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Easy DIY Recipes for Dog Shampoo

Want to wash your pup with a more natural and organic shampoo? Try out any of these awesome DIY recipes for dog shampoo for safer cleaning and amazing results!

By Penny NewtonPublished 6 years ago 7 min read

When it comes to washing our pups to make them squeaky clean, some of us are pretty precise on what type of shampoo to use. Because we know that there are shampoos out there that contain harsh chemicals that can irritate our dogs. Even if we wanted to get our hands on organic shampoos, just how expensive are those shampoos? Buying just two can empty out our wallets. And do we even dare spend so little on a cheap shampoo that might harm our dog? No way.

The best way to use all-natural and organic shampoo is by making them on your own! As complicated as it sounds, the majority of these DIY shampoos don't require so much ingredients. Not only are they really easy and cheap to make, but your dog will love the smell of his or her new shampoo, and so will you. All of these recipes give amazing results and they won't irritate your pup at all. To get started, check out any of these awesome DIY recipes for dog shampoo for an all-natural way to wash your dog!

Homemade Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs

If your dog is dealing with really bad dry or irritated skin, consider trying this Homemade Oatmeal Shampoo to soothe her skin! Among the sweet-smelling DIY recipes for dog shampoo, this recipe can definitely help your dog's horrible smell. And as for the irritated skin, the thick consistency of oatmeal can heal the skin and bring hydration and nutrients into the skin and fur.

This shampoo is so easy to whip up, all you need is three ingredients! Get your hands on oatmeal, baking soda, and warm water. That's literally it. Once you've combined them all, the shampoo should be kind of thick, which is perfect for replenishing hydration into the dry skin and soften your pup's fur. This DIY dog shampoo is also a great way to mask pet odor.

Homemade Shampoo with Essential Oils

Now, if you're dog really... really reeks, I highly suggest creating his DIY shampoo. It's 100 percent normal for your dog to stink. They've been wandering around outside and are super active almost all of the time. For your pet's smelliest days, the Homemade Shampoo with Essential Oils is loaded with different essential oils for amazing smell and to thoroughly clean your dog's fur.

What you'll need to create this shampoo is water, aloe vera gel, Castile soap, peppermint essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, lavender essential oil, and rosemary essential oil. Yes, this recipe does consist of a few essential oils, but that's what makes this shampoo smell so amazing. And you'll be shocked by how delicious your furry friend smells after a good bath. You're basically grooming you dog right at home with this DIY shampoo!

Dish Detergent and Vinegar DIY Dog Shampoo

Vinegar in shampoo? That doesn't smell great. But believe it or not, the Dish Detergent and Vinegar DIY Dog Shampoo is among the all-time best DIY recipes for dog shampoo to try out! Since dish detergent and vinegar are both very powerful in cleaning and deodorizing, you can get the same results when using it in a DIY shampoo for your dog.

For this natural shampoo, you'll only need three key ingredients. Gather water, white vinegar, and dish detergent. Gently shake the mixture until bubbles start to form. Then, allow the bubbles to subside and it's ready to use!

Homemade Rosemary Dog Shampoo

Homemade Rosemary Dog Shampoo is easily one of the best DIY recipes for dog shampoo ever. The rosemary in this shampoo recipe is super moisturizing and hydrates the skin instantly. If your dog has dander issues, this DIY shampoo is ideal to get rid of that. Hydrating, moisturizing, and replenishing nutrients back into the fur and skin, this is a great formula to relieve your dog of any itchiness!

For the rosemary dog shampoo, you'll need water, rosemary, organic extra virgin coconut oil, Dr. Bronner’s Baby-mild Liquid Soap, and lavender essential oil. Once you've combined everything, give the bottle a good shake and you're ready to use it.

Apple Cider Vinegar Homemade Dog Shampoo

If you thought using white vinegar was bizarre, then using apple cider vinegar is probably a better option for you and your pup. Like I've mentioned before, vinegar is an amazing ingredient for cleaning; so using it as one of the ingredients for a dog shampoo is perfect. Plus, the Apple Cider Vinegar Homemade Dog Shampoo doesn't just consist of apply cider vinegar and water.

