Monday, February 11, 2013

Making Natural Dog Shampoos & Pet Care Products

Did you know that natural ingredients, such as Carrier Oils, Essential Oils, or Vegetable Butters can be used to create Liquid Dog Shampoos, Dog Shampoo Bars, and Skin Care Serums, Salves, or Balms?  They surely can.  According to The Natural Beauty Workshop, when choosing natural ingredients for pet care products make sure that the ingredients are dog safe.  Just like food, certain ingredients that are safe for humans can be extremely harmful, or even deadly to dogs.  If you are uncertain about the safety of a particular ingredient, be sure to check with your dog's veterinarian before using it.  It is especially important to keep this in mind when using Essential Oils.  Dogs can be very sensitive to these ingredients, and since their bodies are smaller, and work differently from humans, their tolerance levels can be much lower than humans.  Be sure to dilute any Essential Oils very well when adding them to a dog care product.  In case you were wondering, recipes created for dogs should NEVER be used on cats.  Dogs and cats have very different systems.  An ingredient that is safe for a dog could be deadly if used on a cat. 

Would you like to learn more?  Then check out The Natural Beauty Workshop's article called Making Natural Dog Shampoos & Pet Care Products to get all the information you need to make natural pet care products for your dog.

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