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Rooibos Aromatics - Rooibos Shampoo

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Rooibos Aromatics - Rooibos Shampoo

Product Code: ROD004
R120.00

Specially formulated for animals, The Rooibos Shampoo is Bio-Degradable, Non-toxic, Earth-friendly and has no artificial or synthetic ingredients. Especially pH Balanced. Please scroll down for more info.

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R120.00

Endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, South Africa, for its ethical stance on neither the ingredients nor the final formulation being tested on animals.

The best shampoo for your dog is not your shampoo! 

Shampoo made for humans will clean your dog, but the question is, is it good for your dog? This may seem like an obvious question, but it can actually have far-reaching consequences.

 Looking at the differences between human skin and dog skin a highly important component of skin is what is called the acid mantle. This is a lightly acidic layer that covers the skin, serving as a barrier to protect the porous topmost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, from environmental contaminants such as bacteria and viruses. The stratum corneum is responsible for keeping the outer body well hydrated, by absorbing water and not allowing excessive evaporation to occur.

When we bathe, using soaps and shampoos, we wash away this layer of acidic oil. This is why most human shampoos and soaps are formulated with moisturizers to replace the protective layer that has been scrubbed away, at least until the skin is able to replenish itself around 12 hours later. If the stratum corneum is left stripped and unprotected, it is open to a host of microorganisms, which may present as dry, flaky skin, irritated, peeling skin, or as a rash of itchy bumps. 

The acid mantle can also be defined as the relative pH balance of the skin. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with levels less than 6.4 considered high acidity, and levels more than 6.4 considered high alkalinity. The normal range of skin pH levels for humans is 5.2 to 6.2, which means it tends to be on the acidic side, and shampoos and skin products are formulated specifically to maintain this balance.

Now consider the relative pH balance for dogs. Depending on breed, gender, climate, and size of the dog, the pH levels range from 5.5 to 7.5, tending toward a more alkaline concentration. Therefore, if a shampoo that is formulated for human skin is used on a dog, the dog's acid mantle will be disrupted, creating an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses can run rampant.

Unknowingly, many pet owners will repeat washings of their dogs because of the smell caused by a proliferation of bacteria, making the problem worse as the skin's acid mantle/pH level becomes more imbalanced. Additionally, if the shampoo makes the skin feel dry, your dog will scratch at its skin, creating abrasions for bacteria to invade. 

Just as you would look for a shampoo that helps maintain the pH balance of your own scalp, you should also concentrate on finding a shampoo with a pH balance that is specifically balanced for a dog's skin. Dog shampoos should be in the neutral range, around 7. Many shampoo manufacturers will include the pH level on the label, but at the very least, they will clearly state that the shampoo is pH-balanced for dogs.

Your dog doesn't need to be washed with shampoo on a regular basis. A good cleaning every few months is all your dog needs (you can give water baths in between), so you can splurge a little on a shampoo with quality ingredients when you weigh the overall time you will be using it. One bottle can last a year, even if you only shampoo your dog once a month. 

So go for the good stuff, and you won't mind when your dog places his paws on your lap for a friendly hug.

Directions for Use:

  1. Wet animal’s coat thoroughly with warm water.
  2. Rub a small amount of Rooibos Shampoo into the coat, 
    avoiding eye area.
  3. Lather, adding more water if necessary.
  4. The shampoo is very concentrated and so should last a long time.
  5. Rinse well.


List of Ingredients:
Extract of Organic Rooibos and Organic Chamomile Flowers.
Grape Seed Oil
Aqua (Water)
Cocamidopropyl Betaine (V)&(S)
Cocamide DEA (V)&(S)
Phenoxyethanol and Ethylexylglycerin (V)&(S)
Crothix (S)
Peg-75 Lanolin (A)&(S)
Potassium Sorbate (V)&(S)
Citric Acid (V)&(S)
Polysorbate 20
PEG-150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate (and) PEG-6 caprylic/ capric glycerides

 

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