Okay, so most of us might not spend a lot of time shampooing our cats. The very thought brings up visions of claws out, pupils dilated, tail puffed bigger around than a swim noodle, suds flying all over everywhere action.

Occasions can arise, though, that require more than just the sandpaper and spit approach that is a cat’s tongue. Soda Mountain currently carries two different cat shampoos, and both of them smell wonderful.


The earthbath brand shampoo is 100% biodegradable. The ingredients include purified water, coconut-based cleansers, aloe vera, and cherry essence. It smells a lot like chocolate-covered Queen Anne cherries. The Sentry brand Natural Defense is a natural flea shampoo for cats and kittens using peppermint, clove, cedar, cinnamon, and rosemary oils. Cedar and peppermint are the predominant odors to my nose. It also includes vitamin E, lecithin, and wheat germ oil for skin soothing and softness. Water is, of course, the main ingredient.

If ever you have to wash your cat, at least both of you can smell good doing it!