Homemade Dog Deodorizing Spray

How do you make deodorizing dog spray?
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. Despite its own strong odor, vinegar is a high-powered deodorizer. …
  • Lavender. Lavender has a soothing, relaxing scent and can also wipe out your pup’s bad doggy smell when combined with other essential oils. …
  • Geranium. …
  • Eucalyptus and Citrus.

DIY Essential Oil Dog Deodorant Spray

Thanks to the insect repellant properties of Witch hazel and lavender, this deliciously scented dog spray absorbs unpleasant odors and even staves off ticks and fleas, keep your pooch presentable and cuddly even between bathtimes. Here’s the DIY.

A Note on Essential Oils and Pets

All pets are different and may have different reactions to essential oils. I often get questions about using essential oils on cats and I choose not to use oils on cats at all. I do use oils in my dog recipes though, and they have worked really well, for my dogs. I make sure that they are very diluted and test a small patch on my pup to be sure that there isn’t a reaction. I think that when heavily diluted, essential oils be less unpleasant for the pooch than the synthetic fragrances in many common pet products. But keep in mind that with all home recipes, they have not been put through independent testing and so it’s best to approach with caution (ie: don’t make a huge batch and douse your dog without testing first).

For more information, Lea Jacobson has an EO profiles book that lists what is safe or not safe for all ages, pregnancy, breastfeeding, dogs, and cats and Nourishing Joy has a set of printable Essential Oil Safety Cards that list what is safe for Adults, Kids, Dogs, and Cats (spoiler alert – there are few that are safe for dogs and none that are safe for cats.).

Homemade Dog Deodorant For Your Smelly Pooch

If you don’t want to use chemicals on your dog, this homemade doggie deodorant is for you. It only takes two minutes to make it. Here’s the DIY.

Including skin-friendly ingredients like apple cider vinegar, this organic deodorizer is great for pets that are prone to itchiness and dryness. Find the instructions here.

Also Read: Benefits of Washing Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar

Infused with mood-elevating essential oils, this dog deodorant spray is perfect for not only zapping out animal odors but also livening up the room. Here’s the detailed DIY.


How do you neutralize the smell of a dog?

Try using vinegar (diluted with a bit of water) in a spray bottle and spray on carpets or floors. Or use in combination with baking soda on cushions or bedding for an extra powerful, odor-eliminating punch.

How can I deodorize my dog fast?

Try an aromatherapy shampoo, citrus or tea tree are best for fighting odors. Brush your dog, 2-5 times a week. A good brushing distributes natural oils and gets rid of dead fur and limits shedding. Pat your dog’s fur with baking soda or corn starch for a quick dry bath.

What neutralizes pet odors?

Baking Soda Is Your Best Friend (After Your Pet)

If you’re looking to make a spray solution containing baking soda, white vinegar & baking soda are a great combination (as mentioned earlier). This solution can be applied to pet stains and urine spots for a thorough clean.