Horse Wound Healing w/ Essential Oil

Horse healing wound with essential oils

Horse Wound Healing w/ Essential Oil

Horse Wound Healing w/ Essential Oil. The picture does not show the true trauma of this open wound. It had already been cleaned and treated, skin pasted back together. Needless to say I was devastated when I seen my horse. And so close to her eye! How was I going to make sure this large open wound, ensuring that it didn’t get infected. Or heal too quickly. As well as safe to treat right above the eye.

I immediately looked at my arsenal essential oil, trying to select the oils that had the most gentle healing powers. Lavender is an immediate choice. Frankincense is an oil for everything, and copiaba is a great compliment to the blend.

Now considering the location, what was the best way to apply? I came to the conclusion that making a suave would be the most effective, and least chance of dripping in her eye. Coconut oil with a couple drops each of the 3 oils mentioned above mixed well.

I braided her forelock so the hair wouldn’t interfere, let her smell the suave to be sure she was ok with the smell. Horses like people have a keen sense of what they like and what they need, they will let you know. I put a small amount on the wound making sure the skin stayed as closed as possible to lessen the chance of dirt and debris interfering with the healing process.

I continued this regime every day, never missing a day. My horse depended on my consistency.  The wound seemed to get worse before it showed signs of healing, but I never gave up. I knew what these oils are capable of.  I also knew that the severity of the wound meant the healing process needed to be slow and would take time.  It began to scab, appeared to swell and get larger, however, I just continued to let nature take its corse.

After about 3 weeks I stated to notice the area getting smaller as if it was healing from the outside in.  I continued the treatment. Making sure I did not disturb the natural healing process by rubbing or cleaning too often. As long as there was not any debris in the wound I would let it be.  It continued to heal slowly. At about 30 days the piece of dead skin dried up and came off on its own. Eventually the entire area closed up with new skin and even the hair began to grow back.  This exceeded my expectations. I assumed she would have a terrible scar. However, if you were to see her today and not know of the injury, you would never suspect.  

Essential oils are amazing. Never underestimate the power of natural healing. Happy trails! 

Preventing Horse Colic

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Preventing Horse Colic with essential oils

Preventing Horse Colic with essential oils. Yesterday my horse gave us a colic scare and we’ve been down this road before so wanted to avoid it at any cost! Thankfully we had Digestzen to the rescue! Immediately gave it to my very sensitive mare internally and rubbed it on her very bloated belly topically (diluted of course)! Had her up and moving around immediately. After releasing a lot of gas, within 30 minutes we had poop!  Anyone that has experienced colic knows how scary it is! I am so thankful for my doterra oils! Now the horses get a drop daily as a maintenance either on a cookie or in their feed. Read more… doterra-digestzen

How to make your own hoof butter

Horse hoof butter conditioner all natural

How to make your own natural hoof butter conditioner

How to make your own natural hoof butter conditioner
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/8 c Shea butter
Tsp vitamin E oil 
5 drops lavender 
Mix in mixer on low for 20 min until creamy 
Transfer to a small glass or food grade plastic container 
Use small pair brush to brush on top of hoof from coronary band down

Other tips for healthy hooves below.

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Horse hooves – preventing thrush

Horse hooves – preventing thrush with essential oils.

Horse hooves – preventing thrush with essential oils. Healthy hooves are so important. Don’t wait until your horse gets thrush. Make a thrush preventative spray to use in the wet weather. In a 4 oz spray bottle of water, add 8 drops of Dottera’s onguard blend, two drops of oregano, and a small amount of fractionate coconut oil. Clean hooves, shake well, spray on the bottom of hoof and frog. Use in wet weather or a couple times a week to keep the hooves healthy. If your horse gets thrush, you will need a more aggressive approach. Using the same oils, make into a paste with solidified coconut oil, mix well. Apple with finger or paint brush, two to three times daily until thrush is gone.

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