DIY Dog Shampoo can be really easy and simple to make. In fact homemade dog shampoo is a fantastic treat for your dog, especially when you’re looking for natural and safe alternatives for your pet pooch.
I love essential oils and my two dogs Yoda and Casper and I recently went about researching to find out the best DIY flea shampoo for dogs using essential oils.
I tried a few options and today I am sharing this fantastic DIY dog shampoo bar recipe which contains a number of essential oils along with oatmeal.
This is a great flea and tick repellent shampoo and it’s also anti itch to help keep your dog calm if they need a soothing shampoo.
Why Make A Homemade Dog Shampoo?
Whilst I think homemade is always fun, making your own DIY dog shampoo bar will allow you to know exactly what your putting on your dog’s skin and fur. I want my pets to have chemical free products as often as possible. It’s better for their skin and better for dog health in general.
Furthermore homemade dog shampoo bars can help save on plastic and environmental waste as well as save money as they are often cheaper to make in batch than buying expensive anti flea and tick shampoo from a specialist store. If you need any ad vice on how to give a dog a bath or what shampoo to make when your dog has fleas then look no further!
This dog shampoo tutorial is for you!
Ingredients For Your Homemade Dog Shampoo Bars
- 1-pound goats milk soap
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 1/4 cup crushed oatmeal
- 15-20 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 10-15 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
- 10-15 drops chamomile essential oil
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Silicone mold Dog Paw
How To Make Homemade Dog Shampoo
Homemade dog shampoo Steps 1-3:
In a microwave safe bowl, melt soap base in microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Repeat with the Shea butter and coconut oil and add to soap base bowl.
Homemade dog shampoo Step 4:
Add lemongrass essential oil.
This essential oil has been shown to repel fleas and ticks on dogs while being completely safe to use on them.
It also has skin healing properties.
Homemade dog shampoo Step 5:
Add cedarwood essential oil.
This oil has not only been shown to repel fleas and ticks, it can also keep their skin healthy and relax them.
Homemade dog shampoo Step 6:
Add lavender essential oil. Not only does this oil have great calming effects, it can also calm irritated skin.
My dog gets dry skin in the summer and scratches a good bit.
Lavender oil helps with that irritated skin.
Homemade dog shampoo Step 7:
Add chamomile essential oil. I used this oil because it can calm irritated skin, acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
It helps with hot spots on your dog’s skin too.
Homemade dog shampoo Steps 8-9:
Add oatmeal and mix everything together.
I used oatmeal because it is great for soothing any skin irritations and itchy skin your dog may have.
Homemade dog shampoo Step 10-12:
Sprinkle a bit of the oatmeal into the mold and then fill mold evenly with mixture.
Step 11: Spray with rubbing alcohol.
Step 12: Allow to harden for at least two hours.
I recommend storing in a plastic bag or a container with a lid.
Your homemade dog shampoo is now ready!
You can also use the essential oils in a spray in between washings.
Add 10 drops of each in a bottle and fill with distilled water.
Spray on your dogs coat and gently rub in.
I hope these beautiful DIY dog shampoo bars come in handy and make a special treat for your dog especially when they are itchy and need of some extra TLC.
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