As one of Beverly Hills top hairstylists, Mauro Spina knows a thing or two about hair care. When his dog Tina suffered from alopecia and pimples, Mauro's goal was simple-- create a line of healthy, organic, and natural pet grooming products as an alternative to the chemical treatments and injections that vets proposed. Using the finest botanicals and essential oils to cleanse, soothe, and heal, Mauro began to expertly blend the best organic dog body washes, conditioner, and treatments your fur family has ever felt!
You see it, they feel it.
As an Italian child in a small village in Puglia, Mauro watched as his grandmother utilized the Flora for health and beauty treatments for the townspeople and their neighbors. Learning how to expertly blend plant’s leaves, blossoms, fruit, stems, roots, and seeds with just the right carrier oil, Mauro learned about the antifungal (anti-yeast) and antibacterial benefits many of these plants provide when topically applied. Whether it's the charcoal and bamboo mix to make a black dog's coat shinier than it's ever been or evening primrose oil to help with eczema or atopic dermatitis in the Hypoallergenic Body Wash, you can be sure that you're using a 'clean' product. Even our preservatives are vegan, all- natural, and remain active for up to 2 years!
Just like humans, our dog’s face needs to be cleansed every now and then. Especially if he has longer fur, the areas surrounding his eyes and mouth will require some extra TLC. Keeping his face tidy and clean is very important to his overall general health because the sign of a clean face is also a healthy face. It is necessary to know how to get your beautiful pup’s face clean to prevent any bacteria to grow that may cause irritation or infection.
Apart from the usual dirt that your pup picks up each day running around in the yard and rolling around in the grass, some may experience rusty brown tears stains around their eye area. Animal tears aren’t clear like human tears, and contain waste products from the breakdown of red blood cells. They contain molecules that carry iron called porphyrins, which causes the discoloration in your dog’s tears.
The staining occurs when the tears and saliva containing porphyrins remain untreated for some time on light-colored fur. These stains may also darken as your pet spends more time outside exposed to sunlight. Not treating or getting rid of the fluid buildup under the eyes can also lead to more serious infection.
The solution to minimize discoloration before it accumulates further is a quick daily face-grooming session with Spina Organics Daily Facial Cleanse. Our hypoallergenic and rinse-free formula is easy to take with you on the go and contains micellar water. Micellar water comes from “micelles”, which contain cleansing molecules called surfactants that attract oil and grime when applied to the face and remove them with ease.
Forget those harsh chemical additives including colorants, sulfates, and parabens that irritate the sensitive eye area. Our Daily Facial Cleanse is all-natural and organic with anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antifungal, and insecticidal properties. Unscented and refreshing, this rinse-free cleanse leaves your dog’s adorable face clean and bright with no water necessary. Day-to-day facial hygiene and maintenance for your pet is now a breeze.
Sure, dropping your pet off at the groomers is one less chore on the to-do list, but what happens when your pup decides it’s a good idea to roll around in the mud-puddles post rain? The groomers are closed for the day and you don’t have time to stop by tomorrow.
Having a stash of pet-grooming products in the house is a must. You can’t always count on the groomer— stash your favorite pet products in your bathroom to ensure you always have some on hand. Make sure these products have both cleansing and soothing properties (botanical-based with pH balanced ingredients is best). This will ensure a non-irritating, extra-gentle and always-safe grooming experience.
Why having Pet Grooming Products on Hand is Essential:
If taking your dog to the groomers continues to get put on the backburner, it can have a serious influence on their health. Moisture gets trapped underneath their knotted coat, ultimately preventing airflow and causing skin irritation and infection. Grooming at home is cost-effective, there is zero commute/waiting time and it is smart way to stay on top of your pet’s health.
Not to mention, if you’re always having your pooch professionally pampered, you’re actually missing out on some serious pup-lovin’ time. Grooming your pet with your own hands creates a loyal bond between dogs and their owners. Brushing and grooming are activities that increase a positive relationship; this should be a pleasant and relaxing experience for all.
Bath time for your furry friend is also a wonderful training tactic. Praising and rewarding your pup with tasty treats and lots of kisses helps promote calm behavior while associating bathing with rewards. It also promotes less of a reaction when your touch them in sensitive areas.
Likewise, it’s great practice for you too. Even if you always count on bringing your dog to the groomers there will come a time when you need to clean him yourself; trust us.
