Pet Shampoos!

Pet Shampoos!

There are many simple, non-toxic recipes for pet shampoos! Obviously, these can also be used on humans. :)


Everyday Shampoo

• 4 tablespoons of Castile soap with a pH of 8;

• 4 cups of water (preferably hot);

• 1 cup of white vinegar.

You need to use a cheese grater in order to shred the Castile soap. Always opt for the one that has no scent. You need to mix it with the hot water until it is completely dissolved and add the vinegar after. This soap lathers very well, thus you can use it for the whole summer with no problem.

Rosemary Bath for a Shiny Coat

• 2 teaspoons of shredded rosemary;

• 4 cups of water.

The rosemary needs to be fresh in order to enjoy all the great benefits of this conditioner. You need to mix it in the water and let it boil. Once the water reaches the boiling point, remove it from the stove and let it sit for no more than 10 minutes. Remove the rosemary from the water and after it cools down you can store it in a bottle and use it after the bath.

Flea Shampoo

• 1 cup of apple cider or white vinegar;

• 1 cup of organic dish soap or baby shampoo;

• 1 quart of water.

It is a good idea to store this shampoo in a spray bottle so you can apply it with ease. After you shake the container, start spraying the shampoo on the dog, beginning with the head and ending with the tail. You need to let it soak for several minutes, and before you rinse it, comb the fur to remove the dead fleas. This is an extremely useful mixture, and you can apply it whenever you need, as it is not toxic at all.

Shampoo for Itchy Skin

• 1 cup of organic dish wash or regular baby shampoo;

• 1/3 cup of glycerin;

• 1 quarter of water;

• 2 tablespoons of chopped Aloe Vera;

• 1 cup of apple cider or white vinegar.

Besides Aloe Vera, glycerin has calming properties and can sooth the itchy sensation. You can use it to wash your dog whenever you see that the nasty sensation intensifies in order to prevent it to harm itself.

Organic Coconut Oil Shampoo

If you want to turn a homemade shampoo into an efficient treatment, you need to add coconut oil and neem. These two organic ingredients have several benefits that are great for your dog’s health. Neem, for example, is good for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it can remove fleas and ticks, it improves the immunity system, and it keeps the fur soft and shiny. Coconut oil, on the other hand can cure skin inflammations, can yeast infections and can prevent odor problems. In order to create this great shampoo, you need:

• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil;

• 1 tablespoon of neem;

• 5 tablespoons of baby shampoo;

• 1 gallon of water.

You simply need to mix them together and apply them on your dog’s skin and rub it vigorously. 

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