You have made the decision to go plastic free in the bathroom. You now use shampoo bars and vegan soap bars as your go to, first choice personal cleaning products. Now is the time to take those extra steps and move on to plastic-free dog shampoo and cleansing products for your four-legged family members as well. In this article, we will also cover how to shampoo your dog at home.
Why Use A Dog Shampoo Bar?
There are so many reasons why you will want to go ahead and make the switch to a solid dog shampoo bar for your furry friend.
They’re More Cost Effective
Like human shampoo bars, the Oschen Bare Bubbles dog shampoo range is made with natural ingredients. Sold as a block of concentrated shampoo, it works with the shower water to create the lather.
Being concentrated, unlike the plastic-bottled liquid versions of canine shampoos, these shampoos are not made with a high percentage of water and can last 2-3 times as long as the liquid version.
Better For The Environment
With no single use plastic in sight, each dog shampoo bar is vegan, sustainable, and all natural.
In addition to the bar being jam-packed with natural goodness and being environmentally focused, the packaging used to ship the bar to your door is also completely plastic free and can be recycled.
Contains No Nasties
You don’t want to use harsh chemicals on your own hair or body, so why would you use them on your four-legged family members?
All of the dog shampoo bars within our range are hand made with only natural products. Completely vegan and sustainably made, you know that your furry friend is only being cleansed with the gentlest of products.
Easy To Use
Depending on your pup’s temperament, bath or shower time may be easy or more challenging.
The use of a dog shampoo bar is just as easy, if not potentially easier, than the liquid counterparts.
Lather, wash, and dry. It is that simple. However, to ensure that you have the confidence to try these bars for yourself, a step-by-step guide is coming up.
What You Need:
- A dog that needs a wash
- An Oschen Bare Bubbles Shampoo Bar of your choice.
- A towel
- A shower
Step By Step Guide: How To Shampoo Your Dog At Home
Preheat The Shower
Ideally, you want to make this experience as pleasant as possible for both you and your canine companion. Preheating the shower and making it warm will help with that.
Place Your Dog Under The Shower
Before reaching for the dog shampoo bar, you need to ensure that your dog coat is thoroughly wetted before reaching for the shampoo.
As the bar is concentrated, it works with the water on your dog and the shower to allow a rich cleansing lather to be formed.
Start Lathering Them Up
Depending on the size of your dog, you can either dampen the shampoo bar and rub it with your hand to lather up or rub it directly onto your dog’s fur.
Top Tip: If your dog is larger or not the biggest fan of shower time, rubbing the shampoo bar directly onto them will aid in relaxing them and covering their bodies surface area quicker.
Clean Top To Tail
Gently massage and rub the lather all over your dog, avoiding any sensitive areas. Each bar is all natural and contains various skin/coat boosting ingredients. It is crafted to gently cleanse your dog’s skin and leave their fur pawfectly soft.
Wash Away The Bubbles
Thoroughly rinse away all of the suds and bubbles to unmask your perfectly clean pooch.
Top Tip: Using your hand can help scrap the shampoo away and ensure no residue gets left behind.
Use your towel to help remove the excess moisture. Try to be quick before the doggy shake happens, and you get sprayed with excess water.
Once the excess is removed and breed dependent, you may choose now to give your dog a groom and blow dry or allow them to naturally dry off.
Additional Dog Shampoo Tips
- Not all dogs like being placed directly within the bath due to lacking grip. If your dog becomes unsettled, you may find placing a non-slip mat or towel down for them to stand on eases the stress.
- Using a bar shampoo provides more control over where the shampoo and lather gets generated, making it easier to clean where needed and avoid delicate areas.
- If there are fur strands on the shampoo bar after shower time, simply rinse them away.
- Allow the shampoo bar to completely dry when not used to prevent it from going soft and losing its shape.
Discover Oschen’s Dog Shampoo Range: Bare Bubbles
Now you know all the benefits and how to shampoo your dog at home. The only thing that you need to do next is deciding which of the Oschen Bare Bubble bars to use on your furry friend. Whether you are looking for anti parasitic shampoo for dogs, flea shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin or the best dog shampoo for sensitive skin, our Bare Bubbles range has the perfect shampoo for your canine companion.
We truly believe that we have created the best dog shampoo with our Bare Bubbled range.