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Fresh Wave Product Review: Breathe in the Happy!

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe, a red goldendoodle dog, sitting with Fresh Wave odor removing shampoo, spray, and gel on green grass
Disclaimer: Happy-Go-Doodle was given these three products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are genuinely our own.

Fresh Wave Product Review: Ahhhh…breathe in the happy!

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I both love the smell of good things, but we don’t always agree on what that might be. The smell of a morning rain makes me happy. The smell of mud and earthworms just after a rain makes Chloe happy. I love the smell of fresh laundry.

Chloe loves the smell of a stinky sock that’s been hiding in the crevice of the laundry hamper for weeks. You see where I’m going with this.

So when I chatted with the Fresh Wave brand team during the BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media conference, I was happy to hear about their odor eliminating products.

Girl holding bobblehead dog at the Fresh Wave booth during the BlogPaws conference
I met Mary, one of the friendly faces behind the Fresh Wave brand, during the BlogPaws conference. She is holding Chloe’s look-a-like bobblehead.

What was it about Fresh Wave that interested me?

As a mom, keeping my kids safe has always been number one. The same is true for me as a pet parent. No matter the age of my kiddos or my kiddoodle dog, my motherly instincts never fade.

Hearing that Fresh Wave products are made from natural ingredients and are safe for my family (including Chloe) was reassuring. That’s why I decided to welcome Fresh Wave natural odor removing products into our home, to try them out, and to share our views with you.


Chloe peeking out the door with Fresh Wave product in background and words Do I smell happiness

Chloe and I reviewed three Fresh Wave products:

  • Odor Removing Spray
  • Odor Removing Gel
  • Odor Removing Pet Shampoo

We were excited to get started. I sprayed some Fresh Wave Natural Odor Removing Spray into the hallway. I loved the scent.

What does Fresh Wave smell like?

For me, the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” applied. So I set out to photograph the products in an outdoor setting to give you a feel for the woodsy-with-a-hint-of-cloves scent.

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe with nose in air and title do I smell happiness and natural ingredients list of Fresh Wave odor removing products

It had rained the morning Chloe and I took pics. Raindrops clung to the pine needles on the trees and the sun added a sparkle.

It was the perfect backdrop to convey the airy, light scent of Fresh Wave products. Chloe’s sense of smell (like all dogs) is tens of thousands times better than mine. I wondered if she could pick out each of the natural ingredients (cedar wood, cloves, lime, pine, aniseed, and water) in Fresh Wave.

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Spray with soft green, natural foliage in background

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Spray

After taking photos, Chloe and I put the products to use. The spray was an easy way to spritz away wet dog smells, stinky shoe smells (Sorry, Chloe. I know you love ’em!), even kitchen cooking smells.

Where did I use the spray?

I kept it handy and spritzed…

  • the rug
  • the air
  • Chloe’s favorite chair
  • our shoes
  • our clothes
  • above stinky toes 🙂

A spray or two and the odor seemed to disappear…without leaving that “odor-cover-upper” fragrance. How’d it do that? Here’s how Mary from Fresh Wave described it to me:

“Fresh Wave products are made with natural ingredients and actually remove odors rather than covering them up with toxic fragrances or masking agents. Because Fresh Wave products contain no fragrances or harsh chemicals, they’re safe for the whole family (including fur family).”

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Get sitting on natural stone with green pine needs in background

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Gel

I placed the gel container on the kitchen counter by the back door and near the kitchen sink. (The container comes with a foil cover and a slotted lid. Remove the foil, replace the lid, and let it work. The gel disappears as it evaporates and should last for 30 to 60 days.)

After using it for over two weeks, I’ve been pleased that a whiff of  “wet dog” hasn’t greeted us when we walk in the door.

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Pet Shampoo in nature setting with the words ahhhh clean

Fresh Wave Odor Removing Pet Shampoo

Using the pet shampoo was a splash of fun. The first thing I noticed was that the shampoo bottle was sealed for protection. It’s a little detail, but I like knowing that I’m the first one to open the bottle.

