18 Jul DIY CBD Skin Moisturizers for Pets
What do you do when your dog or cat won’t stop itching from dry skin? Making a DIY CBD skin moisturizer may be an option. If your cat or dog has sensitive skin, it may be difficult to find a skin moisturizer that will work for them. Sometimes it’s just easier to make your own so that you can control the ingredients and don’t have to worry about an adverse reaction.
DIY CBD Skin Moisturizers for Dogs
When it comes to dogs, licking and scratching may be indicators that their skin is dry and needs some attention. Some topicals for dogs can make them sick if they lick it, so these DIY CBD skin moisturizers contain ingredients that are okay if they are ingested since they are natural.
Vitamin E and Hemp CBD Oil
Vitamin E is a good option to help your pet with dry or undernourished skin. It has antioxidant properties and may help protect their skin from UV radiation. This is ideal for dogs that like to play outside a lot.
For this simple CBD skin moisturizer, all you need is a tablespoon of vitamin E oil and a dropper full of Pet Health CBD 300 mg Organic Olive Oil Tincture. If you have a large breed dog, you may need to double or triple this recipe.
Simply mix the two oils together in a bowl and add the amount of the size of a pea into your hand at a time. Rub your hands together and then rub it into your dog’s skin. Once applied, brush your dog as normal to help distribute the oil blend across their entire bodies.
The Coconut Oil Moisturizer
Coconut oil is also okay for your dog to ingest should they lick their skin after it’s applied. This recipe also calls for the Pet Health CBD Organic Olive Oil Tincture as it blends well with coconut oil.
Simply combine a tablespoon of melted coconut oil and a dropper of our Organic Olive Oil Tincture and stir them together. Apply in small amounts, massaging it into their skin, and brush your dog well to complete the even distribution of the oil blend.
DIY CBD Skin Moisturizers for Cats
Cats can also experience dry skin. As with dogs, they may obsessively lick themselves or scratch where their skin is itchy. This can lead to irritation. Speak with your vet about the ideal way to tackle your cat’s dry skin and consider making a CBD skin moisturizer at home for your furry friend.
Dry skin in cats can be caused by weather changes, an improper diet and allergies, as well as other factors like fleas or other parasites.
The Fish Oil and Olive Oil Blend
Your cat may want to taste this CBD skin moisturizer as you’re putting it on, and that’s okay. Fish oil is good for your cat because it contains Omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it may also assist with calmer skin leading to less scratching and licking.
For this oil blend, simply empty the liquid of 2 fish oil capsules and add in ½ dropper of Pet Health CBD 300 mg Organic Olive Oil Tincture. Mix the ingredients well and begin massaging very small amounts into your cat’s skin.
If your cat is one that doesn’t enjoy being touched much, simply fill an eye dropper ½ way with the oil blend and empty it moving down their body from between the shoulders to the head of the tail. Then brush them well to distribute the oil blend evenly.
Note: You can also use the above coconut oil moisturizer for dogs on your cats, just cut the recipe in half.
It can be frustrating for your pet to have dry skin and not be able to stop it themselves. These DIY CBD skin moisturizers for pets may do the trick without having to spend a lot of money on expensive options at your vet or local pet store. A treat or two while you’re applying the moisturizer and a bit of encouragement may make the process even easier for you.
Always speak with your vet before using any form of CBD with your pet to ensure it is the right course of action for your pet’s individual needs.