How to make an insect-repellent bandana for your dog?

Dogs are known as the best companions for humans while camping, hiking and for long morning or evening walks. They are mood boosters and help a lot in making humans happy. They are one of the most loyal creations on the earth. Summer brings a time of enjoyment, not only for you but for your dog as well. Warm weather means more outdoor and fun activities which no one ever wants to miss.


While playing outside, insects can bite your dog leaving him in a lot of pain and distress.  Fleas and ticks can be the major reason for severe health issues for your dog. Your dog may get fever, pain and eventually kidney failure and you know what? It’s due lo Lyme disease and curse to the tick bite which caused it. A sick dog can infect his owner as well. What about a good prevention to all this?


You can save yourself and your dog from all this discomfort just by a simple trick. Do you want to know that? Wear your dog an insect repellent dog bandana and now he is all set to enjoy his day with a good and happy mood. What’s more beneficial to you? It’s super simple to make these bandanas yourself. Yeah you heard it right! Now your dog is protected with style and elegance.

Why you need to make a bandana yourself?

  • You may not be interested to choose from 2 to 3 designs available at the pet shop
  • Want to slay your dog in a bandana of your choice
  • You are not satisfied with the stuff of bandana available
  • Or you love doing work for your dog
  • It is less expensive

No need to worry. You can make your dog a bandana of your choice in just in a few steps.

How to make an insect-repellant dog bandana?

First of all you need to cut a bandana for your dog. You can use your old shirt or a sheet of fabric. Get yourself a design which best suits your dog. Buy yourself Permethrin insecticide.  It is defined as “a synthetic chemical that act like natural extracts from the chrysanthemum flower.” It kills all the insects including mosquitoes, spiders, mites and more that may eat or touch it. It is used in most of the insect repellent bandanas available in the market.


Keep the bottle 6 to 8 inches away from your bandana while spraying Permethrin insecticide. Spray on each side of the bandana for 30 seconds. Hang the bandana to dry completely. It will last up to 6 washings/6 weeks. After that time, repeat the process.

Your self-made bandana is now ready to be worn by your dog.

Alternate way

Cut yourself a dog bandana. Get yourself coconut oil and one of any other essential oil. The list below provides you with some good options for essential oil:

  • Peppermint
  • Clove
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Pine
  • Basil
  • Lemon eucalyptus

Mix 2 to 3 drops of any essential oil in 2 tablespoon of coconut oil. In case if coconut oil is not available with you, you can add extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil.  Mix it well before applying on bandana. Let the bandana dry completely afterwards. Whenever you wash your dog bandana, apply this mixture again for better results. It’s a more natural and safe way.


As we know:

“Prevention is better than cure.”

It is better to prevent than to feel regretful. Insect bite may lead you to heartache of losing your dog. Who wants to lose his friendly companion? Even no one of us is able to think of it. So the situation which we can’t even imagine of, how we can tackle it if it reaches us.

Safety must be your first priority while going outside. Just make it sure that your dog is wearing his bandana which is insect repellent. So, no bug can suck his blood and left him in pain. In this way, your dog is safe. A happy safe dog leads you to a happy fun day.

That’s all to keep your dog protected!

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