Pets Benefit From Essential Oils

Woman touching white dog wearing brown jacket nose on beachHello, my name is Jeanie. I was invited to share with you about Essential Oils and how you can incorporate them into the life of your pet. May have noticed controversies over using Essential Oils for and around your pets. I hope through this, I can help you learn a little more about that.

First and foremost it’s important to know the difference in Essential Oils:.Dog & Cat with displayed Essential Oils brand Animal Scents

There are 4 types of oils on the market today. Most ones labeled “pure essential oils” or even “therapeutic grade” fall into the manipulated/augmented category because it is very common practice to remove heavier or “earthier” smelling molecules for a more pleasing aroma.

Authentic
Authentic essential oils are 100% pure throughout the bottle. There are no added synthetics or other species of oils. They make up the small minority of all essential oils on the market.

Perfume
You will often see an essential oil labeled as “pure” when they are not. There is a percentage of pure essential oil and a percentage of synthetic to enhance the final aroma. These types of oils often cause headaches and do not have any therapeutic action.

Synthetic
These “essential oils” are not essential oils at all. Because there are no labeling regulations on the term “essential oil,” full synthetic oils are able to be labeled as pure and sold to unsuspecting customers to increase profit. These often smell nothing like the original plant, but they can be very close, and that is why a consumer may not know they are synthetic and have possible severe negative reactions.

Manipulated Or Augmented
Perfumers are often hired by essential oil companies to help make the final product smell more pleasing and less earthy. They will take away some of the heavier molecules or add small amounts of another species to enhance the aroma.

Pets & Animals Cat Bird Dog Essential Oil Bottle Green Label
Are essential oils safe for my pets? Generally speaking, yes. However, animals are more sensitive to essential oils and some cats do not carry enzymes in their liver to process essential oils high in phenols, found in oils such as Clove. Treat animals much like you would a baby. Go low and slow. Pay close attention to their reaction. They will have a more physical and guttural response. Their sense of smell is more sensitive than ours, so a great way to introduce oils to your pet is to wear them on yourself and then approach them to see how they respond. They will let you know right away if they like it or not.

Always use a carrier oil, such as Grapeseed or Fractionated Coconut Oil when placing oils on your animal. Also, always have a carrier oil close at hand, should your pet respond in a negative way so as to dilute the essential oil more. One of the key factors in using essential oils on pets (and humans for that matter) is that you find a brand that is pure throughout the bottle.

Common ways to use essential oils on your pets is to dilute them in a spray bottle with distilled water to spray on their coat or use them with a carrier oil to rub on their paws. Some pet owners have found great success for stress management through the use of a cold water diffuser and 4-6 drops of calming essential oils mixed in the water.

TOPICAL DILUTION RATIOS FOR ANIMALSBrown White Chest Dog , White Cat, Green Yellow Bird Dilution Ratios Chart

Cats
For topical application, use only 1 drop with 5 drops carrier oil.
Rub on their paws, down the spine, on flanks, or on a specific location.

Small Dogs
For topical application, for every drop of essential oil, use 4-5 drops of carrier oil.
Rub on their paws, down the spine, on flanks, or on a specific location.

Medium Dogs
For topical application, use a 1 to 1 ratio. 1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil.
Rub on their paws, down the spine, on flanks, or on a specific location.

Large Dogs
For topical application, use 3-5 drops as directed on the label. Dilution is unnecessary unless directed to do so on the label.
Rub on their paws, down the spine, on flanks, or on a specific location.

Horses and Large Animals
For topical application, use 10 drops to start and as directed on the label. Dilution is unnecessary unless directed to do so on the label.
Rub on their paws, down the spine, on flanks, or on a specific location.

INTERNAL USAGE
Only use this method on larger animals. For Dogs, you may place one drop and mix into their food. For large cattle or horses, you may place a diluted drop (1 to 1 ratio) on the inside of their bottom lip.

Young Living Animal Scent

Young Living Essential Oils has created a line of products specifically designed for your pets! White Cat Yellow Green Bird Brown White Dog Tan Horse Essential Oil Bottle Green Label Digestive Support

Caring for your pets naturally is just a little bit easier thanks to Young Living’s conscious development of their Animal Scents Oil Collection. This collection contains 6 specially formulated oil blends to support animals on a wise spectrum according to their common animal needs.

The first three blends PuriClean, Infect Away and Mendwell were designed to work together to compliment each other on your animals.

Let’s take a look at each blend separately:

PuriClean is a 12 blend combination featuring Cistus, Citronella, Lavendin, Lavender, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Mountain Savory, Myrtle, Palo Santo, Patchouli, and Rosemary. This combination helps to cleanse and purify such as in minor skin irritations. This can be applied on location with the roller ball on top of an oil bottle of oil or added to spray bottle with distilled water for spritzing application.

InfectAway is a combination of Myrrh, Patchouli, Dorado Azul, and Palo Santo. Used to support skin and support the immune system of your animal. Add 2-4 drops to the animals coat or 8-10 drops to a spray bottle.

Mindwell is a 6 combination of Geranium, Lavender, Hyssop, Myrrh, Frankincense, and the exotic Hinoki. For support of the immune system and is also skin supporting. Apply 1-2 drops on location.

T-Away is an oil blend containing 27 oils, WOW! This one has Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Frankincense, Valerian, Black Spruce, Davana, Lavender, Geranium, Helichrysum, Citrus, Hystrix, Rose, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Angelica, Hyssop, Spanish Sage, Coriander, Bergamot, Lemon, Jasmine, Absolute, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Blue Tansy, Ruta, and German Chamomile. This blend can be applied for calming and occasional nervousness. Behind the Ears is a good place for application

ParaGize oil blend contains Anise, Cumin, Fennel, Ginger, Juniper, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Tarragon. This blend is specially formulated for digestive support on your pets. It can be applied over abdomen with a warm compress to push oils in faster.

RepelAroma oil blend contains Citronella, Idaho Tansy, Palo Santo, and Tea Tree oils. This one is invigorating and your pets will enjoy being outside when wearing. Can be applied to your hands and then to the Animal by stroking their back.

You will often see an essential oil labeled as “pure” when they are not. There is a percentage of pure essential oil and a percentage of synthetic to enhance the final aroma. These types of oils often cause headaches and do not have any therapeutic action.
 
Nervous about putting essential oils on your pets, then if you are feeling unsure, encourage you to ask your Vet. However, essential oil use on pets can be a wonderful experience in helping to enhance the health and wellness of your furry family.

 
Animal Scents OintmentAnimal Scent Essential Oil. Ointment jar with Green White Label

As you can see, this collection could be quite beneficial for supporting your large and small pets. Take caution with smaller animals and dilute appropriately. Check with your holistic Veterinarian if you have any questions.

Young Living now has a Veterinarian Council in place:

German Sheppard Dog at Veterinary Clinic

Dog licking a vet, isolated on white

The Young Living Essential Oils Veterinary Advisory Council provides valuable insight into the development of our pioneering essential oils and oil-infused products. This professional organization comprises prominent scientific professionals from around the globe, uniting years of experience in natural products. The council’s unmatched leadership, expertise, and passion for essential oil innovation are redefining the way the world thinks about wellness.

Animals and oils: What you need to know [Infographic]

Note: Jeanie Anstine is an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. Pampered Pet Sitting does not endorse Young Living Essential Oil products or the claims made by the author regarding benefits usage of Young Living Essential Oil products. For more information or order Young Living Essential Oil products email Jeanie: jeanieanstine@yahoo.com

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