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Doris - I wanted to share how our puppy was healed from Kennel Cough when the anitbiotic they gave her didn't work! When we bought her she was already on an antibiotic for Kennel Cough so I continued it so that there wouldn't be any issues. However, it didn't do the job so we took her back to the vet within those first few days and they suggested we get more antibiotics. We've had such amazing success with the oils that despite her only being 3 months old at the time we decided to give the oils a chance. So glad we did!I had the tear pad about using essential oils on dogs and referred to the section at the bottom about Kennel cough. I only had Respiratory Blend at the time and so we diluted it with coconut oil and rubbed on all 4 paws about 4x a day and also diffused Protective Blend and Respiratory Blend in our diffuser throughout the day and night. We have to share this because within 2 days she was completely better! What an amazing gift we have in these oils!

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Gina - My dog seems to have allergies and licks and scratches a lot.  She had bumps on her skin under the hair on her chest and her under-belly.  After licking and scratching the bumps became infected.  We took her to the vet came home with antibiotics and steroids.  The infection got better, but the bumps stuck around and the licking continued. Because she is a water snob, I started putting lemon oil in her water to prevent the 'scum' that collects on the side of the bowl.  She drinks more water now!!  She isn't as picky about how long it's been in the bowl!! Also... the bumps are GONE!!  She still licks and scratches some, but not like previously.  I can't believe how the LEMON has helped!!!

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Garnet - I took my dog to be neutered and upon picking him up, I was told to keep him from licking the incision or being too rowdy.  I didn't want to have to put the "lamp shade" collor on him, so I put a few drops of Melaleuca and a few drops of Lavender into an equal amount of coconut oil. Twice a day, I applied the oils.  Not only did it keep him from licking the incision, the Lavender kept him calm enough to keep him from jumping around and tearing out his stitches.  And to top it all, when I took him back a few days later to have the stitches removed, the vet said that it was the best-healed incision that she had ever seen and that there was practically no visible scarring.  I am new to the (...) family, but I love learning new things like this!

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Garnet - One of our dogs has had seizures since she was a pup.  She has been diagnosed with epilepsy.  We have done a lot of things holistically to help her but finally this year had to revert to a synthetic drug after she had two sets of horrific seizures that wouldn’t stop.  The vet both times had to put her under and keep her for a couple of days.  It was so hard to see her go through this that we have talked about putting her down if the seizures return though we could hardly bare the thought. 

The last few days she has been sick, not eating and very lethargic.  Yesterday she vomited a lot and so I gave her Digestive Blend and Peppermint.  She didn’t throw up after the oils.  But in the middle of the night the dreaded seizures started again.  We have gone through this with her so many times through the years we knew exactly the symptoms and what was coming.  When it goes so far, we know it is going into one seizure after another and the only way to help her is to get her to the vet and put her under.   We always hold her and try to console her.      

My husband had her and said, “Here it comes.  This is going to be bad.”  I grabbed Frankincense and Lemongrass and rubbed a drop of each on each paw – in and around.  The seizure immediately stopped!  Then I gave her Lavender which calmed her down. 

We were both in awe the seizures stopped so quickly, especially after reaching the point of “no return!”.   She slept peacefully through the night and is fine today, no nausea, no seizures.   I am very grateful for these oils.   

Debbie (a few weeks later) - During Thanksgiving our dog had another cluster seizure.  We were in Idaho visiting family and she was outside and no one saw her start seizing.  We have no idea how long it had been going on when her sister made enough racket to call attention to the problem.  We got the dog in the house and as before, grabbed the Frankincense and Lemongrass and applied one drop each to her paw.  Immediately the seizure stopped.  Lest anyone question whether the last experience with the seizures and these oils was just a fluke, there can't be any question now!  These oils are amazing. The only downside for me is that people are sick of hearing me talk about them.  So THANKS EVERYTHING ESSENTIAL for providing a safe outlet for my testimonials.

