Noel, you use the "shampooch" from Chagrin Valley Soap, right? I saw a review on there from somebody with a service dog named Birdie and figured it was you.
They're located about 35 minutes from me so I went out there a couple weeks ago and got some stuff for me as well as the Cedarwood/Lavendar soap for Inara because it's supposed to keep the bugs away. I can't wait to try it on her as I ADORE their human soaps and lip balms.
Yep! That's me! I love love love LOVE <3 <3 their soaps, for both humans and dogs. I swear by their soaps for all of us. I am allergic to sulfates used in regular soaps, plus they dry the hell out of your skin. Gremlin hasn't had a flair up of her eczema since we started using CV soaps & body butter bars. Ida's soaps rock my world.
I use both the cedarwood & lavender as well as the oats & honey Shampooch bars on Birdie. Gremlin really likes the cedarwood & lavender soap a lot in the summer time.
Liz try the Bug Bee Wear lotion bars on this page for the buggies. I haven't ordered this for myself yet because I still have some bars left, but I used my friend's when we were out with our dogs and it worked great until I sweated it off. It took a lot more sweat and dog spit to get it off than the stuff I usually use. http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandcraft.com/lotbar.htm
And when it gets cooler, you really really really want to try the Shower Body Butter bars. Your skin will thank you. http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandcraft.com/showerbutter.htm
TheRedQueen wrote:Anyone tried the honey/oatmeal shampoo from them? The Wiener has itchy skin, but often needs a bath due to his 'houndy" odor (can't be an effective gigolo with BO). I'm tempted to try a sample bar for him...(and perhaps buy some yummy soaps for me in the process!)
Birdie has sensitive itchy skin too so I highly recommend these soaps. She used to lick and lick and lick herself, itch like crazy, roll around on the rugs endlessly, chewed her legs above her doggie wrists raw. Once we changed her diet and threw away all the regular dog soap, the itching went away & she was calmer.
A few times after training, she was FILTHY, so I used regular dog soap on her & regretted it because she started to itch again. I now keep a bar in a soap case thing in my dog bag that lives in my truck.
Buy a full bar of each and save yourself from having to make a second order. And I second what Liz said, order yourself some goodies too.
If you have hard water, my recipe for a rinse is on this page, I make up a batch and put in the fridge to use as needed. http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandcraft.com/dogtestimonials.htm
I don't use ANYTHING with sulfates (soap, shampoo, hand soap etc.) in it and it has made a huge difference in my skin. The dermatologist told me that I have the skin of someone in their early 20's and I am 38 years old.
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