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‘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.

Essential Oils Properties & Uses
Carrot Seed 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.
Cedarwood Antiseptic, tonifying, circulation-stimulating.
Good for skin and coat conditioning and dermatitis of all types.
Flea-repelling.
Chamomile, Roman 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!
Helichrysum 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.
Lavender 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!
Niaouli 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!
Peppermint 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!
Valerian Nerve-calming.
Good for treating dog anxiety such as separation and noise anxiety.

For ingredients source try  Thrive Market  or  Mountain Rose Herbs.     essential.oil

Recipes:

Anxiety

This aromatherapy recipe is effective for calming dogs who have separation anxiety, noise anxiety, or fear of new places, people, or things.

You need:

  • 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”.

Flea Repellent

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.

You need:

  • 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.

Skin Problems

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.

You need:

  • 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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