For the past few days we have been diffusing Calm-a-Mile neat, an essential oil blend of German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Blue Cypress, Frankincense, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang. This oil is recommended to create a calm and grounding sense in the dogs and is available from Animal EO. I have used this oil when we have other dogs coming to visit, people coming to visit or when we were moving.
This weekend I am using it for Louie G who is terrified of the thunder and yes being 4th of July, fireworks.
I started diffusing on Friday afternoon. Friday night we were sitting out back and yes, it has begun, fireworks. Typically as soon as Louie G hears even the hint of a firecracker she shaking like a leaf trying to hide under my legs. This night she just lay calmly with not a worry in the world.
I was introduced the using essential oils with animals during my canine massage and my Healing Touch for Animals training. In the past I had tried essential oils on myself, peppermint for headaches, lavender for relaxation. But had no concept of what would constitute a good oil or how to buy one, buying one at a big box store is just as good at its bargin price as the more pricey oils available online, Right?
Wrong. In fact many of the most popular oils such as lavender can be made of cheaper synthetic compounds. The label should have the botanical name, country of origin. If the price is too good to be true it probably is. It should be organic, unsprayed or wildcrafted. So it’s best to do your research and buy from reputable manufacturers. You can find a list and more information at The Herbal Academy Blog.
I pretty much buy all my oils from Animal EO. I diffuse the Calm-a-Mile neat but you can also use the RTU, ready to use, blend to apply directly to the pet. The site provides all the information regarding the use and application of all the oils. Today, the actual day of July the 4th, we have started diffusing early and we will apply directly as it gets closer to the fireworks time. Hopefully Louie G will have a calm and easy night.