As the holidays approach, we welcome the scents of the season into our home. There’s no reason why your best friend can’t contribute with the help of an easy, natural glycerin dog soap, scented with pure essential oils.

Many glycerine “melt and pour” soap bases are filled with chemicals and are known to be harsh and drying to skin. Thankfully, there are more natural alternatives available. For example, one of our favorites is organic Goats Milk Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base, made with goat milk and coconut oil extract.

Once you’ve selected your soap base, all you have to do is add an appropriate amount of pure essential oils. Essential oils and other ingredients can provide healing properties to your soap in addition to aroma. The holiday-scented soap recipes for dogs (or humans) that we’ve formulated for you will heal, nurture, and gently cleanse skin.

DIY Natural Holiday-Scented Dog Soap Recipes

© Formulated exclusively for by Melody McKinnon

Add the following to each 8 ounces of melted soap base:

Mandarin Woods Blend

1 TBSP Calcium Montmorillonite Clay
2 drops of Frankincense (Boswelia spp.) essential oil
4 drops of Green Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) essential oil


Mint Candy Blend

1 TBSP Calcium Montmorillonite Clay
3 drops of Peppermint (Mentha piperita) or Spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil
2 drops of German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) essential oil

Mix well and pour into molds. If you want to add a little color to your homemade dog soap, you can purchase natural food dyesnatural food dye pets. Don’t use too much though, or you may end up with a pink poodle. 😉

Notes of Caution:  Store essential oils out of reach of pets and children.  Some essential oils may cause allergic reaction in sensitive dogs.  This DIY soap recipe should not be used on other pets, such as cats or rabbits.

??? Have you ever made soap for your dog? Please share your experience in the comments below.

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8 thoughts on “DIY Natural Holiday-Scented Dog Soap Recipes ©

  1. Man I love this blog. Thanks for the great ideas and for turning me on to goat milk & coconut oil soap base. I’m inspired to create some human soaps using it too. XOXO 🙂

  2. These recipes are perfect for my dog grooming customers. Pet owners will love their Christmas scents! Thank you so much!

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