Tried and Tested: Botanica

Botanica International Ltd was established in 2005 to cater for the growing number of people wanted to use natural products. Since its inception, it has developed an extensive range of herbal products, all of which have been tested by a leading laboratory to ensure they are free from chemicals and toxins, that help treat common skin conditions experienced by themselves and their animals.

For the horse, Botanica’s Natural Herbal Cream can be beneficial on a wide range of skin conditions. And it could become your go-to product. It is advertised as a treatment for cuts, grazes, rain scald, mud rash, cracked sore heels, girt scaled and much more.

So when one of my horses came in from the field with a sharp looking cut to his hip it provided the perfect opportunity to try it out. Unlike some other creams, it is readily absorbed into the skin. With the claim of activating the healthy cells through the combination of herbal and the soothing properties of the natural oils I was surprised when it got to work on the cut so quickly. Using it daily, within a couple of days the wound had healed and you could barely notice it.

And it would be perfect for the summer months when flies are a nuisance to horses with wounds. That’s because the cream contains a natural insect repellent to keep the flies at bay allowing the wound to heal naturally without further irritation.

If you have a horse suffering from mud fever, then the Cleansing Wash and Natural Herbal Cream can be bought together providing you with a complete solution.

Botanica also has a range of products to help people with their skin conditions with its Botanica Eternal Youth Cream. As riders we are constantly exposed to the elements leaving our skin looking less than perfect – I am the first to admit it. But with a combination of vitamins, aloe vera and rosehip, this has made a real difference to my skin. It’s no longer dry and patchy and I have been less prone to any outbreaks of bad skin, which I particularly suffered from over the summer as a result of the hot weather. It also makes a lovely moisturiser.

Very rarely have I recommended products to others, but when it comes to skin care for both myself and my horses, I will definitely be telling them about Botanica.

For more information visit www.botanica.ie