DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo and Free Printable

by Alli

DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyPetMyStar #CollectiveBias 

Max, our MVP (most valuable pooch), will be three years old in November. Max became part of our family when he was just six weeks old. He is the sweetest, smartest German Shepherd I’ve ever met.

Max thinks it’s his job to keep the kids corralled when they are outside playing. They all smell like wet dogs when it’s time to come inside, so I put together a simple DIY dry doggie shampoo to pamper Max.

After playing outside, Max and the kids smell like wet dogs! This DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo helps Max smell good between baths. There's only 3 ingredients and I bet you have them all in your pantry.

I remember when my grandson, Logan, begged for a puppy for Christmas. There was just one stipulation. He asked me to keep the dog at my house and he would just come over and visit. He’s a smart kid – all the fun, with none of the responsibility.

I gave much thought to his request (about 2 minutes) and made it my mission to find the best pet for our family. These days, we can’t imagine our life without Max. 

Max and the boys resting after playing - DIY Doggie Shampoo

Max Loves Kids!

Since the grandkids live just five minutes away, they visit often. I do believe that Max can hear their SUV coming a mile away. Max gets beyond excited when he sees the boys. Of course, they like to help feed him, pet him, pamper him and play with him outside.

T Hawke bonding with Max - DIY Doggie Shampoo

Once playtime is over, Max and the kids smell like wet dogs. That’s why I always have a supply of DIY dry doggie shampoo for Max. Now, if I could only come up with dry shampoo for the kids.

DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo

DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo is so easy to make. You need 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch, and a few drops of essential oils.  Mix them all together and you’re done.

DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo

Helpful Hint:  You can also use oatmeal in place of baking soda.

DIY Doggie Shampoo Ingredients

DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo

After playing outside, Max and the kids smell like wet dogs! This DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo helps Max smell good between baths. There's only 3 ingredients and I bet you have them all in your pantry.


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3-5 drops lavender essential oils


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and store in a shaker type jar.

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You can use a mason jar with a lid to store the doggie shampoo. Carefully punch three tiny holes in the lid.

How to make DIY Doggie Shampoo

I designed a cute little label for my doggie shampoo. You can get my free label by clicking here: Dry-Doggie-Shampoo-Printable.


Using a decoupage medium, glue the label to the jar and let dry.

DIY Doggie Shampoo Jar

Sprinkle the dry shampoo onto the coat of your dog and rub it in. Be sure and stay away from his eyes.

DIY Doggie Shampoo - How to apply

Does Max pass the sniff test? Yes, he does!

DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo - Sniff test

Once Max is pampered and smelling fresh and clean, it’s time for dinner.

What’s for dinner?

When I’m shopping at Kroger, I always like to take my time in the pet aisle. It’s a convenient and affordable place to stock up on Purina staples and find new toys for Max. He deserves to be spoiled.

On my latest trip to Kroger, I discovered new Purina® Dog Chow® Natural. It has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and is 100% complete and balanced. I really like the fact that it’s a quality dog food at an affordable price. Max deserves star treatment every single day.


DIY Dry Doggie Shampoo and Purina Natural Dog Chow

What does Max think about new Purina® Dog Chow® Natural? He loves it! Max thinks it’s a great tasting Kibble and he really likes that it’s made with real chicken.

Max loves the new Purina Natural Dog Food


Max - Our MVP

Because Max brings so much joy to our family, we love to pamper him by making sure he lives a long and healthy life. He’s well fed, well loved and smells great between bath times. How do you pamper your pooch?

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