Today, Lulu got a bath.
Lately, we've been using two products for Lulu's baths. Both happen to be cruelty-free.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps has been around for years. It's fair trade, organic, cruelty-free and has all sorts of uses. Even the bottle is made from recyclable material. And it only has a few ingredients:
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Tea Tree Extract, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, TocopherolI like to use the Tea Tree Oil soap on Lulu. It works really well in getting rid of fleas. I didn't think Lulu had any, but just in case, I figured I'd give it a shot.
Dr. Bronner's comes in many scents. I have a friend who uses different scents on her dogs for different things -- lavender for calming, eucalyptus for itchiness.
And Dr. Bronner's is not just for dogs. I've used that same bottle as a shampoo for my own hair. You can wash yourself with it. Dr. Bronner's says a single bottle has 18 different uses.
My only big problem with the Dr. Bronner's is afterwards. The fur can feel a bit... resiny afterwards.
Organic Oscar. I got this in my Wag-in-the-Box back in January, and it's a fantastic product.
Organic Oscar has only been around for a few years, but it's a great shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin. It also is cruelty-free and organic (obviously). Here are the ingredients:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Decyl Glucoside, Purified Water USP, Lauryl Glucoside, Citrus Urantium, Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PCA Glyceryl Oleate, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Gluconolactone, Sodium BenzoateI apply it on Lulu the same way I apply the Dr. Bronner's -- coat evenly, let it sit for a bit, rinse off. It leaves Lulu's fur feeling so soft.
You can find Dr. Bronner's at Target stores, Whole Foods Markets, Vitamin Shoppes, and other health food stores. They have a store locator on its website.
Organic Oscar is less easy to find. It is, of course, available on Amazon.com, and it's also available on the Organic Oscar website. Right now it's selling for $9.99 a bottle.
And, both products are on the Leaping Bunny cruelty-free shopping list!
I have a discount code for Wag-in-the-Box, where every month, great products like Organic Oscar will be sent to you.
Head to their website, purchase your subscription order. You can buy by the box, or purchase three-month or six-month subscriptions. In checkout, just add one of these codes:
- 5WagsFurLifeWithBeagle - $5 off 1-month membership purchase
- 10WagsFurLifeWithBeagle - $10 off 3 or 6-month membership purchase