From 4-Legger® - Makers of 4-Legger USDA Certified Organic Dog Shampoo

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Marshmallow Root

Althaea officinali
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The anti-inflammatory effect of marshmallow root may also help relieve skin irritation caused by furunculosis, eczema, and dermatitis.

Magnesium hydroxide

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Can enhanced skin absorption of ingredients through the skin. Recommend to not use with "leave on" the skin products.

Mangosteen Juice

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Rich in a type of antioxidants called xanthones, the juice of this fruit can help to protect the skin while it improves the appearance of the skin.
Methyl-
chloroisothiazolinone
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A preservative linked to allergies and skin irritation. It is not planet friendly (ecotoxicology).
Methylisothiazolinone
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A preservative with links to neurotoxicity (in high concentration), skin irritation, and allergies.
Methylparaben
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A preservative linked to endocrine disruption (think thyroid issues).
MEA - Monoethanolamine
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A pH adjuster that has links to organ system toxicity and skin irritation.
MEA Lauryl Sulfate (Monoethanolamine Lauryl Sulfate)
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A cleaning agent (surfactant) with strong possibilities of contamination by ethylene oxide or 1,4-dioxane with links to cancer.
1-Monolaurin

(glyceryl laurate)
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Generally regarded as safe. It can increases the absorption of other ingredients through the skin layer (so if  present you want to make sure all of the ingredients in the formulation are safe and non-toxic).

Does have known links to skin irritation.
Mineral Oil
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Mineral oil is derived from petroleum used in fragrances and for conditioning of skin products. It blocks pores and does not let the skin breathe.  It has links to organ system toxicity.

Neem Seed Oil

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A highly sustainable oil known for its ability to repel pests and provide strong anti-fungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Our neem dog shampoo excels at cleaning and eliminating dandruff while hydrating the skin and improving the strength and health of hair follicles due to its high antioxidant content.

Neroli

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Often a solvent extracted absolute and not a true steam extracted essential oil, you need to to be very careful when using products with Neroli in it. It is a very expensive essential oil when pure. If it is in a low cost product, assume it is synthetic and not safe to use on animals.

As with all essential oils, using a high grade essential oil that has been naturally extracted is imperative for the health and safety of your pet!