Natural Flea Repelling Dry Dog Shampoo Recipe

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This dry dog shampoo recipe is made with all natural ingredients that deodorize your dog's coat while also helping to repel fleas.

This homemade dry dog shampoo recipe is made with all natural ingredients that deodorize your dog’s coat while also helping to repel fleas. Natural clays and botanicals gently deodorize dog’s coat while absorbing excess oil and dirt while neem oil works to repel fleas. This natural dry dog shampoo recipe is super effective and super easy to make!

This homemade dry dog shampoo recipe is made with all natural ingredients that deodorize your dog's coat while also helping to repel fleas. Natural clays and botanicals gently deodorize dog's coat while absorbing excess oil and dirt while neem and tree oil work to repel fleas. This natural dry dog shampoo recipe is super effective and super easy to make!

Natural Dry Dog Shampoo Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. arrowroot powder
.5 oz. pure neem oil
.5 oz. colloidal oatmeal
.75 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. calendula flower powder
3 ml rosemary essential oil
1 ml peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the arrowroot powder, neem oil, colloidal oatmeal, bentonite clay and calendula flower powder for this dry dog shampoo recipe and combine in a food processor or coffee grinder.

Using graduated transfer pipettes then measure out the essential oils and add them to the other ingredients.

Mix well using your food processor or grinder until thoroughly combined then transfer into a sifter bottle or other container.

To use apply a generous amount of dry dog shampoo to your dog’s coat and massage in with your hands. Then brush out using a dog brush.

Like this homemade dry dog shampoo recipe? Then also be sure to try my DIY Natural Fresh Breath Gel for Dogs also with neem oil! Or click here for even more recipes that use neem oil including homemade soap recipes, salve recipes and cream recipes. Alternately you can also purchase pre-made dry shampoo for both cats and dogs at Mountain Rose Herbs here. Made from botanical ingredients they’re dry shampoo contains no harmful chemicals, no essential oils, and no artificial fragrances.

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Best Ever Natural Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe

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This natural homemade dry shampoo recipe is void of cornmeal and instead uses ingredients like arrowroot powder, colloidal oatmeal, cosmetic clays, and herbs.With Floyd Fest next week, I’ve been working on my checklist of all the things I need to take with me – including those things that will simplify my stay as well as make things easier on me. This includes going for my first ever session of acupuncture the day before I’ll be sleeping on the ground for three straight nights in hopes it will keep my fibro calm during my stay. Additionally, as there are only a limited number of shower stalls available at Floyd Fest and, from what I hear, lines for those showers the entire stay, one product I definitely have on my list other than unscented baby wipes is dry shampoo.

I’ve tried some different versions of a homemade dry shampoo recipe, including ones that called for using spices like nutmeg or cinnamon for a darker shampoo, but the strong food fragrance put me off – especially since I’ll be camping outdoors and don’t want to attract insects. In the end I came up with my own homemade dry shampoo recipe that is void of cornmeal and instead uses arrowroot powder, rice flour, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, cosmetic clays, essential oils and herbs. Not only does it work beautifully, but it also adds volume and a lovely lavender fragrance.

Best Ever Natural Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill Rice Flour White
1 Tablespoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons colloidal oatmeal
3 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 Tablespoon Rhassoul (Red Moroccan) Clay
1 Tablespoon lavender blossoms or (lavender flower powder)
1 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 ml patchouli essential oil
1/2 ml rosemary extract

Instructions:

Because I tend to have red highlights in my hair I chose to use red Moroccan clay in this recipe. If you prefer you can substitute with Fuller’s earth clay. You can also sub the arrowroot powder with Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour. (Although Bob’s Red Mill makes a all natural arrowroot starch/flour as well.) For darker hair you can also add 1/8 – 1/4 of a teaspoon of brown iron oxide.

Using a Tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out the rice flour, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, arrowroot powder, clay and lavender flowers in a glass measuring cup. Then, using a different gradulated plastic transfer pipette for each of the essential oils and rosemary extract, measure out and add these to the dry ingredients. Mix with a spoon, then slowly pour into a coffee bean grinder and mix well. This will turn your lavender blossoms into a powder and evenly distribute the essential oils and extract. Once mixed, simply pour into two 4 oz. or one 8 oz. jar or container.

To use simply apply to hair – a makeup brush actually works wonderfully for this and cuts down on spillage – and lightly massage into hair with your hands. (If you used brown iron oxide pigment, avoid your scalp area as it can stain your scalp.) Then brush through and go! I found this recipe works really well, smells heavenly, and it even added some nice volume to my fine, straight hair.

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Natural Shampoo Recipes

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Create natural shampoos in your kitchen with these simple recipes. Ingredients may be obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Soapwort Shampoo

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon Soapwort Root
1 Tablespoon Dried Chamomile Flowers
1 Cup boiling water
5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Instructions:
Pour the boiling water onto the soapwort and chamomile, cover and leave to infuse until cool. Stir in essential oils.

Herbal Shampoo

Ingredients:
4 oz of nettles, calendula & rosemary combined
1 1/4 cup boiling water
2 1/2 T of liquid castille soap
1 t jojoba or virgin coconut oil
2 drops geranium and 2 drops carrotseed essential oil
10 drops grapefruit seed extract
Instructions:
Steep the herbs in the boiling water for 20 minutes and then strain. Add the jojoba or virgin coconut oil and the castille to the tea and stir well. Once cool, add the essential oils and bottle. Add 10 drops grapefruit seed extract.

Sunshine Shampoo for Blonde Hair

Ingredients:
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Instructions:
Mix together all the ingredients and heat in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes until it is hot but not boiling. Cool the mixture completely and strain to remove the lemon zest. Store in a bottle. Shampoo as you normally would. Rinse well with cool water.

Wonder of the Desert Shampoo for Dry Hair

Ingredients:
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon glycerin
1/4 teaspoon avocado oil or other light vegetable oil
Instructions:
Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle and always shake well before using. Apply to hair and allow to sit for a few mintues. Rinse well with cool water.

Natural Shampoo for Normal Hair

Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
1/2 teaspoon sunflower or other light vegetable oil
Instructions:
Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.

Chamomile Shampoo

Ingredients:
6 chamomile tea bags
4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin
Instructions:
Steep the teabags in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard. Add the soap flakes to the tea and let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until well blended. Keep in a dark, cool place in a sealed bottle.

Dandruff Shampoo

Ingredients:
1/4 cup shampoo base of your choice without conditioner
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons apple juice
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
6 finely ground cloves
Instructions:
In a blender, mix all ingredients on low for 30 seconds. Wet the hair with warm water and shampoo the mixture into the hair well. Rinse with warm water. Makes 1/4 cup. Cover and refrigerate. Discard after 3 days!

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