With growing awareness about and popularity of Essential Oils, there has been concern about how or even whether to use them with our beloved pets. I have been using oils for over 7 years and have had pets all of my life. I grew up with horses. I absolutely love trail riding. I have done it since I was very little! I have also rescued and fostered dogs, cats, rabbits and even chickens. Oils have been used on all of them! I have seen some incredible results from these amazing little bottles of plant juice!
There has been extensive studying the use of essential oils alongside veterinarians and developed the incredibly safe and effective method known nowadays as Applied Zoopharmacognosy. From Greek roots: animal-medicine-knowledge. This method states that animals have an innate ability to know what they need for health. When working with essential oils, we use this natural instinct and allow the animal to choose what products they prefer. This method is safe, effective, and simple, and it strengthens the bond between you and your animal. You allow the animal to choose by keeping the lid on the essential oil and let them smell it. Their "choice" or a positive sign looks like prolonged sniffing, interest, or even licking indicates they like the oil and it can be used. A negative choice will be completely ignoring it, barely giving it a sniff or actual avoidance. It turns out that they've been caring for themselves long before they partnered with us! One of my favorite resources is LSP Animal Desk Reference. With this textbook I have learned so many different uses for all different types of animals. There's info about birds, cats, dogs, fish, horses, pocket pets, reptiles even livestock and wildlife!!
General Rules of Thumb! The three most important things when being cautious on behalf of your pet while using oils are to check the QUALITY of oil (not all are created equal), letting your pet CHOOSE, and providing an OUT. Cats should have carrier oil dilution, around 8 drops of carrier oil to 1 drop of EO. Dogs under 25 pounds should have 5 drops of carrier oil to 1 drop of EO.
To dilute an Essential Oil, I use V6 Carrier Oil!
As we know. Not all essential oils are created equally. When you shop with Young Living you are getting quality products backed by the Seed to Seal Guarantee that you won’t find anywhere else. This is the golden KEY with oils! You can expect that Young Living will provide you with only the BEST!
Plant material that is grown on beautiful farms that you CAN visit!
Sustainable farming and sourcing practices, providing the purest oil
Great care is taken to preserve and protect natural resources
Hand-weeded fields and ZERO use of pesticides
Rigorous testing on each batch by internal labs and third-party facilities.
Never any additives or fillers that are toxic.
And the best part… If the oils do not meet these high standards they are rejected and will not be bottled as a Young Living product. Young Living would rather have something go out of stock than let an inferior product slip through to us. It's rare to find a company with such high standards.
Now for the recipes!
Collar for Dogs
Mix in a bowl, put in your pet's collar, soak for 5 minutes, remove from liquid, and then let it dry before using.
Pet Odor Spray
4 oz spray bottle
Top with distilled water
Animal Scents T-Away promotes new levels of emotional freedom and joyful feelings.
Animal Scents Ointment is a protective and soothing salve.
Animal Scents Shampoo formulated to clean all types of animal hair.
Animal Scents Cat Treats the perfect addition to your pet’s reward system! Feed the treats to your cats daily as desired.
5–10 pounds: 6–9 treats
10–15 pounds: 10–14 treats
15+ pounds: Up to 15 treats
I would love to chat with you more about how I naturally support my animals! As well as show you how to get these product discounts and give you access to more education! To get started working with me at a discount -
Pup 5–19 pounds: 1⁄2 chew
Pup 20+ pounds: 1 chew
NingXia Red is a wellness-supporting superfruit with an incredibly high antioxidant rating. This dietary supplement helps support normal blood sugar levels, provides support for normal eye health, cellular function, and energy levels. It’s a supplement that provides overall support to your animal to help them be their best selves.
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