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|12-30-2012, 06:23 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Francisco
Not sure if this is the proper forum (newbie...)
Has anyone ever made a homemade doggie conditioner?
Indigo is ready for her first bath: the shelter fixed her and I couldn't bathe her until now. Of course she stinks to high heaven since she was caught as a stray and then was a concrete and wire cage for over a week! The smell got so bad that I trimmed her some, and sponge-bathed her with a weak vinegar rinse, which helped quite a bit.
I have some oatmeal dog shampoo, and I will probably do a vinegar rinse after, but she obviously needs some type of conditioner, which I don't have on hand yet.
I'm curious if anyone has made homemade conditioner? I've made human deep conditioner using vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, olive oil, and raw aloe vera pulp (sometimes with a drop of tea tree oil) mixed with water, and I have all the ingredients on hand. Could it hurt to try? Her hair is not very long right now, maybe 1.5 inches.
thanks for any thoughts!
Last edited by eleash; 12-30-2012 at 06:26 PM. Reason: edit
|12-30-2012, 11:49 PM||#2|
I Love My Yorkies
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Tea tree oil is very toxic to dogs also aloe vera I believe so I wouldnt use
|12-31-2012, 03:28 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Olive oil, & egg.
Check on the aloe, I've used it topically, but I've use tea tree before too...2 drops in a pint though.
Shan & 8 kids now!
Last edited by concretegurl; 12-31-2012 at 03:30 AM.
|12-31-2012, 03:28 AM||#4|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Aloe vera is a safe, common ingredient in many pet hair products. However, pure aloe can cause severe stomach upset if ingested by a dog.
Kristin, Max and Teddy