Anyone ever made an udder type salve?

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by FourMileFarm, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. FourMileFarm

    FourMileFarm New Member

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    I am going to make an udder salve, but it will also be good for cuts, scrapes, wounds, etc as well as mastitis or just a congested newly freshened udder.

    Has anyone ever done this? I've spent all week researching, and I have ordered my ingredients that I didnt already have.

    I've got dried herbs infusing in oil...

    And I cant wait to finish the project! ;)
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    yep I have just mixed mint and tea tree oil in shea with a little oil
     

  3. FourMileFarm

    FourMileFarm New Member

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    Cool!
    Did it work well? Were you happy with it?
    Was it easy to use?
     
  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    I just mix a small jar at a time and it worked great on a congested udder along with warm compresses Nice on the hands too.
     
  5. FourMileFarm

    FourMileFarm New Member

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    Thanks Sondra!

    I don't have any goats with problems right now, but I want to have it on hand just in case since they all start kidding late this month.
    Do you find that it goes bad after a while? I ordered some Vit E to add to it to try to avoid that problem....

    On another note - for the first time in YEARS my fingers havent cracked in the winter! I have been using goat milk soap for years of course, but the only thing I am doing differently is using the lotion bars! Yippee!

    Rachel
     
  6. MRFBarbara

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    Yes, I use my whipped shea and body butter on my goats udders, like Sondra I add a little peppermint and tea tree to them. they make the udders smooth and soft and your hands..
    If you show your goats, after shaving the udders try it.. makes it very smooth and soft to the touch.. and helps the does with any razor burns etc..
    Barbara
     
  7. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    No it doesn't go bad but I just mix a sm jar for the goats at a time.
     
  8. Gunnie

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    Thanks for this! Im now making my own.
     
  9. ChristinaF.

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    Thanks for the ingredient info.!! We are going to make some of this for our goats too!! :D

    Christina
     
  10. NubianSoaps.com

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    Also don't forget to use your coconut oil etc....after shaving for shows, makes the udder skin soft and supple.

    I am a huge fan of comfrey for udders it also makes your salve do double duty for scratches etc.. vicki
     
  11. FourMileFarm

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    I am definitely using comfrey in my salve!
    I have a large supply of it on hand since my daughter broke her arm. ;) She has healed up so fast - the dr is amazed.
     
  12. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Comfrey also called bone heal I think wonderful stuff.
     
  13. Caprine Beings

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    Comfrey is a god send to say the least. I haven't found an herb that works as well on scratches or even big wounds(or burns). The big Aloe era taught me that yes it works but it takes longer to heal than comfrey. LOVE MY COMFREY! I'll have to try it in shea. Tammy
     
  14. NubianSoaps.com

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    Shea and aloe and comfrey. They have shea/aloe that keeps the shea liquid, which is lovely also. Vicki