You go out to the field, catch your horse to ride, and notice a cut on his knee. Ugh! A horse owner’s nightmare….injury.
After hosing it off and feeling for heat, you are relieved to see it is superficial. (Note: * Any swelling, bleeding or oozing should be seen by a vet). But the knee is a difficult place for medicating. Boo Boo Butter to the rescue!
I receive many products to review and I’m sold on this one! BOO BOO BUTTER is a natural alternative balm for skin irritations, minor scrapes, cuts, scratches, bites, rashes, fungal skin issues and minor skin irritations. But before I tell you my favorite things about BOO BOO BUTTER let’s review the best protocol for treating minor wounds and why.
There is enough research to confirm that when treating a minor wound on a horse, the right product applied at the right time can protect a wound, support natural healing processes and minimize the risk of complications. And the wrong type of treatment at the wrong time could actually slow down or even halt healing. Here’s why….
During the initial phase of wound healing, a horse’s body delivers white blood cells to the site to clean up damaged cells and foreign matter and defend against infection. These blood cells begin work within an hour of wounding, and for the next day or two the dead cells and bacteria are expelled from the wound.
White blood cells are what trigger the ‘cleanup’ process and healing, and they need a moist environment to move in. If they do not have moisture to move around in, they get stuck and cannot work. So, if you ‘dry up’ a fresh wound, you hamper their work.
Thick creams, with a paraffin or petroleum compound can slow cell growth as well because thicker compounds can cause a foreign-body reaction in the horse. Basically, the body sees these thick ointments as something to get rid of and mounts a defense against them instead of dedicating all resources to healing the wound.
Wound powders aren’t the answer either because in addition to needing a moist environment to start healing, the very tiny particles of the powder can be seen by the body as foreign so the same defensive reaction will start.
Therefore the answer to treating minor wounds in an effective way lies in using a light, moist product and BOO BOO BUTTER fits that bill.
BOO BOO BUTTER is made using all natural and organic good stuff. Its ingredients list fits a natural products lover’s dream! Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Neem Oil, Argan Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Infusions of St. John’s Wort, Comfrey, Calendula and Chamomile, plus essential oil blend of Cedarwood, Cypress, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tea Tree, Grapefruit, Geranium and Rosemary.
Many of these ingredients, like Shea Butter and Tea Tree, you have probably heard about but let’s expand on the other ingredients to see why BOO BOO BUTTER works so well…
NEEM OIL is an ancient Indian medicinal oil that is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and contains a high level of antioxidants & carotenoids, Vitamin E & fatty acids.
ARGAN OIL is from the Moroccan Argan tree and is known to deeply hydrate damaged tissue.
CALENDULA OIL is also anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, & anti-bacterial. Plus, it is gentle, cooling & soothing.
COMFREY OIL is a general healing agent which contains binding tannins for quick healing and allentoin which is a connective tissue stimulant.
ST. JOHN’S WORT OIL is also a general healing agent that is antiviral and antibacterial. St. John’s Wort also has a vulnerary action on the skin, which means it helps the skin to regenerate and heal.
You would think the ingredients were enough to make me a believer but BOO BOO BUTTER has a bonus! It is the way you apply it that has me writing this review. It comes in a tube, and much like human deodorant, you roll the medicine up and just wipe it on! No mess, no fuss.
It also comes in a tin that you can use your fingers to apply but I love the convenience of the tube. Perfect for trail rides, shows or any place you might need to apply a healing agent. The tube also works great on hard-to-reach areas.
I get asked to review many products for this blog but as you knows, I don’t do many reviews. I really try the product first hand, and only recommend (and pull into the shop) ones that work! My young Appendix gets himself into all sorts of trouble playing with his pasture buddies. I used BOO BOO BUTTER on his well, “boo boos” and it works like a charm. I even used it on his pastern “scratches” (he’s a gray) and it healed it and acted as a protective barrier.
After 10 days of BOO BOO BUTTER
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Peace and Good Rides,