Like many people, I am obsessed with my dog. I ADORE her and her every glance, swag in her step and twitch while she dreams. Even my son remarked about how well his brother and he must have been cared for by how I fuss over our Violet... In my most recent conquest to refine her level of comfort aka relieve skin itch and mildly annihilate the fleas, I have a couple of simple recipe to share for active, puppy perfume. When applied to your dogs coat they will smell divine and feel good. It's two part and you can practice these either together or separately depending upon how much time you want to set aside for fussing.
This is really a mini rosemary distillation.
Boil 2 pints of water. Add two cups rosemary leaves or estimate the same amount with several small cuttings. I use the cuttings - stem and all. Boil for 30 minutes. Allow to cool. Strain and refrigerate. Pour over your puppy or dog directly after a bath or at will.
Lemon and Lavender Spray
This is also a mini citrus distillation and requires a day to let it sit.
Slice 6 lemons thinly - peels and all and put in a pot of 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let it sit overnight. Strain the liquid and add 50 drops or 1 1/3 ml lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil. Transfer the liquid to a spray bottle. Spray on your puppy or dog after bath or at will. Lavender has a calming effect and anti-inflammatory, skin-healing properties. And lemon is a natural bug repellant.
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