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Calendula Special *2 days only!*

For 2 days only, when you order a Calendula Balm, you will receive a FREE sample of our NEW Calendula Cream, soon to be debuted!  If you have sensitive skin or require fragrance free products, this one is for you!  This offer lasts thru midnight Tuesday April 10th, 2012!  All proceeds from the sales help us care for the special needs horses we have adopted and retired at Ferrell Hollow Farm!  Our vet is coming this week for x-rays of 3 of the drafts feet and hocks, and to assess our mare with hoof canker.

Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Calendula Balm is very beneficial for healing wounds, soothing dry, cracked or chapped skin in both people and animals and taking the sting out of bug bites!  It has a very mild, natural scent with no essential oils added, making it exactly what those with sensitive skin need.

Cindy Daigre, owner of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Equine Senior Retirement Farm, is continually inspired by the beauty of the gardens she lovingly cares for and regularly creates unique herbal blends based on the plants surrounding her home. As with all of our products, only cruelty-free ingredients are used.

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Calendula Balm

Lavender Fact Sheet-for people and animals!

Lavender

 

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Lavender is grown mainly for the production of essential oil of lavender.  Essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile oils that can be extracted from aromatic plants. The fragrant, pale purple flowers and flower buds are used in a water-and-steam distillation process to extract the oil. It is best to use organically grown plants, free from chemicals.

How to Grow Lavender

Lavenders flourish best in dry, well-drained, sandy or gravelly soils in full sun.  All types need little or no fertilizer and good air circulation.

Using the Dried Flowers

Dried and sealed in pouches, lavender flowers can be placed among items of clothing to give a fresh fragrance. Flower spikes are often used for dried flower arrangements, potpourri and in sachets.  Floral water (hydrosols) can also be made from the flowers.

Using the Essential Oil

Lavender is a favorite for the herbal first aid kit and is typically for topical purposes; not given internally. It speeds the healing process of wounds by encouraging cell growth. A few drops of the essential oil of lavender can be diluted in water and used to clean wounds. It can also be mixed in a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, for a relaxing massage.

Lavender has a very calm and soothing aroma which can be beneficial when inhaling it.

Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Middle Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. For more information on her equine business, including nutritional consultations and natural products, visit: www.ferrellhollowfarm.net

 March 2012

Rosehips: Rich in Vitamin C

 NEW Fact Sheet written by Cindy Daigre February 2012:

Rosehips: Natural source of Vitamin C

What are Rosehips:

Rose hips are the berry-like fruits of the rose bush left behind after the bloom has died.  Although nearly all rose bushes produce rose hips, the tastiest come from the Rugusa Rose.  Rose hips have a tangy, fruity flavor similar to that of cranberries and can be used fresh or dried.  The fruits begin to form in spring and are best harvested after the first frost, which makes them turn bright red and slightly soft.

Benefits of Rosehips:

Rosehips are one of the richest plant sources of Vitamin C, and with one to two percent by dry weight, rose hips have a higher Vitamin C content than citrus fruit! Rosehips also contain lycopene, (an antioxidant), Vitamin A, Essential Fatty Acids, and Biotin.  Bioflavonoids enhance vitamin C’s ability to strengthen blood vessels, and this encourages healthy hoof growth in horses. They are also beneficial for preventing illness or to restore the immune system after illness. Its natural antihistamine properties can also be useful for the allergy prone horse. 

Using Rosehips in Horses:

Rosehips are commonly used to make herbal teas, by boiling the dried or crushed rose hips for 10 minutes.  Use 2 tablespoons of berries per pint of water.  Always make sure to use rosehips that are clearly marked as being free from pesticides.  The tea can be poured over your horse’s meal once or twice daily.

As horses age, they are no longer able to manufacture vitamin C, so for senior horses, it is wise to supplement their vitamin C needs.  This can be done naturally with a daily dose of dried rosehips or tea in their meals!

*Rosehips are including in Ferrell Hollow Farm's Spring Herbal Blend which can be found at http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Middle Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. For more information on her equine business, including nutritional consultations and natural products, visit: www.ferrellhollowfarm.net

February 2012

 

NEW Calendula Balm

Inspired by the summer flowers in bloom at Ferrell Hollow Farm, a new natural product has been specially formulated and is available for sale:

Calendula Balm!

Cindy Daigre, owner of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Equine Senior Retirement Farm, is continually inspired by the beauty of the gardens she lovingly cares for and regularly creates unique herbal blends based on the plants surrounding her home. As with all of our products, only cruelty-free ingredients are used.

This product along with all of our natural care products, have been used with positive results on a variety of people and horses including those with sensitive skin conditions.

Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Calendula Balm is very beneficial for healing wounds and soothing dry or chapped skin in both people and horses!

