Aromatherapy And Your Pets
If it’s your indoor or outdoor cat, your small or large dog, or even a 2,000-pound draft horse, all respond to Essential oils and aromatherapy. In fact, they respond to essential oils in much the same way as their human pet owners do.
Remember, essential oils are the blood of the plant. This plant blood – essential oil – is similar to human blood, and animal blood. This is the reason why essential oils go directly into the system and into the bloodstream of our pet to do their miracle work.
What do essential oils do? When our pet inhales the oils (diffusing), or when we rub oils on our pet, essential oils support life functions, cleanse, and clean out toxins, viruses and bacteria. They uplift your pet by going into the memory center of the brain to work out life’s unpleasant experience that are stored there. The result is a happier, healthier pet.
Remember, pets are ‘people’ too. Pets are Souls too. They have memories, good and bad, just like we do. They often love us dearly, sometimes passionately, sometimes gentle and tender. Every pet owner can attest to that. Animals are here on earth to learn something, just as we do …
Large animals, such as horses and cattle, are not as sensitive to essential oils as smaller pets. A safe rule of essential oil application is: Apply essential oils to large animals neat or full strength. To smaller animals, such as small dogs and cats, dilute essential oils before application.
Your pet may not like strong smells, as you know. They are too sensitive to these scents; often much more so than humans are. For this reason, always dilute essential oils in a high quality vegetable carrier oil (2-3 drops essential oil in 1 teaspoon of V-6 Mixing Oil) before applying.
Be sure to select essential oils that are safe for your pet. Prefer GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe for human consumption) essential oils and Oils for Pets, i.e., essential oils recommended by vets for pets. Avoid using high phenol essential oils, such as oregano and thyme in any form on pets, except under the direction of your veterinarian.
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