Simple, Natural Shampoo Recipes for Your Dog and Cat, Select From Calming, Soothing, Refreshing, Flea and Insect Repelling

 
simple natural shampoo recipes for dogs and cats, Calming, Soothing, Refreshing, Flea and Insect Repelling
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In this article:
  1. Shampoo, What's Safe, What's Not
  2. Shampoo Recipes for Dogs and Cats
    1. Simple Lavender Shampoo Recipe for Dogs and Cats 
    2. Orange and Lemongrass Shampoo Recipe for Dogs 
    3. Rosemary Shampoo Recipe for Dogs and Cats
    4. Rose, Ylang Ylang, Lavender Shampoo Recipe for Dogs
  3. Herbal Rinse Recipes for Dogs and Cats
    1. Calendula Rinse Recipe
    2. Marjoram Rinse Recipe
    3. Rooibos Tea Rinse Recipe

1. Shampoo, What's Safe, What's Not

Despite the fact that a manufacturer may label and advertise a shampoo for dogs or cats as safe, all-natural or organic does not mean that the product is actually safe, organic or natural. 
 
While a product may contain one or more safe ingredients it may also include multiple toxic/carcinogenic ingredients

In addition many commercial flea shampoos, dips and related products contain toxic, carcinogenic ingredients. Use a safe, truly natural alternative such as those provided here.
 
Use one of the recipes below to make your own dog or cat shampoo and rinse.  
  1. Make sure to keep the soap out of your dog or cat's eyes. 
  2. Its always best to use organic ingredients. 
 

2. Shampoo Recipes for Dogs and Cats 

2.1 Lavender Shampoo Recipe For Dogs and Cats

 
simple lavender shampoo recipe for dogs and cats
 
Lavender is soothing and helps repel insects.
 
You'll Need
  1. Castile soap
  2. Lavender essential oil
  3. Glass bottle with cap.
Preparation
  1. Place the following ingredients in the glass bottle:
    • 3 oz Castile soap. 
    • 6 drops Lavender essential oil.
  2. Secure the bottle cap and shake well.
  3. The shampoo is ready to use.
  4. Store in a dark cupboard. 
 
2.2 Orange and Lemongrass Shampoo for Dogs 
 
orange and lemongrass shampoo recipe for dogs
 
Orange and lemongrass are uplifting and fresh. This shampoo recipe can help repel insects.
 
You'll Need
  1. Castile soap
  2. Vegetable glycerin
  3. Distilled water
  4. Essential oils
    1. Orange
    2. Lemongrass
  5. Glass bottle with cap.
Preparation
  1. Place the following ingredients in the glass bottle: 
    • 3 oz Castile soap.
    • 1 oz Vegetable Glycerin 
    • 2 oz Distilled water
    • 5 drops Orange essential oil.
    • 3 drops Lemongrass essential oil.
  2. Secure the bottle cap and shake well.
  3. The shampoo is ready to use.
  4. Store in a dark cupboard.
 
2.3 Rosemary Shampoo Recipe for Dogs and Cats
 
rosemary shampoo recipe for dogs and cats

Rosemary shampoo helps repel insects and kill fleas.
 
Caution
Rosemary shampoo is NOT for: shelties, rough or smooth coat collies, animals with seizure conditions.
 
You'll Need
  1. Castile soap
  2. Vegetable glycerin
  3. Distilled water
  4. Essential oil
  5. Glass bottle with cap.
Preparation
  1. Place the following ingredients in the glass bottle: 
    • 3 oz Castile soap.
    • 1 oz Vegetable Glycerin 
    • 2 oz Distilled water
    • 5 drops Rosemary essential oil.
  2. Secure the bottle cap and shake well.
  3. The shampoo is ready to use.
  4. Store in a dark cupboard.

2.4 Rose, Ylang Ylang, Lavender Shampoo for Dogs
 
rose, ylang ylang, lavender shampoo recipe for dogs
 
Calming, cleansing, healing
 
You'll Need
  1. Castile soap
  2. Vegetable glycerin
  3. Distilled water
  4. Essential oils
    1. Rose essential oil
    2. Ylang Ylang essential oil
    3. Lavender essential oil
  5. Glass bottle with cap.
Preparation
  1. Place the following ingredients in the glass bottle: 
    • 3 oz Castile soap.
    • 1 oz Vegetable Glycerin 
    • 2 oz Distilled water
    • 5 drops Rose essential oil
    • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
    • 3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil.
  2. Secure the bottle cap and shake well.
  3. The shampoo is ready to use.
  4. Store in a dark cupboard.
 

3.0 Herbal Rinses for Dogs and Cats

3.1 Calendula Tea Rinse Recipe
 
For the:
  1. Recipe 
  2. Uses
  3. Health benefits
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3.2 Marjoram Tea Rinse Recipe
 
For the:
  1. Recipe
  2. Uses
  3. Heath Benefits
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3.3 Rooibos Tea Rinse Recipe
 
For the:
  1. Recipe
  2. Uses
  3. Heath Benefits
Go to this article.
 
3.4 Herbal Tea Rinse Recipes
  1. Rooibos Tea and Lemon Anti-itch Rinse Recipe
  2. Chamomile and Green Tea Soothing Rinse Recipe
  3. Lemon Balm and Nettle Leaf Refreshing Healing Rinse Recipe 
  4. Peppermint, Fennel and Rose Sensitive Skin Rinse Recipe
  5. Floral Antibacterial, Soothing Rinse Recipe
Go to this article.
 
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Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.
 

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