Organic Dog Ingredients
Organic Dog Ingredients Used in The Blissful Dog Products
Facts, information and pictures of all organic dog goodies for you!
For those of you who want to know MORE (I bet you still take things apart to see what makes them work), here is more info on all of the juicy good organic dog ingredients we use in The Blissful Dog Nose, Paw, Elbow, and Boo Boo Butters!
Shea Butter! Our main ingredient for your organic dog! The Blissful Dog uses 100% unrefined, organic shea butter. Our shea butter is hand harvested, certified organic, and expeller pressed. For more info here is our shea butter FAQs page.
Shea Oil is extremely high in Vitamins A, E and F. It provides skin with all the essential elements it needs for good balance, elasticity and tone. I use Shea Oil in The Blissful Dog Shine On! Nose Oil™ to enable us to have the same healthy ingredients as shea butter, but in an oil form. It is not just melted down shea butter, is is processed differently to stay at a liquid form.
Cacao Seed Butter is an aromatic solid butter pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree. It softens at body temperature and adds a rich, creamy, thick consistency to our Butters. There is no heavy chocolate smell, just a nutty goodness.
Coconut Oil is a great oil for general moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. It is great for inflamed and irritated skin, and those with skin sensitivities. For years I had hesitated to use Coconut Oil, maybe it was all those summers slathered in Hawaiian Tropics suntan oil that I am paying the price for now. But after testing it, I knew that it had to be added to the mix.
Castor Oil comes from certified organic Castor beans. It is a hard, shiny oil that acts as a “barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes.” I resisted this one for a while, maybe thinking about having to ingest Castor Oil as a child did it, but it is such an amazing oil, I added it and am thrilled with the results.
Beeswax is a wonderful substance secreted by worker honeybees. I use beeswax that is certified organic and when I can get it it, from Minnesota bees. Beeswax has a higher melting temperature, so it helps the various butters in the tubes keep their shape. It also helps the various butters ship a bit better. Paw Butter™ and Elbow Butter™ organic dog butters have more beeswax since it acts as such an amazing protective barrier.
Calendula is great for dry and damaged skin, skin inflammations, etc. It is an all around great addition to anything to do with skin or noses, paws or elbows. Nothing but the best for your organic dog!
St. John’s Wort that we use is made from freshly gathered St. Johns Wort flowers and infused in organic Olive oil, with Vitamin E oil added. Used externally is is a valuable anti-inflammatory which can help speed the healing of wounds, bruises, bee stings, and mild burns. Just a good herbal oil to use! You will see this ingredient in many organic dog products.