Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Inspired by "Spurrs", a popular Hoof, Wound and skin treatment for horses.  Used to condition hooves, treat fungus,   heal and disinfect wounds and treat skin conditions such as rain rot, hair loss, dandruff.  Said to aid in hair regrowth and help brittle wall, thrush and White line disease.  I have personally used it on our horses and it cleared up a nasty skin condition of losing hair and dandruff. (that we had been battling for 2 years with other remedies.)
I reduced the iodine and alcohol from the commercial version and added a few "special" ingredients.

Mix essential oils with glycerin in the bottom of a quart jar.
1/3 c. glycerin
4 ML Tea Tree
2 ML White Thyme
2 ML Corn Mint (or Peppermint)
1 ML Patchouli
10 drops Eucalyptus
Then add:
8 ML Iodine tincture
3/4 C. Witch Hazel
1 cup colloidal silver
1/2 C. Lavender hydrosol
Fill the rest of the jar with Solar Water (water that has been in the sun in a blue bottle for at least 1 hour).  Shake well before each use.

Glycerin is a humectant, alcohol based and helps the oils to dissolve.  It is NOT petroleum based and is slightly antiseptic.
Iodine:  antiseptic and disinfectant effective on bacteria, fungus, protozoa and viruses.
Witch hazel:  astringent used for itching, inflammation, bruises, skin irritations. Said to help repair broken skin, reduce swelling and fight bacteria.
Colloidal silver:  antiseptic effective against most bacteria and possibly viruses.
White Thyme is powerful antiseptic used for bruises, cuts, insect bites, edema, sprains.  Especially potent against staph and viruses.
Tea Tree is another powerful antiseptic especially used for fungus, bites and stings, cuts, rashes, blisters and viruses.
Corn Mint is a type of mint  that is also antiseptic and antibacterial, high in menthol.
Patchouli is also a very healing antiseptic oil used for cracked and chapped skin, fungal infections, allergies, insect bites.  It is soothing, anti-inflammatory, antiviral,  and a tissue regenerator.
Eucalyptus is also an antiseptic used for wounds, burns, allergies, ulcers.
Lavender Hydrosol  possesses different qualities than the oil.  It helps to balance the skin, is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory.  Good wound cleanser and has calming properties. This particular hydrosol I produced myself from organic lavender grown on my property.

I do offer some for sale, 16 oz spray bottle for $18 plus shipping.

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