Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Barking Wednesday - Dog Oatmeal Shampoo

This week on Barking Wednesday I want to discuss dog allergies, Kingers suffers from Ragweed Allergies .  This time of year Ragweed makes it terrible for him. He is scratching and miserable. One thing that really seems to help is to give him Oatmeal Shampoo baths. By keeping the pollen from building up on his skin.  He gets a bath every other day during ragweed Season.

Basic Oatmeal Shampoo
In a quart Mason Jar I add ~ 1 Cup of ground Oatmeal & 1 Cup Baking Soda
Fill jar with water and shake till well mixed.

You can add the following to the shampoo:
  • 1/2 oz. of Olive Oil will help dry skin
  • 1/2 oz. of Aloe Vera is good to sooth skin discomfort
  • 1/2 oz of Coconut Oil is good for skin and hair
  • 12 drops of Ginger & Peppermint Oil help Kingers arthritis pain
  • 12 drops of Lavender helps calm nerves
Make sure to soak dog in water - rub on shampoo then allow shampoo to stay on your dog for about 10 minutes then rinse well. Make sure to get all shampoo out of your dogs hair.

Allow dog to air dry.

46 comments:

  1. That's easy enough to make and a lot less expensive than the dog shampoo I buy at Petco.

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  2. This is fantastic. Very easy to make. Thanks.

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  3. Angel itches all the time so I wonder if this would be helpful for her.

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    1. A lot of dogs are itchy and I think this will help a lot of people.

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  4. I've made a similar shampoo as my boxer has some similar issues. Homemade is great, a lot less garbage that no one needs.

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  5. This is a great shampoo for dog. Oatmeal is great for itchy skin, but it's also just an all around great shampoo for your pooch.

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  6. This is a great idea! Never thought to use oatmeal!

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  7. What a great idea. I will be trying this on my dog asap!!

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  8. Our dogs had the worst allergies and I always felt so badly for them. I'm definitely going to share this with friends - great idea and definitely more economical to make your own and better for your dogs skin than harsh chemicals!

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  9. I need to try this for my dog. He has several allergies and they can definitely make him miserable at times.

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  10. I like when you can make things like this at home with ingredients most people already have. Why waste your money on the store brand that's probably not as effective!

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  11. We just got a puppy, so this is right on time! I will have to use this.

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  12. I need to try this on our dog. She needs a bath almost every week.

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  13. I might try this for our dog, he has had issues with products damaging his skin and this seems like something that would do the job without hurting him!

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  14. once I finish all the other shampoos I will have to try this recipe for my pup.

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  15. My dog tends to itch a lot. I think I will try this for him.

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  16. I know my mom used to make oatmeal baths for us when we were sick.I bet my little pooch would love this!

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  17. This is great! I'm sure my dog will love it and smell better too! Cheaper than the expensive brands!
    ~Amanda

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  18. Oatmeal shampoo is great for dogs. It really helps keep their coats clean and eases any allergies they might have.

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  19. What a great DIY project for pet owners. I've heard that oatmeal shampoo is very good for a dog's skin and coat.

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  20. That sounds like a great DIY product for dogs. No harmful chemicals either!

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  21. What a great way to treat the dog to a bath with a product you know isn't full of harsh chemicals. I like your additional additive options too.

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  22. We just adopted a puppy so this post is right on time.

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  23. I haven't had a dog in a long time, but I do love them. I agree that homemade is the way to go!

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  24. Love that you have ditched the chemicals and are using natural products on your dog.

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  25. This seems like a great dog shampoo. I'm always worried about the stuff that's been added to the shampoos you buy in te stores. I want to make sure my furbaby gets the best!

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  26. What a fantastic dog shampoo to make for your beautiful dog. Suffering from Ragweed is not fun at all.

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  27. I didn't even know dogs suffered from allergies like that. I'm so glad this gives him some relief.

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  28. I am going to show this to my MIL. This is a fantastic idea for poochies!!!

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  29. This sounds super easy to make. I think it will be a challenge to leave it on the dog for 10 minutes though!

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  30. I love using Oatmeal shampoo on my dog!

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  31. poor puppy. I use an oatmeal bath on my dog too just to keep his skin soothed all the time

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  32. i am SO doing this with my tobey today! he's old and has old dog warts and i think this would be such a nice thing for him

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  33. I have two dogs so this is so helpful. I didn't know oatmeal was so good for them!

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  34. Great idea - I'll have to do this with my dog. Her skin gets flaky in the winter.

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  35. I have all of these products at home. Would make a great shampoo!

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  36. Ooooo. I would love to try that on my Rufus! He would like that

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  37. Thanks for this! I'll pass it along to my brother!

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  38. I've never heard of Dog Oatmeal Shampoo. Sounds interesting!

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  39. I've noticed my little dog scratching. I may need to try the shampoo recipe!

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  40. I am a huge proponent of all of these listed ingredients. Maybe I'd use this myself! ;)

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  41. That is one clean dog. I have a cat that has allergies too, it's hard to manage!

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  42. That sounds like something I'd use on myself! LOL! My dog hates baths. Maybe the lavender would help her relax! :)

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  43. Aw! Poor baby, oddly enough my mom had to give me oatmeal baths when I was a baby as my allergies were also really bad and that's what the pediatrician recommended her to do also!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  44. Don't have a dog now, but when I did he hated baths. But when I would get him in one he smelled so much better. Plus he had dry skin so I bet the oatmeal would have helped him.

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  45. This is a great recipe! Would like to try for our dogs.

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