Pack a clean glass jar ¾ of the way full with your dried herbs. If using fresh, make sure to air dry them for a few hours to take away some of the moisture content.
Fill the jar with vinegar and cover with a plastic lid or line a metal lid with parchment or wax paper.
Let sit for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 6 weeks.
Strain and compost or discard the herbs and put the herbal vinegar in a clean jar. You just made an herbal acv vinegar concentrate that keeps for 1-2 years! Now we need to dilute it to use it for our spray.
Combine 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. You can safely store your diluted vinegar spray for 1 month.
When to Use:
After bathing, apply a generous amount of your spray to your dog's coat. Leave on coat and allow to dry. No vinegar scent will be present after your dog is dry. You can also use on dry fur whenever necessary.
How Often to Use:
Since all dogs are different, the amount you should use this spray varies. In general, dogs with skin conditions or issues that you are trying to support will need to use this spray more often. Sometimes daily use is necessary until the issue is noticeably improved. Then, once or twice a week for maintenance. You'll have to experiment to find what works the best with your dog. I used this daily until the odor was eliminated and then twice a week for maintenance. In the fall and winter, I will cut back to once a week.
Do not use this spray on open wounds or cuts - it will sting!
Recipe by Primally Inspired at https://www.primallyinspired.com/acv-spray-dogs/