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We love | Washbar Natural Skin and Coat Care…….for Dogs!

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Congrats Eanna Geoghegan!  Please email me melissa (at) thebestnest.co.nz with your delivery address xx

Obviously ‘Natural’ skin, haircare and beauty ranges are hugely popular for men, women and kids and are becoming more and more mainstream and budget friendly.  This is awesome for us but the super-cool flow on effect is that there are some savvy, sensitive businesses taking natural products to new markets that also benefit from paraben, sulphate free products made from 100% natural ingredients.

Whangarei based WashBar are doing just that, and doing it really, really well – for dogs!

Many of you will have ‘met’ Dash and Louie on the blog before, they are our two Shi-Tzu x Australian Terrier terrors.  Their coats are amazing, woolly and non-shedding – perfect for me as I suffer terribly from allergies, plus this helps me avoid vacuuming too frequently lol.  The difficulty comes with trying to keep our little guys smelling clean and fresh and keeping Dash’s itchy tendencies at bay.

He drives me mental with his scratching.  Usually at 2am!

Dash and Lou have been using the Washbar range over the past month and they’ve never smelled better, thank god as they couldn’t really smell any worse!  If we feed Louie any food that’s too delicious he goes mental and rolls around the yard for hours on who knows what.  Cute but smelly.

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Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Food BloggerOriginal Washbar Soap for Dogs

This is definitely Louie & Dash’s jam, the product that kicked off the Washbar range.  Originally formulated to target flea dermatitis, this wicked little gem also aids dogs who are suffering from allergies, dermatitis and eczema – which can be so traumatic for both dogs and owners alike.  Lou has super thick wool and we have never used any product that has lathered SO easily – dog shampoo’s are generally so stingy, it takes tonnes of product to get any workable lather deep into his coat!  Loved using WashBar, it was so much easier then trying to fiddle around with a bottle while keeping the dogs in the pool, it rinsed beautifully and has left their coats looking shiny and fluffy plus they smell beautiful and are super soft to touch.  Bonus petting is always appreciated by the dogs!

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100% Natural Flea RepellentTop Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Food Blogger

God I hate fleas.  Like, with a passion.  Thinking about them makes me itch and watching the dogs itch makes me itch!

Traditional flea treatments are very expensive, hit and miss and full of toxic ingredients which I don’t want all over Nixon – who’s pretty much stuck like glue to poor Louie 24-7!  We’re just heading in to flea season so I’m excited to be ready to tackle this persistent problem with a natural product.  Flea Repellent contains Neem Oil and Essential Oils of Cedarwood, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Peppermint & Thyme; in a Sunflower Oil base.  The economy of this product is pretty mind-blowing too, there are 40-50 applications in one 40ml bottle!

Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Food BloggerLavender + Primrose Spritzer

So with two small dogs sleeping in the house (3 most of the time when my Mum’s wee dog Marley is here!) we need to be able to keep them and their bedding fresh between washing – without resorting to Febreezing the animals!  I love the holistic philosophy behind this spritzer, obviously the Lavender Hydrosol smells gorgeous and does a fab job of deodorising the ‘dog-ness’ right out of our house, but lavender oil is well known for it’s calming and anxiety reducing properties.  Our dogs hate fireworks season, so this year I’ll be sure to give the pooches and their beds a wee spritz before the festivities begin.

Itch Soothe Range

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The Itch Soothe Range is the latest offering from WashBar, just in time to combat those summer hotspots or allergic irritations that can occur throughout the year.  The Manuka + Kakadu Topical Spray is genius as generally treatment options are systemic or come in the form of a shampoo, which is obviously not convenient to use every time throughout the day when your dog’s having a flare-up!  Complementing this is the Itch Soothe Shampoo which can be used twice a week and simply requires a good massage and a 2-3 minute application before rinsing.

Both the spray and shampoo contain veritable botanical wish-lists of bio-active heroes boasting Quercetin (a natural antihistamine) and Vitamin C to heal skin.  Including olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil, manuka pure essential oil, lavender, extract of kakadu………the list goes on and every inclusion makes perfect sense and is either spray-free or organic.

We are converted.  I will never buy Big Pharmaceutical grooming products for the dogs again because it’s simply unnecessary plus, the WashBar is the loveliest, most effective shampoo I’ve ever used on the dogs – and it’s made in New Zealand!

