Homemade Pet Shampoo with Essential Oils

Homemade Pet Shampoo with Essential Oils
Homemade Pet Shampoo with Essential Oils
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Make your Homemade Pet Shampoo with Essential Oils. This DIY pet shampoo is effective and budget-friendly. You and your pet are sure to adore this easy-to-make shampoo. This DIY tutorial uses peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary essentials; but you can customize your homemade shampoo with your favorite essential oils. Remember to do your research on which essential oils to use, as this blogger warns pennyroyal or tea tree oil can be harmful to pets. Pick out your oils and combine with water, aloe vera, and castile soap and you'll a pet that smells like they've just been to the groomer!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniquePet Crafts


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This shampoo is very simple to make and can actually cut the costs down for grooming your furry friends. Your pet needs it's time in the sun and grass and when they get dirty, you can wash them with your own shampoo that smells amazing.

Update: we tried this last weekend. She came back from the boarding place smelling like urine (yes, gross), so I tried this. Her fur is super thick, and it takes forever to dry, so I put this mixture in a spray bottle with a bit more water than the original recipe. I would spray a bit and rub it into her undercoat to gradually shampoo her whole coat. Then I wiped her down with a damp cloth to remove any excess soap. After half an hour, I used a spray bottle to mist her with regular water and used a brush to lift all the dander and hair out of her coat. After a final wipe down with a damp cloth, she really did smell and look much cleaner, and we didn't have a soaking wet dog running around the house!

Megan B Did you use the exact oils that was in recipe? They sound wonderful but never tried combining the oils yet. Did it break her skin out. I am going to make some because I hate using commercial dog anything and when they say natural you never know if it really is. My daughter-in-law will love this too so if it is still working for your dog I am going to give it a try. Thanks.

We might have to make this for our Lyra. The girl's got super sensitive, dry skin that gets so flaky after going to the groomers. She loves visits to the forest preserve where she gets so muddy, so hopefully this will be a good product to DIY and help keep her clean!

My dog has a skin condition that makes her really sensitive to standard shampoo. She has a medicated shampoo, but it's really expensive, and we'd like to be able to wash her more than once a month without breaking the bank... Maybe this will do well for her! I have a feeling the eucalyptus will be a good ingredient for her. Wish me luck!


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