Almond oil is rich in vitamin E, which moisturizes your dog's skin and coat, keeping it healthy and shiny. The scent of almond oil also repels fleas, which means a spray-on conditioner made with the oil can do double duty as a beauty treatment and natural pest repellent.
Fill a clean 32-ounce spray bottle with water, leaving about an inch of room at the top to aid in mixing with the almond oil.
Add 10 drops of almond oil to the water in the spray bottle.
Shake vigorously to spread the oil throughout the water.
Spray a fine mist of the almond oil mixture over your dog's coat immediately after shaking. Cover your dog's eyes while spraying near his face so that he doesn't get the mixture in his eyes. The mixture can be applied to either a dry or wet coat.
Brush your dog's coat to spread the almond oil evenly into the fur.
Repeat as needed, or after each bath, to keep your dog's coat shiny and conditioned. Shake the spray bottle vigorously before each use.
Don't saturate the fur with the spray. A single light mist is all you need. Too much will make your dog's hair look greasy.
Add about 1 tablespoon of dog shampoo to the mixture to create a combination shampoo and conditioner. Apply the shampoo mix to your dog when he is wet and rinse it off completely after lathering.
Items You Will Need
- 32 ounce spray bottle
- Almond oil
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