Why we use the ingredients we have in our range of products

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

From essential oils to coconut oil, we have individually selected each and every ingredient with care.

Firstly, we need to start with coconut oil, the main ingredient in all of our soap bars. Why do we use this? Of all the oils and butters available to us, why coconut?

The truth is, because of its all-round amazing properties. Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal - great for our skin and our pet's skin of course. I'm sure you've heard of people adding it to their dog's diet to help with skin conditions. Plus it's beneficial to hair. In our bars of soap, it's the "thing" that provides the beautiful, high cleansing, creamy lather. We source it from a supplier who is committed to supplying natural ingredients in a sustainable way, recycling waste and using recycled packaging.

The essential oils and botanicals we use are:-

lavender - very versatile, we use for helping inflamed skin, deodorising and itchiness

geranium - for skin conditions and helps soothe anxiety

cedarwood atlas - good for hair health

sweet orange - for deodorising dog odours

lemongrass - puts off fleas and ticks

peppermint - repels bugs

citronella - insect repellent

carrot seed oil - anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory

We use oats in our "itchy dog" soap bar. It has great moisturisation benefits. Many companies sell eczema products with colloidal oats because it is known to soothe itchy skin.

French green clay is used in our Smelly Dog soap bar. You've no doubt seen it in many human beauty products like face masks, acne treatments and full body treatments to soften hard skin. Not only does it give a beautiful green hue, but is great for removing impurities and exfoliating dead skin cells.

Calendula (marigold) petals. We use these mainly for the aesthetics. They look very pretty in the Bug Repellent soap bar. Calendula oil is used to promote healthy skin.

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