I’m not big into keeping my dogs super clean, but I definitely like it when they smell good and want their coats to be  healthy. I have been trying to incorporate essential oils more into my family’s personal care products, so I thought I would take a few minutes to tell you about the things that have made a huge difference in the health of my pets.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

If your dog has any kind of skin problem, from mild itchiness to mange or dandruff, tea tree oil is a great way to help heal your dog’s skin and promote better health in general for your pup.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is great for dogs who tend to be anxious at all, like my sweet Beagle Katy. If bath time is stressful for your pet, this can help take the edge off. It also smells great, which is always a bonus!

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint not only smells great, but it also helps repel bugs and promotes good circulation. Admittedly, I mostly use it for the smell. :)

All three of these essential oils will do great things for your dogs, and adding them in is as easy as adding a few drops, then mixing the shampoo back up. I highly advise adding no more than 3-4 drops of each oil, remember these are very concentrated and will be very strong. You should see an improvement in the health of your dog’s coat when you use this mixture consistently.