Palm oil ingredients are common in pet products. Use this list of certified Palm Oil Free pet products before buying shampoo and washes for your canine, feline, and equine friends. Remember, the more ingredients something has, the greater the likelihood it contains palm oil.
This is the case whether it’s dog treats and biscuits or dog shampoos and washes. Many products for cats, dogs and other pets contain palm oil ingredients. With hundreds of names for palm oil derivatives, most don’t have “palm” in the name.
By choosing certified Palm Oil Free dog and pet products, you can guarantee there won’t be palm oil ingredients.
Note: Vegan products and cruelty-free products are not necessarily palm oil free. Palm oil production contributes to deforestation which affects wildlife.
We love all palm oil free products but especially ones for pets… animals supporting animals!
Many of these pet products are vegan and certified cruelty-free as well.
Companies who care about making their products palm oil free care about deforestation, animals, and the environment. They use sustainable and eco-friendly practices to source local ingredients, minimize waste, etc.
Pet Products Without Palm Oil
These pet products have been certified through two industry-based non-profit organizations: Orangutan Alliance and the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP).
Both are based in Australia and certify products in countries throughout the world, including the United States.
Companies Who Make Pet Products Without Palm Oil
Choose sustainable pet products from these companies who make their pet and dog products without palm oil and also took the steps to certify them Palm Oil Free. Consider these items when shopping for your furry friends.
- The Australian Natural Soap Company
- Urthly Organics
- Veggie Paws
- Viva La Body
- Zeez Beez
- Ethique: Bow Wow, Shampooch, The Pawfector
- The Australian Natural Soap Company: Solid Dog Shampoo
- Zeez Beez: Shampooch
Learn more about palm oil free dog shampoo.
- Urthly Organics: Pet Soap
- Viva La Body: Dog Wash
Palm Oil Free Dog Biscuits
- Veggie Paws:
- Gourmet Dog Treats: Blueberry Pie, Carrot Cake, Furchocs, Mango Cheesecake, Peanut Brittle, Watermelon Slushie
- Large Paw Dog Treats: Blueberry Pie, Carrot Cake, Fairybread, Watermelon Slushie
- Gourmet Iced Treats for dogs: Carrots, Fruit Salad, Sprinkled Donuts
- Ethique: Shampooch shampoo bar that’s safe for cats because it doesn’t contain essential oils. It’s fragrance-free.
- Ethique: Bow Wow, The Pawfector
- Zeez Beez: Shampony
Palm Oil Free Pet Products
Here we describe each product, some of the environmentally-friendly practices for each company, and where to find the products.
- Bow Wow: Shampoo bar for dogs and horses. It contains neem, oatmeal and coconut oil for soft fur.
- Shampooch: Shampoo bar for sensitive dogs with itchy skin. It’s safe for cats as it is fragrance-free.
- The Pawfector: Conditioner bar for dogs (even sensitive ones and horses. Do not use on cats as it contains essential oils of lemongrass and lavender. Other ingredients include coconut oil and cocoa butter.
Ethique’s products are certified Palm Oil Free by Orangutan Alliance. In addition, they are cruelty free, vegan, plastic free, and carbon neutral. Their bars are concentrated so a little goes a long way.
Based in New Zealand, they ship to the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and other countries. In the United States, you can easily order Ethique through their website, Amazon and some Target stores.
Currently, Target doesn’t carry the palm oil free pet shampoo and conditioner.
The Australian Natural Soap Company
- Solid Dog Shampoo: This is a concentrated dog shampoo bar; use a little for big results. It works to minimize doggy smell and keep dogs’ coats shiny and fresh. Using only natural plant oils, the ingredients are saponified rice bran oil, saponified coconut oil, saponified castor oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil & peppermint oil. It’s paraben and paraben-free and sulfate-free.
The Australian Natural Soap Company is certified Palm Oil Free by Orangutan Alliance. They are also certified cruelty-free and vegan friendly. In addition, they donate 3% of profits to the Orangutan Project.