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Laurie - A family that I have coached on health and nutrition for the past several years called me at 1 or 2 in the am with the entire family yelling and crying in the back ground.  When I asked what was going on the 14 year old daughter on the phone said "Max is dying!  He was in bed with me and started having a seizure.  Now he is stiff as a board."  Max is a weanie dog. I knew the family had recently received their Family Physcians Kit, I had then put Frankinsence on the back of his neck and on his chest.  I had them hold him with his spine against their sternum and find the dogs belly button and point a pointer finger right into where they thought his belly button would be.  I know this sounds weird but it helps the animal to receive some of your energy from your biofield.  I have used this technique many times in emergencies with my horses and clients.  He came out of it!  And has not had another seizure and it has been several weeks!

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Here are some important things to remember when you intend to use essential oils on your dog.

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  Dog’s sense of smell is extremely sensitive. Do not apply the oils directly on or around your dog’s nose or eyes. What smells good to you may be very irritating to your dog, especially if he cannot escape the smell. Try the bottoms of the paws (between the pads) or the ear flap or back of the neck.

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  Be cautious about using stimulant-type oils with your dog if she is pregnant, ill or epileptic. Research your oil for possible side effects before you use it.

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  Always dilute your oils and start with the smallest dose possible until you know how your dog will react. Test the oil by holding the bottle out for him and see his reaction. Let your dog decide if he wants the oil! My dog Willow runs to me when I use Grounding Blend and Frankincense and I always share with her.

The book, Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell, has the 20 best and worst oils for dogs. A few examples include:

Best: Lavender, Geranium, Basil, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Eucalyptus and Frankincense.

Worst: Cassia, Oregano, Birch, Camphor and Wintergreen.

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Ginny - With respect to using Melaleuca with dogs I would emphasize the importance of diluting it or even avoiding it. Unfortunately, people aren't diluting it enough and issues are happening. Here where I live, at least 2 dogs have ended up at the vet. One ended up staying overnight and almost died and the amount of melaleuca was a drop. There are numerous reports of melaleuca having a toxic reaction in dogs.

 

KC - Hi, I am new to oils.  I love them and use daily, but I have not used them on my animals yet. I think my dog has mange. Genetically she is susceptible to it, but has not had it since she was a pup. What do you recommend we use?

Liz - Reading about mange online, it's basically an abundance of mites on in/on the dog.  I would make an antibiotic roller for the dog: 15 drops each of the Protective Blend, Oregano, Frankincense and Fractionated Coconut Oil to fill a 5ml roller bottle.  Roll it on the pads of the dog's paws and on the problem areas every 2 hours.  Also, I would make another roller for "wound care" to roll on the problem areas.  Combine 15 drops each of Lavender, Calming Blend, the Anti-Aging Blend and Fractionated Coconut Oil to fill a 5ml roller bottle. You can also just use Anti-Aging Blend and roll it on the pads of the dog's paws and then on the problem areas.

 

Dennis - My dog has been having diarrhea, and yet she somewhat acts constipated at the same time.  I was wondering if anyone else has had a dog do this, and if they treated it with essential oils, and what they used? Any help or info would be awesome!

Mardi - I haven't had to deal with the particular issue with my dogs. However, my Papillion wouldn't let us pet or touch her on her back with out yelping and biting us.  I had read that Frankincense has help people with pain and so I dropped a couple of drops on her back, right on the fur, and within an hour she was a ton better.  I think you might try Digestive Blend on your dog. They are some much like humans and so this would probably help.  I would follow the protocol as if your dog was a child.

Carol - Digestive Blend works wonders.  What I do is let the dog sniff it, and then rub it on his/her belly.  I also put it in between my dog's toes.  Hope that helps

Amelia - I would suggest Digestive Blend as I see someone else did as well. Our Chihuahua has epilepsy and I use both Frankincense and Calming Blend on her daily...since doing this she hasn't really needed her meds and has only had one seizure and I believe it was because I had run out of Frankincense while waiting to reorder.

Our Pit-bull (yes we have both a Chihuahua& Pit-bull plus a Shih-tzu, go figure and ALL GIRLS...lol) had a tummy ache after being given a ham bone after Thanksgiving and we failed to only allow her to eat 1/2 of it then save the other 1/2 for later...anyhoo when she had this tummy issue I rubbed Digestive Blend on her tummy and it helped almost immediately. Also, at times she and the Shih-tzu are overly hyper at bedtime so I put a little bit of Lavender or Calming Blend on their ears or paws and it calms them almost immediately and in about 10 minutes they are asleep. I just treat them as if they are children as far as administering the drops etc.

Just as an fyi today I also used our Sanobella shampoo and conditioner on all three dogs and added a little bit of Lemongrass (just in case for fleas) and they really smell wonderful and their coats are very soft and beautiful...plus not much itching afterward, which is common and typically an issue with commercial shampoos etc. I know it's kind of pricey but I think I'll be buying these for not only myself but also my pets.

 

 

energy4life - I am a TRUE BELIEVER in the power of Protective Blend, more than ever before. I have 2 standard poodles who go regularly for grooming. In early April, the groomer found a large wart between the toes of one dog. It had sprung up within 7 weeks, as it had not been there at their last grooming. I started treating it with Melaleuca right away, to no effect. It did keep her from licking her paw, but the wart continued to thrive in its nice moist dark hiding spot. A few weeks after their next trim (last Friday), I noticed some bumps on my dog's face. Oh no! There were numerous little warts starting to sprout on her face! Must have been spread by the clippers at the groomer's... I called the vet and made an appointment for Monday.

Next I considered my oil collection, and grabbed the Protective Blend. Treated the foot with 3-4 drops, and dropped some (carefully) on each spot on her face. She had three treatments--once per day--before we got to the vet. As the vet examined her, I noticed that all the little warts on the face had dried up, and I was able to pick most of them off. The vet was impressed when I told her what I was doing. She agreed that I should continue to treat with Protective Blend and see what happens. I increased the treatments to 2 per day starting Monday. Yesterday, the wart was half its original size. Today, it is half the size again. Tomorrow, I fully expect it to be gone or close to it. The wart was HUGE! To give you an idea of the size, it would have been like the tip of your thumb including the nail. Yea Protective Blend!

 

Ashlie - I wish I had taken pictures of this.  Our dog had a growth all of the sudden on her ear.  It was crazy...it just appeared and it grew really fast.  I had heard from a meeting that someone had a growth on the back of their neck, and they weren't sure what it was, but they put Frankincense on it.  So I came home and told my husband about the Frankincense he started putting it on the growth on our dogs ear.  Within  2-3 days it turned black, and in about a week you could start to see it shrinking, and about 2-3 weeks later it was gone!  It was really amazing!

 

Betty - I have a friend who's dog has a problem with a toenail.  The vet says yeast and/or  fungus. The toenail is just flaking off and kind of disintegrating.  The vet said he might have to pull the nail and take the pad too.  My friend definitely doesn't want to go that route. I know you'll have an oil idea for that. 

Carol - I used Protective Blend™ for fungus on my Standard Poodle.  I used a few drops once per day.  It took one week for the fungus to shrivel up to nothing, and it was HUGE when I started.  She even had some small ones starting on her face, and those took only three days to dry up into scabs.  My groomer was so impressed that she got some oils. 

 

Julia - I used Breath for a dog that was having an asthma attach. It was a small dog I was dog sitting. The owner said later that the vet told them that small dogs tend to do that. I never heard that in my studies or in the 53 years of having dogs. Anyway, as this dog was gasping for air I am going.. Oh what do I do???? Breath came to mind so I put some on my hand and picked the dog up and held him to calm him down. In a matter of a minute or so he was breathing normally. I was relieved and grateful for the Breath oil and the knowledge that I have a tool to use!

 

Annalaura - Has anyone used oils on a dog that is very afraid of thunderstorms and can't calm down no matter what? If so, what oil or oils did you use? Lavender, or something else?

Jan - Try Calming Blend. The Dog Whisperer uses our (...) oils to calm down frightened dogs and he used Calming Blend on his show. I have used it on me to calm my cat down, just had it on my arms and hands. It worked like a charm.

Janine - I've used a combination of Lavender and Grounding Blend. One drop of each on a scarf around their neck.

Caroline - I have used Calming Blend on my little dog a couple of times, it helps a little, her breathing calms down but she still tries to hide during the storm.  The one night I put the Calming Blend on and put her in her crate with the door open and she stayed there and fell asleep later on and slept all night.  But I find every storm is different as to her reaction.

Lena - I have a Corgi and he's very afraid of thunder so when I know that it's going on I take my Calming Blend he lays on his back and I massage it on his underside up under his neck, paws and tip of ears.  He loves the time and I enjoy spending time with him.

Sharon - My dog is a bit on the hyper side when in the car and I find Repellent Blend calms her down.  I just open bottles of oil that I think may help and she "chooses" them.  Sounds weird but it works!  Dogs don't have their heads in the way.

Cats

Adele - Anyone know of any good resources for cats and EOs?

This is a question from my friend: Casanova, (her cat), had a big fibroid Cyst on his ear that was filled with a fungus.. Gross, I know! So, he doesn't have a tumor, or cancer. But, the fungus would be why his head still tilts, and can cause a lot of problems, too. If he goes on the medicine, it could mess up his liver. Does anyone know enough about oil of Oregano? Is it ok internally, and for cats?

Julie Ann - Melaleuca with massage oil on the ear with a swab and on it's feet.  It will lick it off its feet so that it is ingested.

Editorial note: An article below from Robert Tisserand (essential oil expert and author) states that his experience suggests that in moderate amounts essential oils may be used with cats. On the other hand I have received cautions and experiences from others that Melaleuca and some other oils can be very harmful. I do not personally know the answer but with our cat or any cat weakened by age or illness I would be cautious.

 

Jan - I read somewhere that citrus oils were toxic to cats. Does anyone have any information on this? Thanks

Kathy - I haven't used Melaleuca on my cat for that reason but I'm not sure if (...)'s would be safe but I'm staying away from it, I used Protective Blend instead and I think Oregano I would try but dilute it - it's very hot!  I diluted Protective Blend with 1 drop coconut oil and 1 drop Protective Blend, I probably would do 3 drops coconut oil to 1 drop Oregano and see how he does with that.  I just put it in the palm of my hand and rub their paws over my palm.

 

Editorial Note - I was interested in the variety of opinions about essential oil safety with cats and went to one of my trusted resources, Robert Tisserand. My conclusion from this is that using essential oils with cats, even neat, is safe if used in moderate amounts, ie 1-2 drops for wounds and diluted if treating wide areas for mites, fleas or ticks.

The following is lengthy but worth reading. This information taken from a 2012 article from Robert Tisserand entitled Cats and Essential Oil Safety puts to rest, in my mind, some of the worries about cats and essential oils. Here are some excerpts from this article:

"It’s true that cats are missing an enzyme (glucuronyl transferase) that humans do possess, and which is important in the metabolism of many essential oil constituents. Therefore, there is a theoretical risk of increased toxicity to cats.

Menthol, for example, is primarily metabolized (in humans and rodents) through glucuronidation, and toxicity testing shows that menthol is 3-4 times more toxic to a cat than a rat (Opdyke 1976). We don’t know for sure that the greater toxicity to felines is because of the missing enzyme, but it’s very likely. But, while 3-4 times is a significant difference, it’s not a massive one. I certainly don’t advocate dousing your cat in large quantities of neat essential oils – ever. And cats are quite susceptible to toxicity from nutmeg oil and tea tree oil. But, a small amount of any essential oil, and a moderate amount of most, will not harm your cat."

Robert goes on to talk about his cats Myrtle and Ziggy, ending with this comment,

"I did use tea tree oil on Myrtle once, when she had an infected puncture wound. I squeezed out the pus, and dripped one drop of tea tree oil into the hole. I repeated this treatment over next two days, and she healed up fine after that.

However, an “overdose” of tea tree oil could be lethal to a cat. A total of 60 mL of undiluted tea tree oil was applied to the skin of three cats, as a treatment for severe flea bites ... After intensive treatment two of the cats recovered and one died (Bischoff and Guale 1998).

The outcome is perhaps not surprising considering the very large amount of essential oil used, 20 mL on each cat."

He then goes on in some detail about pennyroyal oil and fleas and concludes the article with this summary,

"So we really don’t know what would be a toxic concentration to fleas, while being nontoxic to cats. My advice – tea tree oil is fine to use at up to 5% on cats, and pennyroyal at up to 1%. Whether these concentrations would repel or kill fleas I have no idea, but I would suggest not using pennyroyal oil as a pet flea treatment. Sensibly used, most essential oils are safe to use in pet grooming products."

His website then goes on with experiences of other folks that include:

  Two cats that were treated periodically for ear mites with 2.5% tea tree and olive oil and sprayed weekly with water and 3 drops of tea tree oil for years with no ill effects.

  Another cat was treated for “nasty wounds and ticks” with 1-2 drops of essential oils neat and is a very healthy 9 year old.

  Someone warned about Lavender oil being unsafe and that it might cause Renal Failure and another asked about a safe list of oils for cats to which Robert Tisserand replied, “I have never seen a “safe” list for cats, but I would also think about how much essential oil is being used. There is certainly no reason that Lavender oil would cause renal failure.”

 

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Tanya -
  I'm an IPC and a .... veterinary technician. I wanted to raise some concern about using essential oils to spray your pet for ectoparasites. All of the information I have regarding essential oils and cats seems to indicate that they are highly sensitive to pine, Melaleuca and citrus oils. So sensitive, in fact, that it could be toxic to them by prolonged inhalation or even small amounts topically. 

 

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Do not give or use Melaleuca or tea tree oil on cats, it is toxic to them! They do not have the same chemical makeup as dogs or humans so stick with Lavender or Protective Blend diluted.

 

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Kelly -
  We have heard a lot about the effects of essential oils on people, but I have had great results with Calming Blend on our cat when she was in a stressful situation.  The first time I tried using it on the scruff of her neck was when I needed to take her to the groomer because she was so matted.  Butterscotch is usually meowing and roaming around the car whenever she goes somewhere, and shedding like mad!! After a few drops of Calming Blend she just laid on my lap in the car!  When we got to the groomers she was so relaxed we actually had to turn her over to get to the other side!!!  It made the whole trip so easy!!!

A few months later we had a vet appointment so I did the same.  I have to say that I only used about three drops on the scruff again.  We had the same  outcome; she was so relaxed the staff at the office commented on what a good, calm kitty she is!  I told them about the Calming Blend and they were really impressed.  In fact, one of the office staff bought a bottle!!!

Horses

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Cat - I use my (...) essential oils on my horses as well as horses under my care.  I'm a barefoot trimmer, trainer, and riding instructor.  I've noticed that most horses quite enjoy Peppermint oil. So much so that you need to be very careful about holding the bottle when offering it to your horse to smell.  I also use Peppermint oil in my homemade fly sprays.  It seems to deter flies and has a cooling effect. I use a combination of Melaleuca and Lavender oil when dealing with any type of bacterial or fungal infection of the feet and skin, a couple of examples include thrush and rain rot. I also use the above 2 oils in my homemade fly spray as they also have insect repellent properties.  I've just ordered some Repellent Blend and can't wait to try that out in my fly spray mixture.  I use this fly spray when I'm trimming feet and it really keeps the flies away.  Owners are very surprised to see that it works so well and think it's funny when I spray myself as well! 

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Cat - I use my (...) essential oils on my horses as well as horses under my care.  I'm a barefoot trimmer, trainer, and riding instructor.  I've noticed that most horses quite enjoy Peppermint oil. So much so that you need to be very careful about holding the bottle when offering it to your horse to smell.  I also use Peppermint oil in my homemade fly sprays.  It seems to deter flies and has a cooling effect. I use a combination of Melaleuca and Lavender oil when dealing with any type of bacterial or fungal infection of the feet and skin, a couple of examples include thrush and rain rot. I also use the above 2 oils in my homemade fly spray as they also have insect repellent properties.  I've just ordered some Repellent Blend and can't wait to try that out in my fly spray mixture.  I use this fly spray when I'm trimming feet and it really keeps the flies away.  Owners are very surprised to see that it works so well and think it's funny when I spray myself as well! 

