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What to Wash with Blanket Safe

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe products and how they compare to each other!

Blanket Safe Horse Blanket Wash French lavender, Blanket Safe Horse Blanket Wash Fresh Linen, What to Wash with Blanket Safe

Blanket Safe is not JUST for horse blankets! I may just blow your mind today, but it seems that there is a huge misconception about Blanket Safe. Did you know that Blanket Safe is NOT just for your horse blankets? It’s 100% true. So, let’s break it down and discover what we can wash with Blanket Safe.

We have some amazing products for your Fleece & Wool, and some awesome Fly Sheet washing power, but there is more! Blanket Safe is not only safe for washing your horse blankets and fly sheets, but also your saddle pads, wraps, over-reach boots, washable girths, dog beds, pet toys, lycra mane tamers, halters, leashes, and So. Much. More.

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe products and What Blanket Safe Can Wash

What Can You Wash?

  • Blankets/Turnouts
  • Fly Sheets
  • Saddle Pads
  • Wool, Sheepskin, and Fleece Accessories
  • Wraps
  • Over-reach boots
  • Washable Girths
  • Shoulder Guards
  • Lycra Mane Tamers
  • Dog Beds
  • Leashes/collars
  • Harnesses
  • Pet Toys
  • …WE HAVE A WASH FOR ANYTHING WASHABLE
RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe products and how they compare to each other!

Conclusion

We hope that this helps you open up your horizons with new washing opportunities! Remember Blanket Safe can be used on just about everything washable, including dog beds, toys, horse and pet accessories, or even your own washing! Use Fleece & Wool wash for all of your wool and sheepskin washing, especially!Fly Sheet Wash can be used on anything that does not have a waterproof coating. So feel free to use fly sheet wash on wraps, boots, washable girths, saddle pads, fly sheets, lycra slinkies…but avoid using on Blankets and Turnouts! And Yes, go ahead! Add some Blanket Safe to your spot cleaner and clean those floor mats and dirty truck seats! If you are looking for some quick tips in achieving fantastic results, make sure to check out this post.

We would love for you to join our equestrian family on Instagram, Facebook, and even YouTube (We have some exciting plans coming your way!)

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Have an Awesome Ride! xx

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Women in Equestrian Business- Melodie Weintraut

RugSafe USA, llc dba Blanket Safe features Melodie Weintraut Bays4DaysCrochet
Melodie Weintraut of Bays4DaysCrochet by RugSafe USA, llc dba Blanket Safe

I am so excited to feature this next amazing boss lady in our Women in Equestrian Business post. Melodie Weintraut, like myself is a mom, a girlfriend to her awesome husband and a professional adult amateur. She works her booty off as a professional poultry inspector, and has grown a successful and creative business, Bays4DaysCrochet. PHEW!

I met Melodie a few years ago. Outside of the business world; her positive, realistic, down-to-earth personality was a breath of fresh air! Now my horse is decked out in his gorgeous grey, black and bling bonnet. All of her products are made to order, to match your colors, your horse, and your style. Melodie has such a fun spunky style, this post is sure to relate to you, make you giggle, and/or make you scratch your head. Either way make sure to check her gorgeous pieces of work out at Bays4DaysCrochet, she wont disappoint!

About Bays4DaysCrochet

While Melodie waited to land her first “big girl job”; she taught her self to crochet (thanks to YouTube). She took that new found love of crocheting to make her own horse bonnet design. Melodie’s logo however was created by her husband. After a rough day at Grad School, he created this Tim Burton-esque picture of Quincy (her heart horse). After mastering her own pattern, she released Quincy to strut his stuff down the barn aisle…and if you’ve seen the bonnets Melodie creates, it is no wonder that barn friends now had bonnet envy! Melodie’s style is unique and her pattern and logo are 100% her own. She makes that entire bonnet without making a single cut (besides the final cut).

While Melodie claims she isn’t the “typical” people person; she can definitely strike up a connection with pretty much anyone who talks about animals. She loves talking to people who are designing their bonnet, discovering colors they love, what colors bring out the eyes of their chestnut mare, adding personalized ears, and grasping the ideas of what you as a horse owner, lover, and rider would dream of if you are to get a bonnet. However, it wasn’t all horses, unicorns and pink bonnets. Melodie noticed that other creators were pricing themselves very low. However, while Melodie’s prices would not be that low, her prices reflect the hand made work, dedication, and passion that she crochets into every inch of the bonnets she creates.

Melodie realizes that not everyone appreciates the justification of her reasoning, but she believes that while money doesn’t grow on trees, her time, quality and customization doesn’t either. In 5 years, Melodie would love to see some her teens/young adult audience sporting her bonnets at some major shows. “It would be so cool to hop on Facebook Groups, Eventing Nation, etc and seeing a pair going out, being successful, and wearing my product”. But before then, if her amazing bonnets can just continue to pay her monthly feed bill, she will continue to do a happy dance.

About Melodie Weintraut

Melodie, her family and her business are all based on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore #madeinMD. She has always loved horses, however didn’t start riding until she was about 18, her Freshman year of college. Currently she is dancing around the sandbox with her OTTB, Hokie (yes….a good old VT Grad), and Pixie, her 11 year old Oldenburg pony. Along with her 2 equine friends, she raises rabbits, has 3 dogs and 2 cats! Melodie is totally a unique chick, not only is she down to earth, but she is also honest…to a fault. If you don’t want her honest opinion about your horse, don’s ask her for her thoughts #warning.

Let’s Get a Little Personal with Melodie Weintraut

What is something not everyone knows about you? Melodie applied to vet school 15 times, over the course of 3 admission cycles, Not once was she asked to sit for an interview.

What is something you would tell your younger self? “I’d tell myself not to worry so much about things. I used to have anxiety with my old horse, about things that hadn’t happened/things that never came to pass. Looking back, I should have just ridden the horse I had”. Other than that, she would also tell her younger self to not put up with bully trainers.

What mantra you live by? Don’t focusing so much on making a living, that you forget to make a life.

What is the last show you binge watched? “I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, but I am currently listening to Crime Junkie, and Up and Vanished podcasts.”

What is the last book you read? She’s not sure. “Other than baby books for my adorable daughter. Other than that, no clue.”

What is your favorite word? Tedious

What profession other than your own would you attempt for a week? A Veterinarian

What is your favorite food? Wawa Soft Pretzels and Pepsi

How do you take your Coffee? With a LOT of International Delight Creamer #butt-ton

What is something you want people to remember about your brand? There is a real human, mom boss, behind the bonnet that makes your horse looks amazing! Melodie is the only one, crocheting the body, tucking in the ends, sewing on that bling, and cutting out the ears and vinyl, and pressing it on. A real person is messaging you back and forth about time lines so you can get your bonnet in time for your big show.

In Conclusion with Melodie Weintraut of Bays4DaysCrochet

Melodie is no stranger to working hard, facing setbacks, and changing dreams; so she has become used to the idea that maybe the universe is trying to tell her something. Instead of making her dreams a possibility, she makes your bonnet dreams a possibility. She handcrafts and designs each one from scratch and Melodie puts her heart, her love, and her best wishes into each custom bonnet for your horse. Never once has she been afraid of failure, but faced it head on and made a decision to continue on. If you haven’t met Melodie, or seen her designs you are missing out. I can tell you from experience, when putting one of her bonnets on your horse, you will be proud; just like she is with each of her products she mails you with love.

We hope you join us next time for another look inside the life of another woman behind an amazing equestrian brand. Discover her dream and the adventure she has experienced. Until then, find more posts like this one, HERE.

Follow Melodie at Bays4DaysCrochet, Find Bays4DaysCrochet Bonnets Here!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Blanket Safe's Frequently Asked Questions
Blanket Safe Horse Blanket Detergents, Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the answers to some of Blanket Safe’s most frequently asked questions. Many of the questions asked are easily answered on BlanketSafe.com, however, let’s dive into some of these questions, and get you answers quickly! If you think of a question that is not here, please contact us. Let us know your question…and you never know, your question may get featured on this page!

