How to Make an Oatmeal Conditioner for Dogs

After shampooing, condition your dog's coat and soothe her skin with conditioning rinse.
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If dogs had their way they'd always be running through woods, swimming in muddy ponds and rolling in something really stinky. After all this fun it's bath time again. After shampooing, soothe your dog's skin and make his coat shine with a conditioning rinse of oatmeal, rosemary and peppermint.

Step 1

Grind oatmeal in the blender, food processor or kitchen mill into a flour-like consistency. Scrape the sides of the grinder often to ensure all the oatmeal flakes are finely ground.

Step 2

Mix 1 cup of ground oatmeal with 2 cups of water in the saucepan. Add rosemary and cook over medium heat for two to three minutes. Steep for 10 minutes. Stir in the aloe vera gel, jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil. Cool the mixture to body temperature, or lukewarm. Apply a small amount to your dog's skin to test for an allergic reaction.

Step 3

Pour oatmeal mixture into the spray bottle using the funnel. Spritz your dog's body until thoroughly soaked, making sure not to get any into his eyes. Massage gently and thoroughly into the coat and skin.

Step 4

Leave the mixture on for 10 minutes. Rinse well and towel-dry. Let your dog thoroughly dry in a warm place away from drafts, or blow-dry her with a handheld hair dryer on low heat setting.

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