You can find the entire WashBar range at any good pet, vet, farm supply or saddlery store, or check out the WashBar website for more information.

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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

111 thoughts on “We love | Washbar Natural Skin and Coat Care…….for Dogs!”

  1. Scottie the pure white rough coated jack russell and Oscar who’s a jack russell bichon foxy cross 🙂

  2. We have 4 dogs, Jasper, Luna, Buck and Swift, we always use washers (the soap one) would love to try the bottled ones. So important to use natural and safe products on their skin, and they smell amazing <3

  3. Our darling girl Yuki the Maltese just got spayed yesterday and she would love this prize – once her stitches are out her sensitive skin will be in desperate need for a good bath!

  4. Oh my! I must must must get my hands on some if not all of these products!

    We have 6 dogs!!!! ? koha, cracker, cashew, zorro, jet, and pickle.
    But my princess pickle is our Siberian husky who…. Sleeps inside, has uber thick fur and sheds like crazy!
    These all sound fab for her.

  5. Oh my! I must must must get my hands on some if not all of these products!

    We have 6 dogs!!!! ? koha, cracker, cashew, zorro, jet, and pickle.
    But my princess pickle is our Siberian husky who…. Sleeps inside, has uber thick fur and sheds like crazy!
    These all sound fab for her.

  6. Ha with 2 mad doodles one who is sensitive to everything and anything looks like this could be the answer to our prayers!

    1. Hi Eanna! Congrats! Please shoot through your delivery address to me, melissa at thebestnest.co.nz and I’ll get your prize to you. Thanks for following!

  7. Someone just rolled in something stinky and then jumped in the creek. Someone needs this! Nixie – looking at you.

  8. This would be amazing for Hunter, our ‘problem child’ Jack Russel, to try. He has flea allergic dermatitis as well as other skin problems, so always looking for something new to try that may help him.

  9. Gem the AMSTAF thinks she is human like most spoilt dogs and spends most of her rest time on our bed or the lounge. More reason to keep her clean and use natural products.

  10. I would love to the soap bar on our female dog Cody and the other products sound good too. I will be checking out the website to order. Thank you

  11. These products look amazing. Our Roxy (french mastiff) has very sensitive skin so this sounds perfect

  12. Ace – he has allergies and has his own skin dermatologist so these products would be ‘ace’ for him 🙂

  13. These products are great, i use the spritzer but i would love to try the shampoo. I have just adopted a new dog, sadly lost my Holly earlier this year. He has started scratching a lot and i have slowly been eliminating the causes but maybe the shampoo would help.

  14. We have 4 dogs – Jasper (shihtzu) Luna (chihuahua) Buck (staffy) and our Golden Retriever Swift, She is 13 and she’s the boss. Would love to win, I love wash bar products <3

  15. My big boy Maximus would love these products, he’s a massive goof ball that dives into the river, rolls around at the park etc. He is a dog that doesn’t always smell the nicest but i haven’t found a product yet that goes well with his skin & makes him look handsome! Id love to try this to see if it will do the trick…. 🙂

  16. I have 2 gorgeous boys Jed and Bikk both seniors now but still act like puppies. Jed loves the water where Bikk runs away from it, these products would be perfect for the odd occasion that Bikk lets me wash him 🙂

  17. Bella our almost 6 years old little munchkin is an atopic dog and keeps itching and biting herself from tearing her paw pads off to chewing her fur off. Particularly gets worse over summer. Would love to give this a go to seeing it works on her.

  18. I have a Dachshund who is always getting fleas (perhaps cos he is so low to the ground) would love to try this flea treatment

  19. Ranger – SPCA rescue, sharpei mix would find this awesome on his skin esp in hot humid Hamilton weather

  20. We love love love the orignal Washbar soap, its scent is wonderful & makes wash up time a pleasure not a battle, our girl relaxes @ bath time as soon as she smells the bar. Have brought a Wasbar soap & 100% Natural Flea Repellant for my Aunt’s dog for a Christmas pressie.

  21. Can just see my 8 year old using all these on his favourite Aunty 🙂 his Nan and Poppas dog Milly 🙂 beautiful funny dog!

  22. We rescued a pup last night and these would help get him working towards being healthy again! He is a red nose pit bull named chase 🙂

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