natural Air Spray
Homemade Room Freshener and Cleaner
- 4 oz distilled, boiled and cooled water
- 4 oz witch hazel
- 15 drops lemongrass essential oils
- 15 drops eucalyptus essential oils
- Boil and cool the distilled water.
- Add the witch hazel.
- Add lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oils
- Mix well by shaking.
- Spray around the entire house, especially where the dog's hang out.
A few cautions on using natural products and essential oils
Even though these products are natural, there chemical reactions that can be harmful
- Never but let your pets drink the cleaning products or ingredients.
- Keep all products out of your pet's eyes.
- Never mix vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
- You should never and comment bleach or a monument to any of these formulas. Especially those with vinegar.
- Mixing Castile Soap with vinegar will cancel each other out. Always use common sense and be cautious when mixing ingredients. Do not continue to use if you notice any information or skin redness on your pets.
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