Herbal ear wash formula


Herbal ear wash (8 oz)

You will love our herbal ear wash for dogs and cats because it contains no chemicals, artificial preservatives, colors, fragrances or alcohol.  It smells divine and that’s because we use only organic essential oils and spring water. No alcohol or witch hazel which can both irritate sensitive ears. Completely biodegradable and safe for our planet, we feel our ear wash is simply the best choice for your cats and dogs. And we only use BPA free* bottles!

Your dog or cat (and the rest of your family, for that matter!) will love our herbal ear wash because it does not sting like other formulas which contain alcohol, witch hazel or chemicals which can sting already irritated ears. Best of all, it is extremely effective on chronic yeast, fungal and bacterial infections which return time after time.

We ship our ear wash with a flat lid and include a nozzle top for you to add when it arrives.

Ingredient   

 Benefit

Spring water No need for harsh alcohol in this ear wash! We start with pure cleansing spring water.
Peppermint oil Provides soothing and cleansing feel for your pet's ears.
Spearmint oil Acts as an antiseptic, while also providing pleasant scent.
Lemon eucalyptus oil An excellent natural bug and mite repellent, years of anecdotal evidence suggests that it also helps open eustachian tubes.
Tea tree oil Is anti-fungal and anti-viral.
Rosemary oil Is an anti-oxidant, and helps soothe irritated skin.
Saponified coconut oil, organic olive oil, organic jojoba oil Lubricates dry ear wax, softens earwax and debris, making it easier to remove and clean.

 

*What is BPA? Bisphenol A is used as a primary monomer in polycarbonate plastic that can leach from plastic products. Environmental groups and scientific studies have suggested that BPA poses a potential human and animal health risk, as it has been shown to cause developmental toxicity, cancer-causing effects, and possible nerve toxicity.

Supporting Research:

Spearmint and Peppermint Oils:
Konstantia Adam, Afroditi Sivropoulou, Stella Kokkini, Thomas Lanaras, and Minas Arsenakis, "Antifungal Activities of Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum, Mentha spicata, Lavandula angustifolia, and Salvia fruticosa Essential Oils against Human Pathogenic Fungi", Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 1998, Vol. 46, No.5, pp 1739–1745.

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil:
Carroll, Scott P.; Loye, Jenella (2006). "PMD, a Registered Botanical Mosquito Repellent with Deet-Like Efficacy". Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22 (3): 507–13. doi:10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[507:PARBMR]2.0.CO;2. PMID 17067054
 
Tea Tree Oil:
Shemesh, A.; Mayo, W. L. (1991). "Australian tea tree oil: a natural antiseptic and fungicidal agent". Aust. J. Pharm 72: 802–803.

Nenoff P, Haustein UF, Brandt W (1996). "Antifungal activity of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) against pathogenic fungi in vitro". Skin Pharmacol. 9 (6): 388–94
Bishop, C.D. (1995). "Anti-viral Activity of the Essential Oil of Melaleuca alternifolia". Journal of Essential Oil Research: 641–644.

"Antiviral activity of Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex virus in cell culture"SCHNITZLER P.; SCHÖN K.; REICHLING J.; refdoc.fr
 
Rosemary Oil: 
Calabrese, V.; et al. (2000). "Biochemical studies of a natural antioxidant isolated from rosemary and its application in cosmetic dermatology". International Journal of Tissue Reactions 22 (1): 5–13.

Saponified Organic Coconut, Olive, and Jojoba Oils.
"Ask Your Pharmacist"; Lisa Chavis, R.Ph.; 2002