Essential Oils - Natural benefits for your Dog
Have you ever considered using essential oils on your dog?

 

Dogs respond well to essential oils and when used safely, they are a great way to support their physical and emotional wellbeing.
Always read the label thoroughly to find out both the botanical and common name of the oil, how it was extracted,

its country of origin, method of cultivation and ensure that it is 100% pure.

 

The Essential Oils listed below are considered safe for use on dogs.
 

Please note that some animals may experience an adverse reaction to essential oils and it is therefore recommended that you only use good quality therapeutic grade oils and seek advice from your holistic veterinarian.

 

Bergamot
Antifungal, soothing. Excellent for ear infections caused by yeast or bacterial overgrowth. Caution: Can cause photosensitization. Avoid the sun after use.

 

Carrot Seed
Anti-inflammatory, tonic, with moderate antibacterial effects. Good for dry, flaky, sensitive skin which is prone to infection. Can rejuvenate and stimulate tissue regeneration, thus effective for scar healing.

 

Cedarwood
Antiseptic, toning, circulation-stimulating. Good for skin and coat conditioning and dermatitis of all types. Flea-repelling.

 

German Chamomile
Anti-inflammatory, non-toxic and gentle. Good for skin irritations, allergic reactions, burns.

 

Roman Chamomile
Antispasmodic, analgesic, nerve-calming. Good for soothing the central nervous system. Effective for relief of muscle pains, cramps, teething pain.

 

Clary Sage
Nerve-calming, gentle when used in small amounts and properly diluted. Sedates the central nervous system.

 

Citronella

Repellant to fleas mites and midgies

 

Eucalyptus Radiata
Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, an expectorant. Good for the relief of chest congestion. Effective in repelling fleas.

 

Geranium
Gentle and safe, antifungal. Good for skin irritations, fungal ear infections. Effective in repelling ticks.

 

Ginger
Non-toxic, non-irritating and safe to use in small amounts, properly diluted. Good for motion sickness, aids digestion. Effective for pain relief caused by arthritis, dysplasia, strains and sprains.

 

Helichrysum
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, regenerative effects; extremely therapeutic. Excellent for skin conditions and irritations (e.g. eczema). Effective for the healing of scars and bruises and for pain relief.

 

Lavender
Very safe and gentle, antibacterial, anti-itch and nerve-calming. Good for common animal ailments, e.g. skin irritations, first aid.

 

Sweet Marjoram
Strong antibacterial, calming, a muscle relaxant. Good for bacterial skin infections, wound care. Insect repelling.

 

Niaouli
Antihistaminic, powerful antibacterial properties, yet less likely to cause irritation than Tea Tree. Good for ear infections and skin problems caused by allergies.

 

Neem Oil

Repellant for Fleas, Ticks, Mites

 

Peppermint
Antispasmodic, stimulates circulation, insect-repelling. Good for arthritis, dysplasia, sprains and strains. Works well with ginger to treat motion sickness.

 

Sweet Orange
Calming. Good for deodorizing. Flea repelling.

 

Tea Tree

(caution to use well diluted on dogs) assists in Repelling Fleas and mites

 

Valerian
Nerve-calming. Good for treating dog anxiety such as separation and noise anxiety.