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waterless shampoo recipe

Posted by jennybog zone 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 10, 08 at 12:02

Hello, I am looking for a waterless shampoo recipe for my mini Donkeys. When I say waterlessI mean, that they dont need to be rinsed off. I see sevarel at the feed store but I would like to make mine homemade with natural products. Anyone have an idea? Jenny- Out of my gourd farm -

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RE: waterless shampoo recipe

With winter coming on, I'd just give them a good brushing/scratching and maybe use the vacuum cleaner on them and let them go. Leave the oil/moisture there to get them through the cold damp winter.


RE: waterless shampoo recipe

I would agree with Dave.

If you MUST give them an extra-special cleaning - a bucket of very hot water with a little liniment in it, a towel well wrung out and a good scrubbing can get an amazing amount of dirt out of a coat. Use a dry towel to remove any excess water as you go along, if the temperature is cold, maybe even cover them with a light sheet or blanket, to avoid chilling them.

In general, a good brushing, or, if you have one and the donkeys will accept it, vacuuming is the best for winter cleaning - the natural oils in the coat help keep the coat stay dry and shed water/melted snow. It they have bad manure stains, a good currying when the stain is dry, brushing well and then scrubbing with a nearly dry towel (as above) if there is still a mark, should get them clean.

RE: waterless shampoo recipe

Thankyou for your answers. I am not talking about making my own for regular use not so much for winter cleaning.Something to spray very lightly on there brush to freshen them up. We have a muddy corral and they get a bit stinky. I was hoping to put a litte something on there brush that wouldnt harm them.

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