How to Make Your Own Hypoallergenic Shampoo for Dogs

Hypoallergenic shampoos are gentle on his skin.

Hypoallergenic shampoos are gentle on his skin.

Some dogs have sensitive or allergy-prone skin, so you have to be selective about washing them. Sudsing your dog up with store-bought shampoos loaded with chemicals could irritate her skin, but you can just as easily mix up a batch of hypoallergenic shampoo with ingredients from around the house.

Pour your hand soap, water and apple cider vinegar into a bucket and stir until the ingredients are mixed.

Add two drops of lavender oil and two drops of rosemary oil to give the shampoo a more noticeable scent.

Add a soothing, moisturizing ingredient to your shampoo. Glycerin conditions the hair, while aloe vera gel soothes and moisturizes the skin.

Pour your shampoo into resealable containers for storage.

Items you will need

  • 2 cups gentle-formula antibacterial hand soap
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 4 oz. glycerin (optional)
  • One bottle rosemary oil (optional)
  • One bottle lavender oil (optional)
  • 2 cups aloe vera gel (optional)
  • Bucket
  • Stir stick

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