Aloe Vera Pet Shampoo

Sure you love your pet, so why are you washing it with chemical-laden commercial pet shampoo?

About as pure a shampoo as you can get, this recipe is detergent-free; in addition, the healing properties of aloe vera gel helps to sooth skin irritations.

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons liquid castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • Up to 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin or vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients in a jar. Shake to blend.
Get the pet’s coat wet, pour on the shampoo a
few tablespoons at a time, lathering as you go.
Work the shampoo in with your hands. Rinse
thoroughly. Unless you want
the pet to shake themselves dry (and get everything
in the vicinity wet at the same time!), towel
them dry.

By Annie B. Bond


Barbara D.
Past Member 4 years ago

Lydia, aloe is mildly toxic when ingested (more so for cats) so we recommend preventing your dog from licking himself during bathing and rinsing very thoroughly, although this concentration of aloe wouldn't be of much concern for a dog.

Barbara D.
Past Member 4 years ago

We highly recommend aloe vera shampoos to our clients at our animal hospitals. It's great for itchy, irritated dogs and those who get frequent hot spots.

Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago


Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence4 years ago

Aloe Vera is a Wonder of the World!

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L4 years ago


Nelly Edgson
Nelly Edgson4 years ago

GREAT RECIPE!!!! Can't wait to use it on my puppy girl!

Stephanie Reap
Stephanie Reap4 years ago

Love finding things that have no chemicals especially for animals! Thanks.

Lydia Weissmuller Price

Didn't we just have an article recently on houseplants that were dangerous to pets? I thought Aloe Vera was one of them...

Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

The natural pesticide