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6 INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN YOUR DOG GROOMING PRODUCTS

6 INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN YOUR DOG GROOMING PRODUCTS

We all know there are some awful ingredients found in personal care products for people and kids. The same can be said of pet grooming products. The only difference is that these chemicals can hurt your dog even more.

One obvious reason is that dogs like to lick their coat and paws frequently. Whatever chemical residue remains on your pet’s fur after a bath will eventually wind up in their digestive system, and into their internal organs. This includes harmful chemicals, which may lead to certain illnesses such as cancers.

Secondly, dogs and cats are more sensitive to these substances than humans are. This has to do with how their internal organs work and the makeup of their skin.

Did you know that the grooming products you apply to your pet’s coat and paws can also be absorbed into their blood stream through their skin and lungs?

For all of the above reasons, it is important to take a close look at the ingredients in the grooming products you are choosing for your dog or puppy.

 INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN YOUR DOG GROOMING PRODUCTS

Here Are 6 Ingredients To Avoid:

 

1) SULFATES-

Typically these go by the names ‚Äď Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, or Ammonium Laureth Sulfate.¬†These are widely used in human and pet shampoos as surfactants and create a rich lather that many people associate with efficacy. However, these ingredients are harsh on the skin and coat and are believed to be absorbed into the internal organs where they tend to stay for up to one week.

Best Option: Choose a sulfate free dog shampoo and sulfate free coat spray

 SULFATE FREE DOG SHAMPOO

2) ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES & PHTHALATES-

These are often petroleum based and are used because they are cheap and plentiful. Many companies choose to not list the ingredients in their artificial fragrances, nor are they required to.¬† Instead, companies may use the word ‚Äúfragrance‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúnatural fragrance‚ÄĚ to hide hundreds of toxic ingredients including phthalates. Phthalates are known to be hormone disruptors that can lead to reproductive cancers in pets and humans. If the product label does not specify what is in the fragrance then that is a red flag.

Best Option: Choose a dog grooming product scented with natural essential oils that is phthalate free.

 

3) ARTIFICAL DYES OR COLORANTS: 

Synthetic dyes and colors are used to make a product more visually appealing. There is no benefit to using a product that has been artificially colored because these dyes are made from cheap ingredients that can be made of coal tar and may contain heavy metal salts like arsenic and lead. They can also irritate and inflame the skin and create allergies and breakouts, including hotspots.

Best option: Don’t buy dog shampoos and other dog grooming products with chemical colors like Blue 1, Green 3, FD&C Yellow 6, to name a few.

 natural dog conditioner

4) MINERAL OILS

Mineral oil is petroleum based, and will clog pores and inhibit skin from being able to breath. It will also interfere with your dog’s ability to produce their own natural oils found on the skin.

Best option: Choose canine grooming products that contain safe high quality natural oils like olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, or sweet almond oil.

 

5) PARABENS

Parabens are used as preservatives in dog shampoos and other grooming products to extend shelf life and prevent microbial growth. Parabens are widely used because they are cheap and readily available. The most common parabens go by the names methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben. Parabens penetrate the skin and are linked to certain cancers and reproductive issues, and tumor growth. Parabens are also bad for the environment.

Best option: Avoid all dog grooming products that contain anything with the word ‚Äúparaben‚ÄĚ in it. Look for safe dog bath time products that are paraben-free instead.

 

6) ISOTHIAZOLINONES

Isothiazolinines are synthetic biocides used as preservatives that are used for controlling microbial growth in water containing solutions. There are many variations of this chemical including Benzisothiazolinone, Octylisothiazolinone, Isothiazolinone, Mehtylisothiazolinone, Triethylisothiazolinone, and Biethylisothiazolinone to name a few.

They are known to be allergens and are cytotoxic (toxic to cells) to humans, and are also toxic to marine environments.

Best option: Avoid all dog shampoos, coat conditioners, dog wipes, dog coat sprays, including urine and clean up puppy sprays that contain anything with the word ‚Äúthiazolinone‚ÄĚ in it.

 natural dog cleansing wipes

Lastly, a telltale sign that you may be using the wrong kind of grooming products for your dog or puppy is the development of irritated, flaky, or dry skin. Whether it is a dog or puppy safe shampoo, coat conditioner for dogs, coat and bedding sprays, or dog wipes, the ingredients in your canine’s products really do count.

Choose dog-grooming products that are plant based, gentle, hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly like BarkLogic. BarkLogic is safe for dogs of all breeds and sizes and is safe for puppies too!

 

All BarkLogic products are sulfate free, phthalate free, dye free, paraben  free, do not contain mineral oil or isothiazolinones, and are naturally scented with essential oils. BarkLogic is also Cruelty free & Vegan! 

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6 TOXIC INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN BABY PRODUCTS

6 TOXIC INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN BABY PRODUCTS

Finding products with non-toxic ingredients is important. Here at Logic Products, we want to help busy moms identify easy ways to decipher what is in the products they are purchasing for their children and families. Here are some easy tips to help take some of the guesswork out of deciphering personal and baby care product labels.


1.) Artificial Fragrances 

How to easily know if a product has a synthetic scent:

Be wary of any product that uses only the word ‚Äúfragrance‚ÄĚ in their ingredient deck. This is one of the easiest ways for a manufacturer to hide toxic and dangerous ingredients. About 95% of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals, including benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and other toxic chemicals known to be linked to birth defects, nervous system disorders, and allergies. Here is a little know fact: In the U.S. a manufacturer is not required to reveal what is in a ‚Äúfragrance‚ÄĚ and can therefore hide 100‚Äôs of toxic chemicals in that one word, citing it as a ‚Äútrade secret‚ÄĚ.

6 TOXIC INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN BABY PRODUCTS

Where are artificial fragrances commonly found?

BABY SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, BUBBLE BATHS, BODY WASHES, HAND SOAPS, SUNSCREENS, BABY WIPES, LOTIONS, MOISTURIZERS, COSMETICS, CLEANING PRODUCTS, LAUNDRY DETERGENTS, MOUTHWASHES, PERFUMES, CANDLES, PLUG IN AIR FRESHENERS, AND ANYTHING WITH A SCENT OR PERFUME. EVEN PRODUCTS THAT ARE ‚ÄúSCENT FREE‚ÄĚ CAN HAVE A COCKTAIL OF TOXIC ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS USED TO CREATE ITS‚Äô NEUTRAL SCENT.

2.) Mineral Oil 

What is the story with baby oil?

Baby oil is made by mixing mineral oil with a fragrance and an emulsifier to blend them together so they do not separate. Mineral Oil is a cheap byproduct of petroleum when it is processed, and it acts like a pore clogging plastic wrap on the skin, which inhibits the skins ability to sweat, breathe, and release toxins and is unsafe.

Instead, look for safe and natural and nourishing oils such as olive, avocado, coconut, and sweet almond oil (Always check for nut allergies before using any nut derived oil)

Where is mineral oil commonly found?

BABY OIL, BATH OILS, SOAPS, LIP BALMS, LIP STICKS, DEODORANTS, TANNING OILS, COSMETICS.


3.) Artificial Dyes & Colorants

How to identify if your product has them?

Artificial colors and dyes are put into personal care products to make them visually more appealing and kid friendly. They are made from synthetic ingredients and are often made of coal tar and may contain heavy metal salts like arsenic and lead that can be absorbed by the skin. They can be toxic and lead to allergies, irritation, skin sensitivity, and are known to block pores and increase the risk of breakouts. They have also been linked to hyperactivity in children, and in animal studies adrenal, thyroid, and kidney tumors. Be on the lookout for chemical colors like Blue 1, Green 3, FD&C Yellow 6, to name a few.

Artificial colors and dyes do not positively affect the performance of a product, and are best avoided. If you want color in your products, look for products colored with natural and safe dyes made from plants and herbs.

Where are artificial dyes and colors commonly found?

BABY SHAMPOO, SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, BUBBLE BATHS, BODY WASHES, HAND SOAPS, COSMETICS, CLEANING PRODUCTS, LAUNDRY DETERGENTS, MOUTHWASHES, BEVERAGES, AND FOODS.

TOXIC BABY PRODUCTS

4.) Anything with the word ‚Äúthiazolinone‚ÄĚ in it

The easy way to look for this family of unsafe allergen ingredients:

Isothiazolinones are synthetic biocides used as preservatives that are used for controlling microbial growth in water containing solutions. They are known to be allergens and are cytotoxic (toxic to cells) to humans, and are also toxic to marine environments. There are many variations of this chemical including Benzisothiazolinone, Octylisothiazolinone, Isothiazolinone, Mehtylisothiazolinone, Triethylisothiazolinone, and Biethylisothiazolinone to name a few.

Where are Isothiazolinones commonly found? SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, BABY BUBBLE BATHS, BABY BODY WASHES, HAND SOAPS, HAND SANITIZERS, SUNSCREENS, BABY WIPES, LOTIONS, MOISTURIZERS, COSMETICS, CLEANING PRODUCTS, AND LAUNDRY DETERGENTS.

5.) 1,4 Dioxane and ethylated surfactants

Why are these dangerous and how to recognize them?

Although 1,4 Dioxane is never listed as an ingredient, it is often present in personal care and beauty products. It is a by-product or a contaminant that occurs when ‚Äúethylene oxide‚ÄĚ, a known carcinogen, is added to other chemicals to make them less harsh. It is believed to be harmful to the nervous system, and a skin and eye irritant.

Look for ingredients that contain the 3 letters eth, from polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate, ceteareth, oleth, oxynol, -xynol, and PEG which signal the probable presence of 1,4-dioxane.

Where is 1,4 dioxane commonly found?

SHAMPOOS, BUBBLE BATHS, BODY WASHES, HAND SOAPS, CLEANING PRODUCTS, LAUNDRY DETERGENTS.

TOXIC INGREDIENTS IN BABY PRODUCTS


6.) Phthalates

Why are they unsafe?

