3 Easy Steps to Sooth a Sun-burnt Muzzle

Does your horse get sunburn? or at least occasional sun burn on his/her nose.

Well take a look at this!

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Sun-Burnt Muzzle

This is K-Leigh’s muzzle. After 2 days out in the sun her pink skin was burned, sore and red. I happened to be away for four days and the young women who were looking after the stable noticed the redness in K-leigh’s muzzle.

They looked after it as best they could. They put anti-bacterial cream on it and also diaper cream. This picture is after 4 days of polysporin and zinc oxide.  Still looks pretty sore right?

When I arrived home I saw her muzzle and it was hot and sore to touch, although it didn’t slow down her eating ability. She holds up her end of the bargain of “eats like a horse”!

It was red, sore and seemingly not getting better, so I did what any horse owner would do…

got out my essential oils and made a sunburn blend to put on her nose!

the blend, which includes , beeswax, FCO and coconut oil as well as essential oils for skin worked a charm and after three days, her nose was almost back to normal!.

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After 4 days her nose was virtually burnt to a crisp the Velvet Muzzle Salve saved her skin and relieved the red and soreness.

An added bonus, the Salve I used I made myself and can be used on other cuts, sores and bites. I use it routinely on those pesky bites on the horse’s chest and underneath their jowl. As well I swipe a bit in their ears to soften any scabs they may have in their ears as well as detering flies who happen to get into their ears. All in all a great find!

Do you have a success story using essential oils with your horse? Well…. we’d like to hear about it.

 

Step 1

Do not use oils, gels or lotions. Although polysporin and antibacterial cream seemed like a good idea, the petroleum jelly just sits on the top of the skin, and even in some cases may casue more sun burn.

Step 2

Use your essential oils. For this I used:

Velvet Muzzle Salve for Sun Burn Relief

Velvet Muzzle Salve for Sun Burn Relief

  • Fractionated Coconut oil
  • beeswax
  • lavender essential oil
  • Helichrysum Essential oil
  • Frankincense Essential oil
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • Organic Vitamin E

Step 3

Use a little and often. I used the ‘Velvet Muzzle Skin Salve’ 3 or 4 times per day. Each time I just swiped it onto her nose. It is consistency of soft soap and glides on smoothly over her muzzle.

I also put it on her ears and the front of her chest to relief itchiness from those pesky flies!
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