There’s no denying that we love our dogs. We love the way they wait for us at the door. We love the way they look at us adoringly as we fill their food bowls. We can’t help but love the way their tails wag with more force than a battering ram when they see us and let us know that we’re the most incredible person alive.
But as much as we love our dogs, there is unfortunately no way to deny it: sometimes, they smell—and not just with their noses! To fix this, we have learned to bathe our dogs regularly. It’s a no-brainer. But what do you do if the dog shampoo smells worse than the dog did in the first place?
You don’t want your dog to smell like a dumpster, but keep in mind that your dog’s sense of smell is several thousand times more sensitive than yours. That means that if the smell of your dog’s shampoo is strong to you, it can be overpowering to him. Added fragrances can barrage your poor dog and actually be very distressing to your furry friend, so keep that in mind when you’re selecting a shampoo to use.
Dogs will be dogs, and the smell will fade pretty quickly, but the effect of the shampoo will not. The main thing to focus on when deciding on the best shampoo for your dog is the shampoo’s ingredients and their long-term effects.
So What’s Inside, and What Does it Do?
So what are some of those all-natural ingredients, and what exactly do they do? Let’s take a look at a few of them:
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil that comes from Australia. It has a clean scent that is very similar to eucalyptus and is largely used to treat for and repel fleas and ticks. It also has antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, which can help prevent skin problems in your dog. An added bonus: it gives off a fresh, clean scent.
While lavender oil has many potential uses such as easing headaches, insomnia, and tension, it is also effectively used to combat fleas and other unwanted pests. One of its prime uses in dog shampoo is to ensure that it smells nice, as well. Each variety of lavender has a slightly different smell, but in general it has a piney, floral scent. This is one of the reasons why Nature’s Remedies provides the best smelling dog shampoo you can find.
Argan oil is also known as Moroccan oil. It is used to add moisture to your dog’s coat, locking it in to brighten its coat by restoring its luster and shine. It aids in the recovery and repair of dry, brittle hair, strengthens hairs, and heals split ends. It is also rich with both vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids that help to further improve the coat’s natural shine.
Olive oil is great for moisturizing and revitalizing your dog’s skin. Some people believe that bathing your dog too often can wash away his natural oils and dry out his skin, causing flaking, rashes, and even infections. Olive oil helps to keep the skin soft, moisturized, and healthy. This is an especially important ingredient for those pet owners who are looking for a fast acting dandruff shampoo for dogs or just a shampoo that helps prevent free radical cell oxidation.
Grape seed oil is another moisturizer that helps keep your dog’s paws healthy and can even revitalize them after they’ve become dry and cracked. Additionally, it is excellent at treating and preventing parasites like fleas and ticks. The oil is commonly used for allergy relief, helping to make our product also a useful hypoallergenic dog shampoo.
A natural moisturizer, coconut oil is important in keeping your dog’s coat full-bodied, soft, and shiny.
Ingredients to Avoid
When you’re selecting a shampoo for your dog, the goal is to get the best smelling dog shampoo you can find while still making sure it is effective. Unfortunately, many dog shampoos are filled with harsh chemicals to disinfect the dog’s hair and skin, as well as to keep fleas and ticks away. So is it possible to find a truly effective mix of ingredients without them combining into an all out assault on your senses?
Now, not all dog shampoos smell awful. There are some that actually smell very nice, in fact! But you should always be careful when dealing with fragrances in dog shampoos. Many shampoos smell the way they do because companies have added artificial fragrances. Often, these artificial fragrances can lead to serious complications for your dog, including allergic reactions, nerve damage, and compromised immune function. Essential oils are really the only natural ingredient that will also produce a pleasant smell.
Also keep in mind that your dog’s sense of smell is several thousand times more sensitive than yours. That means that if the smell is strong to you, it can be overpowering to him.
About Nature’s Remedies
Rather than concocting a mixture of harsh chemicals inside of a lab, when we first put together our formula for our dog shampoo, we created it in a kitchen. This is because we love animals and want to make sure that everything we offer is of the highest quality, which means we paid very close attention to every single thing that we put into it. Every ingredient is 100% natural while still remaining remarkably effective. We noticed that among the dozens of shampoos on the market, several were ineffective, and we wanted to fix that. We wanted to present a shampoo that does everything while still remaining healthy, safe, and the best smelling dog shampoo possible.
Our 100% natural dog shampoo is made entirely in the USA and contains no artificial ingredients. We have taken special care to ensure that the formula works for all dogs and horses. It has been clinically shown to do more than just clean your dog’s hair—it will repair and moisturize its skin and provide natural conditioning to its coat. Nature’s Remedies also disinfects your pet and provides a clean, fresh scent.
Order Nature’s Remedies all natural shampoo today and start smelling the difference. From tea tree oil to lavender, our ingredients are designed to give your dog a fresh, pleasing scent. We guarantee that after a single wash your pet will smell better, look cleaner, and (most importantly) be cleaner! Click below to order your bottle today.