The hedgewitch range is natural and sustainable, even down to the bottle which is an HDPE biopolymer made from sugar cane waste, see I’m green for more details.
Horses need a mild shampoo or body wash, that is powerful enough to remove dirt and sweat without stripping away the skins own natural oils. The cleansing element of any shampoo or wash is known as a surfactant or a detergent. Hedgewitch shampoos and body washes are based round a very mild surfactant called Cocamidopropyl betaine (cocobetaine), which is derived from coconut oil and often used in baby soaps and shampoos. Unlike other surfactants, cocobetaine slightly moisturizes the skin rather than dry it out – we should know, we’ve tested them all ourselves in the bath!
A second natural surfactant, decyl glucoside, is used in hedgewitch shampoos to help create a stable foam and a soft, shiny horse! Also very mild and used in baby products, decyl glucoside is produced from corn starch and coconut.
Both of our surfactants are made from sustainable resources and are Ecocert registered .
While hedgewitch body washes and shampoos are not the most potent way to give your horse access to essential oils, all the oils we have selected do have some useful properties when applied in water to the skin.
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