But what about when your furry friend doesn’t need a full bath? Staying on top of your pooch’s pet care routine is a good idea. If dogs are bathed too frequently their skin may dry out and their coat may be stripped of natural oils. Bathing is not a routine— rather, an activity only done when necessary. So during that in-between phase, consider detangling products your go-to. Brushing helps distribute natural skin oils and fosters a shiny coat. Dirt will slide off the hair; prolonging the need for a bath.
Grooming your pup. It’s not a task. It’s not a ship-off appointment. It’s not a dreaded, messy activity. It’s time we rethink bath time as bonding time and share some sudsy good-lovin’ products with our best furry friend.
We all know how important it is to not only make sure your dog looks and smells their absolute best, but that the ingredients they are being washed with are safe. Commercial shampoos that are designed for humans are too harsh on a dog's coat and skin. These contain chemicals and the fragrances that quickly absorb into your pet’s body and inhibit their natural ability to maintain a healthy, shiny coat. No need to fear, we are here to inform you about which ingredients in grooming products are safe to use on your dog and which ones are not.
#1: Artificial Colors
If the dog wash you are using has a vibrant color, it is best to dispense. Yellow Dye 5 is associated with allergies, hyperactivity, aggression, and insomnia. While Red Dye 33 is a known carcinogen. Coal tar dyes have been banned in many countries, and California's Proposition 65 requires an appropriate cancer warning on products containing this ingredient.
#2: Synthetic Fragrances
It is important to note that the presence of a strong fragrance in a grooming product doesn’t mean that your pup is getting a more thorough wash. Some synthetic fragrances are suspected to be carcinogenic while also compromising immune function. These smells are not derived from natural botanicals but rather from an unhealthy substance.
Wherever there is fragrance present, there is typically phthalates in the mix as well. Phthalates help bond fragrance to the other ingredients and are a known hormone disruptor. These hormone disruptors for both males and females result in failure of the endocrine system. Throw out any product that contains both phthalates and fragrance to best safeguard your dog’s health.
#4: Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
If you are looking for a grooming product that hydrates your dog’s coat, steer clear of Polyethylene Glycol. This ingredient is a harmful humectant that is typically used to retain moisture but simultaneously is a “penetration enhancer” that carries chemicals through the skin and into the bloodstream.
These emulsifiers help bind oil with water and dissolve fragrances into a solution. For example, Polysorbate 20 is a simple sugar alcohol that turns when it is mixed with the chemical ethylene oxide. If ethylene oxide is not completely cleaned out of the final ingredients, it is contaminated with a known carcinogen.
With Spina Organics, your dog’s health is our priority. We are dedicated to protecting your beloved pet against harmful toxins and chemicals, by removing dirt and restoring the fur's natural moisture balance with all-natural ingredients. Argan oil, Moringa seed oil, and Green Tea extract naturally moisturize your pet’s coat, while soothing scents of lavender are derived from a non-toxic formula that is free of artificial colorants or parabens. Spina Organics combines a rich blend of essential oils and botanicals extracts, to promote healthy fur growth!
Properly bathing your dog will help keep his skin and coat as healthy as possible. Throw away any belief you may have had about harming your dog’s skin and coat by frequently bathing. Try out our super moisturizing Hydrating Wash from Spina Organics to replenish the fur’s essential moisture. Light cleansing agents and special conditioners including Argan oil make the fur pliable and add flexibility.
Choosing a body wash that is suds above the rest ensures that your dog coat’s will be properly cared for. Give your best friend the best ingredients, to receive the best results. Our Gentle & Tear Free wash is perfect for any and all dogs especially puppies, with an ultra-gentle, tearless body wash that cleanses away impurities with low suds and rinses off easily. Leaves the skin and coat soft, shiny, fresh and clean.
With the changing of the seasons, you find that your pup’s fur texture and length tends to change. Our Deep Cleansing wash from Spina Organics removes pollutant build-up while maintaining the richness in your dog’s precious coat. Combat the harsh and continuous weather changes by bathing your pup with our wash once a week to revive the fur’s shine and vigor.
Do you find that your pup starts to smell after a long day of running around in the dirt and rolling around in the yard. This may indicate that it’s time to give them a bath! Typically you should wash your dog somewhere between once a month to once every couple weeks. When it’s bath time, you can always count on our range to help you out with all your sudsy troubles.