DIY dry dog shampoo

November 30, 2017

dry-dog-shampooRiley is my little Pigpen, always getting into something. Two days after his grooming, the white part of his fur is already grey. And since he hates the bath, and fights back (only to us, never the groomer), I don’t dare bath him. Besides, that, I’d have to bathe him every two days.  And with colder weather no dog owner wants to bathe a dog outside.

The solution:

Home-made dry dog shampoo. I don’t like using commercial dry shampoos made for humans because I can’t control the ingredients. But when I make it myself, I know it’s safe.

Tiny chihuahua says “I’d rather have a dry bath!”

Dry dog shampoo is ridiculously easy to make. Just drop by your local grocer and get corn starch and baking soda. That’s it.

Recipe: 1 part corn starch and 1 part baking soda.

Easy. The size of the part depends on the size of your dog. But easy to store the extra in an airtight lidded container. 

So here’s how to dry shampoo your dog:

  1. Brush your dog.
  2. Sprinkle the mixture on his fur.
  3. Rub in.
  4. Towel excess off with an old towel.
  5. Brush your dog again.

So simple.  You can add a few drops of essential oil to the mixture if you like. Riley doesn’t like perfume so we don’t do this. But you can. Just make sure it’s safe for dogs.



3 comments on “DIY dry dog shampoo
  1. Very useful information on this article i really like it specially each and every step of procedure is very easy.Pet adoption services, dog breeds (2018 updated), find latest about dog breed, dog names, search 8000+ adoptable pets, 250+ dog breeds, dog training & toys.

  2. This is a great idea. we have 4 dogs, one whom loves to dig in dirt, roll in leaves.. shes always a mess. now it’ll be easier to give her baths. lol

  3. LeMitri's says:

    Can’t wait to try it!

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