Holistic Horse Care- Natural Horse Shampoo


Spring is here and shedding has more than begun, so we are all thinking about bathing our horses to remove all the winter hair and dirt. Here are a couple ideas for natural and holistic horse shampoos you can make. It maybe a few weeks before the weather is truly warm enough to bath, but eventually that winter coat will be completely shed out and a bath will required to get some of the springtime mud off of them.

Recipes for Natural Horse

Shampoo

Easy Horse Shampoo #1

10 chamomile tea bags

1 cup liquid castile soap

1/2 tablespoon glycerin

A few drops of essential oils from the list provided – optional but nice

Steep chamomile tea bags in boiled water, cover for about an hour. Remove tea bags, add castile soap, glycerin and essential oils (if using) to the cooled tea mixture. Bottle and place it in a dark, cool place or in the refrigerator. Since your homemade shampoo is preservative- and paraben-free, keep the lids tightly closed and store in a cool place.

Easy Horse Shampoo #2

1 cup distilled or spring water

1 cup liquid castile soap

1 cup aloe vera gel

4 teaspoons glycerin

1 teaspoon avocado or rice bran oil

A few drops of essential oils from the list provided - optional

Mix well and store in a bottle. Place in a dark, cool place or in the refrigerator. Shake well before use.

Purifying Rinse -

To remove silicone and product build-up

2 cups cider vinegar

8 cups cool water

6 tablespoons baking soda

Mix the cider vinegar and water together in a bucket, then add the baking soda and lightly stir. Pour over mane and tail let sit for 15 minutes, rinsing is optional.