Wouldn't the store bought udder balms all be non toxic and safe to use??
Sure, but do you want your calf eating it?
My cow is sensitive to commercial products, likely due to the preservatives. I use plain whipped tallow body butter, similar to body butters described above, with no essential oils.
Never seemed to be a problem?? I would just slather it on after the calf was done nursing.
Julie wife, mom to 3 wonderful ( now adult) kids :-)
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I don't like commercial lotions, soaps, etc. because of the preservatives (and quite often, chemicals). I don't use them on myself, even if "cosmetic" or "external use only" items are technically safe.
They say your skin is the largest organ in your body, so some folks think that means what goes on the outside of your body can affect the inside of your body.
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