Recently our newest canine addition, Ezra (our Carolina Dog puppy now 6 months old) has taken a liking to using my workout room as his toilet when we don’t pay attention to his way of letting us know he needs to go out. He isn’t consistent and quite frankly has been the most difficult dog I’ve ever had to potty train. He was trained to go on a pee pad, and often when he is outdoors he is out there for a long time – his preference actually on nice days. So this recipe is going to come in handy for us so I decided to share it with you. I didn’t create it but thankfully someone did!
Sidenote, this is a recent thing of his. I use the workout room also as my early morning prayer and worship place. No matter what you may believe, I think there is a negative spiritual component to what is happening with Ezra. We trust God for the REAL solution to all of this. I can say with full assurance, everything about this puppy has had a spiritual connotation which doesn’t surprise me in the least. His name after all IS Ezra which is from the book in the Bible of the same name and it was purposeful on our part. Okay now onto the recipe (I’ll be going much more into depth over upcoming blog posts/podcasts on this topic with Ezra told in an allegorical style).
Pet Stain and Odor Remover Recipe
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon salt
15 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil
5 drops Purification® essential oil blend
2 cups baking soda (optional, for tough or already-dried stains)
If your doggo buddy very recently left a puddle on the living room carpet, use these instructions for removing fresh stains:
Add the essential oils to the salt and mix well.
In a spray bottle, combine the salt mixture, apple cider vinegar, and water. Mix thoroughly until salt has dissolved.
Blot the “accident” to remove excess moisture.
Shake the bottle, then spray the stained area generously until wet.
Let sit for 10–15 minutes.
Using an old towel or rag, soak up the mixture by blotting until moisture is removed. Do not apply heat to aid in the drying process, as it can cause unwanted odors and stains to set permanently.”
Recipe from Healthier Thymes.
Aromatic Use with Pets
Yes as I was just responding to a comment yesterday about a dog getting sick from the diffuser. First of all it’s not the diffuser but the oil quality. Plus a lot of other factors. I’ll share what I wrote in the comment: “Qualifying the oil brand is something many don’t realize is important. Most of these kind of incidents are happening from cheap store brands. Plus non-stop diffusing also where the dog/cat can’t leave – jurisprudence is needed. I’ve used oils with my dogs for 15 years including many that are listed as toxic for dogs with zero issues because I know my brand and trust it, and I know my dogs. Dr. Doug Corrigan has an excellent class that teaches all of this from a scientific/cellular perspective so people can get a grip and learn these distinctions. He is a molecular biologist and physicist so he is very thorough in what and how he teaches on this. I don’t diffuse tea tree or use it on my dogs (I would if it was needed as I trust Young Living implicitly – you just need to know HOW to use them – see references below). I use it on me. I diffuse oils daily though in my office, bedroom and kitchen. Not all at once but intermittently through the day. My dogs can stay in the room or leave. I use topical on them as well and have used orally also. I’ve taken the time to learn so I can do these things.”
I haven’t ever used tea tree with my dogs but I have and DO use the Animal Scents ointment on them which has tea tree in it. I trust YL!!!
Lastly you can listen to a 3-part audio series I did on my former podcast with my colleague about oils and animals. The audios are in this resource course (free and no login or registration required).
My own classes (free) are all listed on my courses page including the Oily Resource Center, HERE
Book I co-authored with two of my colleagues: Essential Oils in Animal Care: A naturopathic approach
Dr. Doug’s excellent class Essential Oils and Pets
And his fantastic book How Do Essential Oils Work?