Good dog shampoos can sometimes get a little expensive, or maybe you prefer natural products for your dog, or you just like DIY, we have found a recipe for a good dog shampoo.
First, you should know that you should not use human shampoos on your dog, because our pH level is around 5.5-5.6, while the dog’s pH level is between 6.2-7.4. So human shampoo would definitely not be safe for your dog.
Simple dog shampoo
This dog shampoo is the easiest to make and you will need only three ingredients:
- 2 cups of warm water
- 1/4 cup of nontoxic dish soap
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar
Dish detergent is formulated to cut through grease and will do a great job of washing away oils that accumulate on your dog’s coat and skin.
White vinegar has antibacterial and deodorant properties and will leave his coat shiny and clean.
Just mix all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and you’re good to go, but be careful not to get any in his eyes.
If your dog has problems with fleas, you can make a flea-repellent dog shampoo with essential oils.
These are the ingredients you will need:
- 10 ounces of warm water
- 2 ounces of aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon of Castile soap
- 2 drops of an essential oil like lavender, rosemary, peppermint…
The process of making it is the same as with the simple dog shampoo. Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well.