Essential Oils and Hydrosols for Dogs and Safety
With growing interest in holistic care, many people are curious about using essential oils on their canine friends. At last, Aromatherapy and its fragrant uses have crossed over to the canine world.
We have to keep in mind that the use of herbs, essential oils, hydrosols and other natural ingredients requires one to exercise the same care as they would with any medication. As I continue, I will repeat the words “external use” when talking about essential oils and dogs, since it is my personal view that this is the safest method for dogs.
What are essential oils and how do they work for/on dogs?
Essence is made in plants by special cells and only becomes an essential oil after distillation. Essential Oils are volatile and are either distilled (steam, water) or expressed and work either by inhalation (thru the olfactory system) or if used topically can provide skin and coat health for dogs.
Though our dogs’ senses are quite similar to ours, their sense of smell surpasses ours. For example the average dog has over 200 million scent receptors (working dogs can have 230 to 300 million), while humans possess a mere 5 million. When using essential oils, one must consider a canine’s extraordinary sense of smell. I would suggest minimum use of any fragrant substance on service dogs (Search and Rescue, K9 Police etc.) and never before they are deployed.
When essential oils are applied to skin and coat via grooming product (shampoo, spray), they can help deodorize, repel insects, sooth minor rashes, bug bites, cuts and burns. I would highly recommend using Hydrosols first on dogs that have skin problems. They are gentler than essential oils and work quite well on puppies, older dogs, and pregnant or nursing females.
Natural Pet Coat Enhancer
Excellent daily pick me up for your favorite canine pal with sensitive skin. Use it to freshen, hydrate and lightly detangle fur and soothe itchy irritated skin.
Can be used as a gentle cleansing too! Simply spritz your dog’s coat generously ,massage into skin and coat and towel excess off.
~If you experience an unfavorable reaction to any product, please discontinue use immediately. To perform an allergy test before using a new bath or body product, apply a small amount to the inside upper arm, leave on for one minute then rinse off. If you see an unfavorable reaction within 24 hours, please discontinue use. Keep products stored up and away from children.
Statements on this website have not been evaluated by Health Canada and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure illness. These statements are based on traditional herbal knowledge and experience, not based on scientific evidence.
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If you are pregnant or nursing, please do your own research before using herbal products.
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All Natural Ingredients: Lavender Hydrosol, Witch Hazel Distillate*,Vinegar, Aloe Vera Juice*
Essential Oils:Eucalyptus oil*,Lavender ,Tea Tree,Wintergreen
All Natural Ingredients: Lavender Hydrosol, Witch Hazel Distillate*,Vinegar, Aloe Vera Juice*,Jojoba Oil
Essential Oils:Eucalyptus oil*,Lavender ,Tea Tree