Essential Oils for Dogs
( Canine Aromatherapy )
I am pretty excited about essential oils for dogs. Well, I would be if I wasn’t so calm… (I just tried some myself.)
Last night I was reading myself to sleep. The last thing I read about was aromatherapy and essential oils for dogs.
As I read the list, I saw that Frankincense was good for the immune system and could be used on the skin to treat tumors and warts. This excited me. I knew I had some in the house and I hadn’t used it.
Helen and Moo each still have a lump leftover from last summer’s food and flea fiasco and Lily has little warts on her belly.
Could this help? Obviously I needed to do more research on canine aromatherapy.
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Never give your dog anything without knowing it’s from the right source. An example: bone meal for the garden and bone meal as a dog food supplement are totally different things. And be sure you know the correct dosage. Some very potent things come in teensie tiny packages.
So when using aromatherapy for dogs, be sure you use the right kind and a carrier oil if applying on the skin.
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This morning, as soon as the coffee was ready (yeah, I know its not good for me) I sat down with my book at the kitchen table and reread what I’d read last night. I found the bottle I’d bought for myself a year ago along with a bottle of scotch pine. I got on the website where I’d bought them to confirm they could be used on the skin since I had bought them for aromatherapy. Yes, certified organic essential oils and the process of extraction was steam distilled. This was good!
Time to learn more. The scotch pine was also good for skin conditions, plus it’s an immune stimulant and helps with stress and nervous tension. I scoured the website, finally landing on a page called “Carrier Oils”. It needed to be diluted using 1-3 drops of frankincense in 1-2 teaspoons of the hemp oil I had on hand.
Now I was really excited. I added both essential oils to my carrier oil using the lowest amount of frankincense and pine and rubbed in just a few drops behind Moo’s ear. (A place he can’t lick it off and a place where he can smell it.)
I then put five or six drops on ME. After all, I’d originally bought it for myself for other reasons, so why not try it now? It was time to get to work. I was going to write today about dog toxins but I was so excited over the idea of adding essential oils for dogs to my website, I was a little stressed out. My excitement coupled with the stress of what to do next had really gotten to me. . . and then it just melted away. I felt a calm come over my mind. It felt so good, I almost wished it was bedtime. I wasn’t sleepy, just relaxed. Guess which subject I decided to write about first?
If you are interested in exploring the use of essential oils for dogs, here is an eBook you can buy and read right now. It's called Aromatherapy For Dogs.
If you prefer a physical book to keep on the shelf, you can order one through Three Little Pitties Natures Sunshine Products along with all the oils you may desire. Start by typing 'Essential Oils Guide' into the search box there. Enjoy!
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