Riley is my little Pigpen, always getting into something. Two days after his grooming, the white part of his fur is already grey. And since he hates the bath, and fights back (only to us, never the groomer), I don’t dare bath him. Besides, that, I’d have to bathe him every two days. And with colder weather no dog owner wants to bathe a dog outside.
Home-made dry dog shampoo. I don’t like using commercial dry shampoos made for humans because I can’t control the ingredients. But when I make it myself, I know it’s safe.
Dry dog shampoo is ridiculously easy to make. Just drop by your local grocer and get corn starch and baking soda. That’s it.
Recipe: 1 part corn starch and 1 part baking soda.
Easy. The size of the part depends on the size of your dog. But easy to store the extra in an airtight lidded container.
So here’s how to dry shampoo your dog:
- Brush your dog.
- Sprinkle the mixture on his fur.
- Rub in.
- Towel excess off with an old towel.
- Brush your dog again.
So simple. You can add a few drops of essential oil to the mixture if you like. Riley doesn’t like perfume so we don’t do this. But you can. Just make sure it’s safe for dogs.