How to Make Homemade Dog Shampoo without Vinegar

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Dog shampoos often are costly, and some additives may be harmful to your dog’s coat and skin, making them dry and itchy. You can help your wallet and the health of your best pal's coat by using a few items from the pharmacy aisle to make your own dog shampoo.

Step 1

Put 2 cups of water into a squeeze bottle.

Step 2

Add 2 teaspoons of castile soap to the water. Castile soap is a pure soap made from vegetable oil instead of animal fat or man-made substances, making it healthier for your dog’s skin and coat.

Step 3

Add 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel and 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the bottle. Shake it to mix the ingredients.


  • Contact your vet if your pooch shows signs of irritation or an allergy to any of the ingredients.

Items You Will Need

  • Squeeze bottle
  • Measuring cup
  • Water
  • Castile soap
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Olive oil


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