Joy is a beautiful blend the produces magnetic energy that brings joy to the heart, mind and soul. My mom wears Joy as perfume! What an awesome way to replace those harmful chemically filled perfumes you’re currently using. Joy is often an oil I’ll diffuse at work as it uplifts the mood of the entire office.
Home remedies for dogs should always include essential oils. Dogs respond really well to essential oils and when used safely can be used for everything from fleas and ticks to bumps and bruises!
If you missed the post on EOs for cats, you can find it here.
What about YOU? Do you practice home remedies on your dogs?
Using Essential Oils on cats is a highly controversial topic but it really is an argument that boils down to the quality of the oils. Please note that the oils suggested in this article are Young Living Essential Oils brand ONLY. I do not recommend any other brand and would never use a different brand on my own pets.
Much of this information is taken from Dr. Melissa Shelton’s book. She is a holistic veterinarian and has used Young Living Oils for over 3 years in her practice safely and effectively. Her book documents the uses of oils for animals. So, please purchase it and read it if you have concerns and would like more information.
How do I use Essential Oils for Cats?
Essential oils for cats should be highly diluted with a high grade pure vegetable oil. Dilute essential oils for cats (and all other smaller animals) at least 50:1 (fifty drops of dilution oil to one drop of essential oil). Dr. Mary Hess, DVM, recommends that Peace & Calming be diluted at 80-90% for felines.
Place a drop of the diluted oil on the inside of the paw or location of the cut or injury. Place some in your hands and pet your cat gently ears to tail.
Diffusing oils is a great way to use essential oils for cats. Lastly, you could place a few drops in a sprayer with some water, shake it up and gently mist–but most cats usually don’t like this method of application.
Here is a list of oils that can be safely used on cats:
For Skin Irritation and Minor Wounds: Use Lavender
For Natural Cleaning: Use Thieves to clean out cat’s crate safely and effectively
The most effective and easiest way to keep your pet’s coat in tip-top condition is by using Animal Scents™ Shampoo. Imbued with the power of citronella, lavandin, lemon, geranium, and spikenard essential oils, Young Living’s pet shampoo gently cleanses, protects, and conditions without harmful ingredients.
What about YOU? Do you use essential oils on your pets?
When it comes to choosing medicine for baby, this mama can’t be too careful! We’ve only had two fevers so far, and have given baby instant relief from both withYoung Living’s Peppermint Essential Oil. One drop peppermint mixed with raw, organic coconut oil along the spine works like a charm. I know many mamas who swear by Tylenol, and I’m glad it works for them, but do they really know what they’re putting in baby’s body? The dyes and high fructose corn syrup are enough for me to stay far away!
Here are the Side Effects of just the first three ingredients in Children’s Tylenol:
- Acetaminophen – liver damage
- Anhydrous citric acid – respiratory irritation
- Butylparaben – developmental disorders, dysfunction of the immune system, learning problems as well as reproductive disorders
Sound like something you want to pump in baby’s body every four hours? Yeah, me neither! This family will stick with good ol natural Peppermint!
What about YOU? What’s your fever reducer go-to?
Valor is my new favorite oil! Seriously, I am loving it. My first experience with valor was waking my hubs up from a deep SNORING sleep at 1:00am and making him put a few drops on his big toe. He stopped snoring and we both went back to sleep. I thought, there is NO WAY that just happened!! Obviously it was a fluke. So I tested my theory several times that week until finally the poor hubby got tired of me waking him up for “testing purposes” and started putting in on before bed. He hasn’t snored once since he started using valor. Recently, I’ve been taking valor to work with me to combat anxiety. The Christmas tree / flower aroma instantly calms my mind and brings me to a place of balance. I love that valor is such a versatile oil, and that it helps physical ailments as well as emotional. I even cured a pregnant coworker’s aching lower back with valor today! It’s definitely a must have in this house! What about YOU? What’s your favorite way to use valor? Ready to Order?
Well I’m pretty sure little man is teething! Who knew we would hit this stage so quickly?! 3.5 months seems way too early to me, but I know it’s happening because the poor baby has been fussy and clingy for several days now. Along with our normal bath/peace and calming routine, we’ve been diffusing lavender, and last night, had to add peppermint into the mix. Little man was burning up with a teething fever. After his bath, we heavily diluted peppermint essential oil and applied it along his spine. Within a few minutes he was cooled down and comfortable enough to sleep. We are so thankful for our essential oils!