Here is Part 2 of a great session from the Young Living 2016 Convention! It focuses on supporting your pet’s mood with Nutrition/Supplements and Essential Oils. It was given by Cheri Ross, who has been using essential oils (EOs) personally and professionally since 1975. She teaches the safe use of EOs for people and animals worldwide.
If you’re new to using essential oils with your pets (especially cats), please read this article first.
Pamper Your Pet Part 1 covered nutrition and essential oils for pets, and this article will focus on your pet’s emotional health, and on healthy cleaning/hygiene options.
Supporting Animal Emotions with Essential Oils
Peace & Calming I & II™ and StressAway™: For chaotic energy or for type A animals who are not comfortable in a more serene environment.
InTouch™: and Reconnect™: Outstanding oils for animals who are in training or for abandoned or abused animals.
Valor & Valor II™: Instill confidence, courage and will, which are all emotions of the bladder meridian (or pressure point); apply on spine.
Trauma Life™ or T-Away ™: Stay with animal for 15-30 minutes during use so you can begin to develop trust and emotional connection. If a new horse seems emotionally unconnected, use T-Away to assist in their transition or to ease uncomfortable new situations. You could use 1 drop on bedding or diffuse.
Grounding™: Promotes emotionally-grounded responses; animals may feel insecure when transported, so you could put Grounding of bulbs of horses’ feet or on paws/pads of other pets.
Harmony™: If in new home, use for integration in new environment, to make the “pecking order” less traumatic. (Harmony is better than Joy, which is too strong for pets.)
Application methods for animals:
- Apply topically.
- Have them smell the oil on your hands.
- Place drops of oil on bedding.
- Dilute and spray.
- If you can’t put on one oil, try another.
- Raindrop Technique: Apply to feet, paws or hooves; then to bladder meridian which house the emotions of will, courage and fear. This meridian connects to all others and support healthy emotional responses.
- For horses use oils on the full mane up to crest.
Competition Preparation for Horses
Highest Potential™: Young horses may jump when you use, so go slowly.
NingXia Red™: 2-4 times a day for a total of 6 oz.
Pepermint: Cool down for animals: use peppermint in water bucket and sponge down.
Cedarwood: Use on chest.
OrthoSport™: Apply on major muscles.
Harmony, Highest Potential ™: Use together on top of forehead of team horses (to bring them together)
Animal Scents Ointment™: For fine or long-haired coats or Tender Tush for less “stickiness”
Highest Potential™: Use around pad; “never without it.”
Other good oils/products: Rose Ointment, Gathering™ and Idaho Balsam Fir.
Especially for female horses: Try Shutran, Clarity (sparingly), Highest Potential, Cedarwood, and Idaho Balsam Fir.
Testimony of oil usage: Before an ultra-endurance horse race of 100 miles, the rider applied Cedarwood topically on himself and Idaho Balsam Fir on the horse.
Skin & Oral Care for Pets
In addition to the oils and supplements already mentioned, try these chemical-free products:
Animal Scents™ Shampoo: Promote skin health when outdoors.
Bath and Shower Gel Unscented Base: Add Purification™, Lemongrass, Thieves®, Melrose, Cintronella, Harmony™, or Palo Santo essential oils.
Dentarome Plus™: For pets, DO NOT USE ULTRA, SLIQUE OR KIDSCENTS TOOTHPASTE WITH XYLITOL, as Xylitol can cause liver damage in pets and is harmful to dogs and cats.
Thieves Ultra® Toothpaste: use in hoof boots to avoid sweat.
Cleaning Products for Animals
Toxic chemicals are harmful to animals so consider these cleaning products instead. They can actually boost your pets’ health instead of compromising it!
Thieves®: Cleaner: Excellent for using to clean birdbaths, bird houses, dog beds, kennels, vet clinics and boarding and grooming facilities, trailers, animal toys, and everything in the barn.
Thieves®: Laundry Soap: Use to wash rugs, beds, and horse blankets.
“As I have said before, as a licensed professional, I only use Young Living Essential Oils with my patients.” —Dr. Susan Albright, DVM
If your current pet professional will not listen to your concerns, it’s up to you to work with people who have your pet’s best interest at heart. Find holistic vet nearby or go to www.ahvma.org.