My L for the a-z blogging challenge is Lavender. And today we have a guest poster who is going to tell you about using essential oils for cats, and one of those oils is Lavender. Always check with your vet before trying anything though. Now for our guest:
Hello! My name is Tracy from The Happy Little Oiler. I’m absolutely thrilled to be doing a guest post today on how you can use Essential Oils for your pets. Essential oils offer a holistic approach to pet care. There are so many uses for oils on your pets that this could turn into a very long post- so in the interest of saving your keyboard from pooling drool after you’ve fallen asleep reading, I’ll focus on Essential oils for Cats ( simply because, I only have a cat right now and I have enjoyed using oils on her).
Before I dive into essential oils for cats, let me take a minute to stress the importance of using HIGH QUALITY essential oils. They simply must be 100% pure to be most effective. I only recommend using Young Living essential oils and those will be the oils I am specifically mentioning in this post- their quality is simply unmatched. They have their own farms and from the time the seed is planted to the time the oil is bottled they are rigorously tested for purity. In this post I’ll go over what Essential Oils are, how you can use them therapeutically for your pets, and include a few simply DIY recipes to get you started on holistic healing for your furr-babies. Young Living even has an entire line of Essential Oil products for animals.
When someone asks you to describe your family, you of course are going to include your pets.Pets are family members. We strive to give our pets the longest, healthiest lives possible. While I always recommend a veterinarian treat your pets and see them routinely, it is possible to avoid costly vet bills and keep your pet healthy, naturally.
Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Essential oil is made by distillation with either water or steam or by mechanical processing of citrus rinds or by dry distillation of natural materials. It is the essence of its source in its purest form.
For your furry family members, Essential Oils can be used for:
- Ticks and Fleas
- Pain relief
Here are some recipes to get you started:
Homemade Healing Salve for Wounds
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Beeswax
- 15 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1. Melt the coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
3. Add the essential oils and stir until well incorporated.
4. Pour into a plastic storage jar or a glass mason jar.
Note this can be stored for up to a year at room temperature
Anxiety and Fear Blend
- 1/2 oz. Carrier oil ( Fractionated Coconut Oil or Sweet Almond Oil)
- 3 Drops Vetiver Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Marjoram Essential Oil
Add ingredients to a glass spray bottle and mix well. Spray into your palms and massage your pet’s back, ears and foot pads. This is great before a vet visit.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post! If you’d like more information on how to use Essential Oils for your pets or if you’re interested in how to purchase Young Living Essential Oils- you can contact me at:
If you would like to learn more about Essential Oils and Animals there is a great book written by a Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Melissa Shelton