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Soothing salve for horses

  • Ear Balm contains natural oils and butters to help keep horses’ ears and faces moisturised and comfortable during the dry summer months.

Dry, irritated ears can be a great source of annoyance to horses, causing them to head toss and be generally irritable. Ear Balm can be used on any skin on your horse to moisturise and soothe irritation.

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All of the ingredients in Ear Balm have been chosen to help your horse stay comfortable and protected from summer irritations.

 

olive oil

Olive oil

A moisturising and antibacterial oil.

Saltidin (10%)

A state-of-the-art synthetic compound used to soothe, moisturise and reduce irritation.

shea butter

Shea butter

A moisturiser with natural UV protective elements.

neem oil

Neem oil

An essential oil with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

bees wax

Beeswax

Beeswax provides a barrier against moisture loss.

Saltidin is a trademark of Saltigo GMBH, Germany.

This horse presented with a large number of fingerprint sized areas of hair loss and scurf all over his forehead and underneath his forelock.

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This horse presented with a large number of fingerprint sized areas of hair loss and scurf all over his forehead and underneath his forelock. These were sore and itchy, though to have been caused by a reaction to fly bites.

Ear Balm was rubbed into the area on a daily basis, which the horse seemed to visibly enjoy.

Within 4 days the itchiness had subsided and the hair had completely grown back.

‘Sokkul' a 7 year old imported Icelandic pony was in the UK for his second year. During the summer his ears became sore with severe hair loss due to rubbing.

Sokkul 1 Sokkul 2 Sokkul 3

During the summer his ears became sore with severe hair loss due to rubbing.

The owner tried baby oil, Sudocreme, neem oil and summer fly cream with no improvement.

Ear Balm was recommended by a friend and was applied twice a day to the ears. Irritation seemed to subside immediately and Sokkul no longer felt the need to rub them.

Within 2.5 weeks the skin was healed and within 5 weeks the hair had completely regrown.

“Ear Balm was amazing and I shall definitely use it again and recommend it!”

Can I use Ear Balm in other areas?

Yes, the balm can be used anywhere apart from very close to the eyes to soften and soothe skin.

How often do I need to re-apply Ear Balm?

Ear Balm usually provides relief from irritation for between 24 and 48 hours.

Will Ear Balm make my horse more prone to sun burn?

The ingredients in Ear Balm have an average SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of around 5 so it should reduce the chances of sun burn.

Can I use Ear Balm on other animals?

We recommend not. We do not know of any other species being intolerant to any of the ingredients, but as Ear Balm is formulated for horses reactions to its ingredients in other animals have not been studied.

Are there any other safety precautions for Ear Balm?

Ear Balm contains nut oils (shea) so it should be kept out of contact with anyone who has nut allergies. With any products containing essential oils we recommend doing a patch test prior to more extensive application on skin.

Is Ear Balm safe to apply with my bare hands?

Yes, as long as you don’t have specific allergies to any of the ingredients.

Spot check on a small area of skin before use and do not use if a reaction is shown. Rub a small amount onto visible areas of the ear and face. Do not get any in deeper parts of the ear. Re-apply as required.

 

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