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! I really am that excited about it.
I’ve used this udder balm recipe to help relieve udder swelling, symptoms of mastitis, injured teats, and chapped teats. I have friends that love this stuff and always like to have it on hand during calving season.
My friend Tonya had a cow with severe edema and this udder balm reduced it by 80% overnight. This stuff is legit!
Homemade Udder Balm
Homemade udder balm 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 my goat’s teats and my hands from getting chapped. I really like the consistency of it too.
I also use it during the summer to help keep a healthy udder. A dairy animal with a healthy udder is a happy and productive creature.
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 like these little jars)
I added my essential oils next. I used 15 drops Frankincense, 15 drops of Lavender, 15 drops of Melaleuca, 10 drops of a protective 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 hope you’ll give it a try and let me know how you like it!
The best homemade udder balm for your dairy cow or goat
- 3 oz Organic Olive Oil
- 1 oz Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1oz Organic Shea Butter
- 1oz Organic Beeswax
- 15 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 15 drops Melaleuca or Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 10 drops Protective Blend Essential Oil
- 5 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil
- Melt and blend oils, shea butter, and beeswax. Stir in essential oils.
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It is BEYOND amazing! I’m struggling to be sparing with it. I cannot believe the immediate improvement noticeable in Mia’s edema. I’d been treating it with red raspberry leaves and dynamint cream with minimal results. She’s a happy cow that can walk (reasonably) comfortably now. When you’re ready to make some more put me on the order list. Also, I have beeswax to contribute too!
Sounds like a wonderful balm!
Great idea, thanks for sharing it at the HomeAcre Hop
Janet Garman says
Jenna awesome recipe. I will be making this myself as there is nothing better than udder balm to heal those nasty finger cracks I get in the cold winter weather. thanks!
It is great stuff! Let me know how it works for you. 🙂
Your site does not have a direct link to Strawsome. Can you provide that so I can research on how to purchase some.
Hi! If you click on the picture in the sidebar of the straws it should take you to their site. 🙂
Looking forward to trying your recipe. What is your “protecting blend”?
Hi! The protecting blend is called On Guard, it is made by Doterra. 🙂
Does the coconut oil melt, if the lotion is in a hot house? That has been my experience in body butter with conconut oil.
Do you use this lotion before and after milking? re: I have a Nubian doe with congested udder. I’m pretty sure tat is what it is. So I think I’ll have to use the lotion on her (adding peppermint oil) before milking. Is that ok?
I love On Guard. Is this lotion with the On Guard harsh on their skin if used regularly? I’ve read in the Modern Essentials book that it is.
Does your mixture, doing it with your method hold together? Or does it separate? Do the essential oils stay in the lotion for an extended time frame?
I haven’t had problems with it melting or seperating at all, it holds together well. This has been very gentle and doesn’t seem harsh on the udder or my hands. I always used it after milking just because I didn’t want to risk getting any old in my milk and making the taste off. 🙂
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I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog! 🙂 Thanks for hanging around.
i NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING THE ONE INGREDIENT FOR WHICH YOU REFERRED TO AS PROTECTIVE BLEND
WHAT IS THIS? IS THIS AN ESSENTIAL OIL THAT IS CALLED PROTECTIVE BLEND, OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT MUST BE MADE?
THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR YOUR TIME
Hi, The protective blend that I use is called On Guard by Doterra. It is similar to a thieves oil blend.
lynn H. says
Can this be used on breast feeding moms? lol sounds like it would work wonders on humans too. lol
Does it have to be olive oil? Could you use avocado oil? I don’t think I have any organic olive oil on hand!
Yes, avocado oil should work fine.