Y’all, I think you’ll agree that a stinky dog isn’t much fun to be around.
I don’t really like to bathe my dogs very often during the colder months here in the midwest. I hate the idea of them catching a chill if they’re still a bit damp when they go out to potty.
So what’s a dog mom to do with a not-so-fresh dog in the middle of winter? I’m so glad you asked. The answer is simple: DIY dry dog shampoo!
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If you’ve ever used a dry shampoo for yourself, you know it’s a fantastic way to give your hair a refreshing little pick-me-up between shampoos.
Well, this do-it-yourself dry shampoo works the same way for your dog. Simply mix a little bit of cornstarch, a little bit of baking soda, and a few drops of your favorite dog-friendly essential oil. Voila, you’ve got the perfect solution for that wintertime stinky-dog syndrome.
Whenever I mix up a little batch of this magic smell-good powder for my dogs, I like to put it in a cute glass shaker jar. That way, it’s easy-peasy to sprinkle on them as needed.
Check out the recipe below, and remember that you can incrementally adjust the amount of the ingredients depending on how much dry dog shampoo you want to make. Obviously, you’ll need more for bigger dogs.
I think you’ll find this is a great solution for not just the colder winter months. It’s also ideal for use in between baths year-round.
Do you have any quick and easy tips for keeping your pet smelling clean and fresh? I’d love for you to share them in a comment below. Better yet, stop by my private Facebook group for dog moms and join in the conversation there!
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup baking soda
- 30-40 drops of your favorite dog-friendly essential oils
- Add all of the ingredients to a shaker jar and mix well.
- To use, sprinkle on your dog and rub into her skin well.