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Orvus Paste Shampoo

Orvus Paste Shampoo

Item # 02243
  • Shampoo and cleaning formula has withstood the tests of time for decades
  • Super concentrate with extraordinary whiteners for horses, dogs and livestock
  • Great for fine hand washables, wool fabrics, rugs or upholstery
  • Gently, deep cleans and conditions to produce a fabulous shine
  • Ideal for horses or dogs with minor skin problems
  • 7 ½ lb. container
  • Made in the USA
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Effective in a wide range of cleaning tasks! Orvus can be used in cleaning rugs and upholstery, hand washing delicate fabrics, and washing livestock. A little Orvus goes a long way.


  • Wet horse all over
  • In a washing mitt or sponge, take a hand full and apply to horse
  • Clean horse thoroughly, working in a circular motion to clean deep into the hair
  • Rinse horse off thoroughly


Sodium lauryl sulfate, lauryl alcohol, sodium sulfate and water. No phosphate, biodegradable surfactants.

Orvus is a soft solid when cool. When it becomes warm, it melts into an amber liquid. It gives equally satisfactory results in either condition. When soft, stir before using.

May cause eye irritation. In case of contact, flush thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, see a physician. If swallowed, drink a glass of water to dilute. 

Excellent Mild Shampoo


Have used this product for years on my show horses and on the race track in CA. You only need a small amount as it lathers well, is gentle on the skin, doesn't dry out the hair coat, leaves the hair with an amazing shine, and rinses out easily and thoroughly. Won't use anything else!


Green Bay, WI


A little goes a long way


I used this to calm mild skin irritation on a horse. It left his coat clean and smooth, lathered very well and lifted dirt away. It was recommended to me by someone who works with world class show horses.

Horse water girl

Poughkeepsie, NY


Loved for years


I have loved and used orvis for years. I use it on all the horse in the barn for random bathing and its always in the show trunk. Just does a great job of cleaning on all colors and types of coats.


Erie pennsylvania




Great product. Doesn't dry skin. Low lather rinses easily to hasten bath time. Clearly cleans dirt away leaves skin healthy pH balanced. Oldie but goodie. Products since 1800s. Clean doesn't change!


State College PA


Orvus Paste perfect for washing wool


Great product for great price.




Recommend product for fleece washing


This product performed very well for cleaning various sheep and mohair goat fleeces. It has been recommended through various fiber spinning resources and I can see why! I appreciate that a lower water temperature can be used and that not much product is needed even for difficult-to-clean fleeces. Fleece is left unscented and soft, with no dulling residue from the product.

Fleece Whisperer

St. Paul, MN


excellent product


I used the Orvus paste shampoo to scour a sheep fleece prior to preparing for spinning. It cleaned the fleece very thoroughly and rinsed out well. This is an excellent product for this purpose.




Orvus Paste Shampoo


This is one of the best shampoos for horses. It is gentle but cleans well and more importantly, rinses out easily and thoroughly. It is extremely cost effective and seems to last forever. It has been one of my favorites for years.




FINALLY a product that does what it says


I really liked everything about orvis and the great thing was when I am done with the horses I can wash the dogs since they where just hanging around watching the horses being washed lol


felicity ohio


I've been using this for years


I use this on everything, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Shelties, Hermes scarves, cashmere. anything that requires special washing...and it lasts forever because you only need a very little bit diluited way down.


Columbus OH


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