Our Skin Healing Rinse for dogs and cats is a special blend of USDA organic herbs prized for their beneficial effects on the skin. Formulated by a certified Master Herbalist especially for animals, this rinse will help to reduce inflammation, irritation and mild infections while also helping to heal and repair damaged skin.
Use our Skin Healing Rinse along with one of our all-natural, chemical-free shampoos to prevent further damage to your animal's skin. Most pet shampoos and rinses contain ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens and other undesirable chemical additives. In addition, many products also contain various steroidal ingredients and numbing agents that help to suppress itching artificially.
In the long term these products will damage the integrity of the skin and lead to an ever growing and more serious skin condition down the line. We recommend that you read and research the ingredients in products supplied by your veterinarian or purchased elsewhere so you can make an educated decision on whether or not you want to use them on your dog or cat.
Available in a 5.25 oz bag which provides 6 rinses for larger dogs and 12 rinses for smaller dogs and cats.
What to Look for in a Superior Skin Rinse Formula:
✓ Organic Herbs
Our formula contains certified USDA organic herbs. Research shows organic herbs have higher amounts of important nutrients as opposed to conventionally raised plants. Organic farming methods are also better for the environment and of course do not have the levels of residual pesticides that conventionally grown herbs can have. We also do not use wild crafted herbs in our formulas as this practice can damage wild populations of herbs and you do not necessarily know where the herbs are coming from or have been grown. Instead, we prefer to be on the safe side and only obtain herbs from USDA certified organic farms.
✓ Natural Ingredients
Natural ingredients are going to be gentler on your animal's body when compared to synthetic chemical ingredients or medications. The proper natural constituents are able to provide the body with what it needs to heal and get better. This is in direct contrast to synthetic ingredients or medications that can be especially hard on the liver and kidneys. Medications are also designed to have a symptom suppressing action in line with the principles of allopathic medicine which is to create a diagnoses and then use drugs to suppress symptoms. Using this course of action can never result in true healing and is not really meant to.
✓ Uses only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
✓ Uses Fresh, High Quality Ingredients
We purchase our ingredients from some of the most highly regarded companies in their respective fields so you and your animals are ensured the finest quality supplements. In addition, we purchase in small quantities to make sure the products we provide to you are fresh and bursting with important nutrients. This is in direct contrast to many other products on the market that can spend a year or longer sitting in non-climate controlled warehouses before they even get to you.
A proprietary blend of USDA ORGANIC herbs: Aloe leaf (Aloe barbadensis), Whole oats (Avena sativa), Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis), Comfrey root (Symphytum officinale), St. John’s Wort herb (Hypericum perforatum), Chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita), Witch Hazel leaf (Hamamelis virginiana), Lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia, Yarrow herb (Achillea millefolium) and Thyme leaf (Thymus vulgaris).
Other Ingredients: None
About the Organic Herbs in this Formula
Aloe Vera Leaf - Contains constituents that are anti-inflammatory, inhibit itching and help skin irritations to heal faster.
Whole Oats - Help soothe skin irritations making this plant helpful for itchy skin conditions.
Calendula Flowers - Useful whenever there is inflammation on the skin. This herb displays exceptional antifungal activity and will help skin to heal faster.
Comfrey Root - Rich in mucilage this herb will help to soothe the skin. In addition, impressive healing properties are due to the presence of allantoin, a plant chemical that stimulates cell proliferation, giving this herb the nickname "knit bone"! For those concerned with the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, dried comfrey root contains only small amounts of PA's. In addition, only slight absorption would occur making this herb very safe for external application.
St. John's Wort Herb - An anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial herb that also helps to speed healing of damaged skin.
Chamomile Flowers - Helps to soothe and reduce inflammation on the skin along with mild antimicrobial activity.
Witch Hazel Leaf - An effective astringent that helps to tighten and firm the skin while easing symtoms of inflammation and irritation.
Lavender Flowers - A wonderful smelling, anti-inflammatory herb that will help to soothe the skin and reduce itching.
Yarrow Herb - An anti-inflammatory herb with noted wound healing abilities and antimicrobial activity against a range of bacteria.
Thyme Leaf - An astringent and antiseptic herb that can help to prevent or alleviate infections on the skin.
Fill a quart mason jar or similar container with a heaping 1/4 cup (smaller dogs and cats) or a heaping 1/2 cup (larger dogs) of herbs. Pour 2 - 4 cups of boiling water over herbs (depending on quantity of herbs used) and stir. Cover and steep for at least 30 minutes though over night is even better. When mixture has cooled strain herbs and press or squeeze to get more herbal benefits.
After bathing squeeze excess water from coat and pour rinse over dog, avoiding eyes, and massage the rinse into skin. Leave rinse in and towel dry. You can also use this rinse anytime, even without having bathed your dog. Just take him outside - pour and massage!
Optional: Add Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to rinse after straining herbs. Use 1 - 3 tablespoons depending on your size animal or experiment to see what works best for you. Vinegar smell will dissipate as your animal dries. ACV can help control dandruff, calm skin problems, add shine to the coat and help remove odors.
Important: May tint white fur, so test small area if this is a concern for you. If this happens it will wash out with next shampoo.
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