What you'll need to whip up this dog shampoo is organic dish soap, water, apple cider vinegar, organic coconut oil, and essential oils (optional). If you do want to use an essential oil, use one that's safe for your dog’s skin. You can easily place the mixture in a jar and use it from there, too.

Homemade Dog Shampoo Soap

Ever wanted to make an all-natural Homemade Dog Shampoo Soap? While many people rely on the regular liquid soap for their dog, the bar shampoo soaps work just as amazing. Plus, they're not difficult to make at all, but do require a couple of ingredients to make the ultimate soap bar dog shampoo. Not to mention that this bar shampoo works wonders and the results are staggering.

For the bar soap dog shampoo, you'll need olive oil, coconut oil, neem oil, rapeseed oil, castor oil, distilled water, lye, lavender essential oil, citronella essential oil, thyme essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. I know, it’s a handful of ingredients, but trust me, you’ll never come across an awesome dog shampoo soap bar than this homemade one. And once you combined them all into a form of a bar, it’s long lasting to always wash your dog with—making this one of the best DIY recipes for dog shampoo.

Homemade Aloe Vera and Apple Cider Vinegar Dog Shampoo

If you liked the previous apple cider vinegar dog shampoo, then this recipe with aloe vera might even make you and your dog fall in love with it. Among the greatest DIY recipes for dog shampoo, the Homemade Aloe Vera and Apple Cider Vinegar Dog Shampoo deep cleans and brings immense hydration to your pup! While the apple cider vinegar and dish detergent does the cleaning, the aloe vera in the formula brings hydration back into your dog's skin and fur.

To create your own aloe vera and apple cider vinegar dog shampoo, you must get organic apple cider vinegar, pure aloe vera, lemon dish detergent, and water. Make sure you shake the bottle well so the ingredients blend with each other precisely. Either use the shampoo right after or store it away for future use. Either way, you dog will always feel fresh and clean after every bath with this DIY dog shampoo recipe.

Homemade Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Dog Shampoo

One of the best DIY recipes for dog shampoo is this Homemade Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Dog Shampoo. Not only does it take just five minutes to create, but this dog shampoo is super effective! It can thoroughly deep clean your pup while giving her fur the ultimate hydration that it needs. While the aloe vera and coconut oil in this recipe is known for powerful hydration, the dish soap is meant to get into your dog's fur and clean it precisely.

What you'll need to create this amazing DIY dog shampoo is dish soap, coconut oil, aloe vera, distilled water, essential oils (optional), fragrance oils (optional), and a bottle to store the formula in. Simple to whip up with intense cleaning ability, this homemade dog shampoo will be your favorite to always bathe your pup with!

Homemade Dog Shampoo with White Vinegar and Glycerin

The Homemade Dog Shampoo with White Vinegar and Glycerin is definitely inexpensive and super easy to create with minimal ingredients. The antibacterial hand soap in this recipe is known to kill any bacteria lingering on your dog's skin and fur. The vinegar can actually balance out the ph in your pup's skin, which is the reason for his smell. As a whole, this DIY dog shampoo is ideal when wanting to give your dog a good wash from ears to paws.

The amount of ingredients to this recipe isn't much at all. You'll need to get generic brand uncolored antibacterial liquid hand soap, glycerin, white vinegar, and water. Once you’ve combined all of the ingredients, you can immediately use it. But make sure the mixture doesn’t get into your pet’s eyes or ears!

Homemade Oatmeal and Coconut Oil Dog Shampoo

Finally, from the all-time greatest DIY recipes for dog shampoo, is the Homemade Oatmeal and Coconut Oil Dog Shampoo. Similar to the first DIY dog shampoo, this recipe includes a bit more ingredients, but better results! This dog shampoo aims for cleansing, hydrating, and giving off a delicious scent. This one recipe features everything you need in a dog shampoo. Plus, the essential oil in this recipe repels fleas! Which makes this a great herbal flea remedy.

What you'll need to create this homemade dog shampoo is ground oatmeal, baking soda, Dr. Bronners, coconut oil, essential oil (lavender or cedar), and warm water. Thoroughly ground the oatmeal and combine all of the ingredients. When you finish thoroughly mixing, you can use the formula to wash your pup or store it away and it'll last for a long time.

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