If you want to make your dog a non-toxic chemical free shampoo, then you’ve come to the right place! There are quite a number of homemade dog shampoo recipes out there. But the one below is my recipe that I love since it keeps dog fur moisturized, soft and shiny!
What makes shea butter so special is that it has incredible moisturizing properties. It helps keep your dog’s fur looking healthy and shiny. Shea butter is also good for managing danders in dogs and itchiness. So if your dog keeps itching everywhere, then shea butter will calm its irritated and itchy skin.
Instead of plain old water, I used a herbal tea for this DIY shea butter dog shampoo recipe. The herbal tea has lots of benefits such as soothing itchy and irritated skin & fur, conditioning fur, protecting it from bacteria and germs, keeping it shiny and softening it. You can make any kind of herbal tea but chamomile, rosemary and lavender are the easiest and most effective options. To make the tea, you can use tea bags or the dried version of the herbs. Any will do!
Okay, let’s jump onto the recipe!
DIY Shea Butter Dog Shampoo Recipe
What you Need
- 3 cups of herbal tea – I like chamomile but you can use rosemary
- 2 tsp melted shea butter (where to get it) or shea oil (where to get it)
- 4 drops lavender oil (where to get it)
- ¼ cup unscented liquid castile soap (where to get it)
- Flip top bottle (where to get it)
- Begin by preparing your herbal water. It’s very easy – all you need to do is boil 3 cups of water in a pot. Then steep in 1-2 chamomile tea bags for 20 minutes. Once it’s done steeping, discard the tea bags then let the tea completely cool down.
- When it’s cooled down, pour it into a bottle then add the melted shea butter (simply melt it using a small pan over the stove). If you’re using shea oil, then it’s more than good! Shea oil is liquid all the time so it’s not going to turn solid like shea butter.
- Now add the liquid castile soap and lavender essential oil. Give your bottle a good shake and voila! The super easy DIY shea butter dog shampoo recipe is complete!
- To use, slowly pour a little on your palm then lather up your dog. Wash off with warm water. How many times to use it? Well, it depends on how often you wash your doggy. It could be once a week or twice a week – just use it whenever you give your lovely pet a bath!
- Remember, this shampoo is prone to separation so shake well before every use to mix up the ingredients.
So what do you think? You ready to try out this shea butter dog shampoo recipe? I’d be delighted to see how it worked for you!