I am disappointed in not being able to find anything about the skunk musk market. I was under the impression it was once a way for teenagers in Appalachia to make a little money. The skunk had its uses.
Skunk oil is the rendered fat of the skunk. Externally it has moisturizing properties and can be used to soften skin and as a chest rub. It was used internally for coughs, colds and croup, and for rheumatism and broken bones.
All our problems would be solved if only we would change our ways.
Post by Wheelgarden on Feb 18, 2020 20:14:52 GMT -5
I do know the smell carries for miles. And if you're unfortunate enough to run over a skunk with your vehicle, it's a real pain in the...nose. Repeated visits to the car wash. A dog of mine got sprayed several years ago, finding one wintering in an external (thankfully) garage...she had to endure tomato juice and lemon juice baths for a couple of days. We had to endure the process. Poor pup. She was not amused. We weren't either.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Post by breezygardener on Feb 19, 2020 16:04:47 GMT -5
While I've (so far) avoided getting "skunked", one of our dogs + my poor husband while walking the dog have been hit. After some research, I used the following recipe, which was developed by William F. Wood, a chemist at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California:
1. Bathe the affected pet or person with this liquid - avoiding contact with eyes - & leave on for approximately five minutes. 2. After about five minutes, rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.
The mixture should be used immediately after mixing and should never be stored in a closed container as it releases a gas that could break the container. It also may result in bleaching of human hair & animal coats, so be forewarned.
I didn't notice any bleaching on our tri-colored dog (or husband), but we did have to repeat the treatment several days in a row. Could still smell it on rainy days, but it did dissipate. Even soaked the dog's collar in it & it worked pretty well for that too.
**My body is a temple - unfortunately it's a fixer-upper.**