Product Review: Equine Organix pH-Balanced Organic Chamomile Horse Shampoo

Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.

I’ve recently been using a line of grooming products from Equine Organix, which are ph-balanced organic chamomile products made specifically for horses and dogs that are made in Italy - Photo by Lorraine Peachey I’ve recently been using a line of grooming products from Equine Organix, which are ph-balanced organic chamomile products made specifically for horses and dogs that are made in Italy - Photo by Lorraine Peachey

When you’ve got hair as long as I, finding the right hair products is a pretty important endeavor. Like many horse girls, I’m may not be the best in keeping up with scheduling my hair appointments. I mean, who has who has 2+ hours to sit in a chair? That is why it is so important for me to find the right lineup of products to keep my hair healthy, strong, shiny, and hopefully smelling great too!

Just as it’s a little overwhelming sometimes to walk down the store aisle to look at all of the different kinds of shampoo for me, I pretty much feel the same effect when I’m looking for a bottle of shampoo for my horses. There are So. Many. To. Pick. From. Historically, I’d just grab a brand that I was familiar with that was in the price range that I was looking for. And sometimes, it was apple scented. Which I thought was kinda awesome.

But there are many factors that should be considered when shopping for hair care products for your horse. Two of my horses have sensitive skin, so I try to avoid using a lot of chemicals on their coats if I can help it. When looking for shampoos and coat care products, I try to look for ones that leverage natural ingredients in order to get the job done.

When I’m getting ready to bathe one of my horses using the Organic Chamomile Shampoo, I start out by filling a small bucket with some warm water. In said bucket, I go ahead and dilute a small amount of the concentrated shampoo - Photo by Lorraine Peachey

When I’m getting ready to bathe one of my horses using the Organic Chamomile Shampoo, I start out by filling a small bucket with some warm water. In said bucket, I go ahead and dilute a small amount of the concentrated shampoo. Photo by Lorraine Peachey

I’ve recently been using a line of grooming products from Equine Organix, which are ph-balanced organic chamomile products made specifically for horses and dogs that are made in Italy. Products included in Equine Organix’s line up are made from organic ingredients and essential fragrance oils…which means that they do not contain sulfates, harsh surfactants, parabens, EDTA, soaps, alcohol, or phthalates.

Today, I’m specifically focusing in on the pH-Balanced Organic Chamomile Horse Shampoo. During my journey so far using Equine Organix grooming products, I’ve started to learn about the benefits of using pH-balanced skin and hair care products for my horses. Did you know that the natural pH range for a horse’s skin is 7.0 to 7.4?

And promoting a neutral pH can help to provide a barrier against “unfriendly” bacteria and funguses. The pH-Balanced Organic Chamomile Horse Shampoo has a pH of 7.0. Which means that it is pH-neutral for your horse, and should be able to help balance the pH of their coat back to its normal state.

I then pull on the Sisal and Terry Bath & Grooming Mitt, which I dip into the bucket and then use to massage the shampoo into my horse’s coat. The two sides work nicely for different purposes…the sisal side is great for scrubbing, and if I flip over to the terry side, it is great for sensitive areas - Photo by Lorraine Peachey

I then pull on the Sisal and Terry Bath & Grooming Mitt, which I dip into the bucket and then use to massage the shampoo into my horse’s coat. The two sides work nicely for different purposes…the sisal side is great for scrubbing, and if I flip over to the terry side, it is great for sensitive areas. Photo by Lorraine Peachey

The pH-Balanced Organic Chamomile Horse Shampoo is made out of a blend of 100% handpicked organic ingredients that are combined with essential fragrance oils, which means that it has been specifically formulated in order to meet the pH requirements of your horse’s coat, without drying it out, even with repeat washings.

The certified organic ingredients of the shampoo include chamomile, oatmeal, virgin olive oil, honey, almond oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. It is also important to note that the pH-Balanced Organic Chamomile Shampoo is concentrated — you can expect to get about 30 washes out of one of the 13.5 fl oz bottles.

When I’m getting ready to bathe one of my horses using the Organic Chamomile Shampoo, I start out by filling a small bucket with some warm water. In said bucket, I go ahead and dilute a small amount of the shampoo…and then I swish my hand around in the bucket a little to mix so that the shampoo mixes into the water. Be prepared to not see tons of suds, as the shampoo is low lathering. It is at this point, that I start to smell something (really) good.

When I went to rinse my horse off, the low sudsing formula made the shampoo easy to rinse - Photo by Lorraine Peachey

When I went to rinse my horse off, the low sudsing formula made the shampoo easy to rinse – Photo by Lorraine Peachey

After I’ve got the bucket mixed up and ready to go, I wet Ripley down from ears to tail (maybe I just miss the ears, because he really seems to hate wet ears!). I then pull on the Sisal and Terry Bath & Grooming Mitt, which I dip into the bucket and then use to massage the shampoo into my horse’s coat. The two sides work nicely for different purposes: the sisal side is great for scrubbing, and if I flip over to the terry side, it is great for sensitive areas.

When I’m bathing, I notice that the shampoo doesn’t create much in the way of suds (since it is low sudsing), but I can notice a small amount of suds as I’m massaging the coat using the grooming mitt. And I pretty much can’t help breathing in deeply to smell the really nice aroma of the shampoo as I’m washing Ripley. The chamomile smells really awesome…so awesome, in fact, that I wish that it came in a formula that is pH-balanced for my own hair. I’m not even kidding.

The chamomile fragrance is also very soothing as well. I know I felt relaxed when smelling it, and Ripley looked like he wanted to take a nap while I was bathing him. I did not wash my horse’s face, though I do want to point out that the shampoo is tearless. And when I went to rinse my horse off, the low sudsing formula made the shampoo easy to rinse.

After bath time finished up, I noticed that Ripley smelled absolutely amazing. As he dried, his coat was nice and shiny, and soft to the touch - Photo by Lorraine Peachey

After bath time finished up, I noticed that Ripley smelled absolutely amazing. As he dried, his coat was nice and shiny, and soft to the touch – Photo by Lorraine Peachey

After bath time finished up, I noticed that Ripley smelled absolutely amazing. As he dried, his coat was nice and shiny, and soft to the touch. Even though he rolled after he was turned out (face palm), I noticed that he coat still smelled great when I brought him back in for evening feeding.

The pH-Balanced Organic Chamomile Horse Shampoo from Equine Organix is available in a 13.5 fl oz bottle that retails for $18.95, and you can find it here. You can also purchase the Shampoo in a Single Use Packet for $2, or a 1.3 gallon container for $109.95. The Sisal and Terry Bath & Grooming Mitt is also available in green, orange, pink or blue, which retails for $7.99, and you can find it here.

Go pH-Balanced Shampoo (That Smells Amazing). Go Equine Organix. Go Eventing.

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