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Essential Oils For Animals
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Essential oils can be used safely and effectively on your pets!
Keep in mind, animals vary in size, shape and sensitivity, so use common sense and always dilute essential oils for smaller pets (as you would for smaller people like infants). As with anyone using essential oils, do not put them in the eyes or ears. Be careful with high-phenol oils like Oregano and Thyme, especially with cats. Cats also strongly dislike citrus oils, so be cautious of this.
For smaller animals like cats and small dogs use 3-5 drops of essential oils with a dilution rate of 80-90%. This amounts to 1 drop of essential oil per 4-5 drops of carrier oil.
For larger animals like large dogs also use 3-5 drops. Dilution is not necessary, but it is smart to dilute at first when it comes to anyone using essential oils for the first time.
For extra large animals like horses use 10 drops. Dilution is not necessary, but it is smart to dilute at first when it comes to anyone using essential oils for the first time.
A great way to start out using essential oils with animals is by diffusing them so that they can get used to them. Observe how they react and when they get comfortable.
For animals with paws, apply essential oils to their paws.
For animals with hoofs, apply essential oils on their spine or flanks.
You can add essential oils to your animal’s food too!
Which essential oils and oil-infused products do I recommend for pets?
Animal Scents™ Shampoo cleans, protects, and conditions your pet’s coat without the harmful ingredients often found in pet care products. This all-natural shampoo contains five powerful essential oils, which are blended to gently cleanse, increase luster, and enhance grooming.
Animal Scents Ointment
Animal Scents™ Ointment is blended with Melaleuca alternifolia and myrrh, two of nature’s most powerful essential oils. It is a protective and soothing salve formulated for external use on animals. Typically used for minor skin irritations, cuts, and abrasions, the rich blend of ingredients is effective yet gentle and safe, so you can soothe your pets without using harmful chemicals or synthetic products.
Animals Scents Essential Oils
Animal Scents™ Care Collection supports the proper growth and normal lifecycles of a wide-variety of animals. Inside are six, formulated in appropriate strengths for animals, exclusive essential oil blends that address the most common animal conditions.
Animal Scents Oils Include: Infect Away, RepelAroma, Mendwell, T-Away, ParaGize and PuriClean
Where can you buy these products and essential oils?
I get them through Young Living for 24% off as a wholesale member. Young Living is the only essential oil company to own their own farms and be involved of the production of their oils from start to finish (seed to seal). They are of the highest quality, purity and potency. Read more about Young Living and how to order HERE.
*If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils.