I've been pondering on an idea for a while now and wanted to run it by you all. Currently when I milk I'm using unscented baby wipes for the udder wash, I then milk by hand, then I wipe the udders again with the baby wipes and udder butter the udders up. I've had great luck with this method and have never had any cases of mastitis or anything, but I always worry because so many people/websites say teat dip is a must. We don't live in a big dairy area, so dairy supplies are hard to come by unless you order online and I don't like to have to order online if it's something I'll need on a regular basis. So I researched teat dip's that you can make yourself and mostly came up with the bleach water solution or iodine solution as a teat dip. Then I came across tea tree oil, it is an antibacterial,disinfectant,antifungle, and anti inflamatory. One blog I ran across made a teat dip out of it adding a few drops to water, but the smell of the tea tree oil was so strong and I worried. So was thinking could I add a few drops to the udder butter mix up good and this work as a udder butter teat dip combo?