4-Legger Ingredients

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

August 16, 2016

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Peppermint

Peppermint

August 16, 2016

Peppermint is one of our favorite essentials and for good reason. It is versatile and offers many benefits for your dog's skin and coat. Dry skin will benefit for its natural moisturizing while oily coats will benefit from its ability to normalize the sebum secretion.

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Cedarwood

Cedarwood

August 16, 2016

Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) is known for its scent and its ability to repel fleas.

It is very good for your dog's skin and coat as a natural conditioner and beneficial for dogs with dermatitis of all types. 

We use it in our certified organic dog shampoo for its safety. It is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing.

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Natural Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Natural Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

October 06, 2015

Vitamin E is important to your dog's body to help protect the skin and other cells from free radicals and fight off infection. 

The antioxidant properties of a component within vitamin E make it very valuable in natural products. 

A component of Vitamin E, called Tocopherol, is one of the few ingredients that can be used in certified organic formulations to serve as a preservative - antioxidant.

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Lavender

Lavender

August 26, 2015

Lavender is used to treat common skin disorders such as psoriasis and other inflammatory conditions. 

It is known to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation, and treat respiratory problems.

Lavender acts as a natural anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, & anti-bacterial.

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Vegetable Guar Gum

August 11, 2015

Guar gum has a number of properties when used in our formulation: 

  • Serves as a natural conditioner and detangler
  • Feels like silk!
  • Makes the hair feel soft and smooth
  • Conditions without any buildup
Guar gum is one of the few thickening agents that you can use in certified organic formulations.  The downside of guar gum is that it lowers the natural lather of the overall formulation.

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Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil

July 17, 2015

Hemp seed oil may be added to any body care or cosmetic product, including creams, lotions, facial or body oils, massage oils, shampoo, conditioner, shaving products, lip balm, soap, and any other product. In hair care products, hemp seed oil increases elasticity, manageability, and shine. It is full of amino acids, fatty acids, omega-3, and omega-6. 

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Rosemary

Rosemary

July 16, 2015

Topically, rosemary is known to serve as an anti-inflammatory, improve circulation, treat dry skin, boost healing, increase natural shine and hydrated appearance, and improve the quality of the skin. 

We also use rosemary extract as an antioxidant to serve as a preservative in many of our products. 

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Beeswax

Beeswax

July 15, 2015

Beeswax is known for its ability to protect the immune system. It is also rich in vitamin A and known for its anti-bacterial properties. Beeswax is used in organic creams, lotions, balms, body butters and other organic formulations where rigidity or body are required. Rich in vitamin A, beeswax lends emollient, softening properties to products and works as a natural humectant to retain moisture and protect skin without clogging pores.

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Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin

June 16, 2015

Vegetable glycerin has emollient like properties which can soften and soothe the skin. Glycerine is very mild and excellent to use on the most sensitive of skin.

Glycerine is also thought to be a humectant - meaning - it can attract moisture to your dog's skin and keep it locked in! 

All of our shampoo bases are glycerine soaps as they will keep your dog's skin feeling more hydrated for several hours after you use it.

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Oat (Oatmeal)

Oat (Oatmeal)

May 08, 2015

Compounds found in oat are known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and moisturizing characteristics. What this means for your dog is that oat can soothe, smooth, and nourish skin and hair.

While oat is recommended for all skin types, it is especially good for sensitive and dry/flaky skin. Oat is also recommended for dry or damaged hair as it helps to provide moisture and improves conditioning and manageability of hair making it appear smooth.

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St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

May 08, 2015

We use St John's Wort for its anti-inflammatory capabilities, and its ability to speed the healing process of burns, bruises, and scrapes by stimulating the circulation of oxygenated blood to the cells that need repaired.

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