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PAMPER YOUR POOCH: DIY CBD INFUSED DRY SHAMPOO FOR FRESHNESS, ALLERGIES, & PESTS

Hey there, fellow pet lovers! Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a fantastic recipe for making your very own dog dry shampoo infused with CBD oil. Whether your furry friend has a knack for rolling in mud, spring time allergies, or just needs a little freshening up between baths, this homemade dry shampoo will leave them feeling clean, relaxed, and smelling divine. And even better...this dry shampoo can keep nasty fleas & ticks away from your pooch. Let's get started!



Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of baking soda

  • 1 cup of cornstarch

  • 10-15 drops of high-quality CBD oil (adjust according to your dog's size and needs)

  • Optional: 5-10 drops of pet-safe essential oil (lavender, chamomile, or cedarwood are good choices)

  • Airtight container for storage

  • Mixing bowl

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Your Ingredients: Gather all your ingredients and make sure your work area is clean.

  2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of cornstarch. Use a fork or whisk to blend the ingredients together thoroughly.

  3. Add CBD Oil: Next, add 10-15 drops of CBD oil to the dry mixture. CBD oil offers various benefits for dogs, including soothing skin irritations and promoting relaxation. Adjust the amount based on your dog's size and any recommendations from your veterinarian.

  4. Optional: Add Essential Oil: If you want to add a pleasant scent to your dry shampoo, consider mixing in 5-10 drops of pet-safe essential oil. Lavender, chamomile, and cedarwood are calming choices that can also help repel pests. Make sure the essential oil you choose is safe for dogs and properly diluted.

  5. Mix Thoroughly: Using a fork or whisk, blend all the ingredients together until well combined. Make sure there are no clumps and that the oils are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  6. Transfer to Container: Once your dry shampoo mixture is ready, transfer it to an airtight container for storage. A clean, empty shaker bottle or a jar with a secure lid works well. Label the container clearly so you know what it contains and when it was made.

  7. Application: To use your DIY CBD-infused dry shampoo, simply sprinkle a small amount onto your dog's coat, focusing on areas that may be oily or have odors. Use your hands to gently massage the dry shampoo into their fur, taking care to avoid their eyes and nose. Allow the shampoo to sit for a few minutes, then brush or comb your dog to remove any excess powder.

  8. Enjoy the Results: Voila! Your furry friend should now be feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with a shiny, clean coat and a calm demeanor thanks to the soothing effects of CBD oil.


Essential Oils to Use & Why:

Using essential oils on dogs can offer several benefits, but it's essential to use them cautiously and ensure they are pet-safe. Here are some dog-friendly essential oils and their potential benefits:


  1. Lavender Oil: Lavender is known for its calming properties, making it an excellent choice for anxious or stressed dogs. It can help promote relaxation, reduce anxiety during car rides or vet visits, and aid in sleep for restless pups. Lavender can also be used to keep fleas & ticks away.

  2. Chamomile Oil: Chamomile has soothing properties and is often used to alleviate skin irritations and inflammation in dogs. It can be taken internally to help calm digestive issues and promote relaxation, making it beneficial for anxious or hyperactive dogs.

  3. Cedarwood Oil: Cedarwood has natural insect-repelling properties, making it a useful oil for deterring fleas and ticks. It also has a pleasant, earthy scent that can help mask odors and keep your dog smelling fresh.

  4. Frankincense Oil: Frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, making it useful for promoting wound healing and soothing skin conditions in dogs. It can help reduce inflammation, protect against infections, and support overall skin health when applied topically. Diluted frankincense oil can be gently massaged into your dog's skin or added to a carrier oil for targeted application.

  5. Helichrysum Oil: Helichrysum oil is prized for its skin-healing properties and is often used to treat cuts, wounds, and scars in dogs. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation. Diluted helichrysum oil can be applied topically to minor wounds or areas of skin irritation to support healing.

  6. Citronella Oil & Neem Oil- Both are natural protection against fleas, ticks, & mosquitos.

  7. Coconut Oil: While not technically an essential oil, coconut oil is a natural oil that is safe for dogs and offers numerous benefits for their skin and coat. It has moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, making it an excellent option for soothing dry skin, hot spots, and minor irritations. Coconut oil can be applied topically to your dog's skin and fur as needed. For a deeper level of skincare, our pet salve is packed with coconut oil, CBD and natural ingredients for skin allergies, cracked paw pads, dry skin and more.

When using essential oils on dogs, it's essential to follow these guidelines:


  • Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or olive oil, before applying them to your dog's skin or fur. (Or by adding them to this dry shampoo).

  • Use essential oils sparingly and in small quantities, as dogs are more sensitive to scents than humans.

  • Monitor your dog for any signs of sensitivity or allergic reactions, such as excessive scratching, redness, or irritation.

  • Consult with your veterinarian before using essential oils on your dog, especially if your pet has any underlying health conditions or is pregnant.

By using dog-friendly essential oils safely and appropriately, you can harness their natural benefits to support your furry friend's health and well-being.



Tips:

  • Store your homemade dry shampoo in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to maintain its freshness.

  • Before using any new product on your pet, it's always a good idea to perform a patch test to check for any allergic reactions or sensitivities.

  • Consult with your veterinarian before introducing CBD oil or essential oils into your dog's grooming routine, especially if your pet has any underlying health conditions or is taking medications.

There you have it – a simple and effective recipe for making your own dog dry shampoo infused with CBD oil. Your canine companion will thank you for the extra pampering and TLC! Enjoy the bonding time and the satisfaction of knowing exactly what's going into your furry friend's grooming products. Until next time, happy grooming!

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