Oils for Pets
Are you "that" fur mama or papa who wants the best for their fur-babies? If so, then you probably already know that caring for your furry friends with non-toxic, chemical-free products is not only the best thing for them, but they also love them (we are personally mauled - in a good way- by pets when we have our oils on). And Essential Oils (true therapeutic ones that are grown beyond organic, distilled with care and laboratory tested) are what you are going to want to support and balance the wellness of your pet.
And can we tell you a secret? Essential Oils are just for Pets...they are awesome for humans too! Human use and pet use is a bit different, so see below for a helpful guide to using your Young Living essential oils with your furry family.
Young Living has created a line of essentials and products just for pets! See below for just some them and how to get them.
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Animal Care 3 Part System
The first three blends PuriClean, Infect Away and Mendwell were designed to work together to complement each other on your animals.
Let’s take a look at each blend separately:
PuriClean is a 12 blend combination featuring Cistus, Citronella, Lavendin, Lavender, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Mountain Savory, Myrtle, Palo Santo, Patchouli, and Rosemary. This combination by the name you can tells helps to cleanse and purify such as in minor skin irritations. This can be applied on location with roller ball on top of oil bottle of oil added to spray bottle with water for spritzing application.
InfectAway is a combination of Myrrh, Patchouli, Dorado Azul, and Palo Santo support skin and support the immune system of your animal. Add 2-4 drops to the animal’s coat or 8-10 drops to spray bottle.
Mendwell is a 6 combo of essential oils including Geranium, Lavender, Hyssop, Myrrh, Frankincense and the exotic Hinoki essential oils. For support of the immune system and is also skin supporting. Apply 1-2 drops on location.
ParaGize oil blend contains Anise, Cumin, Fennel, Ginger, Juniper, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Tarragon. This blend is specially formulated for digestive support on your pets. It can be applied over abdomen with a warm compress to push oils in faster. Drops can also be added to water (2-4 drops).
T-Away is an oil blend containing 27 oils, WOW! This one has: Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Frankincense, Valerian, Black Spruce, Davana, Lavender, Geranium, Helichrysum, Citrus, Hystrix, Rose, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Angelica, Hyssop, Spanish Sage, Coriander, Bergamot, Lemon, Jasmine Absolute, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Blue Tansy, Ruta, and German Chamomile. This blend can be applied for calming and occasional nervousness. Behind the ears is good place for application and after oils have been tested the paws will work too. Great for car rides, groomers, boarding, haircuts, bath time, vet visits, thunderstorms, visitors and general soothing.
Currently, T-Away is (dare I say it) OUT-OF-STOCK as Young Living is trying to catch up to the needs of their animal-loving members. Another amazing essential blend for your pet that can help with similar concerns is called, Peace & Calming (in fact this is the blend we use to use on our pets before T-Away came along.
Purification oil blend can sooth the skin, pruifies & cleanses polluted air (say goodbye to stinky cat litter and wet dog or the hampster smell), as it neutralizes odors. With this blend your pet will also enjoy being outside.
Thieves oil blend is a powerhouse blend that aids a healthy immune system, supports healthy lung function and is excellent for oral hygiene. This is a must have in our human homes and is great for furry friends as well.
See below for guidelines for using oils with your pets.
Woof they get us the oils?
can we get them?
I grr-really hope so
If you love using Young Living products in your home (and if you don't use oils in your home and are wondering why you might want to- click here), you’ve probably wondered how you can share their amazing benefits with your animals. Which oils are safe to use? How much can I apply? Should I diffuse or apply topically?
If you’ve ever had questions like these, we’re here to help! Check out this quick-and-easy how-to guide for using essential oils with animals.* Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.
Start by diluting heavily and use in moderation.
Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
Take special care to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.
Avoid using high-phenol oils such as Oregano and Thyme with any animals, especially cats.
Use special caution when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils.
Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.
For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6™Vegetable Oil Complex).
For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
Apply oils to yourself or diffuse to introduce animals to essential oils and help them get comfortable.
Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
If your animal is jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.
Once they’re used to essential oils, animals can respond well to topical application.
For cats and dogs, paws are a great place to apply essential oils.
For hoofed animals, we recommend application on the spine or flanks.
Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
For large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or water in a spray bottle for easier application.
Animal Scents™ Ointment can be used to seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied topically.
Essential oils can be administered internally.
Some essential oils can be mixed with your animal’s food.
For large animals, you can pull out the bottom lip and drop oils directly into the mouth.
Young Living offers a full line of animal-specific products.
Animal Scents Shampoo
Animal Scents Ointment
Animals Scents oils (available in a collection and individually)
*If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils.