Monday, July 12, 2010
Rub a Dub Dub, My Doggy in the Tub...Make Your Own Shampoo!
For a very gentle aloe shampoo:
Mix about 2 ¼ cups of water with about 3 teaspoons of a good quality Castile liquid soap. You can then add 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel and about 1 tablespoon of glycerine. Mix well and store in an air tight container until ready to use. Mix well before using.
If your dog has dry skin, you can try the following:
First you should boil about 4 cups of water with just 1 cup of oatmeal. After the oatmeal is cooked you can strain it to remove the oatmeal from the water and place into a bowl. Then add 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 4-5 drops of any one of the following: Emu Oil, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil or Carrot Oil. Mix well and store in an air tight container until ready to use. Mix well before using.
If your dog is suffering from fleas, you can also consider adding a few drops of citronella oil, tea tree oil or bergamot oil. For a nice smell you can try lavender oil or sandalwood oil