See this sweet girl in the image below? I think she was the most adorable dog ever, but she was also the itchiest dog ever. (Okay, maybe that last part was an exaggeration). Poor Trinity desperately needed all the help she could get for allergies, including these DIY dog shampoo soap bars for itchy skin.
The spring was the worst (aka itchiest) time for Trinny. She was incredibly allergic to snow mold. Snow mold occurs after the snow has melted – mold forms on the ground and it made her so itchy. Of course, her rolling around on the ground probably didn’t help, but she was a dog and didn’t know better. So, cleaning her skin and fur with this dog shampoo was a big help.
DIY Dog Shampoo Soap Bars for Itchy Skin
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- 1-pound melt-and-pour soap
- 1 tablespoon Sweet Almond oil
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 cup lavender
- 10-15 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
- 10-15 drops chamomile essential oil
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Silicone Oval Mold
- Measuring cup
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the soap base in the microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
Add in the almond oil and essential oils.
Spray the mold with the rubbing alcohol. Pour enough soap just to cover the bottom of each cavity of the mold. Spray with the rubbing alcohol. This keeps bubbles from forming. When the soap hardens, sprinkle about a teaspoon each of the oatmeal and lavender into each cavity of the mold. Spray with the rubbing alcohol.
When the soap has completely hardened, fill each cavity with more of the melted soap almost to the top and spray with rubbing alcohol. Allow the soap to harden for about 30 minutes or until a semi-hard film has formed. Then sprinkle about a teaspoon each of the oatmeal and lavender into each cavity of the mold and then cover with the remaining soap.
Allow to harden for at least two hours. Store in a plastic bag or a container with a lid.
Makes 6-3.5-ounce bars