Udder health is extremely important for good milk production in cows and goats. This salve helps promoter healthy udders by reducing chance of infection and moisturizing and healing sore skin.
Plantain eases irritation, reduces inflammation, and helps prevent infection if there are cuts or abrasions on the teats or udder. Thyme also helps to prevent infections due to its antibacterial properties. Chamomile is calming, soothes irritated skin, and is especially indicated for sore nipples and breasts.
Sunflower oil is rich in vitamin E, which helps to rehydrate the skin and prevent future moisture loss. Beeswax and cacao butter also promote skin hydration and healing.
To use: massage a small amount onto teats and udder after milking. This balm can be used daily to maintain udder health or as needed when dry skin, cuts, or abrasions are observed.
Ingredients: sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus), plantain (Plantago major),* chamomile (Marticaria recutita),* thyme (Thymus vulgaris),* cacao butter (Theobroma cacao), and beeswax
*Indicates ingredients grown or produced at Wild Blossoms Farm
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- Whelan, Corey. “What’s Good About Sunflower Oil for Skin?” Healthline. August 7, 2019.
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