We were super blessed to go from two Alpine milk goats in January to a total of 6 in just 3 days. Our expecting goats each birthed 2 kids (Alpine Nubian mix) and it was quite an experience for us all. The Mountain Boy cares for the goat’s so he was absolutely glowing to have the 4 new babes join our homestead. Both births went extremely well and there was absolutely no intervention needed.
The babes grow like CRAZY and eat a LOT! We found our one momma’s udders were so very sore from all the nursing that was going on and I wanted to give her some relief.
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The balm recipe below and options can be used on cows, goats and sheep.
Udder Balm Recipe
1 oz shea butter
2 oz coconut oil
2 oz olive oil
1/2 oz beeswax
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
I used a double-boiler to melt the beeswax down. Once the beeswax is melted, add in the shea butter and coconut oil. Once melted you can remove from heat and add the olive oil and essential oils..
If you are not aware I love OLD JARS!! ♥ I also prefer to store my salves and such in small glass canning jars such as jelly jars. Because you are using the Essential Oils it is also best to store in glass so that the oils do not break down the plastic container.
I used this after every milking and I made another trip down before night fall to apply one last application to allow her to have a chance to heal.
If you are not into making your own things, another way to do this is to purchase something like the Burleigh Balm we carry in our store and keep it on hand. I did run out of my balm and grabbed my Burleigh Balm and added my essential oils and to the goat’s I headed..
I also keep the Burleigh Balm in my survival pack and purse for the same reason. It provides a good lubricant for our MultiFlame Tool and provides me with a base if I need to quickly make a healing salve on the spur of a moment.
Also I wanted to mention, if you are not familiar with a double-boiler, you can easily create one by using a sauce pan and either placing a smaller pan inside or a glass pyrex measuring cup. You put water in your sauce pan and place the other pan or measuring cup inside with your ingredients. The boiling water will heat the ingredients in the 2nd dish and allow it to melt without being in the direct heat. You can also use this method to heat neck packs vs using a microwave. We do not have a microwave so we often us the double-boiler to heat such things.
I hope this has been helpful and I encourage you to continue reading my materials on natural health because there is SO much to learn or be sure to check out our webinars tab on our menu for another form of educational materials.
Tammy Trayer † ♥
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