Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My 1st Foster Kitten of 2014

Mittens is 8 months old and had been waiting to be adopted at Petsmart but got a runny eye so she had to come out and be quarantined.  

Runny eye cleared up almost right away but she's not a very big eater.  She IS a super lap kitten though!  She'd rather be petted than eat.  She kept trying to nurse on my sweater and my fingertips but when no cat-milk came out, she reluctantly went to the food bowls (wet and dry) and had a few miserable bites.  
Yeah, I know the secret for kittens that are weaned but still want some more baby time.  Yogurt.  I mixed a little yogurt with her canned food and suddenly I wasn't sure if she could breathe at the speed she was gulping it down!  And I make all my yogurt for 24 hours so no lactose which means no runny surprises in the litter box.  

I've been washing my hands after coming out of the quarantine room and thought it's a little easier to just use an anti bacterial gel.  Then I thought, well how hard is it to make?

Now this one is 
1 oz water
1 oz vodka
2 drops each of clove, rosemary, cinnamon and eucalyptus oils

Then there's this one
2 tablespoons unscented castile soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s)
1 – 2 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil (I used about 4 pumps from my Spark Natural bottle of FCO)
10 – 15 drops essential oils of choice (I used 5 drops Melaleuca and 10 drops Wild Orange)

But I think the soap will leave me sticky and the rest could just be too many ingredients.  And if that's just too many silly ingredients, am I just wasting my time?  So I looked it up.  Looks like the only real criteria is, "A product should be chosen that contains at least 60 percent alcohol."  Cool.  I have alcohol and coconut oil and I absolutely adore this scent.  I'll let you know how it goes.  Ideally, my hands won't dry out and no other cats get sick.

*Hand Gel Update*
60% alcohol + olive oil?  It's a flop.  The olive oil sinks to the bottom and doesn't stay mixed any longer than a few seconds.  I have a pump sprayer bottle and all I get is oil.  

60% alcohol + coconut oil?  Seems to stay mixed a little better.  

1 comment:

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Intresting, I can't wait to hear out the coconut oil/alcohol comes out..

btw, do you know you have word verification on your comments?