Review: Warbotanicals Pooch Wash
I love bathing my dog. It is hard to describe the satisfaction I get when I see my freshly bathed dog running around in the hot sun to dry. There is always an extra lift in her bounce and she is always smiling post bath. Yes, dogs do smile. My miniature schnauzer has been with me for over 12 years so you can imagine the number of different dog shampoos we have tried. These days, there are quite a few organic skincare brands starting their own line of pet shampoo. It makes sense because most pet owners spend big on their pets to provide the most pampered care they can afford.
Like human skin, dog’s skin is sensitive to whatever it comes in contact with. Contrary to some belief, dogs do not have thicker skin than humans. Any skin product we apply to our dog will inevitably be either absorbed, washed off or licked off. If we are careful with what we apply on our skin, we should be as discerning with what we use on our beloved pets. Look for non-toxic products that are free from coloring, preservatives, synthetic fragrances; and made with organic, natural and biodegradable ingredients.
A toxin-free dog shampoo to try is Warbotanticals’s Pooch Wash. For spolit dogs. It is a coconut oil based shampoo formulated with a blend of lavender, neem, green tea, eucalyptus and lemongrass essentials oils. I have been using this to bath my dog for 3 weeks and I think this shampoo is worth a mention.
With this Pooch Wash shampoo…
- its lathers nicely over my dog’s wet coat (consistency is just right – not too foamy and not too light)
- it washes out completely without leaving residue
- dog’s coat is squeaky clean but skin is not dry and flaky
- my dog smells amazing (like cinnamon ginger cookies…crazy)
- acts as a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, deodorant and tick and flea repellent
If your dog suffers from skin problems, lavender oil in this shampoo protects wounds from developing infections, reduces pain and heals scarring. Note on the shampoo’s scent: while bathing my dog, the scent is strong and reminds me of ginger cinnamon cookies (I said this before). But after rinsing off, the scent is different. All trace of the week-old milky doggie smell is gone leaving behind a very subtle aromatherapy scent that can last for up to 4-5 days. Compared to some dog shampoos, this is a pretty good track record.
One initial minor drawback is that the shampoo is a tad runny. Don’t over-squeeze because you will end up with too much shampoo on your hands. But after several washes, I found this not to be a bad problem. It makes squeezing the shampoo out of the bottle effortless, especially when having to juggle with a wet dog and soapy fingers.
This is how my dog looks like before bath. I have got her bathing kit out – tub, hose, towel, brush and shampoo. Notice the ‘oh no, it’s bath time‘ face.
Thirty minutes later post bath. She is drying her coat, running around in the sun with her post bath happy face. Dogs do smile.
Warbotanical products are formulated with 100% natural ingredients and do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and synthetic fragrances. This pooch wash retails at $22 per 250ml bottle. Available in Singapore at Warbotanticals.sg.
Click here for my review on Warbotanticals Rose Damask Hand Cream.