Even though There are many options in the market for the care and hygiene of pets, you are probably considering making your own homemade dog shampoo. The truth is that it's a good option to consider, since you will have the advantage of knowing exactly what it takes, you can change some ingredient or proportions if you do not like the results, it is cheaper ... And also, it will be natural and easy to do. If you want to do a dog grooming session at home and want to learn how to make homemade dog shampoo yourself ... Don't worry, we'll show you!

How to make homemade dog shampoo

Either because you don't like commercial options or because your dog doesn't feel good and causes canine dermatitis, you can make your own homemade dog shampoo using the following ingredients:

  • A liter of water
  • Two tablespoons of rosemary
  • Half a cup of apple cider vinegar, the purer it is, the better
  • Grated Glycerin Neutral Soap

Remember! Never use the shampoo of people on your dog, it could cause serious problems!

How is homemade dog shampoo made?

  1. Boil the water and add the rosemary. When it boils, turn off the heat, cover the saucepan and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Then strain and reserve the water.
  2. Add grated soap to the still hot water. Add it little by little without stopping it to dissolve, keep adding more until you get the consistency you want. If you go thick, add more hot water to dilute as much as you want.
  3. Pour the apple cider vinegar and stir well until everything is integrated.
  4. It's ready! Now you just need to put the product in a jar or bottle and wait for it to cool.

What can you expect from this homemade dog shampoo?

When the homemade dog shampoo you have prepared is cold, it will be ready to use. Being natural, it is likely that your dog does not develop any allergy or reactionbut anyway We recommend that you observe the reaction of your skin and hair After using it the first few times. Really, That should be done when you start using any new product, whether homemade or purchased.

Don't be scared of apple cider vinegar! It will not leave strong odors in your dog. In fact, We add it because it is an excellent conditioner. It will leave your dog's hair soft, nourished and also your dog's hair will be easy to untangle. One of the best tips if you want your dog's hair to shine.

You don't like rosemary? You can replace it with any other natural flavoring, such as lavender. First of all, do not use artificial perfumes or any product that contains alcohol. These natural ingredients, besides giving a good smell, serve as a repellent for fleas and other parasites.

Remember that, although this shampoo is smooth and free of toxic elements, you should always ensure that your dog does not enter the mucous membranes (eyes, inner ear, nose, mouth).

And that's it! Now to bathe. If you need help, you can check our post on how to bathe your dog or your puppy at home.


Pablo Voltaire says

I always bathe them with white soap and when they finish shaking I put a lid of ecthol 5 dissolved in 1 liter of water and with that I trigger them against the counter

Eduardo Zambrano says

Oatmeal for skin and baking soda to clean and smell. It sounds good, but doesn't it also need something that dissolves grease and dirt?
Something that makes some foam?

Baking soda also removes fat, is granulated and has a drag effect.

Thanks for helping make our dogs healthier and healthier.

You're welcome Claudia, I'm glad it was useful! 🙂