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Dog Spray Repels Bugs And Makes Dog Smell Fresh


Author: Donna M.
Date: 05-24-2015
Views: 2,793
Word Count: 172
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 10641-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I use this "dog spray" recipe given to me by a friend:

* Put a pinch or two of epsom salts into a spray bottle
* Add 10 drops of Purification essential oil blend
* Fill the bottle with water
* Shake well before each use

For a fresh-smelling dog, spray him down daily or weekly. This spray also repels ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas. Simple enough, right?

Well, I am here to tell you how important it is to read labels. I went to my local grocery store and bought a bag of epsom salts. I did not realize until I got home that the bag said relaxation soak (which means it has additional ingredients added to it). It actually smells like Eucalyptus and contains other stuff that I cannot pronounce.

So I learned that all epsom salts, like all essential oils, are not the same! I ended up having to go to the pharmacy for plain epsom salts to use in my dog spray. Be sure to read all labels when buying carrier oils or even epsom salts.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: animal, animals, camping, canine, canines, chigger, chiggers, deodorizer, dogs, flea, flee, insect, insects, mosquito, pets, repellent, tick.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
2.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
3.Associated topics: tick,insect-deterrent,insects — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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