Calendula Balm                 1 oz jar                     $8.50

Ingredients include Almond Oil, Calendula, Shea Butter, with a touch of Lavender.

Contact:  Cindy Daigre http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Calendula Balm 

Summer Herbal Blend for Horses

Ferrell Hollow Farm has chosen five amazing herbs to blend together for its Summer Herbal Blend.   It contains some of the best known herbs for addressing itchy skin, dull coat, runny eyes and mild digestive issues!

Used in conjunction, Calendula, Cleavers and Nettle are excellent to address dry, itchy skin as well as put dapples into a dark coat. Eyebright is useful for itchy, watery eyes, while Peppermint has a wonderful aroma and is beneficial to the digestive system for use in ulcers, colic or gas.

Summer 
The Summer Herbal Blend can be purchased at  http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Middle Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. In addition, she provides Equine Nutritional Consultations, has developed a specialized line of Natural Horse & Body Care Products, Herbal Blends and Seed Mixes for Horses, and has written several articles for Natural Horse Magazine. For more information, visit her website at www.ferrellhollowfarm.net or email her at cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com.

New Lavender Products by Ferrell Hollow Farm!

Inspired by the beauty of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s gardens, two new lavender products have been specially formulated, approved by our senior residents and are ready for market!

Lavender is a favorite for the herbal first aid kit and is excellent for cleaning wounds, stopping bleeding or for a relaxing massage. It speeds the healing process of wounds by encouraging cell growth. While Lavender has a very calm and soothing aroma which can benefit both the horse and owner when inhaling its fragrance, it’s typically used for topical purposes only and not given internally.

 

Lavender Wound Balm 2 oz

This balm was developed specifically for the healing of wounds.  It contains essential oils of Lavender, Rosemary and Tea Tree oil as well as lavender flowers from our gardens.  The rich, creamy base is very moisturizing and feels silky on the skin.

 

Lavender Spray 8 oz

A simple, yet effective blend containing lavender oil and flowers.  Use to clean any wound, delight the senses or calm a frazzled horse or owner.

 

Find all of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s specialized natural products at:

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

 

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Herbs for Horses Article

I am excited to share with you an article I've written for Natural Horse Magazine entitled: "Herbs for Horses, A Personal Perspective" released in the September/October 2010 issue!

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Coat Spray SALE!

It is HOT everywhere and the horses are feeling the effects.  The first thing I reach for to help them is Ferrell Hollow Farm's all natural Coat Spray.  It includes oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Peppermint with sprigs of fresh herbs from the garden.

Here are some good ways of using it:

  • Spray the horses chest and under the tail for a cooling effect
  • Spray fly boots before putting them on to help combat the sweaty grime
  • After cold hosing mist the spray all over for a longer lasting cool down
  • Spray on a brush to groom an itchy face
  • Inhale it's aroma and breathe deeply 🙂

The Coat Spray has been placed on sale for this weekend only–Friday August 13 thru Sunday August 15!

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Summer Herbal Blend for Horses

 Summer Herbal Blend

Ferrell Hollow Farm has chosen four wonderful herbs to blend together for its Summer Herbal Blend.  Not only is it very beneficial for the skin and digestive system, it is beautiful, aromatic and the horses love it!

Calendula is a beautiful golden orange flower that is widely used for all types of skin conditions.  It also contains anti-inflammatory, blood cleansing and antifungal properties.

Cleavers is often found growing in hedgerows and fields.  It is rich in silica and will help the coat and skin.  It is very useful for supporting the lymphatic system.  It will also help minimize fluid retention and soft swellings.

Eyebright is an astringent and anti-inflammatory herb.  It is excellent for any conditions of the eyes.

Peppermint has a wonderful aroma and is beneficial to the digestive system for use in ulcers, colic or gas.

Summer Herbal Blend can be purchased here:

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

 

Summer Blend photo
 

Horses Love FHF’s Natural Coat Spray!

This afternoon, at one of his many care checks, Haley moved off of his padded wall and I noticed that he was sweaty on the right hip area.  I decided to get the Natural Coat Spray from the cabinet and spray the sweaty area.  He turned and leaned back on his wall and since it was such a hot day I sprayed some more.  He turned and looked at the bottle as if to say–"hey ma–whatcha got there?"  I sprayed some on my hand and he proceeded to lick and lick and lick it off of my hand.  He then started to eat some hay while I finished spraying him with the Coat Spray.  He looked at me again and I asked him if he wanted another lick.  I sprayed more in the palm of my hand and again he licked and licked it off.  I told him what a silly boy he was 🙂

The chosen essential oils work together to provide a soothing and pleasing aroma, not to mention the benefits they have on the skin and coat. http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

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