Chamomile Tea Compress or Soaks
Use chamomile tea to relieve Itchiness or skin Inflammation
- 3 Bags Chamomile Tea Adjust the number of tea bags depending on the application and how much water you are using
Use chamomile tea to soothe your dog's skin
Chamomile reduces inflammation and has anti-microbial properties to help heal skin infections
Use a pot of cooled chamomile tea as a rinse after bathing. The tea can also be applied locally to inflamed areas. Compresses or tea bags from brewed tea can be held on sore areas for a few minutes for relief.
Chamomile may provide some relief in mild cases of itchiness or irritation, it’s very important however to have a diagnosis as to why your dog is itching. Skin inflammation and itchiness can be a symptom of many different things such as food or environmental allergies, an insect bite or sting, fleas, fungus or mites.
- If your dog is itchy all over, fill your tub or sink with warm water then add your tea that has been steeped for 12 minutes and covered with a saucer. Use several (3 +) tea bags for your brew. Let your dog soak in the bath for at least five minutes.
- Alternatively, for smaller itchy patches, steep one or two tea bags in about two cups of hot water. Once the tea is cooled down, pour it on your dog’s skin as a quick fix, letting it drip dry without rinsing. Or use as a spot-on treatment/compress. Save excess tea in a mason jar for up to a week.