Ingredients of Skincare Products for Dogs

Listed below are the ingredients found in the products of New Zealand Native Oils Ltd. For further enquiries and concerns about our dog skincare products, contact us in Kapiti, Wellington.

Aloe Vera Gel

There is a good reason why Aloe Vera is recommended by veterinarians to treat itchiness on the dog’s skin. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties that stimulate the healing process as well as provides protection from recurring skin problems. This ingredient is used in our Itchy 'n Scratchy soap.

Calendula Oil (Organic)

Calendula’s salicylic acid is also found in aspirin. This means that this also relieves pain. It can be used for all types of open wounds. Use it for treating your dogs’ minor cuts, abrasions and insect bites. It soothes the skin and speeds up the recovery of the damaged skin. This ingredient is used in the Snoot 'n Boot balm.

Canola Oil (Organic)

Canola oil has comparatively higher linoleic acid content than olive oil, which makes it perfect in creating an extremely moisturising and conditioning soap with creamy lather. This is an ingredient in the Itchy 'n Scratchy soap.

Castor Oil (Organic)

Castor oil is effective for soothing and treating skin problems. It is also a natural flea and tick repellent. This is an ingredient in the Itchy 'n Scratchy soap.

Coconut Oil (Organic)

Coconut oil improves a dog’s coats and helps prevent infection and alleviate skin irritation. It is recommended to use coconut oil for dogs with allergies because it contains lauric acid. This can help to decrease the body’s production of yeast. It does the following:

  • Aids flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin
  • Clears up eczema
  • Helps with hot spots, dry skin and hair and bites on the skin
  • Minimises doggy odour

  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections
  • Promotes a sleek and glossy coat
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Reduces allergic reactions

For dogs with dry, cracked paws, coconut oil is a wonderful ingredient for soothing balms. Coconut oil is used in both the Itchy 'n Scratchy soap and the Snoot 'n Boot balm.

JoJoba Oil (Organic)

One of the best treatments for dry skin is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax produced inside the seeds of the jojoba plant and is known for skin healing and moisturising properties in humans and dogs alike. This is an ingredient in the Itchy 'n Scratchy soap.

Manuka and Kanuka Hydrosol

Manuka and Kanuka are both known for their natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and have been used for centuries by the Maori as a natural healer.

Hydrosol is produced during the steam extraction of Manuka and Kanuka essential oil. Hydrosols are especially good to use on animals as they contain minute amounts of essential oils which are great for animal’s sensitive skin.

Kanuka and Manuka have similar properties, although Kanuka is also known as an anti-inflammatory and is able to penetrate the skin and help with joint inflammation. To use Kanuka and Manuka essential oils undiluted on dog’s skin is not recommended as they are strong and can burn dogs skin. Hydrosols are recommended for use on dogs. Hydrosols are an ingredient in our Itchy 'n Scratchy soap and Itchy 'n Scratchy spray.

Neem Oil (Organic)

If your dog has food allergies, mild mange, dry patches or insect bites, neem oil is the solution. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal properties that make it a great insect repellent. This is an ingredient in the Itchy 'n Scratchy soap.

Olive Oil (Virgin Organic)

Olive oil is often recommended by vets for dogs with dry skin. However, it can be a messy business massaging olive oil into your dog’s skin so you are better off opting for products that contain olive oil extracts.

Wash bars containing olive oil can be beneficial to repair your dog’s dry and itchy skin. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E, and has been linked to promoting cardiovascular health in dogs. Olive oil is one of the main ingredients in the itchy 'n scratchy wash bar.

Shea Butter (Organic)

Shea butter has natural antibacterial properties. These agents help speed up wound healing as well as ward off infection. What’s more, it speeds up recovery and regenerates a dog’s skin.

Vitamin E

Most dog shampoos have vitamin E oil because it helps in maintaining skin and coat health. It also helps prevent extreme skin problems like canine dermatitis. Vitamin E oil helps treat dry, itchy skin as well as remove dandruff. This is an ingredient in the Itchy 'n Scratchy soap and Snoot 'n Boot balm.