DIY All Natural Dry Shampoo for Dogs

My two Samoyed pups have an insane amount of fur. Because of that, it is a pain in the rear to to do a full on, dump them in water and handfuls of shampoo groom. So, to keep them fresh in between baths I use all natural dry shampoo for dogs! The dry shampoo much easier, is so much quicker, and I get a lot less groaning from my fluffs, so it is a win-win all around if your pup is not in desperate need of a bath and is just a little smelly!

DIY Dry Shampoo for Dogs

This recipe is only four ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry- and all of them are all natural- no nasty artificial products that make you nervous just in case your pup loves to lick!


1 Cup Cornstarch
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
5-10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
5-10 Drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
A Shaker with Holes
Optional (but helpful): A Flour Sifter

DIY Dry Shampoo for Dogs Ingredients


  1. Combine cornstarch and baking soda. Mix well.
  2. Add drops of essential oil. The tea tree oil is great for itching and hotspots, the lavender is anti-inflammatory and calming, so add as much or as little of each as you’d like (just make sure that the mixture stays dry.) DIY Dry Shampoo for DOgs
  3. This is where the sifter comes in handy- you want to combine all of the ingredients together without any lumps. Passing it through a sifter ensures that there aren’t any!DIY Dry Shampoo for Dogs
  4. Spoon your mixture into your shaker. I made my own by using a mason jar and poking holes in the top with a hammer and a nail.DIY Dry Shampoo for Dogs
  5. Sprinkle a healthy amount onto your (DRY) pup, and spread around thoroughly with your fingers. This can get a bit messy with the dust from the powder, so I’d recommend doing it in the bathtub or outside.
  6. Enjoy your fresh smelling pup!

DIY Dry Shampoo for Dogs

What are your favorite ways to keep your pups fresh? Let me know in the comments below! Also, looking for fresh breath? Here’s a DIY All Natural Pup Toothpaste Recipe!

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