• 1 cup natural liquid dish soap (I use Seventh Generation)
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup glycerin
  • 1 quart water

After we picked up our little pup (who is now 6 1/2 months old), I began to experiment a bit with homemade dog shampoo. I set out on a mission to find a simple, economical and natural shampoo I could use on Otto. It had to leave his coat clean, shiny, and not dry out his skin. Initially my goal was to use a recipe with castile soap, but the results were a residue-covered and sticky feeling coat. Not cool. So I checked out some various dog shampoo recipes, experimented a little and came up with this awesome concoction!

Now I can’t guarantee that you will get the same results, but my oh my! His coat was smooth, shiny, flake-free, and he smelled fresh and clean – not like the perfume department at the mall (yuck).

The ingredients are listed above. All you have to do is put everything in a bowl and mix it all together! A whisk might work well. I store the soap in old dish liquid bottles with the narrow squirt tops. This shampoo is on the runny side and when you are actually giving your pup a bath, it is nice to shake up the bottle and squirt it right onto your dog’s coat. Avoid eyes and ears and be sure to rinse well.

Give it a try! I hope you have wonderful results too.