‘Must have’ safe essential oils and recipes for your dog’s needs.
Essential oils are not just for humans but you do need to be careful using them with your pets. They can help a wide variety of dog health issues like flea irrigation, anxiety, motion sickness, pain relief and many more.
Pet guardians always say “my dog is like family” so it makes sense your dog get the same healthy natural treatments as your family. Make sure to get ‘real’ quality oils just like you do for yourself. There are lots of essential oils that can be helpful so here are just a few ‘must have’ oils and a couple of recipes to get started.
Check out these oils and recipes for your dogs health and healing. Share what works for you.
||Properties & Uses
||Anti-inflammatory, tonic, with moderate antibacterial effects.
Good for dry, flaky, sensitive skin which is prone to infection.
Can rejuvenate and stimulate tissue regeneration, thus effective for scar healing.
||Antiseptic, tonifying, circulation-stimulating.
Good for skin and coat conditioning and dermatitis of all types.
||Antispasmodic, analgesic, nerve-calming.
Good for soothing the central nervous system.
Effective for relief of muscle pains, cramps, teething pain.
A “must-have” oil for dogs!
||Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, regenerative effects; extremely therapeutic.
Excellent for skin conditions and irritations (e.g. eczema).
Effective for healing of scars and bruises.
Effective for pain relief.
||Very safe and gentle, antibacterial, anti-itch, nerve-calming.
Good for many common animal ailments, e.g. skin irritations, first aid.
A “must-have” oil for your dog!
||Antihistaminic, powerful antibacterial properties, yet less likely to cause irritation than Tea Tree.
Good for ear infections and skin problems caused by allergies.
A “must-have” for dogs!
||Antispamodic, stimulates circulation, insect-repelling.
Good for arthritis, dysplasia, sprains and strains.
Works well with ginger to treat motion sickness.
Another “must-have” for dogs!
Good for treating dog anxiety such as separation and noise anxiety.
For ingredients source try Thrive Market or Mountain Rose Herbs.
This aromatherapy recipe is effective for calming dogs who have separation anxiety, noise anxiety, or fear of new places, people, or things.
- 4 oz. (120 ml) base oil (e.g. olive oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil)
- 6-8 drops Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
- 6-8 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 3-4 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
- 3-4 drops Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Use this blend topically on your dog. Rub 2 to 3 drops of the essential oil blend between your hands and apply it on the edge of your dog’s ears, between the toes, on his inner thighs, or under his “armpits”.
You can either add the following recipe to 8 oz. (240 ml) of an all-natural shampoo to make a flea-repellent shampoo or to 4 oz. of a base oil to make an oil blend.
- 4 drops Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
- 2-4 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
- 2-5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
- 5-7 drops of Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Apply a few drops of the oil blend to the neck, back, chest, legs, and tail of your dog. You can also add a few drops to your dog’s cotton collar or bandanna to make an aromatic flea collar.
You can either add the following recipe to 8 oz. (240 ml) of an all-natural shampoo to make a soothing shampoo or to 4 oz. of a base oil to make an oil blend for dog itchy skin. Use the oil blend topically on affected skin areas.
- 7 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
- 6 drops Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita)
- 6 drops Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
P.S. For ingredients sources try Thrive Market or Mountain Rose Herbs.
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