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Chamomile Tea Compress or Soaks

Use chamomile tea to relieve Itchiness or skin Inflammation
Total Time10 mins


  • Tea Pot


  • 3 Bags Chamomile Tea Adjust the number of tea bags depending on the application and how much water you are using


  • See full instructions in the Notes section


Cup of medicinal chamomile tea on wooden

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.
  • 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.
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.