How to Make a Natural Pet Odor Eliminator

Growing up we had always had dogs and kept their dog beds in the entryway of our house. Even if the dogs were clean, somehow those dog beds would cause the whole room to smell like dog. People coming in were greeted with an onset of dog smell and was something my mom was always self-conscious about (I was more of a “Who wouldn’t want to be greeted by the smell of a dog?” kinda person).

Since purchasing our first home, I’ve known what it means to be self-conscious about your house. Even though we don’t have any pets (cough, cough, Lee when can we get a dog?), I can definitely relate to my mom’s fear that we would be known as the house that smelled like dog.

No one wants to be known as having the house that smells like an animal (yes, cat houses can have a very definite smell as well). That’s why we are harnessing the deodorizing power of Ginger Essential Oil along with our Peace and Quiet Blend to create the best Pet Odor Eliminator Spray.

Note to Cat Owners: Cat’s aren’t always fans of citrus oils. Our Peace and Quiet Blend contains Lime and Sweet Orange Essential Oils. See how your cat reacts to this blend before using this recipe. If your cat turns out not to like this blend, I recommend replacing the Peace and Quiet Blend in this recipe with Juniper Berry or Citronella Essential Oil.

For this recipe you will need:


In a 2-ounce spray bottle, add 10 drops of Ginger Essential Oil.

Add Ginger essential oil

Next, add 20 drops of Peace and Quiet Essential Oil Blend.

Add Peace and Quiet essential oil blend

Fill it up with distilled water.

Fill with distilled water

And give it a shake to mix them all together!

Shake to mix together

To use, shake bottle then spray to refresh a room, pet bed, or other surfaces that tend to get stinky. Cats may not like our Peace and Quiet Blend, so use caution when trying this recipe near them or replace it with Juniper Berry or Citronella Essential Oils.

If you don’t have distilled water, you can use regular water, but the recipe will not last as long. I recommend spraying in an open area. Using this spray in areas like a closed litter box may be overwhelming to your pet.

What I love about this recipe

  1. The peace of mind pet owners can have that their homes smell fresh.
  2. It’s portable size making it easy to bring it wherever your pet goes.
  3. Ginger Essential Oil’s ability to counteract strong odors.
  4. Peace and Quiet Blend adding a calming atmosphere to any room.

Safety and Disclaimer

Start slowly when introducing essential oils to your pet. Let them smell the combination of oils before using this recipe. If your pet reacts negatively, using it could cause them emotional discomfort.

  • For using essential oils with cats check out this blogpost
  • For using essential oils with dogs Check out this blogpost

Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor.

What are your favorite ways to clean up pet odors naturally? Share your tips in the comments below!