Eco Pets: A Woof Wild Product Review
Always on the lookout for healthy pet products, I recently came across a company that brings the solid shampoo concept into the canine arena. Maggie Hanus, the soap bartender at A Wild Soap Bar, was gracious enough to accommodate us for a Wise Bread product review. Read on to find out what I tried, and how it all went down.
The first thing that struck me when I unpacked the test samples was some serious fun factor. The second was the smell of the canine shampoo bar. It was seriously scrumpdillyicious in an earthy sort of way. Following is a breakdown of the full review.
The Woof Wild Natural Dog Shampoo Bar.
I test drove the small oatmeal colored one that retails for eight dollars. The larger cocoa colored one sells for ten bucks. Both are decorated with precious raised paw prints courtesy of the molds used. These things are basically soap on a rope for your pooch. The rope by the way, being made of organic hemp. A few of the fun ingredients? Cold pressed olive and coconut oils, organic oats, sea salt and horse mint.
Since we haven't gotten around to replacing the garden hose after the flood, this test drive involved getting up close and personal with my labrador in our shower. Since our shower and tub are separate units, the shower is really only designed for one. This, as you can likely imagine, added an additional layer of fun and excitement. But that's a separate post.
Two things jumped out at me while sudsing down our reluctant water dog. The first was just how cleanly the suds rinsed off. I definitely noticed a difference between this soap bar and other dog shampoos we've used. The second thing I appreciated about the soap bar was the fact that it lathered up just enough to know its working, but not so much it takes forever to squeegee out the suds. Since it doesn't contain water or come in a plastic container, it's also more eco friendly than other other natural pooch shampoos.
Woof Wild Natural Dog Balm.
This comes in a compact 1.3 ounce tin that tucks easily into the canine saddlebags we've started using for family outings. Retail price? Ten dollars. Some of the ingredients include organic coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E. Another cool thing I noticed about this balm is just how solid it is. For me, this means it's impossible for me to “over use” the product in any one setting. Only a small amount comes off on your fingers at a time.
It's basically used for minor cuts, irritations on tender spots and sore dry paws. I wish I'd known about this stuff last year when we were living in the frozen north with two large dogs. It came in handy this week though, after a near miss between our house and a local brush fire. Our dog's ears and nose were a tad irritated after being out in the smoke and ash before we could get home to her. So I was thrilled to have something to apply. And if she licks her nose, I'm not worried about what she's ingesting.
The company has other fun items too, including products for shaving, baby, laundry and more. Bonus? Maggi's super friendly.