Recently, we were sent the exceptional “Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Treatment Experience for Pets Gift Set” by Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care (GLAPC) for review. We tested these products on Benson the Golden Retriever and the two Basset Hounds, Ramsey and Franklin.
Let me tell you – every single pet grooming item was used in full…. We fully enjoyed the gift set of rose-scented pet goodies and pet grooming products, which contained:
– Balancing Rose Aromatherapy Shampoo & Conditioner for Pets
– Balancing Rose Aromatherapy Freshening & Shining Spray for Pets
– Balancing Rose Aromatherapy Deodorizing Soy Candle for Pets
This new and unique aromatherapy product line is simply remarkable.
First, some background.
The folks at GLPC say they created this product line – there’s a Wildwoods shampoo and a Jasmine spray, too – to solve the “biggest challenge of pets and pet parents:” offensive odors, stinky smells, and unwanted scents – whatever you want to call your malodorous mutt or foul-smelling feline…!
Most of you know that animals are as finicky about their ‘outgoing’ “odors” as we humans are! They are constantly bathing and grooming to ensure the ‘proper pheromones are given off’ and that they smell pleasant (to themselves and other pets at least!).
With the goal of helping owners remove unwanted pet odors in mind, GLAPC began “a journey to discover the most therapeutic essential oils of nature’s flowers, plants and trees that could be incorporated into a natural, therapeutic and effective pet care regimen,” according to their press materials.
Through consultation and non-invasive testing with cosmetic and pet care labs in the US (ALL GLAPC products are Made in the USA, YAY!), “each product in the line was formulated for the sensitive skin of pets and manufactured under the strictest quality control systems,” it continues.
Now – the fact that these are aromatherapy products was very important to me and weighed heavily on my decision to use. These are NOT your typical dog shampoos and conditioners or pet grooming sprays. These are high-end, reliable, brand name pet grooming products that are an incredible value and that keep on working well past the time of use.
I’m a big believer in holistic healing and ramification of any health issue, too, in pets or humans (I know, you never knew that, right?).
On the GLPC website, it says that, “Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.”
I personally, from experience, whole-heartedly agree with that last statement.
Over the last two months or so we used up the entire product line on Benny and the Bassets. (Please note it will last you a bit longer as we had three dogs using it.) The product did amazingly well with Benson’s foot and skin allergies.
It took us only four weeks to burn the lovely-rose-smelling, generously sized 8.5-ounce soy candle…. We did this mostly when we didn’t have time to bathe him or after a bath to avoid wet dog smell in the house.
It worked like a charm.
It totally got rid of wet dog scent, it didn’t just cover it up so you got some mix of flower and dripping dog – it eradicated the smell entirely. I mean, this candle smells better than those from Bath & Body Works or that other candle company that I can’t remember the name of right now (lol- you know what I’m talking about!).
The other products we used more sparingly as we right out of the gate realized how much we loved them and didn’t want them to run out! We used every last dropof the 8-fluid-ounce shampoo/conditioner (in one bottle) and the equally liberally sized 4-fluid-ounce freshening spray.
GLAPC Shampoo & Conditioner
It was such a cinch to just spray a bit of the aromatherapy wonder spray on Benson when he was itching and scratching – he loved it too! His coat was so shiny and soft from the Balancing Rose Freshening and Shining Spray and the consistent use of the shampoo and conditioner.
Any time Benson started to smell, which was often because of the lymphangiectasia that he suffered from and his various skin allergies and other conditions (bumps, lumps, ear infections, etc.), we would spray the freshening spray on him and he didn’t mind it at all. The Bassets liked it and reveled in it just as much. They couldn’t stop smelling each other – it was quite hilarious!
Benson’s butt literally ended up smelling like roses from this wonderful shampoo!
And they all were noticeably “fluffier,” sleeker-looking and fresher-smelling after being dried – and the scent lasted for weeks – WAY longer than your run-of-the-mill pet store shampoo.
And I gotta say we noticed a big difference in Benson bathing himself. He was, for a while there, absolutely obsessed with licking at his scars and allergies, but with the Gerrard Larriett products, he wasn’t as concerned. They were helping to heal him it seemed. It was like they made his allergies and skin feel better to him, too, not just to us on the outside. So in turn, we used less water bathing him less frequently, AND less product.
As someone with experience in both smelly pets and pets with skin conditions, I would highly recommend you try the full line of Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Treatment pet grooming products. They really are cool cat products and cool dog products: I know we are repeat customers now…
Here are the retail prices (not including shipping). Remember – for what these products do and how long they last (how little you have to use), these are very reasonably priced – a drop in the bucket.
– Balancing Rose Aromatherapy Experience Treatment Experience for Pets ($54)
– Balancing Rose Aromatherapy Deodorizing Soy Candle for Pets ($28)
– Relaxing Wildwoods Aromatherapy Shampoo & Conditioner for Pets ($16)
– Happy Jasmine Aromatherapy Freshening & Shining Spray for Pets ($16)
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