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Handmade Dog Soap {Eco & Natural}

Mucky Pup Essentials ✩

As a spaniel owner, half my life is spent washing the thickest mud from him. So I appreciate a soap that is quick to lather, as a full body spaniel wash is a workout enough, and a lovely natural scent to alleviate the eau de bogtrotter.

These are the soap bars we use.

All are handmade in the UK. They give a deep clean and rinse out easily without leaving residue. Very economical, they last for ages.

Soaps are 100g-110g approx. and may vary in shape and colour.

I’ve named these after the Old English and Norse words for different bodies of water.

Three choices:

“Fen” {meaning mud & bogland!): Activated charcoal, rosemary & peppermint for the most steadfast of swamp monsters and bogtrotters. {Grey bar} 

  • Charcoal absorbs odours and impurities for a very deep clean and attracts carbon-based impurities which can dull the fur.
  • Rosemary is antibacterial, antimicrobial, naturally repels fleas, ticks, mosquitos and other bugs, can increase cellular metabolism which stimulates hair growth & promotes healing.
  • Peppermint is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic & analgesic
  • The charcoal combined with rosemary & peppermint eliminates all smells including fox poo.

“Ghyll” {Meaning ravine}: Lavender & poppy seed for a light soothing scent and an easier-to-grip texture. {Speckled bar}

  • Naturally calming, great for dogs who don’t like baths.
  • Great for dandruff and minor skin complaints, wounds & infections.
  • Can help improves blood circulation to hair follicles thus promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss.

“Mere” {Meaning lake}: Lemongrass, spearmint, peppermint & citronella for those who like a more intense fragrance. {Cream coloured bar}

  • Great for itchy skin and hot spots.
  • Naturally flea and tick repellent.
  • Gets rid of fox poo & other smells.

  • 100% eco friendly compostable/recyclable packaging.
  • Naturally moisturising 100% Organic Coconut Oil containing Vitamin E
  • Naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal & anti-inflammatory
  • 100% pure dog friendly essential oils
  • Suitable for all skin types, great for minor skin complaints
  • Helps make coats glossy, good for greasy coats
  • No harsh detergents, no SLS, no SLES, no Parabens, no Phthalates, no Phosphates, no Petrochemicals, no Sulphates or PEGs
  • Tested on humans, kind to our skin too
  • Biodegradable, plastic free, zero waste, vegan & cruelty free

Obviously do not let your dog eat the soap!

See FAQ below for more info on usage.


How do I use it?

There is a cheeky guide on the inside of each soap label however it’s so easy! You just wet it, lather it in your hands, it lathers up really well, rub the lather on them and you can rub the soap directly on them too once they are wet, then it rinses out really nicely…just like human shampoo bars if you’ve ever used one of those. Fur will feel squeaky clean as it leaves no residues and will fluff up nicely once dry.

Is it good for sensitive skin?

Yes, it’s ideal for minor skin conditions like itchy skin and dandruff however for very sensitive skin or serious conditions please always consult with your vet.

What if I’m using medicated shampoo the vet recommended?

The soaps are not medicated so if anyone is using medicated shampoo as advised by their vet, it would be advisable to continue to do so.

Is it safe for dogs?

Absolutely! It’s 100% natural ingredients and tested on humans. I ensure only a safe level of dog-friendly essential oils are used, about half that would be used for humans (so it may not smell as strong as some human soaps but it smells divine nonetheless). I also test the pH level to ensure it is suitable.

What’s the pH of the soap?

A dog’s skin pH runs from 6.2 to 8.62. Batches are tested to ensure the pH is within that range and will naturally be pH6-pH8 (almost always pH6.5-pH7) which is the ideal range for dogs.

How long does it last?

The soaps will keep for ages however the fragrance of the essential oils will evaporate out from the outer layers of the soap. Once the soap is used again, the smell will return. If left for a very long time (more than 2 years) some of the oils may go rancid. The soaps have a shelf life of 2 years. Over time it’s extremely cost-effective when compared to commercial shampoo. One bar will wash approx. 20 small dogs.

Are there any dogs who shouldn’t use it?

It is suitable for all dogs, however, it’s not ideal for Cockerpoo’s (or poo crosses in general) as their coats need conditioning as well as washing but can be used to wash your dog if you follow with a conditioner. It’s not ideal for pregnant bitches or puppies under 14 weeks who are more sensitive to essential oils. The Puppy Love soap has been formulated especially for puppies under 14 weeks and is great for getting them used to bath time with calming Lavender.

Can I use it on cats?

No, the essential oils are toxic to cats.

Can I use it on horses?

Yes, yes, yes! It works wonders on tails and manes as well as the rest of the body.

Can I use it myself?

Yes, it’s tested on humans so humans can use it too! It’s lovely and soft! However, as it’s formulated to match the pH of dogs’ skin which is higher (more alkaline) than the pH of human skin, if you have sensitive skin you may find it quite drying and a little irritating.

FAQ provided by Happy Dog Happy Planet.

Shipping & Delivery
Worldwide shipping is available from the UK via Royal Mail.

Orders are typically sent out within 48 hours during the working week.

Shipping options are automatically calculated at checkout.

Delivery aims*

UK: First Class: 1-2 working days | Second Class: 2-3 working days

Europe: Standard: 3-5 working days | Economy: up to 2 weeks (Western) & up to 5 weeks (Eastern)

International: Standard: 6-7 working days | Economy: 2+ weeks (North America up to 6 weeks, South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks & Australia in up to 12 weeks)

Delivery aims are just that – aims. Delivery times cannot be guaranteed by Royal Mail.

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