I'm assuming for the dog? I use a black pearl shampoo on Masi, really brings out the rich black on her..tho I don't shampoo her often..
On myself I use WEN
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Danger Danger vom Kleinen Hain aka Masi
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my wife is a groomer and only uses this. it makes the dogs smell really good. even before she was a groomer she would bring a bottle to whatever groomer we went to and asked them to use it. no groomer had a problem using our own shampoo.
We make our own for all the dogs in our family! I also give as gifts and decorate the bottles with raffia bows and stick on paw prints!
Castile Soap (natural, mild human soap, non GMO) can be purchased at a local health food store or over the internet. Most health food stores carry Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap which is already scented, it’s about $10 for 16 oz. so this will make 4 regular recipes. FYI, most dogs do not like the peppermint scented one!
Vegetable Glycerin – Food Grade (human moisturizer used in lotions) can be purchased at a local health food store or over the internet. 16 oz is approx. $7 and will make 4 regular recipes.
Empty Plastic Bottle (an empty shampoo bottle or water bottle with a valve on top is convenient)
Optional: Essential Oils of our choice – Lavender EO is very soothing to the skin and senses. Can be purchased at a local health food store.
1/2 Cup Castile Soap
1/2 Cup Vegetable Glycerin (this amount can be increased if your dog has a dry a coat or flakey skin)
1 Cup Water (non-floride) Add the water to the bottle first to avoid bubbles.
OPTIONAL: 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil (or your choice of EO) You can use the EO’s even if the Castile Soap is already scented.
Using a funnel, measure and pour ingredients into an empty shampoo bottle or water bottle. Add drops of Essential Oils (your discretion as to how much) directly into shampoo bottle. Turn bottle upside down slowly a few times before each use. Keep away from eyes during use.
For a rinse: mix ˝ to 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 quart of water. Vinegar is also an insect repellent! Organic ACV from the health food store is the best as it contains the "mother tincture" that has the live enzymes (which will help "yeasty or itchy dogs"), but you can use grocery store ACV too! Work into dogs' coat in small patches covering entire dog and let "drip dry"!
Keep away from eyes during use.
Last edited by Momto2GSDs; 09-07-2014 at 09:42 AM.