Their Solid Dog Shampoo bar as well as their other products are also plastic free. They use a slow-set soap-making method with fragrances from essential oils. It’s non-irritating for dogs and for hands.
Based in Australia, they ship internationally to many countries, including United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, Germany, Indonesia, France, and many more.
- Pet Soap: Ingredients in this dog soap includes saponified olive oil, coconut oil, and hempseed oil, cocoa butter and shea butter. It also includes Stockholm tar, which according to their website, is an antiseptic which can help sensitive skin.
Urthly Organics certified their products Palm Oil Free through Orangutan Alliance. In addition, they source fair trade, local, and ethically-sourced ingredients. Their ingredients include natural colorants and essential oils, not chemically-made fragrances. They are vegan as well.
Based in Australia, they ship to Australia and New Zealand.
They have certified many of their gourmet dog treats palm oil free. These are handmade, preservative-free and nut free. They don’t contain animal products. Many are grain free and wheat free as well.
- Cafe Flavours:
- Blueberry Pie
- Carrot Cake
- Mango Cheesecake
- Peanut Brittle
- Watermelon Slushie
- Large paw – Flavors: Blueberry Pie, Carrot Cake, Fairybread, Watermelon Slushie
- Iced Treats: Designs: Carrots, Fruit Salad, Sprinkle donuts
Veggie Paws earned Palm Oil Free certification for these dog biscuits through the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP). In addition, they use reusable or recyclable product and shipping boxes. Their cello bags are starch-based and are compostable. The foam padding their shipping boxes dissolves in water.
Based in Australia, Veggie Paws ships throughout Australia.
Viva La Body
- Dog Wash: Their castile wash is pH balanced and gentle for dogs. Like the others, their bars are zero waste — no plastic containers. It contains neem, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils for a fresh, smooth, soft and shiny coat. It’s ideal for dogs with sensitive skin. Ingredients include Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Water, Lye, Shea Butter, Neem, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary.
Viva La Body certified their products Palm Oil Free through Orangutan Alliance. They are mindful when shipping, using eco-friendly practices such as post-consumer and recycled paper and home compostable “dirt bags”. Their products are vegan as well.
They are based in and ship to Australia.
Note, this is Zeez Beez in the UK.
- Pooch Paw & Nose Balm: Use this moisturizing balm to soothe and protect your dog’s paws. Works on blisters and torn paws. It’s also safe for their noses. This dog balm contains Calendula Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Sunflower Wax and Grapefruit Seed Extract.
- Shampony: This shampoo bar is for ponies and horses. It contains neem which helps relieve and soothe skin irritations. It’s anti-inflammatory as well.
- Shampooch: This is a palm oil free shampoo for dogs. It’s a bar for puppies and dogs, similar to Shampony for horses.
Zeez Beez certified their products Palm Oil Free through the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark . They were first in the world to earn certification for palm oil free animal shampoo bars, and the UK’s first certified palm oil free soaps, shampoo bars, bath bombs and food wraps. They ship in repurposed packaging. Their ingredients come from cruelty-free suppliers.
Located in England, Zeez Beez ships to the UK.
Palm Oil Is Common in Pet Products
Most all pet shampoos, soaps, and pet foods contain palm oil and palm oil derivatives, even in natural-seeming and “better brands”. Learn names for palm oil ingredients. There are hundreds of names for palm oil derivatives. Read ingredients before buying pet products. Companies should spell out the SOURCE of their ingredients, not use vague terms such as Plant-Based and Plant-Derived. Which plant?
Once you get in the habit of reading ingredient labels on pet products, you find companies are quick to spell out when they use honey or coconut but not palm oil. They’ll say Vegetable Glycerin, or Vegetable-Based, or Plant-Derived, or Plant-Based when it’s sourced from palm oil.
If you are trying to avoid palm oil, consider what you buy for pets. Many ingredients are derived from palm oil. Thank you for your interest in finding palm oil free pet products.