Here you will find instructions on how to use your Sphynx wash shampoo (W), Fractionated Coconut Oil (O) and Silver Solution (S).
First the instruction is in the “short form” then a more detailed version of how I (Airie) bathe my cats.
Of course you can do it however you like. You can use your own Coconut oil, or no oil at all. Please realize that the products are made to help balance your cat’s PH on their skin and keep them healthy.
***The Drawing solution is NOT meant to be used all over! It will make your cat very dry. Even the oiliest cat does not need this much drawing out of oil, the solution is made to open the pores and bring oil to the surface so you can remove blackheads more easily.***
Both your shampoo and oil are highly concentrated. While there are 2, 4 or 8 oz in each bottle, one oz or less of each mixes with 2 oz of water. Because these products do not have any preservatives, and have the purest most organic ingredients possible, 8 oz is the largest amount we put in a bottle due to time/oxygen content to keep them good. Organic products like these can go bad, but you do NOT need to refrigerate them, it will make no difference.
You actually have in your hands enough for quite a few baths. PLEASE STORE IN A COOL, NON DIRECT SUN LOCATION.
If you use straight out of the bottle, it would be gone very soon. Used properly, it will last quite awhile.
Humans bathe in water. Dogs bathe in water. Do cats? No.
Cats do not submerge themselves in water. Nature created them to be self cleaning with the tongue. Our beautiful naked babies, though a natural mutation, are not what nature intended.
However, they are cats, and expect to be treated as such.
Some cats seem to love the bathtub, most do not. So here’s how to treat them like a cat, not a dog or a person
Simply Sphynx Skin System short form.
You are given mixing bottles with each bottle you buy from us. Every 2, 4, or 8 oz bottle or set comes with a 2 oz mixing bottle.
Customize your bath each time.
You can use the shampoo mixed one part water, one part shampoo in your mixing bottle for a very dirty cat. If you don’t use all of your mix, it will keep, and you can warm it up next time by sitting it in a bowl of warm water.
Use one mixing bottle to dilute your coconut oil to one part oil, one part water.
For the shampoo:
Regular use, one part shampoo to one part water, or for a more gently shampoo, one part shampoo to three parts water.
Dry skin? Mix one part water, one part shampoo and one part coconut oil.
Slightly irritated skin? Add a squirt of Silver. Use a mixing bottle to hold a small amount of Silver Solution to put in their ears.
Time for a bath!
Get a big bowl and fill it with clean, hot water and a large wash cloth or two. Get a big pitcher and fill with clean hot water.
Put a large clean bath towel in your bath area.
Set your cat in an empty sink or tub and use the large shampoo cloth to wet them down. Put the shampoo cloth back in the water.
Use the oil and water and massage into cat all over.
DO NOT RINSE
Use the shampoo mix directly over the oil and massage into cat however you like.
Use the wet shampoo cloth to wipe off head, face, and wring over rest of body. Use the pitcher of water to rinse the rest of your cat.
Wrap cat in towel. Dress Cat.
Please read the whole document. You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on how to use the products.
How to have a really clean cat:
Every day (or as often as you want) use a microfiber cloth, and soak it in hot water. Wring it out and use it to lightly rub down your cat, paying special attention to under the chin, chest and armpits. You can also wipe face, inside ears and butt if you like. I bought a whole bunch of them from the dollar store and use them for nothing but that. If you think they are not working and you don’t see dirt, leave one out to dry overnight. You’ll be shocked at the fact that overnight it turns brown and black.
This is because it’s not dirt. The body oils of the sphynx that have no fur to disperse into turn brown upon contact with air.
A dry microfiber cloth does wonders in removing “nose dirt” in between bath times when used gently.
Over bathing can cause problems. A balanced skin does not attract dirt as much, as the skin is not producing more oil to overcompensate. The Fractionated Coconut oil (FCO) helps balance out both problems.
Between Bathing as Needed:
Dry skinned kitty- Use the warm cloth to remove some of the body oil or dirt, take some warm water and a small squirt of the fractionated coconut oil and rub it in your hands. Gently rub and massage into dry parts. This oil absorbs almost instantly and a little goes a long way.
Oily skinned kitty-
Remove excess body oil with the warm cloth. Use a few drops of the FCO in about 1/4 cup of water, and massage over body with hands.
We are trying to balance the ph of the skin. It’s different with each cat, and while coconut oil is great, it can be greasy and cause the cats body to produce more natural oil to try and shed the extra non-cat oil.
KEEPING your cat dressed helps a lot.
Clothing absorbs excess body oil an keeps dirt off of the areas where it tends to collect.
Of course the best clothing is available at www.simplysphynx.etsy.com.