How to Make Liniment for Horses

A medicated topical preparation for application to the skin, Liniment is an amazing thing when it comes to horses. Just like normal athletes, the racing horses can quickly develop sore muscles. This has particularly been observed in those animals, who regularly work either in the show arena or the roping ring.

It is not hard to save a horse from muscle pains. Liniment produces extraordinary results. It is highly recommended especially for horses with stiff or aching muscles. You can find multiple branded liniments in the market these days.

Firstly, these commercial items are too expensive and secondly, they contain synthetic compounds that can dull the skin. Therefore, one should always prefer to prepare liniment at home. Prepared from natural products, the homemade liniments are more effective as well as healthier.

Things Required:

– Wintergreen essential oil
– Peppermint essential oil
– Juniper essential oil
– Ginger essential oil
– Jasmine essential oil
– Epsom salts
– Warm water


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    First of all, you need to combine different ingredients. After mixing 20 drops of wintergreen with at least 10 drops of peppermint, add 10 drops of juniper.

    Your liniment needs a few more items. After properly mixing the first three ingredients, pour five drops of ginger and a couple of drops of jasmine essential oils. All these things should be mixed into half to one cup of Epsom salts.

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    Make sure that the oils are thoroughly dispersed into the salts. You may have to use a spoon to ensure a proper mixture.

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    It is the time to transfer the salt-oil mixture into a bucket of warm water.

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    The liniment is ready now. You just need to take a little mixture from the bucket and apply to the horse as a muscle wash. If prepared and applied properly, the results will be very quick and positive.

  • 5

    If you are interested in creating a gel liniment, you just need to make a couple of changes. Substitute aloe vera gel for the water and Epsom salts, and your amazing liniment gel will be ready within a few minutes.

    You need to mix the same old into the base of aloe vera gel. The material is ready to be applied on the horse’s muscles.

  • 6

    Another fine change is substituting the lavender or ylang-ylang oil for jasmine oil. Mix the oil either in the water or gel to prepare liniment for your horse.

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