How to Make Natural Puppy Shampoo,

Puppies don't need to be bathed often, but if your little one decides to take a romp through a mud puddle or finds something wonderfully stinky to roll in, a trip to the bathtub will definitely be in order. An all natural, gentle shampoo is the best choice for your puppy's tender skin and baby-fine fur. Follow this easy recipe for homemade, natural puppy shampoo and your little one will be squeaky clean and sweet-smelling in no time.

Step 1

All-natural shampoo is gentle on puppy's skin and fur.

Wash your plastic bottle well with soap and hot water. Make sure that it is free of dust or residue of any kind.

Step 2

Combine 2 cups distilled water, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup 100 percent vegetable liquid glycerin, 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel and 2 tsp. liquid castille soap in your plastic bottle.

Step 3

Keep the shampoo out of your puppy's eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

Tighten the lid of the plastic bottle and shake the shampoo mixture vigorously until it is thoroughly blended. After using, store in a cool place for up to one month.


  • Never bathe a puppy younger than 12 weeks of age.

  • Although unlikely, if you observe any type of rash or allergic reaction in your puppy, contact a veterinarian immediately.

  • Even though this shampoo is all-natural, you still need to be sure that your puppy does not drink it or the water in which you are bathing her.

  • Ears should only be cleaned with a puppy formula ear wash.


  • If your puppy is extra big or has a lot of thick fur, simply double the recipe.

  • Once your puppy is clean, be sure to keep him in a warm place and dry him completely so that he does not become chilled and get sick.

Items You Will Need

  • Plastic bottle with airtight lid
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup 100 percent vegetable liquid glycerine
  • 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel
  • 2 tsp. liquid castille soap



About the Author

Yvette Sajem has been a professional writer since 1995. Her work includes greeting cards and two children's books. A lifelong animal advocate, she is active in animal rescue and transport, and is particularly partial to senior and special needs animals.

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