Homemade Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.