NEEM DOG SHAMPOO BAR
Neem is an important natural ingredient in the fight against atopic dermatitis in dogs caused by allergy to fleas, environment and foods. According to a study on the effect of neem oil on clinical signs of canine atopy “There is evidence that in dogs, Neem oil can help with fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and mange mites. According to Ayurvedic medicine. Neem oil improves the clinical signs of skin disorders.”
Ways Neem Dog Shampoo Fights Itchy Skin
Prevents Flea Bites and Mosquitoes
Fleas, mosquitoes and other biting insects do not like the smell and are repelled by Neem. It is also a common treatment for lice in India. I suspect that bug bites might be one of the underlying causes of many dog skin allergies. My dog Charlie had a problem with awful hot spots and skin itchiness. He would bit himself until he bled. We tried all kinds of foods to find his allergy. It turns out it wasn’t food, it was an extreme allergy to fleas. A single flea bite would turn his entire system into an allergic reaction. As long as I prevented flea bites, he had no skin issues at all. I didn’t catch it because his skin issues weren’t only in spots he got bites but everywhere. Neem is also found to kill bugs and tick larvae according to this study.
Neem Prevents or Fights Common Skin Fungus and Suppresses Pathogenic Bacteria
Preparations with Neem showed effectiveness against 14 common fungi including such fungus as athletes foot, ringworm, candida, and trichosporon.
This fascinating paper gives an overview of the promising nature of Neem and its ability to suppress certain Pathogenic bacteria and protect from viruses before entering the body.
Allows Skin to Heal
By repelling bug bites and preventing bacteria and fungus to grow on a dog’s skin, dogs will be less itchy and, if they do get an itchy spot it will be able to heal more easily because the Neem is keeping it clean.
Neem is Safe When Applied Topically But Not Ingested
It is my opinion, and I am not a Doctor or Scientist, that neem is very safe for topical application, and much safer then essential oil and poses much less risk of allergy or sensitization. (Although there are a few reports of topical Neem allergy) Despite the relative safety of Neem topically, it should not be ingested by dogs (or humans) until we test it more. It is a powerful substance and should be used with caution internally. Considering the strong toxic impact on insects, fungus and bacteria, I do not want dogs eating, licking or being given any Neem.
That’s why using a rinse off Neem Shampoo in my favorite way of utilizing the power of Neem. I can give my dog the help Neem provides with the shampoo but, by rinsing it off, there’s little risk the dog will ingest much, if any, Neem. There’s Neem Leaf Powder in my Doggy Powder too but not the oil. I mix it with Lemongrass which dogs aren’t typically attracted to eating but don’t hate smelling.
My Dog Shampoo is Healthy and Gentle
It does 4 things at the same time; clean, condition, sooth and repel insects. This is a soap not a synthetic sulfate detergent and it is handmade by myself or Hallie here at the shop. Soap needs no chemicals added to preserve it or hold it together. This Neem Dog Shampoo Bar is super-fatted with both Moroccan Argan Oil (good for our hair too) and the replenishing North American Jojoba. I add these expensive oils after the saponification process, which leaves them available for skin and hair. I add additional Neem Tree Powder and Rosemary to make the soap naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Lemongrass Essential Oil is a scent that dogs find calming and enjoy – without wanting to eat it- like a walk through the herb garden.
I made it a bar because bars are better for the environment requiring no unnecessary water or packaging, bars are more affordable – in tests they go much farther than liquid soap – bar soap is easy to wash off making bath time shorter and my dog happier.
Why is a Neem Dog Shampoo Bar Better than Liquid Shampoo?
Using my dog shampoo bar is better for the environment and better for your dog.
- It only requires a simple cardstock label
- Plastic Free, doesn’t require a plastic bottle, less strain on landfills, less environmental impact making a unnecessary bottle
- Preservative Free unlike synthetic shampoos
- Sulfate free
- Has more cleansing power than any 8 oz bottle
- Economical, bars last longer if kept dry.
- Bars take up less room.
- Shipping is less expensive and better for the environment.
INGREDIENTS IN NEEM DOG SHAMPOO BAR
Saponified Oils of Olive, Coconut, Sustainable Organic Palm, Organic Cocoa Butter, Unrefined Shea Butter, Castor Oil Neem leaf Powder, Rosemary leaves, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Beeswax, Essential Oil of Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, and Cedarwood.
Wet a portion of dog and soap up, (No need to wet the whole dog all at once) massaging in well. Rinse very well. The move to next portion. Keep the soap dry when not in use. Has a very long shelf life. Keep bar away from accidental ingestion by animals or humans.