Using a homemade dog shampoo gives you 3 benefits. The first one is it keeps your dog safe. The second one is giving you an experience of DIY. And the third one is you can save your money.
So, let’s know about some homemade dog shampoo recipes. So that you can make it your own.
Homemade dog shampoo for fleas
If your dog has sensitive skin, he may attack by the flea. So, what you will do for preventing this? It’s better to use a homemade dog shampoo for him. It will protect your puppy from unwanted diseases.
In spite of using the toxic chemical shampoo, use pure homemade shampoo for your pup. A flea infestation makes uncomfortable both your dog and your home.
There are several homemade dog shampoo recipes to make a dog shampoo. What is perfect for your pooch, it depends on you. Here we describe a simple method of making homemade dog shampoo for feals.
Vinegar is the main ingredient in making a homemade dog shampoo. And the dish soap helps to blind all the ingredients.
- Water vinegar or apple cider vinegar- 1 cup
- Water- 1 quarter
- Baby shampoo or non-toxic dish soap- 1 cup
Follow these ingredients for a little quantity of shampoo if you have a small puppy
- Water vinegar or apple cider vinegar- 1/4 cup
- Water- 1/2 cup
- Baby shampoo or non-toxic dish soap- 1/4 cup
Now the time for the simple making process. Just mix up all the ingredients in a small bottle. Using a small bottle saves the wasting. Now you can apply the shampoo to your doggy’s body.
You have to notice all the areas of your dog. Like the base of the tail, chest & under the arm, down the spine, etc. After applying the shampoo, leave it for at least 5 minutes.
After some time, you found the dead fleas. Brush your dog to remove the fleas. Finally, rinse it well with water. It makes your dog smelling and looking well.
You can also make a spray with these ingredients. The spray is the best not only for your dog but also for the yard.
Dry homemade shampoo for water-hating dogs
The dogs who don’t like water, how can you shampoo him? Nothing to worry about. Here is also dry shampoo you can bath your dog. Even it gives better output than regular bathe. Dry shampoo helps to protect your dog’s skin.
- Cornstarch- 1 cup
- Lemon- 4 drops
- Baking soda- 1 cup
Take a medium bowl and mix the cornstarch and baking soda. Add 2 to 4 drops of lemon and stir it well.
Homemade dog shampoo coconut oil
Coconut oil shampoo takes the first place in DIY shampoo. It is so much soothing to the skin. It’s neutral pH formula heal, moisturize, and conditions your dog’s skin. The great smell of the coconut oil feels so good.
If your dog has no issue with using an essential oil, you can mix the essential oil with this coconut oil shampoo.
- Coconut oil- 1/4 cup
- Castile soap- 1/2 cup
- Essential oil- 5 drops
- Water- 3/4 cup
It makes the dog’s fur so soft. And also repeals fleas & ticks. So, take the ingredients and make the easy homemade dog shampoo recipe.
Homemade dog shampoo with oatmeal
Winter is coming, right? Our skin is getting so rough. Dogs face the same problem. But he can’t tell us. So, it’s our responsibility to give him comfort. For this purpose, we can use homemade dog shampoo with oatmeal.
The oatmeal shampoo nourishes and moisturizes the skin of your dog. It can be a real lifesaver. Moreover, you can make it a simple process. Let’s have a look.
- Water- 2 cups
- Dry oats- 1 and a 1/2 cup
- Lemon juice- 1 tsp
- Coconut oil- 1 & 1/2 T
- Rosemary essential oil- 2 drops
- Lavender essential oil- 2 drops
- Castile soap (liquid)- 1 cup
Take a microwave-safe bowl and mix the oats with water. Now heat in the microwave until the oats become soft. Maybe it will take 2 minutes. Then mix the essential oil, coconut oil, and lemon juice. Add castile soap and stir it well.
Finally, pour the mixture into a bottle with the help of a funnel. Try to use this shampoo once a month during winter. The shampoo also cures the itchy problem of your dog.
For better results, wet your dog with warm water before applying the shampoo. Wait for some time to set it. Then rinse thoroughly & dry your dog with care.
Homemade dog dry shampoo
Most of the dogs don’t like to bathe. Wild canines don’t take baths normally. But we bathe our dogs once a month or after two months. Because we don’t like the bad smells of them.
Washing your dog more than once a month can affect his skin. His skin can get dry for often bathe. But what will you do if you can’t tolerate the bad smell?
There is a solution for that. Use dry shampoo for your dog.
- Baking soda- 1 cup
- Cornstarch- 1 cup
- Essential oil
- An empty bottle or container
Baking soda helps to deodorize. And the Cornstarch helps to absorb oil.
Take an empty bottle or container and add baking soda & cornstarch into it. Now add a few drops of essential oil. It is optional. If you don’t have the essential oil, you can avoid this. It just adds for good smelling. Mix the ingredients well.
Are you in tension that how you use dry shampoo? Is it possible to apply without water? Off-course, it is possible. Let me tell you the process.
Firstly, apply the dry shampoo to your dog. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then the time to rinse it. Try to make your dog shake. Shaking will help to rinse out all the powder. You also rinse the powder with good rubbing. Finally, brush your dog to remove the excess shampoo. Now all it has done!
Hey, dog lovers. Find your dog more soft, clean, and smelling good. You can use any homemade dog shampoo from here. Let us know about your choice.