How many washes can you get out of a 32oz bottle?

Our washes are done by loads, not by amount of blankets. It is recommended to use 6oz-8oz of wash per load. More or less depending on the amount of blankets being washed in the machine, and amount of soiling. While we say you can use more or less as needed, we never recommend more than 8oz of wash. Therefore, you should get at least 4 loads of wash completed.

As a reference, I only use approximately 4-6oz of soap per laundry load. I am able to wash: 2 average size heavy weights, or 3 average size mediums, or 4-5 average size light weight blankets in the machine at a time. So therefore, I am able to get 5-8 loads of wash done with a 32oz bottle.

How many blankets does a 32oz bottle of Spray-On Water-repellent treat?

It should treat at least 4 blankets. It greatly depends on the size of the blanket you are treating, and since everyone has a range of blanket sizes, it is hard to be specific. Blankets should be freshly clean, and damp (but not soaking wet, as you don’t want your solution running off) when being used. Spray onto the blanket until thoroughly coated, let dry and cure…which may take up to 72 hours to achieve full results. Then store away for the season until ready to use.

Does the Fly Sheet Wash have fly repelling properties?

NO. The fly sheet wash is different than our regular Zesty Lemon wash as it has added natural cleaning boosters. We were able to add these cleaning boosters since fly sheets do not have a water-repelling treatment which we work so hard to protect with our regular washes. Fly sheets are also challenging to get clean, so we have added a natural, gentle dirt cleaning booster made of soy. There are NO peroxides, NO bleaches, NO whiteners, NO “oxygen” powered boosters. Washing in cold water is still recommended, as we recommend with all pet/horse wear. Our fly sheet spray however, is a fly repellent that works by spraying directly onto the fly sheet.

*We have not tested this product on turnout sheets or blankets with waterproofing. While we believe it would be safe, we do not recommend.

What kind of horse or pet wear can I wash?

(Almost) Anything that is washable, by hand or by machine can be washed in Blanket Safe. It can be safely used on fly sheets, horse blankets (stable and turnouts), wraps, boots, washable girths, saddle pads, fly masks, your blankets, fleece and wool, dog beds, your cloths, it can be added to spot cleaners and you can clean your truck carpets. The uses are endless, want to put in a spray bottle and use as a fabric cleaner…go for it.

Once dry, Blanket Safe is considered hypoallergenic. We understand that horses are always trying to prove us wrong, and we always have that one horse that is allergic to the air it breathes, so we like to say “considered” for that one rare horse.

How can I get better results when washing at home?

Check out this article . This quick read will break down how we recommend using Blanket Safe and washing.

How Can I wash my Horse Wear?

You can wash your horse wear by hand or by machine. We find that it works best in an industrial strength machine that can be found at a laundromat. (please be considerate, spray off any excess dirt or mud before using a laundromat). On a positive note, the anti-bacterial properties of Blanket Safe works to clean the machine as well after use.

Some people may chose to wash horse wear by hand, or in a muck tub. I suggest using this awesome tool HERE to help you do that!!

Will my Horse Blanket be Waterproof after using Blanket Safe

Depends on what you consider Waterproof. Blanket Safe products are designed to treat breathable fabrics, and keep those breathable fabrics functioning. We do not use wax or silicone ingredients, so what our products do is coat the individual fiber, rather than coating the entire fabric as a whole (like a shell).

Because blankets are made from breathable fabric, it makes waterproofing VERY Difficult, and pretty impossible if treated with the correct product, and safely. What Blanket Safe products will do is increase the amount of time that a horse blanket can be in the wet before the blanket starts absorbing water. While the top layer may appear wet, most turn out blankets are also equip with an inner waterproof barrier to help slow the process. Blanket Safe products will help to keep that barrier intact as well. We like to relate the waterproofing of a horse blanket, to that of a fire door. A fire door is NOT fireproof, but it will increase the amount of time you have to get out in an emergency situation, before that door is engulfed.

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Get Your Horse Blankets Cleaner

How to get Horse Blankets Cleaner with Blanket Safe Horse Blanket Washes and Soaps. Blanket Safe Horse Blanket Services, Blanket Safe Horse Blanket hardware

Over the course of a week, I get many messages asking “How can I get my horse blankets cleaner?” or “How can I get better results?” So let’s discuss ways you can get your horse blankets cleaner! First, have you checked out this post on how we suggest caring for your horse blankets and pet wear? If not, check it out HERE but make sure you come back to finish this one too! If you have read that, and you’re still scratching your head…keep reading.

Best Ways to get your Pet Wear Cleaner

Wash your pet wear as soon after your pet wear is soiled or removed for the season. Leaving urine, mud, and grime set into fabrics only makes it harder to remove residues once dry. Also, leaving urine and mud on a horse blanket will only degrade the fabric AND the factory applied waterproofing. If weather is still not steady, try hosing off dirt, manure, grime. Then wash when weather is steady enough to fully wash, waterproof and put away for the season.

Use a washing machine that is large enough and strong enough. If your machine isn’t large enough or strong enough for your horse wear to move, and scrub , you’re not going to get it super clean. There needs to be enough space in the machine for your horse wear or pet wear to move around and allow water and soap to get into all the folds, as well as to allow all the water and soap to escape. A good hint that the machine may be too small, or over crowded is if you notice marbling or streaks of dirt that remain after washing. Try washing off your horse wear with a hose and a gentle scrub brush before washing in a household machine.

If you notice stains before washing, or have spots that did not come clean. Rewashing is typically not needed if your machine is strong and large enough. But even if your horse wear is getting washed as soon as possible…sometimes stains or tough spots are inevitable. If you have known stains, make sure you pre-treat the spot with a little soap, scrub it in and let it sit for a few minutes. If, when you remove an item you find that you have marks, try applying soap to the area while wet, scrub, and wash before it dries. It is important to know that we do not consider Blanket Safe a stain fighter. Many of the harsh chemicals in normal detergents or stain fighters have been removed from our products to allow them to be safe for the waterproofing, and animal. Try pre-treating or re-treating, gentle scrubbing and washing/rewash.

Dirt remaining in webbing nooks and stitching. In the grand scheme of things this isn’t a big deal. However to get these areas cleaner or whiter on some of the webbing there are somethings that can be done. Usually, a gentle power washing of the binding, webbing, or straps will work to remove any ground in dirt, grime and manure. **Please note, this is not a suggestion to power wash the entire blanket. Doing so may ruin fabric and waterproofing.

Make sure you’re using Blanket Safe. Blanket Safe is unlike many other horse blanket washes. Designed specifically for horse wear and pet wear, Blanket Safe is a safe and effective alternative to laundry detergents or chemicals. It is a unique wash that safely cleans without harsh chemicals. Blankets and animals need specialty care, as to not irritate skin, ruin fabric, eliminate waterproofing. But washes must still effectively remove odors, dirt, and grime. Blanket Safe works best on the modern day fabrics used for pet wear, odors and waterproofing, without having to use more soap than expected, and without causing damage. Plus, sensitive skinned animals are safe with Blanket Safe! Try using Blanket Safe in cold water for best results, and using while dirt, and grime are fresh. Looking for more information on Why Blanket Safe is important? Check here

Summary of How to Get Horse Blanket Cleaner

Make sure you are washing your horse wear as soon as it becomes soiled, or ready to put away for the season. Use a washing machine that is large enough and strong enough will help get your investments cleaner…the first wash. Pre-treat/re-treat, scrub, and wash/rewash any set in stains. Don’t forget, Blanket Safe is not considered a stain fighter. Blanket Safe does not use harsh chemicals that are often known for stain removing. A gentle power washing to webbing, binding, and straps may help to get out all the ground in dirt, and grime. By using Blanket Safe, you will protect your expensive investments, clean them effectively and safely, and make sure that your beloved friend’s skin is not at risk for getting irritated. Have more questions? Message me!