Essential oils and aromatherapy are an amazing way to approach health and wellness in pets.
Essential oils are aromatic liquids that are distilled from flowers, seeds, roots, fruit, shrubs, and trees. They are composed of numerous natural compounds (constituents) ranging from a few dozen to several hundred per oil. Each constituent has a specific energetic vibration unique to the plant from which it was derived.
The use of essential oils dates back thousands of years in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscript. Their healing properties span many levels. Mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Clinical research also shows a vast array of healing activities. Essential oils can support the immune system, digestive system, cardiovascular
system, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and promote health and well being.
There are three main ways in which essential oils are used. Inhalation (aromatherapy), topically, or ingestion. Essential oils can be applied topically to the skin, chakra points, or a specific areas needing attention, where they are then absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body within minutes.
Dilution is often recommended in pets. Please seek advice by an experienced practitioner before considering oral ingestion in your pet.
Not all oils are alike. I use essential oils distributed through Young Living during my treatment sessions because of their therapeutic grade. Over the past 20+ years, Young Living has been a part of establishing the benchmarks of excellence by which all other essential oil products are measured. Therapeutic grade oils are grown, harvested and packaged with minimal harm to the plant and without chemical adulteration.