I am an artist, inventor and scientist. I have created things since I was a child. I love beautiful things that please the senses but also have use in everyday life. Function and beauty is my motto.
In the beginning, I simply wanted a shampoo that had a long lasting scent that was free from chemicals. I was also plagued by the thought of unrecycled pet shampoo bottles. I myself had dozens of half full bottles that I had abandoned; so I created the shampoo paw, but my boys had other needs besides just smelling great. Zeus has skin allergies and dry, flaky skin. Blu has anxiety and is just a nervous little guy. I also had serious concerns about flea + tick medication and the long term effects.
So I put my scientist hat on and with tons of research and the help of veterinarians, aromatherapists, entomologists, and my pups I created formulas that repel bugs, heal dry skin, reduce anxiety and elevate spirits with scent pleasing aromas.
I made so much with my crafting and experimenting with scents that I would give it away but then people kept asking me where they could buy it so Zeus + Blu was born.
We use only the best quality ingredients and therapeutic essential oils that are non-toxic to dogs, humans, and aquatic life (all our products may be used in rivers,lakes, streams and oceans safely). All our products are handmade using human grade ingredients and therapeutic essential oils to enhance the function of each product. The base for our shampoos is made with neem oil. The oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the neem tree which is indigenous to the continent of India and commonly used in Ayurvedic therapies. It heals the skin and conditions fur. It also helps with dandruff and calms irritated skin while, leaving a clean, shiny, soft, lush coat, and is an efficient natural deterrent against fleas, mites, ticks and mange.
Therapeutic essential oils have been shown to have a very profound effect on shelter, rescue and adopted dogs. They have been found to help dogs bond with their owner after trauma. Veterinarians have reported success using frankincense on dogs with gum disease; lemongrass for joint problems; lavender,sweet marjoram and sweet orange for calming and relieving stress; to name a few.
As you can imagine all these wonderful, natural, plant-based ingredients and essential oils combine to create absolutely heavenly fragrances.
We also ensure that our formulas are pH balanced to suit a dog's sensitive skin. A dog's skin is naturally alkaline. When the pH is disturbed it can create a breeding ground for bacteria, even baby shampoo is too acidic for a dog's skin!
We believe in giving to those less fortunate than ourselves. For every 5 pack of shampoo paws we sell we donate 1 paw to dog's in need. Our ultimate goal is to help (and hopefully house) old, abandoned dogs that are not likely to be adopted so that their end of life is happy and peaceful. I just LOVE old dogs!!
Just a few of the Organizations We Support:
- CHA Animal Shelter, Columbus, OH
- Day of the Dog, Howard Christensen Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI
- Social Paws, Cleveland, OH
- Dogfest, Sturgis, MI
- Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council
Have a fundraiser?
Host a dog wash!! We will contribute all grooming products and assist with your marketing. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Why Zeus and Blu?
...We only use high quality, plant -based ingredients. No animal products. No chemicals.
...We act & create in an ethical and environmentally conscious manner and consider the consequences of our decisions- from our packaging to ingredients and we believe and support other small businesses.
...We champion the health and wellness of dogs using nature.
... We strive to make a long lasting positive change in the world.
... We believe in relationships with our customers, suppliers, neighbors and friends that are built on trust and integrity.
...We believe the best thing we can do for our family and pets is to use all natural products whenever possible. Learn more about our ingredients...
“Why are we here?
To deliver exceptional value.
To give dogs and their families healthy, effective alternatives.
To help your dog look, feel and smell amazing."
THE ZEUS + BLU TEAM
We love our customers
We started Zeus and Blu because we wanted to share an all natural, effective alternative to flea and tick medications with other like minded dog owners.
In responding to our customers needs we have added other all natural products that address other common dog concerns. We will continue to evolve and create new healthy products that help dogs look and feel their best.
But it’s the love, feedback and responses that truly confirm that what we’re doing is working. We've helped many dog owners:
Thank you so much! Our girls are squeeky clean and smell amazing! I’m also happy to report that for the first time I was able to help bathe and had no skin reactions to the soap!
My Ellie, is a 14 year old dachsund that has had terrible skin issues. I have tried everything from vet prescriptions to oils and other all natural products. Itch You Can't Scratch actually worked!! I am so happy I actually cried!
Washed four dogs late yesterday (it was so easy!!!) - love the scents and loved how it worked keeping the bugs off my dogs.
We’ve been able to do all of this because of YOU!!
Thank you for supporting us, sharing our vision and most importantly, choosing Zeus + Blu.
As we look to the future and many years ahead, know with confidence that we will always be dedicated to providing you exceptional all natural dog products to enhance your pup's life.