1. DIY Dog Shampoo

  • 4 cups of water

  • 4 tablespoons of castile soap

  • 4 tablespoons of carrier oil

  • 5 drops of Lavender

  • 2 drops of Thieves

  • 2 drops of Roman Chamomile or Eucalyptus (not the same, but options I’ve used)

  • 2 drops of Rosemary

  • 2 drops of Lemon or Grapefruit

  • 2 drops of Citronella

  • 1 drop of Cedarwood

I mix these ingredients in a mixing bowl, using a wire whisk, then pour the contents into a pump bottle.  Because this doesn’t have a thickening agent, this will be a watery product that you can easily waste – the pump bottle controls the waste, pumping shampoo and foam into your hand that you can then massage into your dog’s coat.

The oils that I chose for this recipe also work to repel those outdoor annoyances!

2. DIY Soothing Dog Shampoo

Use the same recipe above and swap out 4-5 ounces of water for 4-5 ounces of aloe vera. I actually prefer this recipe!

Doggie Skin Support

As doggies age, their skin needs some support!

  • 5 oz of carrier oil such as jojoba or olive oil

  • 3 drops of vitamin E

  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil

  • 5 drops of Roman Chamomile 

  • 2-3 drops of Frankincense or Tea Tree/Melrose (optional)

Mix this together in the glass dropper bottle and apply 2-4 drops to the skin. You can also use this for any patches of skin which happen to be dry and need extra moisture. Annnnnnd…. you can also use this on your dry skin! It’s kind of fantastic!