I have a sick dog and he is a breed that is prone to greasy hair. Given that he is sick and he hates baths I don’t want to submit him to one. Do you have a dry shampoo formula that I can work? He is looking very unsightly now that he is too sick to groom himself –Carolyn, D.C.
I remember when I was in the hospital after my appendix were taken out when I was in fifth grade, and I had to “wash” my hair with a dry shampoo. It had a horrible smell if I remember. Here, however, is a basic dry shampoo formula from my book Better Basics for the Home that has no scent (unless you want to add 405 drops of an essential oil yourself, but I’d be careful with scents at all because dogs have very sensitive noses).
While I am giving this formula to you for a dog, it can be used on humans and cats!
Basic Dry Shampoo Formula
´┐Ż cups each cornmeal (or other flour), almond meal, and orris root powder (available in health food stores or from herbalists).
Combine the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Dust the powder into the hair, leave it on for an hour, then brush it out.
This only takes a few minutes, and if you keep it in a glass jar with a screw top it will last for months.