A customer came up to me at a craft fair to tell me her dog had “bald spots.” She tried doggie shampoo from the vet and various chemicals to combat his affliction but nothing worked. I explained to her that parabens, polysorbate and aluminum were just a few of the chemical compounds in animal shampoo. They seep into his skin, entering his bloodstream and cause bald spots, itching, allergic reactions and attract fleas.
I gave her a bar of our Animal Shampoo called Birch Tar and told her to let me know after a couple of weeks if it worked. She was pleased. Birch Tar is made from the dry distillation of the bark of birch trees. People have benefited from the restorative qualities of birch tar for centuries. Acne, eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis, dandruff, and itchy skin have all been successfully treated with birch tar, and because of the naturally occurring salicylic acid (an organic plant hormone) and methyl salicylate (an organic ester) in birch tar, it acts as a natural exfoliator that sloughs off dead skin and tones new skin.
Birch tar is also an excellent diuretic; it is used for body detoxification and cleansing. It helps enhance the body’s blood circulation and prevents toxins from collecting in muscles and skin. Birch tar can even be applied to small cuts and wounds to prevent infections and speed up the healing process because of it’s disinfectant and antiseptic properties.