Homemade Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs

Cuteness may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.
Homemade Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs
Image Credit: Dorottya_Mathe/iStock/GettyImages

Making a homemade shampoo for your dog is inexpensive and simple. A simple oatmeal-based shampoo is completely safe for dogs and is soothing to dry or irritated skin. You can even make an oatmeal conditioner for your pooch.

Advertisement

Oatmeal Shampoo

Step 1

Pour 1 cup of oatmeal into a food processor or blender and grind it until it is the consistency of flour.

Advertisement

Video of the Day

Step 2

Combine the processed oatmeal and a half-cup of baking soda in a bowl and stir until combined.

Step 3

Add a quart of warm water and stir until the ingredients are completely blended.

Advertisement

Step 4

Apply the shampoo to the dog's wet fur and work it in well. Allow the shampoo to sit for five minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Oatmeal Conditioner

Step 1

Grind a quarter-cup of oatmeal in a food processor or blender.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Step 2

Pour the oatmeal into an empty shampoo bottle or other squeezable container.

Step 3

Add 1 quart of water and two or three drops of lemon essential oil. Shake the bottle vigorously until the contents are thoroughly mixed.

Advertisement

Step 4

Pour the conditioner over the fur and work it in with your fingers. Once you've thoroughly worked it in, rinse well with warm water.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Report an Issue

screenshot of the current page

Screenshot loading...