Pet Shampoo (from a base) -Simple Steps for Beginners
Author: Debbie May
Tuesday, August 12, 2014ddddd

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This helpful guide will show you 'How To Make' Pet Shampoo using simple steps for beginners. 

1. Preparation

Create a work space that is clean of filth and of a size that prevents contamination from outside sources. Select an area that is not accessible to children and pets. We recommend wearing protective clothing such as an apron, goggles, gloves and a hair net.

2. Prepare The Base

Using a pre-made pet shampoo base designed for handmade pet shampoos, measure 16 oz in a clean glass pyrex cup. Note: 16 oz of base will make approximately (2) 8 oz bottles, (4) 4 oz bottles or (8) 2 oz bottles of pet shampoo.

3. Incorporate Additives

Fragrance - You can incorporate 1 to 2 teaspoons of fragrance oil per 16 oz of pet shampoo base. Stir well.  Notice that the more fragrance you add the more likely it is that your pet shampoo will thin from the fragrance oil.  If you want to add essential oils you can add 1 to 2 ml of essential oil per 16 oz of pet shampoo. You will need a plastic dropper to measure small amounts such as milliliters. Stir well.

Color - After you have scented your pet shampoo it is time to add the color. You can add as much cosmetic color to your base as desired. Stir well. Note: Do not add so much color that the skin is stained. The pet shampoo should always remain white when being rubbed into the skin. If it is colored then too much color has been used.

Measurement Notes: 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

4. Packaging

Pour your pet shampoo into bottles and close with a pet shampoo pump, disc top or cap. If the pet shampoo is thicker you may find a jar with top easier to fill and use. If your pet shampoo is thick and you wish to use a bottle you can slowly heat to 130º and pour into the bottles. Heating much higher than this risks degrading the preservative system and may allow your pet shampoo to grow mold, bacteria or yeast.

5. Labeling

If selling your pet shampoo you will need to label it with the product name, your company name, contact information, ingredients, directions for use, and product weight.

6. Caution Statement

This product is intended to be crafted by those 15 years or older. You are expected to take full responsibility for your own personal protection and safety including but not limited to the use of protective clothing such as an apron, goggles, gloves and a hair net.