I am well into my large number of reviews on the products from Equestrian Wellness. After using them all and also having extended conversations with Valerie, I’m even more thrilled to be featuring this fantastic company. Horse people…and even worse…horse people that are parents…are notorious for not taking care of themselves, and Val is out to change that for us! Focusing on a large gap in our daily lives, Equestrian Wellness tries to bring both healthy products and healthy lifestyle changes for us with her excellent blog and nutrition program. Thank you Valerie for sending us your wonderful products to try and spending so much time with us discussing wellness!
We’ve all been there…we open our tack trunk to be hit with a fowl odor. What is it? A dead rat? Spilled medication? Mold? What is it? And then you realize… that’s coming from your helmet liner. EWWWWWW!
This review is for one of the most basic products in her line, which will make a huge difference in your well-being (both by taking the stink away…and by keeping harmful chemicals out of your body). The Equestrian Wellness Essential Helmet Spray was aimed at giving a quick fix for riders with stinky helmets without resorting to chemical filled products like ….gasp…Febreze. Yeah…that’s a thing.
Just think about that…You’re spraying chemicals onto fabric…that you put on your head…and then sweat all over…and absorb all that chemically goodness into your skin. Sounds awesome right? Yeah…didn’t think so. Seriously, if you’re worried about chemical sunscreen absorbing into your bloodstream…you shouldn’t be spraying chemicals into your helmet. I mean…it has a product in it that is known to cause damage to vision. And you want to spray it on your head? Nope. Would you spray your horse with Febreze? I didn’t think so…
This is where Equestrian Wellness Essential Helmet Spray comes into play. It’s made of all natural, organitc, non-toxic ingredients (including lavender, lemon, lemongrass, rosemary, clove, cinnamon and eucalyptus essential oils in a base of distilled spirits and water). I mean…that almost sounds like a delicious cocktail…
Okay…so great. It’s better for you. Does it actually work? Absolutely. It takes the stink out of your helmet, inside of your boots, your barn cloths, your car, even your stinky self. Not be totally disgusting and overshare…but I haven’t washed my helmet liner since I got this bottle…what…6 months or so ago… And my liner smells clean. Seriously…it smells like it had a freaking spa day. It takes away stink AND several ingredients actually help deter the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria… Even better…it smells amazing…I mean…I would have no issue spraying myself and smelling like it all day. It’s yummy.
I gave a slight ding on quality and ease of use simply because the sprayer isn’t great. I have had trouble with the sprayer since I got it. I think it’s probably a one off issue, but since that was my experience, I couldn’t very well give it a perfect score it so very close to deserves. (note, Val is sending me another sprayer, so hopefully this is solved soon)!
Even better, in a pinch…this product doubles as a quick hand sanitizer!
I love the Equestrian Wellness Essential Helmet Spray and highly recommend it if stinky head (or feet…or car) is a problem for you!