Sometimes when you have a milk cow or goat, they get chapped teats or even some sore spots. It is not fun for the animal or the human. I have found the BEST homemade udder balm EVER! It is easy to make, smells great, and it works. This udder balm has been amazing to use. I am so glad that this recipe has worked so well. I just whip up a batch when I run out. I use it all winter long to prevent Gertie’s teats and my hands from getting chapped. I really like the consistency of it too. Just note, it has coconut oil in it so you probably don’t want to store it in the barn when it’s cold outside. It’ll be as solid as a rock and it won’t help you or your animal.
First, I weighed out 3 ounces of organic olive oil on my postal scale.
Now, I weighed out 1 ounce of coconut oil, 1 ounce of Shea butter, and 1 ounce of beeswax. I added them to the jar with the olive oil.
I placed the jar with all of my ingredients in a double boiler to melt them together.
I added my essential oils next. I used 15 drops Frankincense, 15 drops of Lavender, 15 drops of Melaleuca, 10 drops of a protecting blend, and 5 drops of Helichrysum. These oils make it awesome! No, really, they do!
After it was all blended, I placed the jar in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to speed up the cooling process. It solidified nicely and evenly into an easy to use cream. I have adjusted the original recipe to fit our needs. I owe a huge Thank you to Jill from The Prairie Homestead for this recipe! I found it back in 2011 and held onto it until I needed it. I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know how you like it!