Aromatherapy and Your Pets

petsAn essential oil is the liquid taken from flowers, plants, trees, etc., by means of a special process. Essential oils (when left in their purest form) have a 100% kill rate on harmful viruses, bacteria, fungus, and mold.

The crucial thing to using an essential oil in the ways described here though is to make absolutely certain you 1) know your source 2) because you’ll are looking for the oils derived from certified organic plants not grown with pesticides in order to benefit from the full effect of the oil.

Aromatherapy is often a word you’ll find associated with essential oils. The term was created by French scientist Dr Rene M Gattefosse in the early 1900’s.  Whilst he was at work in his lab, he unfortunately had an accident which caused a serious burn to his arm and hand. His immediate reaction was to plunge his arm into what he thought was a vat of water but actually it was a vat of lavender oil.  So, he continued to use the lavender oil to care for his burn which healed totally and left no trace of a scar.

Most of the essential oils in the current market have synthetics added as they’re basically made for the cosmetic industry and are not nutritional. Fortunately, there are a number of outstanding therapeutic grade oils which are pure oils and may be used internally, upon the skin or even inhaled and are potent immune system builders.

While these essential oils designed for the most part have been produced for use with people as their primary purpose, numerous individuals are using these essential oils as a part of their pet care quite successfully.

The essential oils work in harmony along with the entire body to help maintain, repair, and renew down to the level of DNA. The “oil” coming from the plants is comparable to our blood and the body’s immune system therefore they work very harmoniously inside of our bodies.  Therapeutic grade oils can oxygenate and detoxify our blood simultaneously as well as produce an environment where bad bacteria can’t survive.  Also even more amazing is when the oils are either immediately inhaled or diffused (utilizing a cold air diffuser) they are going to cross the barrier and cleanse the petrochemical.  Because of their special characteristics they go into our bloodstream, cells, and so on, and search for where they are required.

There’s a chance you’re thinking, that you and your pets don’t have any petrochemicals in your brain or blood.  You better think again. we use numerous different chemicals in our environment and these can get into our systems and make us sick. Things such as pesticides and even certain types of cleaning chemicals we make use of in our homes. For some sensitive people, the toxicity is obvious immediately: many of us get a headache, get sick or feel nausea through the fumes or some other contact.

Sometimes the toxicity is subtle and even may build up leading to persistent problems and illness (such as allergic reactions, cancers or even miscarriages) which can be considerable and even fatal over time. We sometimes actually put toxins on our domestic pets to manage ticks as well as fleas and other bugs, not really knowing that these chemicals aren’t healthy for us nor our pets.

Pesticides normally include many types of petrochemicals. If we all do not take on responsibility for our health and the health of our animals, we can easily end up sicker and sicker as a result of using almost all these pesticide sprays, herbicide, and chemical cleaning products in homes. What affects us will often impact our domestic pets much more rapidly and much more easily since they’re resting upon the chemically washed flooring as well as in the chemical in our gardens.

However, by using therapeutic grade essential oils, we all can easily get rid of a lot (if not all) of the poisons from our own properties as well as in the human body – and that also includes our animals as well.

While making use of therapeutic grade essential oils, you are able to use them in a pure form – undiluted – on skin, inhaled, or even sometimes internally along with some other essential oils. For you to use on your own animals, you could decide to diffuse them in a diffuser until your pets adjust to the oils. With cats it is actually normally a great idea to play it safe and either diffuse the oils or apply it very diluted to their back feet (using more carrier oil than essential oil) or tips of their ear. Never use pure essential oils directly upon a cat. It is vital that you do some research before starting out on the oils for your own pets, particularly with cats. Always check with your Vet before using essential oils on your pet.

Lavender oil has so many uses benefits such as : for use with burns, cuts, scrapes, sunburns and is an all-purpose calming oil . It can be applied on bee stings and insect bites also and is a good oil (when diluted along with an organic carrier oil such as olive or almond) for cleansing your dog ears (note – use this with extreme care and very highly diluted on a cat!). When you use any of the oils (neat or straight/ undiluted) the oils can repel insects. This oil is actually an excellent repellant to fleas, flies, mosquitoes, and ticks

Peppermint oil: this oil is fantastic for alleviating canine wind (and for human beings as well), diarrhoea, indigestion, as an anti-inflammatory, and may decrease fevers. You may also put it to use prior to or even during exercise to enhance your own mood and reduce exhaustion – It can also decrease your appetite. This oil is actually great at eliminating these pesky insects such as spiders, ants and aphids, fleas and flies, lice and even moths.

Truth be told there are numerous oils to assist anyone for pretty much almost every healthcare situation for you as well as your animals.