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Angie
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« on: July 14, 2011, 12:54:14 PM »

Can anyone give me a really good dog soap recipe? One that is mild with the right pH for dogs?
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 03:54:09 PM »

I make a dog shampoo bar exactly like you would make a shampoo bar for humans. I just add three essential oils that help repel fleas, ticks and other pests. The essential oils I use are citronella, peppermint and lemongrass. Pet owners that have used my dog shampoo bar love it and are repeat customers. One customer tells me she showers with it before she goes camping or hiking to help keep pests from bothering her!
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 05:28:08 PM »

Thanks for the EO tips, I will be adding them to my list of oils to buy.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 07:31:19 PM »

Thank you for asking this question Angie!

Elizabeth - thank you for the great info.  I am going to make my next batch for my fur-person.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 05:42:54 AM »

Elizabeth, how does your dog react to the smell of the shampoo? I imagine that citronella, pepermint and lemongras smell quite strong even after shampooing.
As to my experience, dogs do not like to have any shampoo smell on them and what often happened to me after shampooing our dog was that at the first occasion outside she made all her efforts to cover the smell - finding the most disgusting places to rub her fur in there.... Undecided
However, I never tried your mix of oils Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 10:59:13 AM »

Hi taenia,

I do not have a dog....my pet of choice is my Canary, B.J.  Smiley I was asked by some of my customers to make a shampoo bar they could use for their dogs. After doing a lot of research, I incorporated the three essential oils in a regular shampoo bar recipe. I've contacted a couple of my custormers who use the soap on their dogs and asked them to be completely honest with me. They all said they had no problem with using the soap on their pets. And I don't think they would have ordered more dog shampoo bars if they didin't like it or if it caused their dogs any discomfort. Hope this answered your question.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 01:07:20 PM »

Thank you, Elizabeth, that definitely answers my question Smiley!
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 04:45:11 AM »

I've made a dog soap for two years and my husband uses it every day during pheasant hunting season on our Brittany.  The dog loves getting that bath after hunting and jumps right into the tub!  Perhaps now it is habit, but he never acted like he didn't like it.  I use similar essential oils to the post before.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 05:40:02 AM »

Angie,

I have found after making and testing several batches of "dog soap". That the absolute best (IMO, and the opinions of my customers)recipe actually only contains 2 main ingredients....Tallow & castor oil.  Ahem...100% organic grass fed beef tallow to be exact!  Higer percentage of castor oil than my regular "people" soap....but not too high (too high will make a sticky soap).  The higher percentage of castor is amazing for a shiny coat....and this recipe rinses so clean and easily, that it has literally cut the bathing time in HALF!!  Which is very important when you have 4 labs!  Lol

Sure, my fancy vegan blends of dog soap were good, but didn't give the shine factor...and we found they took longer to rinse.  I make mine with kind of a secret blend of EOs....and I make unscented.  SOMEHOW, my "special" EO blend TOTALLY takes away the wet dog smel!!  We think this is why we sell so much more of it than the unscented.

Anyhow...just wanted to share that....Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 10:23:46 AM »

I use my same basic recipe (which contains Castor oil) but the scent is a blend of 5 EO's

Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, and Geranium Rose.  I use them them in equal amounts.  There it is, I just gave away my secret!  oh well Smiley

I always get asked if there is citronella, lemongrass, or catnip in the soap, and there could have been, but I don't prefer the smell of citronella -it makes me think of OFF! and those candles that are awful!

I make two varieties: one with ground oatmeal and one without.  But since I rarely have them both in stock at the same time, I can't tell you which sells better.  Some people say that their dogs are allergic to oats (which I guess is in a lot of dog shampoos).

I also use this soap when I go camping, and I market the soap as "bug repelling soap for dogs and their humans" so its clear it can be shared among the whole family!

My dog smells so nice (pretty, even) after his bath, and his fur is super soft for at least a week.  He does tend to rub himself on the back of the couch and the carpet, but I think it's just because he is wet, not that he dislikes the smell. 

have fun developing your brand!
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2012, 11:57:36 AM »

I just had someone ask me for a dog soap recipe.  Unfortunately I don't have a recipe for a shampoo bar so any advice?
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 12:36:49 PM »

Heres my dog shampoo:

16% avocado oil
20% castor oil
16% coconut oil
6% cocoa butter
20% neem oil
22% olive oil
Add tbsp ppo lanolin
3% sodium lactate (its a soft recipe without it just takes longer to set and cure)
2:1:1 ratio of lavender:eucalyptus:naiouli EO

I did a ton of research before doing my dog soap. A lot of EO's can e toxic and definitely any EO's are toxic to cats so this is strictly for dogs. It's formulated for the sensitive skin dogs have and especially for those with skin allergies. Myself and everyone who has tried it had had an improvement in their dogs itching from skin allergies as well as treating any dandruff. Neem oil can be expensive but its so worth it in a dog soap. It has amazing benefits. I also usually add some vitamin e to the recipe as well. And SuperDrive at 8%. Dogs can have some really drying issues with their skins. Mostly any recipe that is gentle and good for sensitive skin will work great. And just do a little research on what EO's are dog safe.
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 05:27:12 PM »

What is ppo lanolin?
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 05:31:30 PM »

Nanci - amount of lanolin per pound of oil. Don't you just love all the abbreviations? Cheesy

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Don't know if I'll ever make an animal soap, but it's good to have. Certainly looks like something I'd use - minus the neem...
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 05:33:51 PM »

Geez!  Brain dead after teaching all day that's for sure!!!!!!  Makes perfect sense now that you said it!
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