Phthalates are a group of chemicals created to soften and increase flexibility in plastics and vinyl. Today they are also used in personal care products to alter viscosity, as gelling agents, emulsifying agents, lubricants, and stabilizers.
Phthalates are considered to be endocrine disruptors, and may effect fertility and obesity, and cause cancer. Additionally, studies by Dr. Philip J. Landrigan of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center, link fetal exposure with autism, ADHD, and neurological disorders.

Where are phthalates commonly found?

SHAMPOOS, CONDITIONERS, KIDS BUBBLE BATHS, BABY BODY WASHES, HAND SOAPS, SUNSCREENS, BABY WIPES, LOTIONS, MOISTURIZERS, COSMETICS, MOUTHWASHES, CHILDREN’S TOYS, DETERGENTS, PAINTS, SHOWER CURTAINS, FLOOR TILES, CLEANING PRODUCTS, WAXES, MODELLING CLAY, VINYL UPHOLSTERY, FOOD CONTAINERS, PERFUMES, NAIL POLISH, AND HAIR SPRAY.

 

All Logic Products Are Lovingly Crafted and Manufactured In The USA and: 

Plant & Mineral Derived 
Vegan
Cruelty Free
Phthalate Free
PEG Free
TEA Free
No Synthetic Dyes
No Noxious Fumes
No Methylisothiazolinone
No Benzisothiazolinone
No Petrochemicals
No Synthetic fragrances
No Phosphates
Chlorine Free
Bleach Free
Recyclable Packaging
Made In U.S.A.

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Has Aromatherapy Gone To The Dogs?

Has Aromatherapy Gone To The Dogs?

Yes . . . And for a good reason.

Dogs are part of our family and we want to pamper them just like we would our human babies. Essential oils are becoming more mainstream in animal health care consciousness and for good reason. Essential oils can be beneficial not only to humans but to animals so we have made it easy with our ready to use essential oil infused dog and puppy safe grooming products.

Here at Logic Products, we infuse all of our eco-friendly products with essential oils, and our BarkLogic line for dogs and puppies is no exception. Our essential oil dog grooming products provide not only refreshing and clean scents, but benefits that go far beyond the nose!

Since the best way for a dog to experience the benefits of aromatherapy is through absorption on the skin and inhalation, pampering your dog with our BarkLogic line of grooming products is an easy and natural way to provide your dog with aroma-therapeutic benefits every day and as often as needed.

Has aromatherapy gone to the dogs?

Aromatherapy can have a powerful effect on both people and pets, and when using BarkLogic products dog owners and dog groomers alike also experience the benefits of essential oil aromatherapy in tandem with their dogs and puppies.

The Nose Knows:

Here is a simple explanation on how aromatherapy works with our noses. Biologically speaking, the nerve cells in the nose of people and dogs detect a scent, which triggers an impulse to the brain through the olfactory nerve, which connects to the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb then evaluates the impulse and transmits this information about the smell to areas of the brain known as the limbic system. The limbic system is an important section in the brain that helps support and control emotions, mood, pain, pleasure and behavior - which in turn affects our emotional responses in the form of happiness, sadness, fear, attraction and more. Emotional life is largely housed in the limbic system, and it has a great deal to do with the formation of memories.

dog aromatherapy

This makes essential oils incredibly powerful as the scents they emit can directly affect the limbic system and in turn memory and emotional responses.

Essential oils also benefit the skin by direct contact when applied to the coat and skin.

This is why we infuse all of our dog and puppy safe shampoos, conditioners, coat and paw wipes, and sprays with the highest quality, pure, and natural essential oils.

All BarkLogic dog and puppy safe products are artificial fragrance free, dye free, PEG free, paraben free, and cruelty free and vegan.

Which BarkLogic Essential Oil Solution Set Should You Choose For Your Dog Or Puppy?

Here is our key:

lavender essential oil for dogs

Lavender Essential Oil = Known to be calming & helps to reduce anxiety, soothes skin, is lightly sedative, helps with hyperactivity, repels fleas, steadies the heart, and helps relieve PTSD and insomnia.

tangerine essential oil for dogs

Tangerine Essential Oil = Known to be soothing to the nervous system, helps to relieve depression, clears the mind, increases circulation and decreases inflammation, nourishes sensitive, dry and flaky skin, supports the immune system, helps ease digestive issues, and is rejuvenating and refreshing.

lemon essential oil for dogs

Lemon Essential Oil = Known to be uplifting & clarifying, helps clear confusion, stimulating, with antiviral, antifungal, antispasmodic, and antiseptic properties, good for arthritis, increases trust in self and others, and is helpful for dogs who have moved homes frequently.

peppermint essential oil for dogs

Neem, Tea Tree, Peppermint, & Eucalyptus Essential Oils = Are known to be invigorating, refreshing, with disinfecting, antifungal, and antiseptic properties, help relieve itching, antibacterial effect, and antiinflammatory, with insect repellent properties 

Please note:

  • Essential Oils need to be used with care.
  • Never apply an undiluted essential oil directly to your pet.
  • Our BarkLogic line is ready to use and does not need to be diluted.
  • BarkLogic is formulated specifically for dogs, and is not recommended for cats.

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