I’m lucky that Luna’s coat is pretty easy to maintain. It just requires regular brushing and baths to help with the shedding (and smell). Even though I sometimes slack off and occasionally take Luna to the groomer’s for a nail trim and teeth cleaning, I really try to save some money by giving her regular baths on my own. Spending a few bucks on a shampoo bar or bottle is a lot cheaper than a one time $35 “professional” bath.

There is also a growing concern of what ingredients are actually in shampoo for both humans and pets. I recently read an article about why it’s important to look for shampoo options that are paraben-free over at Keep the Tail Wagging. It really struck a chord with me, so now I am paying extra special attention to BOTH my own shampoo and Luna’s.

When I learned that one of my favorite natural pet care brands was launching a line of shampoo bars, I was ecstatic! The Honest Kitchen launched the Sparkle Shampoo Bars earlier this summer and I’m so thrilled they reached out to us to give one a try.

The Honest Kitchen's NEW Sparkle Shampoo Bar for Dogs

The Sparkle Shampoo Bars are a natural option for keeping your dog clean. Each bar is hand-made from a base of organic goat’s milk and is blended with a variety of oils and herbs that help naturally clean and nourish the dog’s skin and coat.

The Sparkle Shampoo Bars are currently available in three different scents: Lavender, Cedar, Juniper, & Rosemary, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Diatomaceous Earth, Calendula, Comfrey & Aloe. The Apple Cider Vinegar Sparkle Bar can also be used for cats! Luna and I tried out the Lavender Sparkle Bar and let me tell you. It smells AMAZING. So amazing that part of me just wanted to smell the soap rather than actually use it.

Luna takes a bath with The Honest Kitchen's NEW Sparkle Shampoo Bar for Dogs

My favorite thing about The Honest Kitchen’s Sparkle Shampoo Bars is that the ingredients are all recognizable. All of the ingredients are of course natural and you aren’t faced with long chemical names that you will never recognize. So of course these shampoo bars are paraben-free!

The Lavender, Cedar, Juniper, & Rosemary Sparkle Bar ingredients include:
Goat’s Milk in Saponified Oils of: Coconut, Organic Palm, Sunflower, Olive, Organic Palm Kernel; Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba, Lavender Oil, Cedar Oil, Juniper Oil, Rosemary Oil

One bar will last for about 18 baths for a 30 lbs dog and is only $12.99. That’s only $0.72 per bath!

Luna takes a bath with The Honest Kitchen's NEW Sparkle Shampoo Bar for Dogs

My boyfriend often helps me out with giving Luna a bath and he was amazed at how much easier it was to wash the underside of Luna’s stomach with the shampoo bar than with typical liquid shampoo. He also said that is was easier to tell where you have already washed than with liquid shampoo.

The only downsides of the Sparkle Bar is that you might get some dog hairs stuck in it, so it won’t be super attractive to look at. You’ll also need a place to put it, so it doesn’t adhere to your bathroom counters, but you can easily pick up an inexpensive soap dish at the dollar store.

The Honest Kitchen also makes some of our favorite dehydrated food for dogs. If you are interested in trying The Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated food, you can order a 2 lb box (affiliate link). You can save $8 off the box with our promo code AMBBGJS7123.

What is your favorite shampoo or shampoo bar for your dog?

Disclaimer: The Honest Kitchen provided a Sparkle Shampoo Bar free to review. Affiliate links are used in this post and I may receive a commission if you click and/or purchase from the link to help support this blog. Do not worry, these links do not affect the price of products. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business.

Jessica Shipman
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