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Remove Pet Odor With These Essential Oils

Posted on February 03, 2017 by Chad Pegura | 66 comments

Remove Pet Odor with Essential Oils

We love our pets. They provide companionship, love, and are an important part of our families. However, our pets are not always as clean as we’d like them to be. Sometimes they leave behind odors which can make our homes unpleasant to be in. Many of the products on the market designed to remove pet odors are made with harsh chemicals that we don’t want to have to expose our families or our animals to! Luckily, there is a natural solution with essential oils. Here are some of the best essential oils to remove pet odors.

Anti-bacterial Essential Oils

The first property you want in an essential oil to combat pet odors is antibacterial. In most cases what is causing the odor bacteria and germs. These bacteria also can make your family sick, so it is essential to make sure that you use one of these essential oils. Some antibacterial oils include:


  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Bergamot
  • Lemongrass
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Clove
  • Rosemary

Anti-viral Essential Oils

You also want to incorporate some antiviral essential oils into your pet odor removal. Many of these antiviral oils also have antibacterial properties, so they are really a great option for removing pet odors. Some antiviral essential oils include:

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Lavender
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Eucalyptus
  • Thyme
  • Clove
  • Oregano
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon

 

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Natural Cleaner Recipes

Once you have chosen your antibacterial and antiviral essential oils, you will want to make some natural cleaners to address the variety of pet stains and odors.  Here are our favorite recipes for natural essential oil cleaners:

 

Spray Cleaner

1 cup of white vinegar

10-20 drops of essential oil

Combine ingredients together and place in a spray bottle. Spray across surface and wipe with a clean towel or sponge.

 

Herbal Disinfectant

2 cups hot water

10 drops essential oil

¼ of washing soda

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray across surfaces and wipe with a clean, damp towel or sponge.

 

Classic Carpet Cleaner

1 cup white vinegar

2 cups water

2 tsp salt

15 drops essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together. There are two ways to apply this cleaner. You can generously spray it on your carpet with a large spray bottle or use it in a carpet cleaning machine. Allow carpets to dry then vacuum the area. Can also be used on upholstery.

 

Foaming Carpet Cleaner

3 cups of water

¾ liquid castile soap

10 drops essential oil

Mix all of the ingredients together in a kitchen blender until foamy. Take the foam and rub into the soiled area with a damp sponge or scrub brush. Let the foam dry completely then vacuum the area. Can also be used on upholstery.

 

Carpet Deodorizer

2 cups baking soda

30 drops essential oil

Combine baking soda and essential oil in a jar. Shake well until the essential oil is fully distributed in the baking soda. Sprinkle liberally over carpets. Let set 1-2 hours or overnight. Vacuum the area thoroughly.

 

Essential Oil Laundry Soap

1 bar of grated castile bar soap

1 cup of washing soda

1 cup borax

20 drops essential oil

Mix thoroughly together in a jar. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load of laundry. Can also be used to spot clean upholstery.

 

Purify The Air

Once you have cleaned all the odor causing spots in your home, the next thing you will need to do is purify the air to get rid of the residual pet odors for good. Here are the air purifying essential oils we recommend:

  • White Camphor
  • Eucalyptus
  • Balsam Fir Needle
  • Frankincense
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Helichrysum
  • Hyssop
  • Juniper berry
  • Lavandin
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Myrrh
  • Myrtle
  • Sweet Orange
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Wintergreen

 

To purify the air, simply place any of these oils in your aromatherapy diffuser and let them clean all the pet odors from your home. If you want to keep your home free of pet odors in the future, burn these oils everyday to purify the air.

Pets are a wonderful addition to our families, but they can often leave behind an unpleasant odor. Luckily with essential oils you can remove these odors naturally. So the next time your pet has an accident or your just notice your home is smelling a little off, deploy these great essential oils to keep your house fresh and clean.

At Organic Aromas, beyond just making the highest quality aromatherapy diffusers, we also carry a range of essential oils. Many of these oils can help you treat pet odors, so check out our selection today!

 

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25 Responses

KamMom
KamMom

August 12, 2018

Thank you for this post. Adding drops to cleaning recipes is not the same as putting drops directly in a pets mouth.

Chris
Chris

July 28, 2018

This is a DANGEROUS post. MOST essential oils are toxic to cats and other animals. Do not use. Consult your vet.

Barb Searle
Barb Searle

July 16, 2018

Thank you for these alternatives – very refreshing after trying to work out which of your normal cleaners you CAN’T use because they do not contain enzymes and therefore end up smelling like urine to a cat or dog… Have read the previous comments about essential oils being dangerous to pets – and I imagine some very much are – but, none of them in this blog are applied directly to an animal in their concentrated form – So… would those that are dangerous – still be dangerous if vastly diluted with other things and not applied directly to the pet.but to carpets, floors and walls and then washed, rinsed and vaccumed off? ?? – Just saying…

Jennifer
Jennifer

June 24, 2018

You can NOT use tea tree oil around pets it is toxic. If you are posting recipes for animals you should do your research. This is not. A good source at all!!!! The author should be correcting this right away!!

Denae
Denae

June 18, 2018

I see that there are already comments about the harmful oils to pets which is what I was going to comment after reading this. If anyone wants to have essential oils in their home around their pets, no matter how much they smell good, you HAVE to make sure the oils are also safe for your pets. Tea tree is one of those that are harmful.

