We picked up a copy of the Natural New Haven magazine recently and inside were some great Doggie Grooming Recipes that I thought I would pass along. Pick up a free copy in your area. Check the map to find one near you.
Dogs get into all kinds of things when they are outside and can attract Fleas, Mosquitoes and the occasional skunk. It can be a struggle to get them clean and free from pests. Try these natural recipes to make your own Mosquito and Mosquito repellant as well as a skunk odor remover.
Skunk Odor Remover Recipe
- 1 quart 3-percent hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap, formulated to remove food oils
Mix all ingredients together at the time you are ready to use them and immediately apply the foaming mixture to the affected areas. Avoid the eye area. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Discard excess solution by pouring it down the rain while the water is running. Never store the mixture because pressure can buildup and cause the container to burst.
Natural Citrus Flea and Mosquito Repellant
- 1 large lemon, including thick rind, sliced paper thin
- 1 Tablespoon crushed Rosemary leaves or a 6-inch sprig of Rosemary
- 1 Tablespoon Aloe pulp or juice, as needed
- 1 quart hot water
Place lemon slices in a bowl and add Rosemary. For dry skin, add Aloe pup. Pour a quart of near-boiling water over the mixture. Lightly stir and let steep over-night. Strain into a large spray bottle and refrigerate until needed. Shake well before spritzing the dog. Use at least twice a week or more often when the fleas and mosquitoes are most prevalent, like in the Summer. Make sure to include the dog’s stomach and paws.
Resource: Natural New Haven