Favorite Pet Tips
We're willing to almost anything for them - especially when it comes to health care. Here are some tips on using Young Living Essential Oils and essential oil based products with our pets.
Purification and Peppermint Oils for Ear Mites
If ear mites are an issue try 2 drops Purification essential oil (#3399) and 1 drop Peppermint essential oil (#3614) mixed with one teaspoon V-6 Massage Oil (#3031).
Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and rub just inside the ear to eliminate ear mites in cats and dogs.
Note: Do NOT go deep into the ear canal and do not pour mixture into ear canal!!!
Apply 2-3 times a day until mite problem is resolved.
Deep Relief Essential Oil RollOn for Dog Back Pain
These two essential oils have helped my dog tremendously when he has experienced back pain - Palo Santo and Deep Relief!
My dog is 85lbs., we use 2-4 drops of Palo Santo massaged onto his spine. Other times we would apply Deep Relief (an essential oil Roll-On) to his spine, this does require two people one applying the roll-on while the other separates the hair so the essential oil can be rolled onto his skin.
Young Living Oils Eliminate Stinky Dog Smell in My House
Our homes and vacuum cleaners can get mighty smelly from our doggie best friends. Even thought we give Bandit a bath once a month there are still times he can get pretty smelly. To keep our home and vacuum fresh smelling I have found that diffusing for 15 minutes a day, using either Thieves or Purification essential oil blends in a nebulizer diffuser eliminates doggie odors right away - the essential oils kill the bad smells, rather than mask odors.
Two added benefits of diffusing Thieves or Purification is that both help to prevent mold in our house and kill unwanted germs that can cause colds and flu. Note: only the Nebulizer Diffuser will work against mold.
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Add Palo Santo to Lavender Shampoo
When we bathe Bandit, once a month, we always use Young Living's Lavender Shampoo and several drops of Palo Santo essential oil. We keep Bandit lathered up for 20 minutes as this provides adequate time to kill any fleas and ticks. We have been doing this combination for years - it smells amazingly nice and keeps the bugs off my boy!
Palo Santo for Ticks
When we find a tick embedded on our dog we immediately get out our YL Palo Santo essential oil. Move the dogs hair back with fingers so you can clearly see the embedded tick, dip one drop of Palo Santo onto the tick, wait a couple minutes, then pull the tick out of the skin.