How to Treat a Hot Spot Naturally

July 21, 2016

How to Treat a Hot Spot Naturally


Hot spots, also known as "summer sores" are skin irritations of the most annoying sort that can plague your sweet pooch, cat or horse. There can be many causes but most consistent in all cases is bacteria. I've safely treated my own dog's hot spots naturally for years with this simple essential oil blend partnered with a skin loving oil. Hot spots begin when your pet scratches or licks herself obsessively and chances are good that she's on her way to creating a wet scab on furry skin. Just like humans, any break in the skin no matter how minor can become a source of infection especially in moist locales from playing in the water etc. This is a hot spot, a bacterial infection, a summer woe. From personal experience, should you consult your vet you'll most likely be prescribed a synthetic anti-bacterial cream and quite possibly antibiotics plus an office visit fee. With an inexpensive blend of therapeutic essential oils and an organic, skin loving carrier oil you can provide your uncomfortable pet relief fast and provide superior healing long term. It's easy, safe and affordable!


All Purpose Healing Salve or Essential Oil Blend is my signature healing blend - it's an absolute work horse when it comes to antimicrobial applications. Both serve equal purpose and can be customized to your needs. The EO Blend can be made into a spray bottle application which I can tell you from personal experience when dealing with a squirmy 100 lb Newfoundland, a quick spray of All Purpose diluted with a skin loving carrier oil is a convenient application. A spray bottle protocol is really nice for sensitive to touch situation. All Purpose Healing Salve is emollient and spill proof and pre-diluted! This blend contains the following therapeutic essential oils: Lavender - Lethal to skin pathogenic strains (dermatophytes, candida/thrush), important oil for immunocompromised such as chemo, transplant or AIDS patients, boosts immunity, calming agent, analgesic, effective for lice. Melaleuca - Cure-all reputation, effective for dangerous microbial infections, capable of rupturing casing/cyst that protects virus from antibiotics, promotes absorption of nutrients, inhibits fungal growth, faster healing. LemonLemon is a great alternative for people sensitive to strong aromas like Melaleuca standing on it’s own merit as an anti-fungal. Lemon essential oil is a gentle detoxifier, germicide, and astringent. If you'll apply All Purpose Healing EO Blend in a carrier oil or the Salve topically and directly on hot spot 2x daily, you'll soon have a very happy companion!  I can say this with conviction because it's our farm/ranch go to for pets and, their humans. Also, and I think you'll love this, this pure blend of essential oils diluted with a carrier oil or blended in my salve is lickable but far from tasty. I've yet to need a "cone of shame" to keep my Newfie from licking her wounds and this includes surgical incisions. Remember, pure essential oils are absorbed into the skin rapidly, almost no essential oil residue will be left to lick but your pure carrier salve or oil will remain on the skin so please make sure that whatever carrier base you use is pure enough to ingest. If you have cats and are concerned about using this essential oil blend, please take a minute to read this article by Robert Tisserand about essential oil safety for cats.

    What can you do with this blend or salve you ask? Sanitize and moisturize. Keep your heels velvety soft this summer by applying All Purpose Healing Salve every night. It also makes a GREAT diaper rash salve. Soothes dry itching skin that may be allergy related. Super for sunburned noses of the canine persuasion!  Word to the wise, because this salve has Lemon in it your skin will be vulnerable to sunburn if you go out in the sun after applying, wait 8 hrs to be safe. Wound care to protect against superbugs. Pure essential oils are very sophisticated in preventing antibiotic resistance over synthetic antibiotics because of their almost 500 chemical constituents vs synthetic antibiotic's 7 or 8.  Additionally, because every growing year is different due to weather, drought, pests, stress or too much water the chemical constituents of essential oils will adjust as a result.  Mother Nature can outsmart a lab any day of the week. Don't miss out on the benefits this simple, highly effective healing blend brings to any home, farm or ranch. As I mentioned above, it's a workhorse, truly all purpose for animals and human alike.

    • 15 drops All Purpose Healing Blend
    • Organic carrier oil such as Rosehip Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Almond Oil
    • 5 ml roller bottle
    1. Add essential oil blend, top roller bottle off with high quality carrier oil. Use topically as needed.

    Recipe By: CampWander