Many of us strive to live a healthy lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise. It is important not only to acknowledge what we are putting in our bodies, but also ON our bodies. Many of the makeup and beauty products we use each day have harsh chemicals. In recent years more and more people have realized this and work harder towards living a life free of chemicals and artificial ingredients. Myself included!
This is also true for our dogs! If you look at the ingredients of most pet shampoos on the market they are full of chemicals. I don't know about you, but I can hardly pronounce half of the ingredients. Because dogs lick their coats to clean themselves, there is potential to ingest these chemicals. Below we have a recipe for a holistic pet shampoo with calming aromas that are great for our furry friends without the harsh chemicals.
Please note, I am designer and entrepreneur.. not a chemist! Please make sure your dog isn't allergic to any of the ingredients by doing a patch test prior to bathing. This shampoo is wonderful for Finn and I, but please double check with your vet to make sure it is okay for your dog also. I have an excellent contact who distributes essential oils. Message me for details!
Becky and Finn
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
- 1/2 tablespoon of castile soap (pure & unscented!)
- 1 drop peppermint essential oil
- 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- 8 ounce plastic bottle
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in the 8 oz. bottle, and shake thoroughly.
Step 2: Wash down your pet’s coat with warm water.
Step 3: Pour some shampoo into your hands, and scrub down your pet, making sure to keep the soap away from the eyes.
Step 4: Rinse your pet thoroughly to remove all traces of shampoo.