Weekly Special – Itchy ‘n Scratchy Dog Soap Bar with Wooden Soap Rack

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Why should you choose Itch ‘n Scratchy Dog Soap Bar?

I have tried many dog shampoos on Monty over the years but have never found one that does what I need it, or expect it to do.

Monty’s fur grows very quickly, and to save time and money, I have purchased my own shaver. Of course, I am not by any stretch of the imagination a groomer, and to be honest I take my hat off to those guys, they certainly earn their money!

Monty gets the same cut from top to toe.  It takes me a couple of hours for a fairly OK job, but I always end up covered in his fur and inevitably have to throw away my tee shirt, even if I do wear an apron.

This time, when it came to his underside, he was not going to play ball.  Normally when lying on his back he melts into the floor. Not this time. His butt was off the floor and his back legs were trying to grab my arms and his front legs were sticking up. He reminded me of a see saw.  Anyway, I prevailed, taking much longer than was necessary to finish the job. I kept telling him that he was making the job a lot longer, but he wasn’t having any of it.

When we had finally finished, I let him run around the garden for a while, as I know the next bit is adding insult to his injury. The shower!

If you ever ask Monty if he wants a shower, you are sure to stop him in his tracks from whatever he is doing. And he has this look of dread on his face.

It’s not that he hates showers, well, what boy really likes showers? But he puts up with it, because he know he has no choice. And to his credit, he does get in on his own.

Anyway, back to shampoo….

What do I want from a dog shampoo?

  1. It must be made from natural ingredients and preferably hand made
  2. It must lather. I am of the generation that need soaps and shampoos to lather.
  3. It must not smell too strongly. Dogs have sensitive noses.
  4. It must rinse out easily, taking the dirt with it. And boy does Monty get dirty. It must be his close proximity to the floor.
  5. It must be value for money and last longer than a few washes.
  6. And have very little packaging. Preferably no plastic.

So, have I found a shampoo that Monty and I both like? The answer is yes. We trialed Itchy ‘n Scratchy Dog Soap Bar and have found that it ticks all the boxes.

As for the little wooden rack, I just pop the bar on it and stick it away in the cupboard till the next time I need it.  Simple.

So let me tell you a little bit about Itchy ‘n Scratchy Dog Soap Bar

  • It is specially formulated to calm irritated skin. The Manuka Essential Oil and hydrosols in the bar combat bacterial and fungal infections. So that’s a plus, right? How many of our pooches are having skin problems?
  • It also contains essential oils to deter fleas and leaves their fur soft and their skin moisturized. Could we ask for more?
  • 100% New Zealand hand-made with natural and organic ingredients, cruelty free and great for both you and our world.

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What is in Itchy n Scratchy Dog Soap Bar?

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil improves dog’s coats and helps prevent infection and alleviate skin irritations. It is recommended to use coconut oil for dogs with allergies because it contains lauric acid, this can help to decrease the body’s production of yeast.

Coconut Oil Can Help To:

  • Clear up eczema
  • Aids flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin
  • Minimize doggy odour
  • Reduce allergic reactions
  • Create a sleek and glossy coat
  • Prevent and treat yeast and fungal infections
  • When applied topically coconut oil can promote wound healing

It also helps with hot spots, dry skin and hair and bites on skin.

Olive Oil

Just as it’s good for our hair, when our scalp gets dry and itchy, it is also good for dogs. It
moisturises and helps to relieve dry, flaky skin.

Castor Oil

Castor oil is effective for soothing and treating skin problems, it is a natural flea and tick
repellent.

Canola Oil

Canola oil has an oleic acid content, similar to olive oil, but also has a higher linoleic acid
content. This produces an extremely conditioning and moisturising soap with a creamy
lather.

Sustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil has the ability to remove oil and dirt from hair and skin. It also contains a refatting agent that helps restore the hair and skin’s natural oils that most soaps and shampoos strip away, letting moisture escape. Palm oil used in shampoos provides a conditioning agent, it has deep moisturising properties making skin and hair soft.

The Palm Oil used in the Itchy ‘n Scratchy soap is RSPO Certified, the palm oil is purchased from palm oil growers that must comply to standards which helps to ensure the palm oil used does not have a negative impact on the environment and communities

Manuka and Kanuka Hydrosol

Manuka and Kanuka are both known for their natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and have been used for centuries by Maori as a natural remedy.  Hydrosol is produced during the steam extraction of Manuka and Kanuka essential oil.  Hydrosols are especially good to use on animals as they contain minute amounts of essential oils which is great for animals’ sensitive skins.
Kanuka and Manuka have similar properties, though Kanuka is also known as an anti-inflammatory and is able to penetrate the skin and help with joint inflammation.

To use Kanuka and Manuka essential oils undiluted on dog’s skin is not recommended as they are strong and can burn sensitive skin. Hydrosols are recommended for use on dogs.

Jojoba Oil

One of the best treatments for dry skin is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax produced inside the seeds of the jojoba plant. It is renowned for its moisturising and skin healing properties in humans and dogs alike. This emollient substance can soothe your dog’s skin, unclog hair follicles and leave the fur as soft as a young pup’s.

Aloe Vera Gel

An incredible skin moisturiser.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E is great for your dog’s skin and coat health. It is often found in dog shampoos because it can help reduce flakiness and promote a healthy, glossy coat. Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant that among many other things maintains healthy dog skin and coat. Vitamin E not only ensures your dog has a healthy and shiny coat but also helps to prevent common skin conditions such as canine dermatitis which presents with dry itchy skin, hot spots and dandruff.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is also well-known for its numerous benefits, and is especially noted for the following properties:

  • Flea control: helps to repel these parasites.
  • Skin therapy: It can be useful to heal the skin after insect bites, stings, and skin rashes.
  • Antiseptic qualities: Its disinfectant properties can be useful for skin rashes and
    abrasions.
  • Eucalyptus can also be very effective against pet odour.

Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil helps to stimulate circulation which can benefit your dog’s skin and coat. Peppermint essential oil also helps to relieve arthritis, and it can even repel insects.

Citronella

A well-known natural flea repellent. Citronella comes from the lemongrass family which is why it smells so bright, but it’s actually that same smell that wards off the insects.

Lavender

Lavender is considered to have a variety of benefits for dogs, and is especially noted for the
following properties:

  • Help calm dogs that are fearful, agitated, hyperactive or anxious.
  • Repels fleas and ticks
  • Provides relief when applied to dry, itchy skin.
  • Effective in controlling doggy odour

Lemongrass

Lemongrass oil is well-known to repel insects like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, due to its high citral and geraniol content. It can also be used to kill fleas. Not only will it keep those ticks and fleas away, it can improve the condition of your dog’s skin.

Cedar wood

As well as repelling fleas and ticks, cedar wood has a relaxing effect on dogs and supports
healthy skin.

So now you know why I like and use Itchy ‘n Scratchy Dog Soap Bar, why don’t you try it for yourself.

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