Avon’s Skin So Soft has been touted as a safer, more natural bug repellent for pets for years. Even the New York Times had an article about Skin So Soft being used by gardeners. I use Skin So Soft (Original) on my dog & horses and have used it since I was young. It works. Even though many people, including myself use Skin So Soft on our pets, Avon’s Skin So Soft is only FDA approved as a bath oil.
If you don’t have a local Avon lady, you can purchase Skin So Soft directly from me, a local Avon representative online! Free shipping is available. I recommend the 25 ounce bottle as the 5 ounce bottle won’t last the season.
For your pets, only purchase the ORIGINAL scent Skin So Soft. The bugs seem to hate the herbal smell, though us humans love it! The scented Skin So Soft will attract bugs as most perfumes do.
Skin So Soft contains jojoba oil and has what can be described as an earthy or herbal smell to it. The scent is not strong or overpowering. Skin So Soft is also made in the USA!
How to use Skin So Soft on My Dog
As recommended in the “Outdoor Life” & “Field & Stream” magazines, I’ve always used one part Skin So Soft to 5 parts water. Mist this on your pet and then brush. The reason we don’t use just Skin So Soft directly on the dog is it will make your dogs fur greasy.
I do this daily in the summer to keep the bugs away and it’s worked great for years.
How to Give a Dog a Bath with Skin So Soft
Giving a dog a bath in Avon’s Skin So Soft has been told to take the fleas off of them. Mix about 4 tablespoons of the oil into your dogs bath. I’ve seen many recipes call for 1 part water to 1 part Skin So Soft. Wash your dog carefully being sure not to get the oil into the dogs face.
Ingredients in Skin So Soft
MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
DIETHYLHEXYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE