You love and enjoy your essential oils, but did you know your pets can to? Animals can benefit from essential oils just like us, but there are few things you need to know first. Make sure to dilute heavily with water or a carrier oil. Use in moderation and watch how your pet responds, each animal is different. Make sure to not place oils near sensitive areas like eyes, mouth, or nose.
Here are some ways our favorite 100% natural essential oils can be used to benefit your pet:
- Tea Tree Oil: Naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral. Ear health, sores, cuts. (Avoid using on cats).
- Lavender Oil: Ear health, healing, calming. Use to calm during separation anxiety. Rub on paws or apply to your hands and rub on pet. Apply directly to wounds.
- Peppermint Oil: Add a couple drops to water dish to reduce ‘bad breath.’ Good for arthritis and strains.
- Lemon Oil: Helps blood coagulate, so apply to any bleeding wounds.
- Organic Castor Oil: Shines coat, reduces anxiety. Used on 4H animals before show.
Here are some other great essential oil recipes for your pets:
- Bird Mist: 2 drops Peppermint, 3 drops lemon, & 4 drops lavender in a 4 oz. spray bottle containing distilled water. Helps birds maintain their health and gives the impression of being in a rainforest.
- Pet Deodorant Spray: ½ dropper Lavender, ¼ dropper Lemon, ¼ dropper Peppermint, 5 drops Tea Tree. Mix in an 8 oz. bottle containing distilled water.
- Animal & Human Allergies: Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint. Mix in even ratio (3 drops each). Apply topically to feet.
- Insect Repelling Blend: ½ dropper Lavender, ½ dropper Peppermint, ¼ dropper Tea Tree, 3 drops Lemon. Mix in an 8 oz. bottle containing distilled water. Adding white or apple cider vinegar at a 1:1 ratio with water adds additional repelling power.
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