Doggie Spa Day with Essential Oils

April 11, 2022 2 min read

Doggie Spa Day with Essential Oils

Ready to spend a day pampering your furry friend? Take your friend outside to play with other puppy friends or visit a pond, river, or lake. Exploring the outdoors allows your pup to use their natural sniffing talents and can help burn off energy.

After you come in from the outdoors, your puppy is going to need a bath for spa day! Consider using a natural shampoo that uses essential oils like rosemary and peppermint that help to cleanse and revitalize your dog’s skin and coat naturally. For conditioners, look for natural ingredients like shea butter and aloe that will help moisturize and hydrate without becoming greasy.

After your pup’s bath, your dog might not be so excited. But you know what will perk them right up? A homemade DIY dog treat! The recipe below uses peanut butter for a delicious treat and can be adjusted for your pup’s allergies too.

After your dog has enjoyed their treats and their coat has dried, brush out their coat and be sure to give them lots of pets and scritches for being such a great part of your life!

Dog Treats Recipe

  • 5 cups whole wheat flour (substitute rice/coconut flour for allergies as needed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter* (without xylitol/birch sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey

Frosting Recipe

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch or arrow root powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3-4 tbsp hot water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey, and stir together until combined.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to half inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to make shapes.
  4. Bake 18-20 minutes for larger cookies. Reduce time for smaller cookies.
  5. Combine peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave in 15 second increments until melted.
  6. Add melted mixture to cornstarch and stir. Add water a tablespoon at a time until you reach a pipeable consistency.
  7. Add frosting to a piping bag (or a plastic baggie with the corner snipped off) and pipe designs on the treats.
  8. Store in an airtight container.