Safe for dogs, straight from the earth, & absolutely no processed, harmful toxins. We pride ourselves on the carefully chosen ingredients in all of our dog products, from balms to shampoo bars, bully gnawers, & everything in between. With extensive research, we select only the highest-quality essentials to craft our healing solutions for your loyal furry friends.
We care about where our ingredients comes from & how they are grown. Pesticides, chemically-enhanced fertilizers, & other harmful additives are never a part of our process. Organic everything, always.
Free of chemicals & only all-natural ingredients from our earth. We mean it when we say we use nothing but 100% pure, natural ingredients to formulate products for your pup.
We craft our products with care, intention, & plant-based ingredients. All of our balms are vegan boasting with natural, green essentials.
Our products are never tested on any laboratory animals. We conduct thorough research on each & every ingredient to ensure they are safe for all dogs.
Sunflower Wax (Helianthus Annus)
Dealing with dry noses on dogs can be frustrating, especially when it’s clear that it is bothering him or her. When a dog doesn’t get the right level of fatty acids, which they can’t produce on their own and only gain it by getting it in their diet, or topically, it can increase the risk of dry and cracked nose.
Natural dog products are usually the best at helping to promote healing and sunflower wax is an active ingredient in some of these products, including Snout Shine.
Why Use Sunflower Wax for Dogs
Sunflower wax is made from sunflower oil that is winterized and Ecocert Certified, meaning it is certified organic. It contains a high quantity of fatty acids, both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. It also contains long chain saturated esters, an organic compound that has replaced the hydrogen content. This means it can be extremely beneficial for skin health for dogs.
By relying on sunflower wax as a part of natural dog products like a snout cream or shine, it helps to add stability to the overall product.
Essential Properties of Sunflower Wax
Sunflower wax is mainly a triglyceride and contains a number of fatty acids. It is mainly comprised of the following:
- Palmitic acid
- Stearic acid
- Oleic acid (omega-9)
- Linoleic acid (omega-6)
There are several different types of sunflower oils that are produced. They can either be high in linoleic acid, high in oleic acid, or mid oleic.
Sunflower wax also contains high quantities of vitamin E, which help to fight free radicals in the skin which can lead to dry skin and other skin related conditions.
For anyone worried about dry noses on dogs and who are seeking natural dog products, sunflower wax helps to improve the quality and durability of the product.
Organic Candelilla Wax
Organic Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera)
Candelilla (Euphorbia Antisyphilitica) is native to the Chihuahuan Desert of Northern Mexico and Western Texas. Candelilla wax is derived from the stems of the Candelilla plant. The wax occurs as the outer coating of the shrub which helps the plant retain moisture.
Candelilla wax is a great vegan alternative to traditional beeswax. When all of the wax has been removed from the plant, it is allowed to dry. The dried plants are used for fuel thus recycling the entire plant. The Candelilla shrub is removed leaving parts of the root that grow into another shrub within three years.
Native to northern Mexico and West Texas the Candelilla shrub can produce this wax that can be incredibly beneficial for dogs that have dried and cracked paws. There are many ingredients on the market that can be beneficial as a paw soother and candelilla wax is one of them.
Why Use Organic Candelilla Wax for Dogs
This hard and brittle wax is derived from the wax coated stems of the shrub. This wax was originally used to make candles and the shrub became known as the ‘little candle.’ It was also commonly used during the first part of the 20th century as a waterproofing agent to protect tents and equipment for soldiers during World War I.
There are certain qualities about candelilla wax that make it beneficial as a paw soother for dogs with dried and cracked paws.
Because of its high ester, fatty acid and moisture retaining properties, Candelilla wax is one of the best suited ingredients for increasing the protective coating of several of our products.
When added to other ingredients as a paw soother, it can help to bind the other ingredients to the texture of the paws, keeping all of those beneficial nutrients from becoming rubbed off as the animal runs around.
Essential Properties of Organic Candelilla Wax
While there are limited properties to candelilla wax, it is made up of mainly hydrocarbons, esters, free acids, and resins. Because of the high hydrocarbon content of candelilla wax, that is what separates or distinguishes it from carnauba wax.
One of the most important characteristics of candelilla wax is that it helps to lock in moisture in the skin. This essentially acts as a barrier and that can be incredibly beneficial for dog paws, especially those that may have a tendency to become dried and cracked.
History of Organic Candelilla Wax
The usage of candelilla wax has been relatively recent. Aside from being used to make candles through relatively recent history, there wasn’t a significant demand for this wax for health and well-being before the 20th century when it began to be used as a waterproofing agent for soldiers’ tents and equipment as they were heading off to World War I.
It has also been used as a polish and lubricant for various things through the years. As a paw soother, candelilla wax is an essential ingredient that helps to lock in moisture as part of a series of other ingredients that all provide tremendous benefits for dogs, whether their paws are in relatively decent condition or are extremely dried and cracked and possibly even painful.
Organic Carnauba Wax
Organic Carnauba Wax (Copernicia prunifera)
Organic carnauba wax is also commonly referred to as Brazil wax and even palm wax. It is made from the leaves of the copernicia prunifera palm by drying the leaves, beating them, and then separating the loosened wax. It is then refined and bleached. It is a great ingredient for being able to protect dog paws and relieve dry and painful conditions.
It is comprised of aliphatic esters mostly but also contains fatty acids. What is most distinctive about carnauba wax is the high quantity of diesters in it.
Why Use Organic Carnauba Wax for Dogs
When you’re looking to protect your dog’s paws from dry and potentially painful conditions, you may be looking for all natural products. In fact, that is the best solution because products that are not considered all natural may contain some natural ingredients, but they will be modified with chemicals to provide faster results, though they can often be harmful.
Carnauba wax is an all natural ingredient that is highly effective as a paw protectant because it has strong emollient properties, which means it helps to smooth out and soften skin. That provides comfort and relief to dogs that are dealing with dry, chapped, and even cracked skin on their paws, snout, and elsewhere.
It is a durable wax so that means it will last a long time and hold up under some tough conditions, including heat.
Essential Properties of Organic Carnauba Wax
There are several grades of carnauba wax, labeled T1, T3, and T4. The labels essentially refer to the purity level of the wax. In order to purify carnauba wax, it goes through filtration, centrifugation, and bleaching.
Carnauba wax is mostly made up of esters, accounting for 40% of its composition. It is nearly insoluble in water and is considered non-toxic and hypoallergenic. This makes it a safe ingredient to be using in a paw protectant.
The Brazilian palm tree from which carnauba wax is known as the ‘Tree of Life’ and for good reason. It offers some great healing and protective properties and this wax is one of the hardest natural waxes found anywhere in the world.
Carnauba wax dries to a glossy finish and is harder than beeswax, which means careful consideration has to be made with regard to how much is used in a salve, ointment, or cream.
With organic carnauba wax, it is a great way to help smooth the skin and texture of the paws and protect them for the future. With regard to any paw protectant, carnauba wax adds value and offers your dog the ability to feel more comfortable and alleviate some of the pain its paws may be causing at the moment.