This fun idea for homemade dog shampoo came out of a day and time when I worked for Econobusters. Hope you enjoy it!
Working for Econobusters has really opened my eyes to the wonderful world of frugality. I really thought I was frugal before I went to work for them, but man was I wrong!
This month marks one whole year that I have been with TOS and Econobusters and I am amazed at all that I have learned. In fact, a few weeks ago, we did a newsletter on pets and one of our staff members found this recipe for homemade dog shampoo.
I was kind of skeptical at first, but then I decided to try it and all I can say is “Oh my gosh”! This shampoo is extremely frugal and works great for itchy pets! It cost me around $10 to buy all the ingredients to make it, BUT it makes like 6 HUGE bottles of dog shampoo.
I think I have saved myself around $20 by making it at home(I have to buy the oatmeal flavored for itchy skin which can run anywhere from $5-$6 a bottle).
Here is the recipe! If you decide to make this, be sure and come back here and leave me a comment letting me know what you think. I even cut the recipe in half so that I could fit it all in my old dog shampoo bottle.
How to Make Sham-Pooch Homemade Dog Shampoo
1 pint of Dove liquid dish soap
1 pint of water
1 pint of apple cider vinegar (don’t worry…you cannot smell it once it is washed out)
4 ounces of glycerin (available at your local pharmacy)
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use as needed to shampoo your dog.
This is an all natural cleaner for your pet and because you use Dove, it's not harsh on their skin.