So over the weekend DiploDog ran out of his dog perfume or cologne and my helper was asking me to buy a new one. We usually buy his dog perfume/cologne in True Value or Bow & Wow. But I was wondering what really is in the dog perfume? Do they place preservatives inside the commercial products so they will last longer on the shelves?
Since we created our first home in Jakarta, I’ve been shifting to more natural home cleaning products so as not to affect the health of the tiniest member of our family: DiploDog. In fact we DIYed all our home cleansers using only 4 ingredients using these non-toxic home cleaning tips.
After TD was diagnosed with 2 primary cancers
- Bone Cancer or Osteosarcoma
- Colon Cancer
We have been shifting to more organic food and personal care products. So it’s only natural that I also want safer products for our dog!
SAFE INGREDIENTS & MATERIALS
I decided, to try making my own dog perfume or deodorant with materials that I already had at home. Because what is safe for us humans might not be safe for dogs – We just found out today that dogs shouldn’t eat KALE! – I made sure to do a bit of research.
I found it funny that the very first video that comes up when you google “dog perfume” is someone who would place alcohol in a plastic bottle. First because alcohol is poisonous, and second because plastic usually gets brittle with time if you place alcohol inside it. Recently I read about someone who was decluttering and the toner bottle exploded in her face because the plastic container had become brittle. I’ve experienced this in sachets that contain wipes with alcohol – they balloon and burst over time.
I was also going to create my own perfume using Essential Oils or EOs and the Muji PET bottle I purchase specificially says:
This product cannot be used for petroleum based liquids, nail polish removers, perfume, vinegar or liquids containing a lot of alcohol (such as tonic or cologne)– MUJI PET bottle
So for this pet deodorizer I decided to use an Amber Spray bottle, because this colored bottle producted Essential Oil from degrading under UV or Ultra Violet light.
Watch this video and right below it I also wrote what you need for this super simple home made solution!
- Distilled Water from a bottle or filtered water – We use Pure-it for our drinking water at home. It’s a lot cheaper and safer than buying bottled water IMO.
- Lavender Essential Oil – I got mine from Young Living
- Calming Green Tea Essential OIl – also from Esscentials Manila
For the container I used a 500mL Amber Spray Bottle which I got from Esscentials Manila for super cheap but you can also get it here:
Do not spray on sensitive areas like face (nose, eyes, ears) and private parts!
One spray for DiploDog is enough because he is a small. He is considered part of the toy dog category. We only usually spray him once after his weekly bath and maybe a second time at the end of the week if he doesn’t smell so fresh. Maximum of 3x a week because he is actually a nice smelling dog and we don’t want him to be uncomfortable or overpowered by the smell.
I hope you liked the video I prepared for you. I did it all by myself without any help so I’m super proud of my attempt. If you liked it please don’t forget to SUBSCRIB TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL where I like to share my practical tips and tricks! Or please share this post with your friends on Facebook or Pin to your Pinterest! Thank you!
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