Coconut oil spray is made by mixing coconut oil and water as the primary ingredients. The ratio between these two ingredients depends on 3 things.
Your Intended Purpose For The Coconut Oil Spray
If you are planning on using the coconut oil on your dog to condition their coat, you will need a lot of oil for proper coating of the fur strands. The ideal ratio here would be one or two parts of coconut oil for every one part of water.
However, for other purposes like repelling pests or deodorizing, you could work with a ratio where the coconut oil is less than the water. This could be something like half of a portion of coconut oil for every one portion of water.
This gives you a lighter coconut oil spray that won’t leave your dog unnecessarily greasy.
Leave-In VS Wash-Out
If you are planning on leaving the coconut oil on the dog’s body, it is best to make it as light as you can while still achieving the coat conditioning effects. A 1:1 ratio of coconut oil to water would be ideal in this case.
However, if you plan on rinsing out the coconut oil after leaving it on your dog for a few hours or overnight, you could get away with making a thicker coconut oil spray. Here, the actual ratio does not matter too much but the coconut oil should be more than the water.
The Coat Type Your Dog Has
Dogs with very thick coats may benefit from a runnier coconut oil spray that will better penetrate the thick fluff. Here, you could work with a 1:1 ratio between coconut oil and water.
If your dog has a thinner coat, you could use a 1.5:1 or 2:1 coconut oil to water ratio.