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Rosemary: The Natural Bug Repellent

Rosemary: The Natural Bug Repellent

Veronica DeLisle | June 29 2018

Nothing is worse than coming home after a long walk with your dog only to find them scratching all over, trying to get the bugs that have clung to their skin off. Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas can all make a home out of your dog’s fur. The worst part is that they can all potentially carry diseases that are harmful to your pup! Thankfully there’s a natural bug repellent that’s easy to come across and even easier to use with Sleepy Cotton’s Repel line of bath and spa products. That repellent is rosemary!

Rosemary Shampoo

It’s easy to give your dog a healthy dose of rosemary when you use Sleepy Cotton’s Dog Spa Bar Shampoo. It’s infused with rosemary oil to help keep away those pesky bugs! If your pup already has some critters living in their skin, like fleas, you should bathe them to get rid of those before using rosemary. That way the repelling properties of the rosemary oil can work their magic. Once your pup is flea-free and smelling fresh, you can head out for your walk worryless! Rosemary is a natural, much healthier flea treatment solution for your dog; it’s not only a repellent, but a promoter for healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Rosemary Balm

Rosemary oil is great for making your dog’s coat look sleek and luxurious. It has fantastic skin and coat conditioning properties, and can even soothe skin irritations. So while you’re repelling the bugs, you’re also healing the mosquito and flea bites they may have picked up before using the rosemary oil. Sleepy Cotton has a repel Shiny Dog Melting Balm which can be used as skin irritation treatment and healthy coat promoter while also repelling harmful bugs. Again, these balms are a natural way to keep your dog’s skin healthy and repel bugs without subjecting their skin to harsh chemicals.

Other Benefits of Rosemary

Although rosemary oil is typically used as a topical treatment, it has been known to be added to dog food. It is a healthy heart promoter due to its antispasmodic effects. It’s a powerful antioxidant and neutralizes free, cell-damaging radicals in your pup’s body. Rosemary supports healthy digestion with its antimicrobial qualities. It’s even high in calcium, iron and vitamin B6! However, if you’re going to use rosemary essential oil in your dog’s food, talk to your vet first. Rosemary oil is highly potent and should always be diluted before being used. Not diluting the oil can lead to serious health problems for your dog. Sleepy Cotton uses small amounts of diluted oils that will still have the best impact on your dog’s health!

Essential Oils for Your Dog

If you’re looking for other beneficial essential oils for your pup, check out some of the other articles on Sleepy Cotton’s blog. They use natural ingredients such as coconut oil, sunflower oil and sweet almond oil in their products. Keeping in mind their dog’s wellness is any dog owner’s number one priority. Going natural and using chemical-free products for their wellness is the best way to keep them happy and healthy for a long time!