Easy Homemade Dog ShampooMay 1, 2017
You usually watch what goes into your dog’s body when it comes to food, so why shouldn’t you watch what goes on it as well?
Let’s talk about dog shampoo. Natural dog shampoos can be pricey when it comes to your budget, while making your very own only requires a few minutes, lots of TLC and can definitively come in handy without the monetary cost.
- It’s as safe and effective as a store-bought shampoo
- You know and control what goes in it
- It cleans and moisturizes your dog’s skin and coat for a healthy fur
- It eliminates smells and can help combat fleas (lavender)
Simple and Easy Ingredients
Dish Detergent Soap, which is formulated to cut through kitchen grease, is the perfect ingredient to wash away accumulated oils on your dog’s skin and coat. *Stay away from dish soaps with strong scents or artificial additives.
White Vinegar is the go-to when it comes to antibacterial and deodorizing properties, helping your best friend’s coat look healthy and shiny. Just be careful! While vinegar is a great ingredient, it is also mildly acidic and may be painful if it gets in your dog’s eyes (rinse thoroughly with water if it does!).
Lavender (optional) is a great ingredient to add to keep fleas out of the way! Just adding a tiny bit of lavender oil to your formula will help fight fleas. *Lavender dish soap could also do the trick.
2 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/4 cup of dish detergent
2 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a clean, empty bottle and gently shake the mixture. Wet your dog’s coat with warm water and spray the shampoo all over his body. Lather and rinse your pet well, making sure not to get the shampoo in his eyes.
A little TLC can go a long way! Your pet will feel and smell fantastic and you’ll probably think it looks like a million bucks. Do you make your own pet shampoo? Share your recipe in the comment section below or on our Facebook page.