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe, a red goldendoodle dog, takes a bath using Fresh Wave shampoo

As I gave Chloe a bath, I liked the shampoo’s smell. (To me, it was fresh and minty.) The shampoo had a nice lather and was easy to rinse out.

I groom Chloe myself, so I’ve learned to keep ahead of tangles with frequent brushing. While I wouldn’t say the shampoo made a difference in managing tangles, her hair felt soft and clean.

According to the label, the shampoo removes skunk odors. Chloe has never encountered a skunk, but we go on adventures in the country and on the farm. I’ve always wondered what I would do if Chloe wanted to make friends with a skunk. Now I have a solution!

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe, a red goldendoodle dog, says "hello freshness" to Fresh Wave odor eliminating products

What did we decide?

After trying the products, Chloe and I were impressed. We were glad we could say “hello” to freshness in our home.

What did we enjoy most about Fresh Wave?

  • NATURAL ingredients…water and plant oils. So simple and pure.
  • SAFE for Chloe and my family.  (Non-toxic. No harsh chemicals. Non-hazardous. A safety win!)
  • REFRESHING, light scent.
  • Manufactured in the USA (Rising Sun, Indiana).

Are you looking for Fresh Wave products?

Chloe and I were happy to learn that Fresh Wave products are easy to find at some of our favorite retail stores including:

  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Ace Hardware

Also, they’re available online at (Pet shampoo is found online only.)

Have you tried Fresh Wave?

We’d love to hear. Please comment below. 

Fresh Wave Product Giveaway with Fresh Wave odor removing pet shampoo, fresh wave odor removing gel and Fresh wave odor removing spray

Fresh Wave generously offered to give three products (1 pet shampoo, 1 gel, 1 spray) to one randomly drawn winner. Readers entered for a chance to win, and one winner was selected. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Continental U.S. only, must be 18 or older, ends 7/11/17 at 11:59 p.m. CT. By entering below you agree to the Official Rules.

Tail wags and doodle kisses!

Melissa K. Clinton

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

I love Fresh Wave! Thanks for hosting a great contest ♥


Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Thank you!


Wednesday 5th of July 2017

Miss Jenise & Chloe Doodle, you are naturals at this! Your photos are so beautiful! Fresh Wave should be very very pleased with the purr-fessionalism in the look & review of your post! Great job! Mom & my flat self didn't get a chance to visit the Fresh Wave booth, but they brought a bottle home in the swag bag & it went to my fav charity. I'm thinking Mom should've kept it to use on the Basset Hound's bed, cause it kinda smells like stale chips. Tee hee hee!


Thursday 6th of July 2017

Awww...thanks, Valentine! My mom and I had fun taking photos and creating our first review and giveaway. As you might say, the morning was "purr-fect" for picture taking. Bet Bessie the basset hound is glad your mom kindly shared Fresh Wave with her favorite charity. Bessie will "nose" how to find those stale chips!

Tail wags and doodle kisses. Chloe

Gone to the Snow Dogs

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Now you can look amazing and smell amazing! We also love all natural products!


Monday 3rd of July 2017

Yea! Natural and safe. A win-win! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday 29th of June 2017

We have been meaning to try these products. I love natural, earthy smells. LOVE the bobblehead!


Monday 3rd of July 2017

We've been very happy with Fresh Wave. It's always a good feeling when we find a product that works for us and might be a solution for others, too. Awww...we love the bobblehead too. It's a fun conversation starter!

Heather Wallace

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Awesome post! I am loving your photos, the natural background is the perfect backdrop for these natural products. While my dogs are groomed by a professional, I have the shampoo just in case a skunk decides Gonzo and Beau are being inappropriate. Kind of hoping I never have to use it. But I will definitely use their other products!


Thursday 29th of June 2017

Awww...thanks so much for the compliment. Chloe and I enjoy nature so much, it was fun taking photos that tie nature to an all-natural product. Also, I feel the same way about Chloe getting skunked! Never want to have to use it, but I'm prepared if it does!

Tail wags and doodle kisses.

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