Allergy Rinse Recipe

If your dog has allergies or seems to be itchy.  You can try this allergy rinse.  I use this allergy rinse on my dog Bandit after baths.  Not only does it smell wonderful, it soothes his skin and helps with allergies.

Allergy Rinse Recipe:

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh lavender

2 Tablespoons chopped chamomile flowers and leaves

2 Tablespoons of chopped calendula flower petals

8 cups of water

Place all the ingredients in a stainless steal pot or glass pot.  Pour in 8 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let is cool for 45 minutes.  Strain the mixture and store in a clean mason jar in the refrigerator.

Use as a rinse after bathing and spray on the dogs coat if needed.

I grow my own chamomile flowers and lavender, but I am sure you can get them at your local garden nursery (even if you wanted a small plant to chop up right away).  Maybe at a farmers market or some health food stores.  You can get calendula flower petals at:  http://www.wildroots.com/calendula-flower-petals-whole-16-oz-p-2301.html