Tuesday 15 May 2018

WHAT'S IN THE BOX? on In The Spotlight ~ Product Review featuring Nilaqua Waterless Pet Shampoo

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What's In The Box BBHQ Review ©BionicBasil®

Wunderpurr greetings fabulous furiends

Today we're sharing one of our *sponsored posts with mew from the fabulous peeps at...

image @Waterless

... who emailed us a few weeks ago and asked if we'd like to try their brand new waterless pet shampoo, not just for cats, but K9's, bunnies and even horses can use it too. So we said we'd love to try a sample here at BionicBasil HQ.

So let's show mew what was in the box.

We were sent 2 bottles, the larger one is the original waterless shampoo and the smaller bottle has a blend of essential oils that are believed to repel fleas and ticks.

About Nilaqua:

Now we know that all mew kitties and peeps are thinking; we cats lick our fur so what's in the bottle and is it safe, as we asked that question right from the get-go.

And we were assured that, yes it is completely safe for cats; as mew know we wouldn't try anything if it wasn't.

Here's what else they have to say:

 First of its kind
The first deep cleansing waterless shampoo that also deters unwanted critters.

Using natural oils
Your pets health is our top priority. That's why we don't use any strong chemicals. Just natural, essential oils.

Award Winners
Nilaqua® have been praised for their innovative designs and products. Our body wash range is currently stocked by the NHS.

Simply Towel Off
Nilaqua® is so easy to use. Simply pour on the liquid and massage to a lather. Once the fur is wet, simply towel off to dry, removing dirt and grease.


and it's made in the UK


You can find out more by visiting their website

The Big Test: 

Now as mew know, we're not the kind of kitties who get bathed, as in actually bathed in the bath, a sink or similar. None of us has ever had that experience, the most we've effur had is being gently washed with a warm, damp flannel should we come home aftur a rather durty excursion. So this was a whole new experience for The B Team... watch the video to see who got partly washed and how it went down... FYI we tested the original formula...

As mew saw, young Fudge really didn't want his ablutions videoed - oops!  So we had to wait for Dad to come home to offur assistance in Round Two and where we showed mew a quick spot clean on the back of his neck. And yes his eyes were like dinner plates, but we think he did tremendously well and he did get extra treats for his purrticipation. The P.A. says his fur where she did clean it smells heavenly and felt so soft once it was completely dry. 

Our closing thoughts

While Fudge didn't make the best shampoo model today, we still think this product is really great.  The P.A. said she wished there was something like this available when she had her horses and dogs years ago. One of her ponies was called Charlie, he was pure white and he loved rolling in the filthiest, muddiest place in the field and he'd always do it the day before a show or event - it was like he knew that they were off to compete.

So having something like this as an emergency clean-up without having to resort to an allover wash would have been brilliant, especially in the colder months.  

Also the P.A.'s last dog, the cutest little Jack Russell you effur saw: Miss Daisy Mai [OTRB Sept 2010] had a dreadful habit of rolling in rather 'yucky stuff' when out on walks and she hated to be bathed in the sink, so this again would have been excellent to clean her up aftur one of her little misadventures.

Now, these products aren't 100% natural or organic, which may put some pet owners off, but we think fur a quick clean up or a clean-up on the go for K9 owners especially, that this is a really fab product and would make an excellent addition to your pet necessities in your supply cupboard.

And let's not furget that as it's waterless, so it kinder for the planet too and we really like that a lot!

We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Waterless/Nilaqua fur giving us the oppurrtunity to try out their innovative waterless pet shampoo~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

Visit Nilaqua online:

Many thanks for joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow when Amber will be sharing this week's top book pick.

Happy Tuesday

Basil & The B Team

*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s

Graphics created with paid licence www.canva.com and www.pizap.com


  1. I am mad in love with this video! We enjoy a good waterless bath on the Bayou too.

    1. Thanks guys, and yes waterless is the way forward fur sure! XOX

  2. I get show baths about twice a month (whether I'm doing shows or not - to keep both my human and me in practice), but these sound good for in between, when I'm doing hospital visits, and I'm not 100% fresh - better than wipes.

  3. We love your video and yes Fudge didn't really take to it, but I suspect he would over time.

    Adding this to my friends sharing file.

    1. MOL yep Fudge was a bit apprehensive but in subsequent waterless washes he's really starting to get the hang of it, he's a good little soldier! MOL XOX

  4. That sounds pretty good, especially the no water part!

    1. Brian it is really fab, and Amber's next on the list fur a waterless wash! Just need to find the chain-mail gauntlets fur the P.A.! MOL XOX

  5. Hi Basil and the B Team, this is Jake. Poor Fudge, the youngest always get the dirtiest (cleanest?) jobs. I was thinking, my human could use this, she smells so peopley.
    P.U. Oops, gotta go, here she comes and she looks mad. See you tomorrow.

    1. Hey Jake buddy, yep it's always the youngest isn't it?!! MOL Dude come and hang out with us again, we'll go fur a drive in the tank while your Mom cools off! XOX

  6. fudge.....we gotta a greez buiddy...we dunno if we wood like thiz kinda bathe
    either....waterz for sure OUT oh de =

    but we mite be willin ta givez thiz a try; spesh a lee coz itz a safe product
    for uz catz N groomin ~~~~~~~

    984 pawz up fudge...ya did grate buddy ♥♥

    1. Tabbies dudes, it was a little strange fur him at furst but he's a trooper and soon got with the programme! MOL XOX

  7. I have two very strange cats who happen to like water...even play in the bathtub! Quite an entertaining post!

    1. Hi Cathy, oh how fun that your kitties love water and play in the bath tub, that's so pawesome! MOL XOX

  8. What a star Fudge could be, just has to settle his nerves before hand.... maybe a nip spritzer would do, I know it would me! I have to say that this product sounds awesome, and we are impressed at the ingredients too. Sounds like a winner!

  9. That does sound like a good product. It would have been ideal for Eric. He had a thing about pheasant poop, and even though he loved water he didn't appreciate getting his head and neck washed in the horse trough when he rubbed his face in it in the fields.

    1. Hey guys, this would have been purrfect fur Eric fur sure, peasant poop is not nice and neither is the horse tough! MOL MOL MOL XOX

  10. I think petcretary would love to use that on me and Dalton, too...he can get into the stinky stuff fur sure...and back in the day, MJF was one who just adored decorating himself with deer doo-doo...YUCK!

    I was fun to see Fudge get a 'bath'!

    Petcretary giggled at the name of that product...NilAqua! (No water)...purrfect!

    1. Hiya Pipo, oh guys would be purrfect, deer-do-do rather unpleasant fur sure, Daisy used to roll in fox do-do, UGGGGHHHHHHHHH! Really great name too, as mew said, purrfect! MOL XOX

  11. That was a great review! I love your little voice Basil. XO


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