SamWise
SamWise

June 06, 2018

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING::::

ESSENTIAL OIL DANGERS TO PETS.

Read the comments below and be warned!

Andrea N
Andrea N

April 11, 2018

All of these EO do what they say they do… BUT some of the above listed oils are VERY TOXIC to your pets (even in small amounts). Tea tree oil is very good to clean with, but can be LETHAL to your dog or cat. Imagine if you had used it to clean your carpet where they lay to nap? You would have (unknowingly) just poisoned your pet. I’m surprised this site would list these oils to clean, with out immediately posting the harmful effects to pets.

charlene
charlene

January 29, 2018

Thank you I love the info being a massage therapist that loves using EO this is sooooo encouraging. Have lovely roommates but since they have moved in with their cat my house smell does not feel as homely due to the strong odour! I feel it for them also because i cant help but tell them politely to make sure that they are cleaning the litter box. I love them but that cat smell has made me even more OCD then i am already constantly spraying and cleaning the house! Studying aromatherapy previously I am also aware that some EO can be overpowering so I will use them in my diffuser but very sparingly. Where theres a will there’s a way seriously considering making them some natural sprays and cleaners as a gift hope they don’t take offence. I cant live like this my nose is worse than a dog ?

Jenessa veitch
Jenessa veitch

January 29, 2018

PLEASE EDUCATE YOUR CUSTOMERS ABOUT THE DANGERS TO OILS AND CATS!!!!

Your website recommends many oils that would potentially seriously harm or kill their beloved pet.

Essential oils to avoid for Cats (topically and internally):

Basil
Citrus oils: Lemon, Wild Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin, Citrus bliss blend, Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot
Cassia
Cinnamon
Clove
Fennel
Melaleuca
Oregano
Peppermint
Thyme
Wintergreen

Judy S
Judy S

January 25, 2018

I just tried the classic carpet cleaner, omg. It smells so good, thank you so much for for these tip

Susan
Susan

September 14, 2017

Hi: what a great site..I have six rescue cats and don’t know what is a safe cleaner around them? One of my male cats has recently started spraying everywhere?..what is the best cleaner to eliminate urine odour? I have been using vinegar with washing soda and lemon juice..I was told that rosemary essential oil is ok to put in diffuser..is this accurate info?? ?

Sharon
Sharon

August 13, 2017

I’m new to essential oils and have 3 dogs. 2 are rescues. These have accidents so I am looking for ways to deal with the odors. I know the oils can eat plastic. Do they still do that after mixed with water. I want to use a big spray bottle for a big problem! ?

Karla
Karla

July 17, 2017

Would it hurt to spray the essential oil on the dog or put In the shampoo? Was considering peppermint.

Karla

Rey
Rey

June 17, 2017

Please be very careful with some of these oils. It’s incredibly misleading to generalize essential oil for pet odor removal without mentioning than many of these essential oils must be incredibly diluted and most are toxic to cats. Please please please do additional research as my sisters car ended up with liver issues due to eucalyptus oil being diffused in the home.

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

May 24, 2017

I’m definitely going to try these Essential Oil Recipes to do some cleaning. I have 2 female dogs so I need to try recipes that are safe to use around them. Thank you for sharing such great ideas. I just need an effective diffuser like yours to clean the air.

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

May 24, 2017

I’m definitely going to try these Essential Oil Recipes to do some cleaning. I have 2 female dogs so I need to try recipes that are safe to use around them. Thank you for sharing such great ideas. I just need an effective diffuser like yours to clean the air.

gloria patterson
gloria patterson

February 13, 2017

Just starting to get involved with the essential oils. I don’t have any pets but the cleaning out to is great. I like knowing how much oil to use. I am never sure how much (drops) oil to use. if I am guessing

Dana MATTHEWS
Dana MATTHEWS

February 11, 2017

I am new to essential oils and am learning as I go. I am fascinated with these recipes above. They would be so much better for me and my family than the chemicals I currently use.

Jenny Ha
Jenny Ha

February 10, 2017

I SO needed this post! Thank you! :)

Vikki Billings
Vikki Billings

February 10, 2017

I had no idea that essential oils could take care of pet orders, I am just learning about them.

nicole
nicole

February 09, 2017

we loved essential oils for the office, everyone asks where the smell comes from! would love to have one in the home!

Alissa
Alissa

February 09, 2017

I had to move out of state quickly, my new place does not allow pets. Tha mfly my mother was able to take in my animals These are still great tips. I will admit I am leaving a comment to sign up for the giveaway. I have a 16 year old son, can I count him as a pet?

Rhonda W G.
Rhonda W G.

February 09, 2017

Thankyou so much for these lists. Easy to follow and then put to use. I’m just learning about essential oils. I currently use lemongrass and peppermint in our home.

Joyce C.
Joyce C.

February 09, 2017

I always know Tea Tree and Lavender are both good for purifying air and help to heal wound, but didn’t know they are also good pet deodorant!

Kristen
Kristen

February 08, 2017

I’ve often used Kirk’s Castile for my homemade laundry soap (per your recipe) because it is so easy to find and inexpensive! Love this list of recipes!!! Thank you!

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