Dr. Hess Udder Oinment

As a hand quilter and as person who cross stitches (in my spare time…) my fingers get pricked quite a bit and it just a part of the trade. When it has been a while, and I go back to it, there is always a day or two of sore finger tips until I can get a bit of a callus to protect it. Yet all the time, my saving grace for pain has been udder cream. I first discovered it in the check out line at a craft shop and now I cannot hardly live without it. Just rubbing a bit on my finger tips is all I need and I receive extreme relief. In years past I have always used the brand Udderly Smooth Udder Cream and I love it. But just recently thanks to ChicExecs I discovered Dr. Hess Udder Oinment.

“Simply the best healing skin cream I have ever used! Thank you for bringing it back to the market!” recently commented a believer of Dr Hess Udder Ointment’s amazing healing properties. For over 100 years, Dr. Hess Udder Ointment has been providing relief for all skin needs including dry skin, chapped lips, cracked heels, diaper rash, athletic chafing, eczema, burns, abrasions and more. Originally developed for cow’s udders in the early 1900’s, farmers were soon remarking on the incredible healing effects it was having on their own worn and weathered skin. This soothing ointment soon became a staple in medicine cabinets across the country. Dr Hess Products also expanded the product line adding a soothing diaper rash formula, Dr Hess Udder Ointment for Baby Butts, as well as the healing lip balm, the Dr. Hess Udder Stick. Read customer testimonials of Dr Hess Products “miraculous” healing on our website www.udderointment.com.

Dr. Hess Udder Oinment differs from what I am used to with Udderly Smooth Udder Cream, but I think part of that is because I am used to a very creamy cream as this is more of an “oinment cream” it has more liquidity to it. But it works and the mint smell is ever so relaxing.

Company Overview:

In 1893, Dr. Gilbert Hess, having trained and received degrees both as a Medical Doctor and a Doctor of Veterinary Sciences, teamed up with Ashland, Ohio business man J. L. Clark and the business of Hess & Clark farm remedies was born.

Hess was the inventor and remedy developer and Clark was the salesman; and oh, did he sell! The duo became almost instantly successful due, in part, to Dr. Hess’ education, projecting superiority over inventors who produced “unscientific” medications, and Clark’s outstanding marketing skill, leaving free samples with owners and farmers which ensured later sales.
By 1897, the company had begun building what was to become one of the largest factories in Ohio and by 1915 employed 260 workers and 30 full-time salesmen. The two men became wealthy and used this wealth to benefit their community; building a hospital, starting a student endowment, supporting the County Children’s Home, the American Red Cross, and several other local charities.

After the deaths of Dr. Hess in 1923 and Mr. Clark in 1942, the company of Hess & Clark continued but was finally purchased by Vick Chemical in 1955. Over the years several subsequent buyouts have occurred.
One of the best known products ever produced by Hess & Clark was Udder Ointment. Originally developed for treating chapped teats and udders of dairy cattle, farmers were soon remarking as to the healing effect it had on their own hand

s. Chronic dryness and cuts were quickly healing on both cow and farmer. Udder Ointment was widely used as both a veterinary remedy and a home remedy all across the country.

With each buyout of the Hess & Clark product line, Udder Ointment became more and more of a tangent product with each business focusing more and more on chemical production such as pesticides and powder treatments. Finally, in 1999 ( approx.) the production of Udder Ointment was discontinued completely. When the formal announcement was made, pleading calls from around the country riddled the company with testimonial after testimonial of Udder Ointment healing not only skin abrasions and dryness but burns, bruises, and especially effective on diaper rash!

Products:
Dr. Hess Udder Ointment – The original Udder Ointment! This 2 oz of soothing ointment has been used for over 100 years to provide quick relief from dry skin, cracked heels, chapped lips, chaffing and more! Available in .25, 2.0 and 6.0 Jars

Dr. Hess Udder Ointment for Baby Butts – Dr. Hess Udder Ointment for Baby Butts will sooth and relieve your babies diaper rash keeping your baby “udderly” happy! Available in 2.0 jars

Dr. Hess Lip Balm – Known as the “Udder Stick” is a soothing Lip Balm for dry and chapped lips. Based upon the original formula and with added sunscreen the Udder Stick will keep your lips protected and “udderly” smooth!

It is neat to me that in the Udderly Smooth company has been around for thirty years, yet Dr. Hess has been available for over a hundred! The years obviously speak truth that their products are great and have lasted the test of time. Apparently this is the good stuff. 🙂 Though my purpose in using it is for my chapped and cracked finger tips, this is what many people have relied on over the years for skin dryness to cuts and burns and I’m even reading that some people use this for diaper rash, chafing, and cracked feet.

In the information that I was sent with my great samples of Dr. Hess Udder Oinment I have read that there is only one non-natural ingredient, petrolatum (same as Vaseline) that has a characteristic of rising to the surface of the skin acting as a protectorant against further damage allowing the skin to heal. The other fact that I read that makes me happy is about lanolin. As a breastfeeding and cloth diapering mama, I have become very familiar with the benefits of lanolin both for cracked and sore nipples as well as water proofing (per say) wool diaper covers. Dr. Hess Udder Ointment is based heavily in Lanolin, as it is hypoallergenic and bacteriostatic. The paperwork states that this grade of lanolin can also be used to treat chapped lips, diaper rash, dry skin, itchy skin, rough feet, minor cuts, minor burns and skin abrasions.

Dr. Hess is different from what I am used to, but I love it. I just have to remember not to use as much, because a little will go a very long way when I am just working on my finger tips. Yet is so great to know that there are so many other uses that I had not realized. I’m quite certain that Dr. Hess products have found a permanent place in our family medicine assortment. Looking around their website I was delighted to see that you can also get some Udder Ointment in 4oz tubes that would be great for the purse or diaper bag (or cross stitch basket) as well as four different flavors of lip balm in an Udder Stick.

Right now you can head on over to their website, join the newsletter mailing list and receive a free sample. I strongly suggest you do so!! You can also buy their various products right from their website.

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her Kindergartener AppleBlossom, newborn Almond Blossom (the boy!) and toddler OrangeBlossom in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.