When I started using essential oils all those years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my animals’ lives. From the dogs and cats to the horse and cows, even the chickens all benefit from essential oils.
Not only is using essential oils more beneficial than using a chemical-filled product, but most times, I can make a simple DIY that tends to be tons cheaper and even more effective. That is the case with my DIY teat dip. It is simple, quick, and natural for everyone involved.
What you will need.
– spray bottle or dip cup (I use a 24 ounce spray bottle)
– 1 bottle of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate (get it here)
– 1 bottle of Lavender essential oil (get it here) (want to grab both the cleaner & oil get it here)
– filtered water
This DIY teat dip is super simple and does not need to be exact, so try and not make it harder then it needs to be. Fill your spray bottle or dip cup almost all the way full with filtered water. Add a squirt or two of the On Guard Cleaner Concentrate and 8-12 drops of Lavender essential oil. Place your top back on your spray bottle or dip cup, and be sure to give your new clean and natural teat dip a gentle shake before each use.
We have been using this DIY recipe since the summer of 2021 and our bacteria count has never been lower. We also do not have issues with cracked or dry teats as the Lavender is very soothing to the skin. We not only use it for its soothing properties but also for its antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, which are all useful for this DIY.
Dividing out the cost per spray bottle to fill, it only comes to around $1.60 per bottle. For us, this is a HUGE saving compared to what we were paying before, PLUS, this is natural, and I don’t have to worry about any chemicals staying on the teats and potentially getting into our milk. That is a huge relief for our family and our herdshare customers.
Please note: This cost is with the wholesale price I get through doTERRA since I am a wholesale customer. You can be a wholesale customer by paying the $35 fee to become a member or buying a kit. Either option is well worth the money.