How to use essential oils...
There are three Schools of Application: 1. English Model: Dilutes a small amount of essential oil in a vegetable
oil and uses topically in massage. 2. French Model: Uses undiluted (neat) topical as well as internally 3. German Model: Focuses on the inhalation of essential oils Learn more on the variety of applications here. Young Living Essential Oils promotes the use of all three models mentioned above for the best possible results. I personally follow this recommendation and add Orange or Lemon essential oils to my drinking water, take Thieves in a capsule to protect myself from the flu & cold, and use them all topically for sore muscles, headaches, fevers, cuts, burns, bruises, and so much more. While Young Living Essential Oils are for human use, they may also be used with a variety of animals including dogs & horses and cats with caution. Use the following dilution chart as a guide: For Dogs: 0-10lbs 75% or more 11-25lbs 75% 26-45lbs 50-75% 46-75lbs 50% 76-90lbs 25-50% 91-150lbs 25% Over 150lbs 0-25% For Cats: 75-90% and Avoid Citrus and "hot" oils For Horses: minimal to no dilution I use Young Living's V6 mixing oil; however you can use extra-virgin olive oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil as well. Before applying an essential oil to your pet, I like to ask permission. To do so, I offer the bottle of oil with the cap on to the animal. If the animal moves away from, scrunches his nose, or squints his eyes, it may be too strong so I would then slowly acclimate the animal by putting one drop on a cotton ball and placing it in the room where the animal spends the most time for a few days and then try again. On the other hand, if the animal continues to sniff the bottle, licks the bottle, or tries to take the bottle in his mouth, I would then put one drop in my hand with the above dilution, rub my hands together three times in a clockwise direction and apply as per below. I like to apply the essential oils to the tips of the ears for emotional issues such as fear, anxiety, stress, phobias, hyper-activity, and so on. There are auricular points on the edges of the ears that correspond to a variety of emotions. They are similar to acupressure / acupuncture points. For pain, you can apply topically to the location site of the pain...i.e. the hip joints for a dog with hip dysplasia.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the life-blood of the plant distilled from leaves, flowers, trees, shrubs, roots, bushes, and seeds.
Essential oils were used by ancient Egyptians for religious rituals, treatment of illness, physical, and spiritual needs. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for health & wellness. It is extremely important to only use therapeutic-grade essential oils to be sure you are not getting any synthetic additives in your oils. I use only YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS on my family, my pets, and my clients because they are simply the highest-quality, organic essential oils available in the world. Every batch is tested for purity. Young Living Essential Oils is the largest producer of therapeutic-grade essential oils. Some uses of therapeutic-grade essential oils with dogs: 1. Pain Management 2. Worms & Parasites 3. Increasing Immunity 4. Non-toxic Flea & Tick Protection 5. Calming 6. Reduction of fear, anxiety, & stress - show dogs - dogs in kennels (boarding, shelters, etc.) - thunderstorm phobias - seperation anxiety - car sickness - vet visits 7. Kennel Cough 8. Upper Respiratory Infections