I call essential oils “Turbo Herbal Medicine.” The powerful remedies have been used at least as far back as Egyptian times and continue to benefit people, animals, and even plants around the world today. The following is a list of the essential oils I use most with my animals and those of my friends and clients.
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Frankincense – I always say “They didn’t give it to the Christ child for nothing!” It’s one of my first choices for animals. I even use it, undiluted, on my chickens. It’s the only oil that I’ll use undiluted on chickens – it’s that safe. I turn to Frankincense whenever one of my animals seems sick or maybe just doesn’t seem right. (Item #3548)
DiGize – This is a digestive blend that I turn to when any of my animals has a stomach issue. A colicky horse, a cat with a hairball, or a dog with gas after eating something she shouldn’t have. With the small animals, I typically put a drop on my hand and rub it on their tummy. With the horses, I’ll do that but I’ll also give them some orally. I would do that with the dog too but I haven’t had to at this point. (Item #3324)
Copaiba – I ALWAYS have Copaiba on hand for a couple of reasons. First, because it has tremendous anti-inflammatory properties so if the dog is limping or one of the horses is lame or gets kicked, I’ll put Copaiba undiluted on the dog and the horses and I’ll give it to them orally as well. Recently, I’ve helped a couple of dogs with injuries by applying copaiba and I gave it to one of them in a capsule too. This essential oil has virtually no odor. The second reason I love Copaiba is because it’s an oil amplifier! When you apply Copaiba on top of another essential oil, the effects of the first oil(s) will be magnified! You know I use this every time I use a rare or expensive oil to get more bang for my buck! (Item #3431)
Lavender – The Swiss army knife of essential oils. I always use Lavender if I don’t have something else that I would’ve liked to use. Lavender is often the next best thing due to its adaptogenic properties. However, I do turn to it first for any skin issues on the pets and horses. (Item #3575)
Thieves – I just finished clearing up a sinus infection in my 28-year-old mare using Thieves essential oil blend which gets its name from the days of the plague when a band of thieves used herbs, spices, and essential oils to keep from catching the plague from the victims who were sick and dying. This is a natural antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite blend. When I have a sick chicken, I’ll put a couple of drops of Thieves in the coop for the aromatherapy effects but I’ll also add a drop to the water as well. I put it in the feed of my mare and she ate it readily; 10 to 20 drops in her grain for 2 weeks. (Item #3423)
Peace & Calming – Whenever I go to apply oils to an animal that is sick or hurt, I like to have Peace & Calming on hand just in case. One terrier that I was doing a Raindrop technique on was acting like a typical terrier and bouncing all over the place. I simply opened my bottle of Peace & Calming and held it out for him to smell it. The terrier took a whiff and instantly laid down. The owner looked at me in amazement and I simply replied with “I know, they’re magic!” I like Peace & Calming for anytime I need an animal to relax; shipping, separation anxiety, showing, or treating a wound. (Item #3393)
Peppermint – A personal fave for myself, I like to use Peppermint for a few different things with the animals. It’s great for gas so it’s a must have for a horse who might have gas colic. I also put a couple of drops in my mares feed when she had that sinus infection because peppermint helps to open up a stuffy nose. Plus, horses love Peppermint! Additionally, I no longer pull ticks off my animals. I simply apply a drop of Peppermint oil to the tick and within seconds, it lets go on its own. No more fishing tick heads out of the skin! (Item #3614)
Purification – In addition to its air cleaning properties (litter box), I like Purification for any bug bites or stings since it works to neutralize any venom that can cause inflammation or irritation. Whenever I remove a tick from the dog, she gets a drop of Purification on the bite spot in case the tick was carrying Lyme disease or some other pathogen. I use it for ticks on the horses too. It also has some insect-repelling properties so it’s a win-win. (Item #3399)
PanAway – With Wintergreen and other anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) essential oils in this blend, it’s great for injuries, arthritis, and sore muscles. I recently put PanAway on the coronary band of a horse who had a recent abscess and he showed improvement in just a few minutes. (Item #3390 and #3391 – two sizes)
Valor – Ahhhh, Valor. This blend provides confidence while balancing the energy in the body. I love it for a horse who needs confidence in his/her work or in competition. The same goes for the rider, by the way. I like to use it at the end of an oils application or biofeedback session to help the animal to hold the results of the therapy longer. I also like Valor for my 18-year old, somewhat senile cat when he gets a little insecure and confused. I simply put a single drop in my hands, rub them together, let him smell them, and lightly pet him. (Item #3429, bottle & #3529 roll-on)
BEST VALUE: Except for Copaiba and DiGize, all of the oils listed above are included in the “Everyday Oils” collection along with Lemon essential oil. (Item #3695 for customers or #3700 to enroll as a Distributor and save)
The hair on animals actually works like a wick to siphon the oils into the skin where they are absorbed into the bloodstream. Less is often more when it comes to essential oils, especially with cats. Diffusing therapeutic grade essential oils into the air is a great way to use oils on sensitive house pets and birds.
Of course we use all of these oils on ourselves too! I’m often asked which essential oils I recommend for horses and pets – and now you know.
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Note: I only use and recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any disease or condition.