If your dogs are like mine their breath can be a little on the undesirable side. My three-year olds always say “Bell Bell smells so stinky.” To which I say, worry not my furry friend, this is yet another instance where essential oils will come in handy. These two ingredient, three counting your oils, breath freshening dog treats are super easy to make and your dogs will love you for it. All you need is 2 cups of flour and 8 oz. of sweet potato puree (don’t want to make it yourself grab two jars of baby food). After your flour and purée is mixed add some peppermint oil and bake. Don’t have the time to make treats, add a tiny bit of peppermint oil to the top of your regular treats and banish that nasty breath. I also like to add a couple drops of peppermint to my dogs water bowl. So, yes using peppermint oil banishes bad breath, but more importantly it helps promote oral hygiene which translates into promoting overall wellness. 

You can find the full recipe for Two Ingredient Dog Treats here!

Homemade Dog Treats

The weather is warming up here and I’m so happy to see Spring! I also like to use peppermint oil to mix up this DIY Bug Spray. Grab your peppermint and purification, follow the simple steps below, and you have yourself a non-toxic bug repellent. Spray this on your dog (and yourself) every time they go outside to keep those nasty hitchhikers at bay.

DIY Bug Repellent:

  • 2 oz. Spray Bottle
  • Distilled Water
  • Witch Hazel – 1 tsp.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil – 10 drops
  • Purification Essential Oil – 10 drops

Add Witch Hazel and Essential Oils to spray bottle, swirl to mix. Fill with water, shake well, and use.

Want to learn more about using oils with your pet? Join us for our March 2nd Facebook Class, Essential Oils and Dogs. 

Disclaimer: I am not a Veterinarian. This information is based on my personal experience only and is not a substitute for appropriate vet care. Please contact your Veterinarian with any concerns. This information is intended to be used along with, not in place of, appropriate care.

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