DIY Destination- Dog Sunscreen

We were surprised to learn that some pet sunscreens contain toxic and carcinogenic ingredients! So we decided to do some research to find a more natural solution! Learn how to protect your best friend at the beach this year by making your own holistic sunscreen!


You can choose either:

  • Lavender Essential Oil, or
  • Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

For a base (carrier) oil you can choose one of the following oils (preferably organic):

  • Coconut oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil


  • Add 5 to 10 drops of essential oil for every ounce of base (carrier) oil
  • Thoroughly mix the base (carrier) oil with the essential oil
  • Apply sparingly
  • Avoid getting the mixture in your dog’s eyes


  • This is not a remedy for all day sun exposure.
  • Don’t use essential oil sun-screen on puppies that are younger than 8 weeks of age.
  • Do not use aromatherapy or perfume essential oils as they are produced by distillation with solvents that are toxic to dog

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