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If you love using Young Living products in your home, you’ve probably wondered how you can share their amazing benefits with your animals. Which oils are safe to use? How much can I apply? Should I diffuse or apply topically?
If you’ve ever had questions like these, we’re here to help! Check out this quick-and-easy how-to guide for using essential oils with animals.* Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are a few things to keep in mind:
• Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.
•Start by diluting heavily and use in moderation.
•Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
•Take special care to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.
•Avoid using high-phenol oils such as Oregano and Thyme with any animals, especially cats.
•Use special caution when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils.
•Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.
•For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6™Vegetable Oil Complex).
•For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
•For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
•Apply oils to yourself or diffuse to introduce animals to essential oils and help them get comfortable.
•Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
•If your animal is jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.
•Once they’re used to essential oils, animals can respond well to topical application.
•For cats and dogs, paws are a great place to apply essential oils.
•For hoofed animals, we recommend application on the spine or flanks.
•Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
•For large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or water in a spray bottle for easier application.
•Animal Scents™ Ointment can be used to seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied topically.
•Essential oils can be administered internally.
•Some essential oils can be mixed with your animal’s food.
•For large animals, you can pull out the bottom lip and drop oils directly into the mouth.
•Use for parasites such as fleas and ticks, and mosquitoes for the dog and horse
•Can be used for cats, but with 75% dilution
•Reapply as needed without fear of toxic buildup
•Useful in all pets for fear, behavior issues, and training
•Useful for skin masses itching, allergies, and infections
•Diffuse, use on cotton balls, or in a topical application
•Place on the collar or on the leash
Peace & Calming
•The main calming blend of this group of oils
•Useful for fear, anxiety, behavior problems, car rides, excitement
•Used with Valor to added positive behavior change
•The combination provides the calming needed but also builds the confidence to face new stressors
•Diffuse or use on the collar, blanket or toy, or place on a towel in the dryer with the dog’s bedding, and the oil will permeate the bedding.
•The best oil blend for pain after an injury
•Can be used on cats if diluted 75%
•Can be used for pain from acute injury, osteo-arthritis pain, dental extractions, or post surgery
•Use topically in warm compresses, in Raindrop Technique, on VitaFlex points, and on acupressure/acupuncture points
•Useful along with Pan Away for any injury
•The major oil used for overheated horses and dogs (provides cooling quickly)
•Can be used on long hikes, and a drop into water will provide internal cooling
•Cats need the oil diluted to 75%
•Can be used for acute injury since it is analgesic and non-infectious
•Safer, less strong oil that is a favorite for smaller pets and birds
•Used in every aspect of pet care, including wounds, tumors, behavior, infections, bacteria, fungus, and so forth
•One of the best all-around oils to use
•Dilution still recommended
Animals will often seek out certain plants to do things like settle an upset stomach or to promote vomiting, or simply because they need the nutrients from fresh greens. Fresh plants have all of the nutrients of essential oils, but in much smaller quantities. If used properly, animals can benefit from the same essential oils that we do.
Young Living has an extensive line of essential oils and supplements that can be used to help support your pet’s health. Below are the 9 oils found in the Everyday Oils Kit and the ways they can be used with your pet. All of the essential oils and supplements listed below can be purchased online at retail price with no further commitment to purchase, although those who enroll as a distributor will receive a 24% discount respectively off of the retail prices.
• How they can help your pet
Horses Minimal to no dilution
Ruminants Minimal to no dilution
0-10 lb 75+%
over 150lb 0-25%
Pocket Pets 85-90%
Birds 90-95% or hydrosols
Amphibians 90-95% or hydrosols
Fish Hydrosols only
Invertebrates None or Hydrosols
Nine Young Living Essential Oils and How They Can Be Used to Support Your Pet's Health
Spinal / Disc Issues
Pet Problems and Young Living Oils and Supplements That Can Help
Sulfuryme capsules or powder
PainAway, Relieve It, Mountain Savory, M-Grain
Peace & Calming
Cognitive or Concentration Issues
GI Tract / Liver Issues
Digest & Cleanse
Recommended Essential Oil Dilutions
How to Purchase Young Living Oils
HOW DO I BUY YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS?
You can purchase Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils in one of two ways: as a Wholesale Member (best option) or Retail Customer (you pay 24% higher prices as a retail customer.) I recommend buying Young Living essential oils by joining as a wholesale member.
Wholesale Members get an amazing 24% OFF for every product that is offered and there is NO obligation to sell the oils.
To begin as a Wholesale Member you start with purchasing an enrollment kit. There are three options to choose from, however, I recommend the Premium Starter Kit with 11 essential oils and the diffuser. It’s the best bang for your buck. NONE of the other starter kits have this many bottles of essential oils at such a low price- 50% OFF retail. This kit is how most members are introduced to Young Living Oils. It is a wide variety of oils so you have a good selection for every part of your life!
BENEFITS OF A WHOLESALE MEMBERSHIP
• 24% off retail prices
• No required selling, just agree to order a minimum of $50 per YEAR (that’s just a couple bottles of oil)
• No required monthly minimum purchase
• Like a wholesale buying club – similar to Costco or Sam’s (but you don’t pay extra for the membership – your first order applies to the $50 per year minimum to qualify for wholesale membership)
• Comes with a LIFETIME membership
• Qualify for the Premium Starter Kit – the best deal with Young Living. Get $300 worth of essential oils and other goodies for just $160. Retail customers do not qualify for this deal.
When you sign up to become a Wholesale Member you can choose an enrollment kit to get started with Young Living Essentials. The Premium Starter Kit is recommended. This gives you all of the basic oils that most people use on a regular basis, plus a diffuser to help start using your oils. The diffuser is used daily by many people - it takes the place of all those artificially scented air fresheners they used to use, plus it can be used medicinally, too.
Contact Deb Noel at 716-337-3597 for further details, or go directly to the Virtual Office at youngliving.com and use Sponsor #492596 to sign up.
•Used to increase awareness in training or with cognitive issues
•An excellent anti-parasitic
•Excellent for skin and subcutaneous issues
•Can be used topically, diffused, or ingested
•Ideal for injuries while in the field
•Gentle, but non-infectious
•Combined with peppermint, increases healing, decreases infection, and relieves pain
•The mainstay to use if treating injury with contamination out in the field
•The strongest non-infectious agent in the kit
•Can be used for all pets if diluted appropriately
•Provides significant pain relief, particularly for dental problems
•Has anti-parasitic properties, is especially useful for ticks
•Can be used topically or internally and is non-toxic
• How to buy Young Living
• Tips for using essential oils