How to Make Your Own Dog Fur Detangling Spray

by Lori Lapierre

Inexpensive rosemary relieves dry skin, deters fleas and adds a lovely smell to your dog's fur.

Dog fur can become a mess of tangles, especially for long- or curly-haired breeds or those canine companions who play outside. Many commercial detanglers are an expensive cocktail of chemicals, so a homemade recipe of natural ingredients is an easy and inexpensive substitute, with the added benefit of deterring fleas.

Step 1

Add 2 cups water to the pan and place it on the stove. Bring it to a boil.

Step 2

Remove the pan from the heat and mix in either 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary. Cover the pan with a lid and allow the liquid to cool.

Step 3

Strain the liquid into a clean dish and discard the rosemary leaves.

Step 4

Pour 1 cup of the rosemary rinse into the spray bottle. Add 3 drops of glycerin -- which you can purchase at a drugstore -- and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Put the lid back on the spray bottle and shake the bottle a few times to mix the ingredients.

Step 5

Spray the homemade detangler on your dog's fur after bathing. Shake the bottle several times during application to keep the ingredients mixed.

Step 6

Massage the detangler onto your dog's fur and leave it in; comb out his fur with a dog comb while it is wet, but do not rinse out the detangler.

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