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Cat - I use my (...) essential oils on my horses as well as horses under my care.  I'm a barefoot trimmer, trainer, and riding instructor.  I've noticed that most horses quite enjoy Peppermint oil. So much so that you need to be very careful about holding the bottle when offering it to your horse to smell.  I also use Peppermint oil in my homemade fly sprays.  It seems to deter flies and has a cooling effect. I use a combination of Melaleuca and Lavender oil when dealing with any type of bacterial or fungal infection of the feet and skin, a couple of examples include thrush and rain rot. I also use the above 2 oils in my homemade fly spray as they also have insect repellent properties.  I've just ordered some Repellent Blend and can't wait to try that out in my fly spray mixture.  I use this fly spray when I'm trimming feet and it really keeps the flies away.  Owners are very surprised to see that it works so well and think it's funny when I spray myself as well! 

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Cat - I use my (...) essential oils on my horses as well as horses under my care.  I'm a barefoot trimmer, trainer, and riding instructor.  I've noticed that most horses quite enjoy Peppermint oil. So much so that you need to be very careful about holding the bottle when offering it to your horse to smell.  I also use Peppermint oil in my homemade fly sprays.  It seems to deter flies and has a cooling effect. I use a combination of Melaleuca and Lavender oil when dealing with any type of bacterial or fungal infection of the feet and skin, a couple of examples include thrush and rain rot. I also use the above 2 oils in my homemade fly spray as they also have insect repellent properties.  I've just ordered some Repellent Blend and can't wait to try that out in my fly spray mixture.  I use this fly spray when I'm trimming feet and it really keeps the flies away.  Owners are very surprised to see that it works so well and think it's funny when I spray myself as well! 

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Grounding Blend is a good blend to settle a nervous horse. For this and other emotional help consider rubbing oils on hands and then on the horses ears. And one of the best oilers I know who has a lot of experience with horses says citrus in any form is not a good thing for horses

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Tanya -
  The use of aromatherapy is more common in horses than in any other animal. I've produced the following information from the Modern Essentials book and Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell, for clients in the veterinary clinic to use for their horses. I hope it can be helpful to other horse owners as well.

How can essential oils benefit my horse?
       
Nervousness/anxiety relief
Training support       
Insect repellent
Parasites
Wound care, muscle care, fractures, hoof rot and infection care
Strengthen the human-animal bond

Which oils are useful to my horse?

Anxiety/Nervousness- Calming Blend, Lavender, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Juniper, Bergamot

Focus- Basil, Lemon, Cypress, Wild Orange

Hoof Rot- Blend 1 drop Roman Chamomile, 1 drop Thyme, and 1 drop Melissa in 1 tsp. fractioned coconut oil and apply on location.

Infection- Protective Blend

Leg Fractures- Ginger (dilute and apply with a hot compress wrapped around leg).

Muscle Tissue- Apply equal parts Lemongrass and Lavender on location and wrap to help regenerate torn muscle tissue.

Insect repellent- Repellent Blend

Wounds- Helichrysum

How do I use the oils on my horse?

Give your horse the choice. If your horse turns away from the scent of an oil, she may be telling you it’s the wrong oil. Never apply an oil directly to your horse’s nose...as it may be too strong and they will have no relief from it. Always dilute the oils with a carrier oil or cream.

Physical problems require topical use: 1-2 drops of EO diluted in 1 tsp of fractioned coconut oil or other carrier oil is usually plenty. You can reapply the oils as needed. The oils will follow the hair follicle up into the bloodstream.

Emotional problems are better tackled aromatically. Place a few drops in your hands and rub them together slowly. Cup your hands and hold them under your horse’s nose. If you have chosen the correct oil, you should see a difference almost immediately.

 

Other Animals

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Amy -
  In regards to using essential oils around animals - extreme caution should be taken when birds are involved. Tea Tree (or Melaleuca) oil is extremely toxic to birds (including parrots.) Inhaling, absorbing, or ingesting are all lethal. Pine oils can also be hazardous. Parrots are much more sensitive to inhalants than many other animals. The aromas of the oils can cause distress as well. If you are using oils near a bird, and the bird appears to be in distress, get the bird to fresh air immediately, and consult with your avian veterinarian. Essentialbird.com has some information on using oils near birds, but it is not a comprehensive site. (I do not represent the website in any way, I've merely stumbled across it in looking for resources in regards to parrots & oils.)

Everyday Example by Robert James

 

Diet and Nutrition great complements to essential oils

 

Science and Research what the research is saying

 

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