Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.
As much as I hate to admit it, I feel like I am constantly giving Ivi a bath. With her constantly have accidents and getting into trouble, she has been having a bath at least once a week, and usually more. What I have found trying a variety of different shampoos is that some of them are great at masking the odor, but still leave a nasty texture on her fur, making me wonder if it is really getting out all the pee. It is one reason I am not a huge fan of shampoo and conditioner combos for puppies. They are great for full grown dogs, but not little bitty puppies like Ivi. When I found out I was going to be traveling for work with my husband (and taking the dogs with us), I was dreading trying to determine which shampoo to bring for Ivi since we both knew she was going to have an accident at some point during the week. Full size bottles just aren’t practical, and I’ve learned from previous experience they usually end in a giant mess if the bottle gets squished. Luckily, Honest Kitchen approached me to try out their new Sparkle Shampoo Bar, which arrived just in time for our trip!
Honest Kitchen Sparkle Shampoo Bars: What is It?
Want to get your put pup or kitty clean without using harsh chemicals? If so, we think you will love Honest Kitchen’s new Sparkle Shampoo Bars. These botanical bars are handmade from a base of organic goat’s milk from a local farm, blended with olive oil, coconut oil, functional herbs, and botanicals that are gentle, but nourishing to pets’ sensitive skin. As well, these bars are long lasting, able to wash a 30lb dog up to 18 times! In other words, they are a perfect bath option for eco-friendly households. Currently, it is available in one of three formulas – Apple Cider Vinegar (for dogs and cats); Diatomaceous Earth, Calendula, Comfrey & Aloe (for dogs); and Lavender, Cedar, Juniper & Rosemary (for dogs).
Honest Kitchen Sparkle Shampoo Bars: Overall
With us traveling, I have to say the Honest Kitchen Sparkle Shampoo Bar was an absolute lifesaver, especially with Ivi still having accidents. I don’t know about you, but nothing is worse than bringing a bottle of pet shampoo with you and having it bust in your suitcase or your dogs play bag. Even double bagged, it usually ends with a big mess. Having an easy to pack bath option for both dogs seemed like a winner to my husband and me. While it obviously got a good rating for being small for traveling, we know that doesn’t help on the whole question of how it works. For the review, we tried the Lavender, Cedar, Juniper, and Rosemary Soap. The soap itself was extremely easy to use and works similar to human bar soap. Rather than putting it on a washcloth, though, I rubbed it straight on Ivi’s fur, which foamed up rather well. Like most natural soaps, I do think it stripped some of the oils from Ivi’s fur, but this isn’t bad when you are trying to get nasty things (like pee) off of your dogs fur. In the end, her fur was soft and clean. My only complaint was that the soap only left a very subtle scent, which was a bit sad since the soap smells amazing. If you want your dog clean quickly, I highly recommend this soap, but know that it will not leave a strong scent like some commercial soaps (remember, that is also extra chemicals on your pup). Overall, I have to say I am very happy with Honest Kitchen’s first attempt at making a dog soap. Based on my own experience, I am delighted to give Honest Kitchen Sparkle Shampoo Bars an A rating.
Honest Kitchen Sparkle Shampoo Bars: Where to Purchase
Want to buy this awesome soap for your own dog or cat? You can buy Honest Kitchen Sparkle Shampoo Bars for $12.99 on their website.
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Sandy Weinstein says
honest kitchen is really expanding beyond their foods. i like their products but they are expensive. i like the Apple Cider Vinegar and Diatomaceous Earth, to use now b/c of the flea and tick season. i rinse my dogs in apple cider vinegar and use DE in their outside dog pen.
Susan Bewley says
I agree! The new Revel food is a lot more cost effective. I really wish I could afford to have both of my girls on it 100% of the time (it would cost us $300 a month – yikes!)
Deborah W. says
I love this soap for dogs and cats. I have never liked using people shampoo on my dogs. I always worry about the chemicals too. This sounds like a great alternative and it lasts such a long time. I bet it smells wonderful and I would love to get one of each scent.
vickie couturier says
id love to try this on my animals,i have a dog and a cat
RANDY FULGHAM says
o.m.g. i gotta get one of these…..j.r. my dog loves baths and this would make him happy-happy-happy
This would be great for my cat! Easy to use. No mess. Love it!
Fee Roberts says
My cat would hate me if I ever tried to give her a bath, lol
Darlene Wright says
I hadn’t heard of this bar before. I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the review!
I’ve never heard of Honest Kitchen or pet shampoo bars. We have a cat and a dog so I will be checking them out. Thanks for sharing this post!
Lindsey L says
I would love to try this for my dog! They quit making what I used to use!
Brooke Owens says
Oh I need to try this on my bulldog! This would be perfect!
This sounds like a great thing for my dogs and cats. I will have to give it a try.
Caryl Kane says
I’m not familiar with this product. It’s less expensive than a groomer! 🙂
The scent does sound lovely, too bad it’s not stronger. I’m sure the tradeoff of “gentle for your pet” is better, however.
Debbie Welchert says
It sounds like this is a great soap and it would great using it on our dogs. I love that the scent isn’t very strong. I am real sensitive to strong smells and they give me a headache.
Charlotte Raynor says
I really like to use all natural products, especially on my pups. They don’t seem to have as many skin problems when I do. Plus their fur looks really great when I’m done. !=
Lori Pouncey says
These are so awesome! I had no idea about these until I saw your review. How fabulous for all the fur babies 🙂 Your little fur baby seems to enjoy a bath and fab bar hehehe Thanks for the great review, I am definitely going to give these a try!
My puppies hate bath time. This bar looks like a great solution to a terrible time for them though
Lisa Coomer Queen says
I love these organic shampoo bars. I will have to try them. Thanks for a great review.
Anita L says
I’d love to try this soap for my new dog. It’s good to know that it would be great for sensitive skin!
Sarah L says
That’s a very handy way to shampoo pets.
william gossage says
That sounds a great way to clean my pets/ thanks for the tips
Maryann D. says
I love that there are natural product like this for pets also. This looks wonderful to use.
Carolyn Massey says
Have heard of Honest Kitchen but never have tried any. Our dog loves baths and this product would be great. He has dry skin and short haired so this soap would be great and no chemicals. Thanks for sharing.
Tara L says
Hmmm. I would like to try this product and try on my dogs. I know it’s hard giving a bath to a big dog thank goodness I have all small dogs. I love that the product is Natural too.
Mallory H. says
I have seen, but never used a bar soap on my dogs. I’m also a dog groomer, so this is really interesting to me! Thanks for the chance!
terry myers says
I like the soap leaves a good sent kills the smell and no hair after effects .love I can take the soap no big bottles to care around
I have never tried bar soap on my cats. Not that they get a bath often but I now have 3 long haired ones that need a bath more often since they seem to pick up litter quite often.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I think it’s great that Honest Kitchen Is expanding its product line and now Has These items for pets. This bar soap sounds ideal for traveling and does not leave any residue,
Emily Endrizzi says
This sounds fantastic. Our newest pup loves to roll around in the grass and he can get quite dirty. I love that it’s natural. We will have to check this out!
alicia szemon says
I have never seen a bar wash for dogs! interesting. thank you for sharing
I can see why you would give these an A rating, they are totally wonderful. I definitely want to use these when I have a dog, and not just for traveling, they would be my first choice!!