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6 DIY Ways to Give Your Dog a Natural Shampoo

It is very important that the shampoo you use on your dog is natural and doesn’t contain harsh chemicals. The best way to do this is to make it yourself.

Shampoos for dogs can be found at any pet store, but it’s always better to make your own as they often contain unnecessary or harmful ingredients such as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate)

which has been known to cause irritation and dermatitis in humans and animals. Here are some ways you can give your dog a natural shampoo at home!

Creating your own shampoo

It’s easy to create your own shampoo at home! There are several benefits to making your own dog shampoo, including the fact that you know exactly what is going into it and can avoid any unwanted chemicals.

If you're looking for a natural dog shampoo recipe, follow these steps:

  1. Put 12 cups of water in a pot and boil it on the stove.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt to the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Allow this mixture to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Add 3 cups of Dr. Bronner's Organic Castile Soap Unscented Baby Mild Liquid Soap (fragrance-free) to the pot with the cooled salt water. Mix well with a wire whisk or spoon until soap has been fully dissolved in the water mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch until they have been mixed together thoroughly. Add this mixture to the solution from step two and stir well, until all clumps have been smoothed out and no lumps remain in the mixture.
  5. Pour this solution into a gallon-sized jug spray bottle, label it with "dog

Making your own dog soap

If you want to make your own soap for your dog, all you need is a bar of natural soap and some water. Mix the two together and slowly add until it reaches the consistency of a paste. It’s as easy as that!

DIY deodorant for dogs

Dogs can't sweat like humans, so they overheat much faster. This is the reason many dogs need to be bathed at least once a week, and it's also why they need to be deodorized. That's right, if you don't want your dog to stink, you'll need to make some homemade deodorant for them!

Thankfully, it's not too difficult to make a natural deodorant for your favorite pet. All you need is some coconut oil and baking soda! Just mix the two ingredients together until you have a paste-like consistency. You can then apply it with a cotton ball or a foam brush.

You'll want to create a batch of this deodorant each time you wash your dog as it doesn't last very long. It's also important that you store it in an airtight container as baking soda can absorb moisture from the air and go bad more quickly than other ingredients used in homemade beauty products.

Homemade conditioner for dogs

If you have a dog with dry, flaking skin from the harsh chemicals in their shampoo, try applying a little conditioner on their coat after they have been washed. This will add moisture to their skin and coat while also making it more manageable.

There are many options for natural conditioners that can be found at any grocery store or specialty store that sells hair products. You can choose from an array of options such as coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter to name a few. Just make sure that whichever option you choose doesn’t contain anything like SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) which has been known to cause irritation and dermatitis in humans and animals.

Homemade Flea and tick spray for dogs

If you want to make sure your dog is free of fleas and ticks, it’s important to spray them with a natural flea and tick spray. The best way to do this is by making your own at home.

You can do this by mixing 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 10 drops of rosemary oil, 20 drops of lavender oil, and 1 tablespoon of water in an 8 oz spray bottle. When ready to use the flea and tick spray on your dog, shake the mixture until it’s well combined. Spray their fur from head to tail with the mixture and wipe off any excess with a towel.

Homemade ear cleaner for dogs

Ear cleaning is an important part of grooming. Ear wax can accumulate and irritate your dog's ears, causing them to itch and causing a buildup that will prevent your dog from being able to hear properly. To clean your dog's ears, use a cotton bud dipped in hydrogen peroxide.

The truth is that some dogs don't like having their ears cleaned, but by using a natural cleaner they'll be more likely to let you do it. It’s also a good idea to check the inside of your dog's ear for signs of infection such as inflammation, discharge, or odor. If you notice any of these symptoms, take your pup to the vet!


There are many cost-saving benefits to opting for DIY dog care. For one, you will be able to create a personalized scent for your pup. For another, you can save money by opting for natural cleaning agents.

But with any DIY project, be sure to do your research. Read instructions carefully and make sure you have all the ingredients you need on hand before you start. And finally, check out some of these other blog posts for more DIY dog care tips.

  1. "DIY Dog Shampoo"
  2. "DIY Dog Shampoo"
  3. "DIY Dog Soap"
  4. "DIY Dog Conditioner"
  5. "DIY Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs"
  6. "DIY Ear Cleaner for Dogs"