Dog and Horse Shampoo Bar by The Dog and I Lemongrass and Citronella
Award winning soap from The Dog and I for use on dogs and horses. Suitable for those prone to itchy skin conditions or those typically irritated by harsh detergents. 100g soap bar with Lemongrass, Citronella, Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils.
The Dog and I's very own award-winning, homemade coconut oil based dog soap. Perfect for horses too.
This award-winning homemade soap is made using the Hot Process Method which gives a more rustic looking soap and it does not need to cure as long as Cold Process Soap but otherwise is exactly the same.
Coconut oil gives a high foaming and highly cleansing soap. Perfect for those stinky paws, mucky muzzles and patches of fox poo all dogs seem to love. Also fantastic for greasy coats. Fabulous for getting right in to the base of horse manes and tails and also scrubbing white socks.
This 'bug busting' coconut oil soap contains nothing but coconut oil, lye, water, poppy seeds for added 'grip' and pure essential oils which have been specifically selected for their insect repelling properties.
Coconut oil gives a high foaming and highly cleansing soap and is well known for it's natural anti fungal and anti inflammatory properties. It contains Vitamin E and is an excellent moisturiser. All our soaps contain free floating coconut oil within each bar, just enough to moisturise the skin without weighing down the coat.
We only use a small amount of essential oils, approximately half that recommended for humans which is the recommended level for dogs.
ESSENTIAL OILS MUST NOT BE USED ON CATS.
Not suitable for Cockerpoos due to their specific coat care needs.
Ingredients Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Glycerin, Papaver somniferum seed (poppy seeds), Cymbopogon ciratus (lemongrass ) Mentha spicata L (spearmint ) Mantha piperita (peppermint) Cymbopogon nardus (citronella) Allergens. Citral, Limonene
About The Dog and I
The Dog and I is a small family business based in the UK
The owner of the Dog and I retrained as a professional dog groomer a number of years ago now and during this time they discovered , to their amazement, that there is no legislation around dog shampoos and other skin care products at all. This means there no requirement to list ingredients or even any control over what ingredients are used.
They heard all the time of dog groomers with skin problems, dogs with skin problems and at the same time they were becoming more and more aware of the issues around pollution, plastic and chemical and this led to extensive reading around the subject and eventually The Dog and I was born.
The Dog and I is all about luxury grooming products which are kind to you, your dog and the planet. They use high quality, plant based ingredients which are gentle and effective and natural, dog friendly essential oils and absolutely no harsh detergents such as SLS and SLES which you will find in the majority of commercial brands.
All of their products are handmade, tested only on humans and completely cruelty free.
Dog and Horse Soap FAQ
Can I use it on cats? Most essential oils are toxic to cats so best keep away from our Feline friends.
Can I use it on horses?
Yes yes yes! All varieties are fabulous for horses and are awesome for scrubbing manes and tails, bringing socks up bright and white and generally scrubbing those mud stains off. My Soap on a Ropes are even labelled up for horses and are perfect to hang up in the yard for easy access.
Can I use it on myself? You can if you want to, I do! However it does not have the necessary safety assessments for me to sell it for human use - that does not mean it is not safe - I can give away as much as I would like - and I do to friends, family and neighbours! Realistically though there are different soap recipes out there that I much prefer for human soaps that are far more luxurious on our skin.
How long does it last? As a guide 1 small 50g bar will bath 10 westie sized dogs.
How do I use it? A very wet coat is key, rub directly on to the coat and use the bar itself to scrub. It will lather up quickly. Rinse well - and you are done!
How do I keep it between baths?
Allow it to dry out between baths, keep spare bars in a cool, dry place. Other than that soap is low maintenance!
What is the shelf life?
Unlike us, your soap will get better and better with age, the longer you keep it the harder it will get and the longer it lasts. Because I use natural essential oils the outer scent will fade over time but as the bar is used the oils within are released. I have used soap that is well over 12 months old and it foams as beautifully as when it was first made, coconut oil has a lengthy shelf life meaning your soap will not go rancid within this period of time. I normally suggest stockists aim for a turnover of no more than 3 months to ensure they keep fresh soap on the shelves.
Can I use it on different dogs? Yes you can - give it a good rinse between dogs for hygiene. You can also put it in a UV steriliser if you are a dog groomer and have one. If you have any concerns then cut your soap up - one bit for bums. One bit for faces - you get the picture.
Can I use it on cockerpoos? Generally no - unless they are kept short. Cockerpoos and other poo crosses have quite specific coat care needs, they really do need a little more tlc and a conditioning product which sadly is not possible in soap bar.
Is it good for sensitive skin? Yes brilliant, I have had so much feed back regarding success stories with sensitive, itchy and problem skins.
Is is suitable for dog groomers to use? Yes I have lots of groomers who use it. Not exclusively but as an extra tool in their kit as it were. It is fabulous for problem skins, fox poo, beards, bums, short hairs, smooth hairs, terriers (brings westies up beautifully) and more