Ah, it’s summer time, and the livin’ is easy. Especially for our little furry friends.
This summer, my dog has been living it up and enjoying the beautiful weather. Of course, with that, comes something we all dread the most; stinky dog.
Whether it be wet dog, rolled-in-something dog, or stinky feet dog, Summertime seems to bring out the most of the funk.
I’m very lucky that my dog is usually very clean. She never really smells, hardly sheds. But boy, she certainly has her moments in the summer. Especially because she loves rolling!
Now, of course, usually the first thing to do is give the dog a bath. But, there have been occasions where that just isn’t possible at the time, or not that necessary.
So, for those little freshen up times in between, I present you with: Grae Dog’s P-Yew Powder.
It’s great for lots of things aside from getting rid of the stink. Because it has essential oils in it, it helps deter bugs and ticks from your pet! It’s made from all natural ingredients that are good and gentle on your pup. Oh, and did I mention it makes them smell soooo good?!
Heck, I’ve even used this to freshen up the carpets, or sprinkle it on the mattress before vacuuming it. I’m a major fan for anything homemade, cheap, effective, and multi purpose. It’s a win-win all around!
I used an old Parmesan Cheese bottle to store the powder in. The two different openings make it easy to sprinkle, or pour (depending on the severity of the situation).
(Also, if anyone’s wondering, that IS my dog on the label, and she DOES make that face, constantly. We can’t figure out if it’s a smile, face of guilt, or a little of both, but it makes us laugh. I swear, every time I pull out the bottle of Pee Yew Powder, she makes the face, too. I think she likes to stink.)
Okay, get ready for how easy this is to assemble:
Grae Dog’s Pee-Yew Powder
What You’ll Need:
+ 1 cup cornstarch
+ 1 cup baking soda
+ 5 to 8 drops lavender essential oil
+ 3-5 drops tea tree oil
Combine all in a medium bowl with a whisk. Add to your shaker bottle, and Voila! To use, just sprinkle a little bit over your dog and scratch/pet it in. They’ll enjoy it, and so will your nose.
Here’s why these few simple ingredients are so amazing: The baking soda is a deoderizer, and it soaks up the excess oils and dirt in your dog’s fur, which is usually the root of the stinky problem. The cornstarch does similar things, but it also makes your dogs coat smooth and shiny. As for the essential oils, they not only smell good, but lavender has been proven to help soothe your pets mood, and the tea tree is great for detering ticks, fleas, and other pests.
I know some people hate the smell of tea tree, so if that’s the case, you can leave it out.
I hope you and your pet enjoy this pee-yew powder as much as we do!
P.S. Recipe cards will be back later this week. We’ve been having some computer malfunctions.