More Uses for Tea Tree Oil! Homemade Dry Dog Shampoo!


This is our pug, Roger.  He was a dragon for Halloween last year.   Roger is a great part of our family, but any pug owner can tell you that they tend to have a slight odor after awhile.  The vet told us that we shouldn’t wash Roger more than once a month due to his sensitive skin.  Well, he gets that pug stink long before then!  What’s a girl to do?  I’m going to tell you.  I tried dry dog shampoo awhile ago when I received a sample in the mail.  The ingredients weren’t complicated so I decided to start making my own.  You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make and how well it works!


Homemade Dry Dog Shampoo

Baking Soda

Tea Tree Oil

Put 1/4 cup of baking soda in a bowl and add a few drops of tea tree oil.  Stir.  Repeat this process until you have enough to fill a jar or you run out of baking soda.  Store it in a mason jar!


I do it in layers like that so that it distributes to oil evenly.  It smells great and really makes the dog smell good.  You just rub a little in his fur and on his head.  My dog loves it because you’re petting him and giving him attention!  Be sure to rub it in completely.  Tea tree oil is great for his skin too!  It actually is used to treat dry skin and acts as an antiseptic.  Roger likes it because he enjoys a good cuddle and now I don’t have to worry about him smelling up the place 🙂

Do you use dry dog shampoo?  Do you buy it or make it?




  1. Jada1913 on September 23, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Awww he’s cute. I wonder if this will work as a dry shampoo for humans.

    • ducktapegurl on September 24, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Thanks! I was wondering the same thing about it! I saw a recipe on pinterest for human dry shampoo. I might have to try it!

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