Remove Pet Odor With These Essential Oils

Posted on February 03, 2017 by Chad Pegura | 50 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

AntiViral 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

 

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

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!

Lynne B
Lynne B

February 08, 2017

I love this post. Thanks for giving me so many ways to use EO’s to battle odors.

Melissa Gandarinho
Melissa Gandarinho

February 08, 2017

I can’t believe I NEVER thought about this. I’m heavily into essential oils and we have a cat, so I will absolutely try to get my bf to try some of these out with me.

September Coll
September Coll

February 08, 2017

I’m looking forward to trying essential oils from Organic Aromas. I have tried other diffusers and have been disappointed. These are the quality products that last.

Maria
Maria

February 07, 2017

I must try it!!! Thank you!

Sparkle Huston
Sparkle Huston

February 07, 2017

Great info new cat owner here

Dus
Dus

February 07, 2017

EO’s are NOT SAFE for use ON or AROUND cats! There is a lot of conflicting information about which ones are safe, but what remains the same is that cats lack a certain liver enzyme which basically prevents them from being able to process and eliminate EO’s from their system. This means they build up as toxins in their body and they can get sick or die!! This is very serious and you must be careful.

Daph
Daph

February 06, 2017

Great Info. Looking forward to trying it.

Gino
Gino

February 06, 2017

Reading this gave me an idea for a gift. I know someone that has dogs and somehow doesn’t realize the strong odor when you enter their home. I’m confused on the different styles though, is there a difference in diffusers?

Julie Pickard
Julie Pickard

February 06, 2017

I know what I’ll be trying this week.

Tammy S
Tammy S

February 06, 2017

This is So Cool!! I didn’t have a clue you could use essential oils for removing pet odors and that there were so many different oils you could use for all the different needs. Love this! I pinned it so I won’t forget. Thank you!

Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

February 06, 2017

very informative – thank you – I am just starting out into the world of oils

Chelsea
Chelsea

February 06, 2017

Great information, I am sure to put the oils to use in this way! I love my diffuser and essential oils, I couldn’t live without them now!

Alyssa
Alyssa

February 06, 2017

I have two diffusers from you and love them!!!

Kelly
Kelly

February 06, 2017

Would love to win!! Love essential oils!!

Connie
Connie

February 06, 2017

I Love using Lemongrass for odors! Thanks for the useful recipes☺

Jenny
Jenny

February 05, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful post. I can’t wait to try these recipes and have my home smelling fresh again.

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