Making homemade dry dog shampoo
Homemade dry dog shampoo is great because you don’t need water, if you live in a cold climate this can be a good option in the winter months. Just sprinkle this dry shampoo on your dogs coat and massaged in, then simply brush out.
You may need to experiment with this recipe a little depending on your dogs coat some dogs fur will hold the smaller particles in their fur and require more brushing to get all of the fine particles out. I would recommend using your dry shampoo outdoors or in an area of your home that can easily be swept or vacuumed.
Dry shampoo recipe
1/2 cup ground oats
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup crushed lavender
Grind your oats add the baking soda and crushed lavender then mix well you can use a large salt shaker with bigger holes to sprinkle your dry shampoo on your dog. Ground oats will absorb excess oil the baking soda will absorb odors and the crushed lavender will repel fleas.
Dry Pet Shampoo
1/2 Cup Cornmeal
1/4 Cup Dried Crushed Lemon Balm(or try Lemon Verbena leaf)
1/4 Cup Ground Oatmeal
This formula does not use baking soda and may be much better for dogs with a thicker coat. Cornmeal does a good job of grabbing dirt and leaves the fur with a glossy appearance.
A few other ingredients you may want to experiment with are talcum powder (best for dogs without a thick coat) semolina flour, dried crushed peppermint or dried crushed tea. I've found a good variety of decent quality herbs at Starwest Botanicals.
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