People/Pet Shampoos Introduced at Cleanse's Fauna Fest

Cleanse Apothecary will donate proceeds to the Humane Society as it introduces shampoos meant for people as well as pets.

As far as co-showering with your dog is concerned, we think that should be left in the don't-ask-don't-tell category. But reaching for the same bottle of shampoo that you pour over poochie is perfectly fine. That's if it's from Fauna, a line of natural hair care products developed specifically for dual people and pet use.

Cleanse Apothecary will feature the Fauna line, particularly two new shampoos, during its Second Annual Fauna Fest, on Feb. 28 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Food from Fit Life Foods and wine will be served, and a raffle will be held for prizes including a Cleanse Apothecary gift basket. Proceeds will be donated to the Run to Remember Alexis Saunders, a Humane Society Event.

So what's inside Fauna shampoos to make you, after using it on your dog, want to work it into your own scalp? Well, Fauna says their new Grapefruit and Lavendar shampoo has just those, plus 11 essential extracts, and is sulfate and paraben free. Their Tea Tree and Lavendar Shampoo also has sage, horsetail (that's an herb extract), neutral henna and panthenol.

Cleanse owner Greg Curtis said he uses it everyday, along with the Grapefruit and Lavendar conditioner.

The Tea Tree and Lavendar Dry Shampoo is the other new Fauna debut at Fauna Fest, and is a spray on, no rinse shampoo for water-averse cats and dogs. Fauna says it uses odor absorbing botanical extracts of tea tree, lavender, orange peel, licorice root and gingko biloba, lemon oil break up grime freshen up Precious.

The Run to Remember Alexis Saunders is a 5K event, the namesake of which was an active supporter of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay before succumbing to brain cancer in 2010 at age 34. The Tampa social worker and poet was posthumously featured in this Tampa Bay Times story.

The lobby of the Humane Society's new Animal Health Center, currently under construction, is slated to be named after Saunders.


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