This is a product review of Only Natural Pet Shampoo (Pure & Clean Shampoo + Conditioner).
Story Behind This Review
A while ago, I was approached by a somewhat small “natural pet product company” asking me to do a product review on their natural shampoo. The ingredients looked good so I agreed.
As I no longer have my own dog to test products with, I asked a friend of mine who has a gorgeous Golden Retriever to help out.
She gladly did.
But a few weeks later, she wasn’t so glad.
She told me that before using the shampoo, her dog (called “Honey”) had very soft hair and no skin issues whatsoever. After switching to the shampoo and using it for 2 times, she noticed Honey’s skin was dry and not as soft. Worse, Honey also developed itchy skin!
Since nothing else was changed, she blamed the shampoo (and me!)
Only Natural Pet To the Rescue
Right around that time, I was asked by Only Natural Pet (ONP) to do product reviews of some of their goodies.
So I went to PetSmart, grab a bottle of Only Natural Pet Pure & Clean Gentle Shampoo (and two bags of ONP dog treats), and gave them to my friend.
Only Natural Pet Pure & Clean Gentle Shampoo
Peace offering if you will.
She threw me a suspicious look and hesitated to accept anything.
But I told her to just give the shampoo a try. My dog Hana used to use it and she had the softest coat among dogs in the neighborhood…
A month later…
I got a rave review from my friend!
This is how she answered some of my questions:
What are Your Thoughts on the Packaging?
Simple yet attractive. Easy to use.
What’s the Overall Quality of the Shampoo?
Great texture, easy to pour but not runny. It has a nice, light, and refreshing smell. I like the smell very much and Honey seems to like it too.
(The first shampoo that you gave me had a very strong smell, which I didn’t like.)
Any Changes in the Dog After Using the Shampoo?
Yes! Her coat has become fluffy and soft again! Her skin is no longer itchy and she looks happy!
Would You Use the Shampoo Again?
Yes! Definitely! It smells great and her hair feels great – so soft! I also like the fact that it’s a 2-in-1.
Are We Friends Again?
Sure 🙂 And by the way, Honey loved the treats you gave her.
Don’t you like stories with a happy ending?
Ingredients of ONP Pure & Clean Shampoo
Let’s take a look at the ingredients:
Filtered Water, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate (from coconut and sunflower oil), Colloidal Oatmeal, Glycerin, Kelp Serum, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum (thickener), Shea Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Honey, Rosemary Oil (preservative), blend of Lavender and Thyme Essential Oils
You should be happy to see that there isn’t a long list of chemicals whose names you can’t pronounce!
In fact, we are all very familiar with most of the ingredients above, such as colloidal oatmeal, kelp, jojoba oil, shea butter, etc. – All natural and good for the skin and coat.
Some of you may wonder about these ingredients:
Coco Glucoside: Coco glucoside is a biodegradable foaming cleansing agent, derived from renewable raw materials such as coconut oil.
Glyceryl Oleate: Glyceryl oleate can be derived either from plants (as in this shampoo), or made synthetically. It is an emollient that makes the skin soft.
Cetearyl Alcohol: Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of “fatty alcohols” and is widely used in cosmetics and personal care products as emollients and thickeners. Fatty alcohols are not irritating to the skin.
So there you have it!
Leave a comment below to tell us if you will give this shampoo a try. Or, if you are already using this shampoo, what are your thoughts on the product?