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RECIPE: OUTDOORS SPRAY FOR DOGS

RECIPE: OUTDOORS SPRAY FOR DOGS

If you and your dog love outdoor activities during Summer, you’ll want to protect your companion against those annoying bugs. Here is our effective recipe to help Fido enjoy his walk as much as you will!

 

Materials List


 

  •  A 50 ml Blue Glass Bottle
  •  A Black Sprayer Cap 18 TE

 

Ingredients


 

  • 10 drops of Clove Bud Essential Oil
  • 60 drops of Lavender Hybrid Super Essential Oil
  • 30 drops of Exotic Verbena Essential Oil
  • 25 drops of Lemon Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • Rubbing alcohol / Ethanol (also called Ethyl Alcohol or Grain Alcohol)  bought in pharmacy*

 

Preparation


 

  •  Start by pouring all the essential oils into the blue glass bottle.
  •  Add the rubbing alcohol (Ethanol), then close the bottle with the spray cap.
  •  Shake well.
  •  Spray onto your dog’s fur before going outdoors.
  •  Spray again when required.

 

Precautions & recommendations


 

  •  Always shake well before each use.
  •  Avoid spraying near the eyes and in areas where the dog may lick it off.
  •  Keep refrigerated.

 

 

* NEVER USE ISOPROPYL RUBBING ALCOHOL (Also called Isopropanol) ON YOUR DOG!

 

Why You Should Care About Isopropyl Alcohol ?

 
Isopropyl alcohol is rapidly absorbed through your dog’s skin. It has several negative effects, such as:

  •  Skin irritation and excessive dryness.
  •  Delays healing of skin tissue.
  •  Removes the skin’s naturally occurring moisture barrier.
  •  Can cause respiratory tract irritation when inhaled.
  •  Is a neurotoxin (harming the nervous system).
  •  It contains petroleum-based propene, which makes it unfit to drink … and twice as toxic as ethanol.  
  •  The liver oxidizes isopropyl alcohol into acetone. With prolonged exposure this process can damage the kidneys.
 
 
Isopropyl alcohol has a few other names:

  •  Propyl alcohol
  •  Propanol
  •  Isopropyl alcohol
  •  Isopropanol
  •  2-hydroxypropane
  •  2-propyl alcohol
  •  Dimethyl carbinol
 
 
If you prefer to avoid ethyl alcohol, look for these ingredients instead:

  •  Alcohol-free witch hazel
  •  Apple cider vinegar
  •  Floral waters/Hydrosols
  •  Aloe vera juice
  •  Vegetable glycerin
  •  InfusedTea
  •  Purified water
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