Lol–that’s a good name for a horror film right there, ‘The Cone’. You’re right it really does work, and I got her a nice one, it has a little padding around the neck, so I know it’s not hurting her…it’s just too bad she doesn’t understand not to lick herself too much, but the cone is definitely the next best thing…kind of like the playpen for babies. It makes a safe space for them 🙂
I have some presents for you, samples of each round I made yesterday, I was going to bring them in today but Noah ended up staying home sick from school. I’m excited to show you and get your opinion. Did you see the label I sent you? What did you think? I showed Noah’s doctor today (Dr. Crosby) and she loved it.
I’m thinking now I’m going to change the spray from a ‘body wash’ to an ‘herbal spray’, because I think there are so many more uses, like on a pillow or even an air freshener in a car. This way I can also add a small anti-microbial to the ingredients, and the all-natural body wash spray fans won’t freak out.
(After researching I just think it’s too dangerous not to have a little antimicrobial…right now I’m researching both Citric Acid (Vitamin C) and food grade hydrogen peroxide, I’m leaning towards the food grade hydrogen peroxide because all-natural hydrogen peroxide actually can be good for the skin too…still researching though 🙂
(The normal hydrogen peroxide bought in stores has a lot of extra chemicals in it, food grade is pure and can be even drank when extremely diluted, though I wouldn’t drink it.)
The main thing I’m trying to figure out, is what dose does the hydrogen peroxide need to be to make both a spray and the skin cream anti-microbial, and then would that dose burn the skin.
(For example, some people love to say essential oils are antimicrobial, and to some degree they are, but actually for them to be truly antimicrobial it would be too strong for human skin and would burn it.)
Lots of research…just chemistry and biology together 🙂
By the time I have the recipe finalized, I’m going to have the cleanest and best run home based lab ever, lol. In some ways, I’m the best person to make natural skin creams and sprays, because I’m *super* diligent about not giving myself any kind of infection…most people don’t care as much about bacterial growth because they don’t need to care…I know how important good sanitation truly is 🙂
On Sep 11, 2017, at 7:47 PM, DrSavaard wrote:
All animals hate The Cone. But it’s a great invention.
In a message dated 9/11/2017 7:43:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, teddyleigh writes:
Vet said it put Cookie in a cone when she starts liking herself too much from her allergies, and yesterday she gave herself a weird skin wound from licking too much, so today–she’s wearing the bonnet 🙂
And she is **not** happy about it. 😢