The skin safe scented oils used are known to repel fleas ticks and pesky little bugs that can irritate your dog's skin. Dried Sweet Annie was added because of its anti-biotical and antibacterial properties while crushed oatmeal added is to calm and soothe. Neem Oil contains Omega 36 and 9! Even though you may not be able to use commercial soap on your pets but once a month this soap is so good for their skin and coat you can use this everyday on your Pooch if you like. It’s good for them! Smells fabulous!