Best Homemade Dog Shampoo Bars Recipe – How to Make Dog Shampoo At Home

Best Homemade Dog Shampoo Bars Recipe

Best Homemade Dog Shampoo Bars Recipe

Neem oil should not be handled by pregnant women, or those trying to conceive, nor should it be used on pregnant dogs.
Keyword: Homemade Dog Shampoo

Ingredients

  • 7 oz 198 g distilled water
  • 2.75 oz 78 g sodium hydroxide (lye)
  • 9 oz 255 g olive oil
  • 4.5 oz 128 g coconut oil
  • 3 oz 85 g castor oil
  • 3 oz 85 g tallow (or cocoa butter or kokum butter)
  • 0.5 oz 14 g neem oil
  • 7 g lavender essential oil abt 2 tsp

Instructions

  • Put on goggles and gloves.
  • Weigh the water into a stainless steel or heavy duty plastic container.
  • Weigh the lye into a small cup.
  • Sprinkle the lye into the water and stir until dissolved. (Don’t breathe in the temporary, but strong fumes.)
  • Cool the lye solution in a safe spot for 30 – 40 minutes, or until about 100 to 115 degrees F.
  • Stir in the sodium lactate, if using.
  • Melt the tallow (or butter) and coconut oil, then combine with the remaining oils.
  • Add the rosemary oleoresin extract (ROE) to the oils, if using.
  • Pour the cooled lye solution into the warm oils.
  • Use a combination of hand stirring and brief short bursts of the immersion blender to mix until soap reaches light trace.
  • Add the lavender essential oil, and the oatmeal, if using.
  • Stir until blended.
  • Pour soap into molds.
  • Cover lightly with a sheet of wax paper, then a towel or blanket to insulate.
  • Keep the soaps in their mold for 1 to 2 days or until easy to remove.
  • Cure the soaps on sheets of wax paper in the open air, turning occasionally, for 4+ weeks before using.

Notes

This shampoo bar is helpful at repelling fleas and treating most of skin complaints.

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