The Dog Days of Summer – Part 4


In my last Dog Days of Summer post, I shared our favorite Poodle Poof recipe to help with detangling your furry friends. I’ve discovered that while Poodle Poof helps remove lightly tangled burrs, it takes more than I’d like to remove burrs that are snarled and matted in. This is where today’s recipe steps in!

Burrs tangled in dog fur.

Burrs tangled in dog fur.

Meet my favorite Floof Cream! Apply a quarter-sized dollop to each burr and pop your pup into the bathtub or shower. With a little water, you can watch the burr easily slip right out! Water is not required, but it does help clean your dog of dirt while the burrs slide away.

This recipe also doubles as a regular conditioner, leave in conditioner, or heavy-duty detangler. I’ve left this particular recipe unscented as I feel dogs don’t need their noses overwhelmed with fragrance.

Let’s pop over to the blog kitchen and mix up a batch of Floof Cream!

Ingredients
Citric Acid
Dimethicone
Cyclomethicone
Hydrovance
Conditioning Emulsifier
Horsetail Extract
Comfrey Leaf Extract
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
5 grams Citric Acid
10 grams Dimethicone
15 grams Cyclomethicone
20 grams Hydrovance
22.5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
5 grams Horsetail Extract
5 grams Comfrey Leaf Extract
400 grams Water
2.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
0.18 oz Citric Acid
0.35 oz Dimethicone
0.53 oz Cyclomethicone
0.71 oz Hydrovance
0.79 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
0.18 oz Horsetail Extract
0.18 oz Comfrey Leaf Extract
14.11 oz Water
0.09 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
1% Citric Acid
2% Dimethicone
3% Cyclomethicone
4% Hydrovance
4.5% Conditioning Emulsifier
1% Horsetail Extract
1% Comfrey Leaf Extract
80% Water
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

In a microwave-safe container, weigh all of the ingredients except for the Liquid Germall Plus, Comfrey Leaf Extract, and Horsetail Extract. Heat gently in the microwave until the Conditioning Emulsifier is in a molten state. Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients together until you have a cohesive mixture. Allow it to cool.

Once the beard cream is below 120° F, add the Liquid Germall Plus, Horsetail Extract, and Comfrey Leaf Extract. Mix well.

Fill your desired bottles, label and you are done! I highly recommend using 4 oz Bullet Bottles with a High Viscosity Pump. A single pump worth gives the perfect dose of Floof Cream.

Enjoy!

Andee

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About Andee

I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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