This is the book is the one I started with...
It is A LOT of info...
Covering Symptoms,Treatments and Supplements.
I think it gets revised every couple of years..
Mine is old..8-10 yrs I think...
These are great little books that make it easy to understand!
The Aromatherapy book has just about every oil listed.
Some I had never seen before..
Natural Goat Care is my newest book..
I like it but its kind of hard to figure out the difference in things from Australia
and what the counter part is here in the US.
Raising Dairy Goats is one I recommend to everyone looking at getting dairy goats.
It covers alot and saved one of my goat girls when she had tangled kids.
Doesn'T have so much Natural stuff but alot on goats requirements..
I would like to add the book by Juliette de Bairacli Levy's Herbal Handbook For Farm and Stable.
Cats are the only animals that you have to be Very Very careful when it comes to natural care..
Most other respond well...
My Poultry book! Really Like this one!
Now for the oils... Some I keep Large quantities!!
But those big bottles last me at least a year!
I will List them and what I use them for after the pic...
My 3 main oils are..
Lavender-I love the smell! It is great for small burns and sunburns.. I add some to Cocoa butter and rub it on sunburns next day its gone.. I am Very fair skinned!! If I get grease popped on me or touch something to burn enough to bring up a blister it takes the heat out almost immediately! My book has it listed for all sorts of things.. I had a hay bale fall on my ankle one time and it caught between the hay bale and the door frame.. Hurt like crazy was swelling and bruising . I rubbed Lavender on it neat and with in 30 minutes you couldn't even see it.. It should have broken my ankle.. I use it to wash udders too.. Great for respiratory systems since it relaxes bronchial tubes.. A Lot more to this one...
Next one is Peppermint.... Great For congestion's of any kind!! Chest congestion, udder congestion and clogged noses due to allergies!! It opens up your airways and clears things out.. I use it the first month or so of milking to keep the milk flowing.. My second year of milking I had a couple of cases of Mastitis and udder edema.. I started checking things out and added this to my udder wash and massaged the udders after I was done milking.. We haven't had Mastitis or edema in the last 4 years... I would not be with out it..
Eucalyptus- Is a good disinfectant and antibacterial. Works pretty much the same as Lysol just better for you, no chemicals. I add a little to a spray bottle with vinegar and clean all my floors and counters with it.. It also helps open up your airways... Also used as a bug repellent in the chicken pen..
Vegetable glycerin will be part of my teat dip for the goats and to massage into the udders when I start milking. It warms slightly and protects the skin.
Some of my minor ones that I still keep a good amount around..
Patchouli- Is a Great anti-fungal.. Athletes foot, ringworm and things of that natural doesn't burn either.. Its also good for acne in a carrier oil..
Rosemary is good for dandruff. Helps fight colds and flus..
Tea tree oil- good anti-fungal but burns like fire!Lol Its good for bug bites too. I use it in a spray for bugs in the chicken pen.. It also good for cavities. Put a little on a Q-tip and bite down it will kill what is causing the cavity.. after using it for a while it will quit hurting may come back though eventually....
I have 8 one ounce bottles of different oils..
Clove oil is good for any mouth sores or bad teeth. It numbs pretty much like Anbesol.
Cassia is a type of cinnamon oil. Smells good but its also good for the sinus and helps you stay warm.
Cedarwood oil is another that I add for bug repellent. For the goats and chickens...
Lemongrass I love the smell works better than Citronella to keep away bugs on those nice summer evenings.I also use it for cleaning.. I put a few drops in my hand and smooth over legs and arms and hair..
Or add it to a spray bottle full of water. Shake and spray all over.
Lime smells good and I use it for cleaning..
Sage I use for drying up the goats when its time. I sprinkle a few drops on their feed and add it to the teat dip and massage it into the udder. Works really well on Most goats... Except Sunshine...LOL
It is also good for swollen legs and feet.. 8-10 drops in bath water and it takes it right out.. I was truly amazed!!! Or add it to lotion and rub it on your feet or hands... where ever needed...
Camphor Its good for opening up your airways and relieving congestion too. Its one of the active ingredients in Vicks vapor rub along with Eucalyptus.
Oregano is a Super oil!! Burns like fire though so has to be used in a carrier oil. Anti-fungal, Antibacterial and Antiviral... But like I said burns!! If you can handle the burn its great... Works wonders...
I am a wimp.... lol I did use it on Foot scald along with Lavender last fall and it worked really well!
These are what I use for my goat's teat dip. They are made for cows but work for goats.
My teat dip has Vegetable Glycerin, Sweet Almond oil, peppermint, and lavender.
Amounts vary.. Generally Half/half of glycerin and almond oil.