Monday, July 16, 2012

Aromatherapy: Calming Dogs During Thunderstorms

I am often asked what oils may help calm nervous dogs during thunderstorms. Here are some suggestions. All oils and blends are from Young Living.

The application is the same no matter which of the four options you use. However, if using more than one oil, apply each one separately. Rub 1-3 drops (depending on the size of the dog) between your palms. Let your pet smell your hands, then rub lightly over the ears, back, legs and front paws.

Try one of these options:

1. Use Release, followed by Lavender

2. Lavender alone

3. Peace & Calming

4. *Blend together:
            15 mil. base oil, such as V6 or almond oil
            3 drops Valerian
            2 drops Vetiver
            4 drops Petitgrain
            3 drops Marjoram
            2 drops Orange

Let me know if any of these work for your pet!

(Note: My Aromatherapy Class on Saturday, October 27, is "Using Essential Oils with Pets.")

*Recipe from "Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals," by Kristen Leigh Bell.

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511

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