Non-toxic Pet Odor Eliminator

Non-toxic Pet Odor Eliminator

I recently posted on my Facebook page that my senior dog has developed toxic gas. I’m talking clear out the room toxic gas.

You are welcome for sharing.

Needless to say, we love our dog. We don’t want to have to run out of the room every time he lights it up.

I did a lot of research to try to find a non-toxic pet odor eliminator.

One of the problems is some essential oils can be toxic to a dog or cat’s liver and kidneys.

In my research I discovered wild orange is an essential oil that is approved for use around dogs.

While wild orange is safe to use around dogs, it is important to remember to always invest in high quality essential oils. Oils purchased at the grocery store can contain contaminants or adulterants that can cause serious health issues in your pets.

I know. I know. Quality essential oils can be more expensive. Check out this brand. I think you’ll find it is reasonably priced – even for the organic certified bottles!

Here’s how this odor eliminator works:

The wild orange is going to instantly improve the smell in the room. Yet covering up the scent isn’t good enough. Your room spray is also going to need baking soda to actually eliminate the odor.

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Here’s How to Make Non-toxic Pet Odor Eliminator Spray

You’ll need:

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Distilled Water
Spray Bottle
30 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

  1. Measure baking soda into a bowl and add the wild orange essential oil drops.
  2. Mix the essential oil into baking soda using a fork

non-toxic dog odor eliminator ingredients

  1. Put mixture in spray bottle and top off with distilled water.
  2. Shake and spray.

BADABOOM! Your stinky smells are eliminated thanks to the baking soda and now all you’ll smell is the pleasing scent of wild orange.

Since publishing this post, we’ve welcomed an all new smelly boy to our house. Meet Wilson! You can follow our natural dog parenting and Wilson antics on Instagram.

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  1. Cats are particularly sensitive to a group of oxygenated compounds called ketones, phenols, alpha pinene, some monoterpenes, and carvacrol (a byproduct of d-limonene which is found in all citrus fruits and in many tree oils) which their livers can not break down. Wild Orange essential oil – including doTerra’s (which we represent as well) – can be toxic to cats.

    Most cats, when faced with citrus scents in an enclosed space, leave whenever possible. Citrus oils, including orange, is often used as a deterrent. But the toxic components can build up with no symptoms in cats, until damage is irreversible. Reference: Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals: A Comprehensive Guide by Kristen Leigh Bell


    I also have a senior dog that leaves the room….here is another good trick….it takes a bit of work but it has helped in more ways than just the gas. Pick Dandelion’s from your yard as long as it has not been sprayed. I pick about 8 cups just the flowers…lay them out to dry it takes a day or two dandelions hold water. I then dehydrate them for several hours. Once that is done I mix the dehydrated dandelions with coconut oil that I have melted in hot water never cook it looses the good properties and mix some peanut butter with it…most dogs love the stuff. Once all is mixed well I put in small ice cube trays and pop them in the refrigerator to firm up. I then take them out of the trays and put them in a Tupperware and store in the refrigerator. I give her 2 a day once in the morning and then again at night. The toxic gas is gone, plus it helps the digestive system and she is eating more. The coconut oil shines the coat.

  3. Sheryl, What great information! Thank you for passing it along! Andrea

  4. Mauri Skier says:

    Does it have to be wild orange? Can I use sweet orange instead?

  5. Yes! If you have sweet orange, it is safe to use around dogs.

  6. Hi
    I’m Olga from Lisbon – Portugal
    Can we change the oil? Instead orange, can put lemmon?

  7. Hi Olga, Yes, lemon essential oil would work as well. Andrea

  8. hi can I use rubbing alcohol instead of distilled water?

  9. Hi Christina, The distilled water makes this formula safe to use around animals. I don’t think I’d make the substitution. Andrea

  10. Hi Andrea
    Can I use lavender oil instead of lemon

  11. Hi Kanika, Yes, you could use lavender in the pet odor eliminator. Andrea

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