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Monday, September 6, 2010

Essential Oils as Disinfectants

Use Essential Oils to Disinfect Your Dog's Sleeping Area 
Some essential oils are particularly suited to certain jobs!  For example, last week my dog got sick and left, well, quite a mess overnight in his sleep area.  So how to get rid of the smell and make sure the area was sanitatory once again?

Essential oils to the rescue!  In this particular incidence, I used a couple of drops of both pine and lemon essential oil in water and washed down affected area of the floor.  Within a short period of time, the area once again smelt more pleasant.  Not only that, pine and lemon essential oil possesses antiseptic and bactericidal properties to make sure any germs that were still lurking were banished too :) 

Examples of other essential oils that I could have used for the same job include:

The result was one happy me - and one happy doggie - who now had a more pleasant sleeping area once again.  And I hadn't exposed him to any offensive house cleaning chemical products either :)

One last tip, add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil to the bedding and water when putting into the washer for both antiseptic purposes and a more fragrant outcome!

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