For optimal maintenance, clean the sheath once per month. Add about a half a cap or less of Thieves essential oil household cleanser to a half gallon of warm water. Wearing surgical gloves, remove all the beans and smegma inside and out. You will know a horse bean: it’s hard accumulated debris that can block the urethra and interfere with urine flow. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Clean the outside of the sheath area using myrrh, rosemary therapeutic grade essential oils and pure grade vegetable oil. Use about 5-10 drops (less is more) of myrrh and rosemary.
This regimen is also good for a swollen or inflamed sheath, especially from infection or abscess. Administer twice daily until infection and inflammation have subsided.
The five different essential oils in Thieves have antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties: clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary (CT cineol). Thieves cleanser is made with natural plant surfactants.
Source: Nan Martin, LSH/CRP, Experience Essential Oils, www.experience-essential-oils.com
Full article at: http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/horse-sheath-cleaning.html
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