doTERRA Essential Oils
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Ready to make the change from chemicals to Essential Oils for home, family and pets?
Learn how to get started using essential oils to promote health and happiness.
doTERRA is CPTG Certified Theraputic Grade essential oil. Uses include:
- natural alternatives to chemical cleaners
- relief from digestive discomfort
- organ cleansing
- menopause relief
- healthy immune system
- hair & scalp solutions
doTERRA Essential Oils are the holistic approach to pet care
Pets (in most cases) are smaller than humans so more sensitive to chemicals
This is mostly about dogs. There are many cases of oils being contraindicated with cats so I’m not comfortable recommending.
Website – theoilyvet.com is a great resource if you’d like to do your own experimenting with cats. I’ll give you little tid-bits but do your own research.
In order to make your purchase go further, and to dilute the oils, we would use a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Horses – minimal to no dilution – 1 – 1 ratio
Dogs by weight
0-25 lbs – 1 -4
26-45 lbs – 1-3
46-75lbs – 1-2
90-150 1 - .5
150 + straight
Cats – 1 – 4
Guidelines for introduction of Esstial Oils
- let pet smell them – this is the same thing that I recommend for children. We will gravitate to what we like
Pets should not be take essential oils internally EVER
Topically or aromatically
No pets under 12 weeks old
NEVER eyes, nose, mouth, genitals
Book for reference: Holistic Aromatherapy for animals
A few ways to check quality of your oils before we go into recipes
-should not be greasy! If they are it’s a carrier in the oil
- latin name AND common name on the label
-Lot # on the bottle – ALWAYS
-price is often an indicator of quality – as with anything else your local stores rarely carry quality oils
Basic oils that you will want in your repitoire
- frankincense – super expensive but included in all kits
- digest zen
Most of these come in a kit to save you money. Also… many of these can be used in your own medicine cabinet for care of humans.
Beauty of oils – not just for one thing – compare to Revolution – pay $100 – layer chemicals onto the dog – not useable for anything else.
Purify blend $19 – use it to purify the air, counters, laundry, fleas and tics – so many uses! Or TERRA shield - $10 – use as your own bug repellent topically or in the diffuser as well.
Brings me to the ways to use the oils
For us, we can also add internally – NOT for animals
Go through oils and uses:
Lavender – injuries – anti-infectious – gentle, calming oil.
Repels parasites, calms Nervous System, relieves itchiness lemongrass does this as well
Combine with peppermint to increase healing – peppermint is a driver oil or carrier
Infection and pain is decreased with use of peppermint as well
Frankincense – GOOD FOR EVERYTHING –
Wounds, tumours, behavior, infection, bacteria, fungus – dilute with lavender
In humans – cancer cells into apoptosis – focus – migraines, vertigo, wrinkles, skin tags, - list is endless
Peppermint – cooling – Good for hot days after a walk. Can be used as cooling for horses as well – cools them quickly
Cats – always dilute 4 to one with carrier oil
Purify blend – repels parasites, fleas, tics, mosquitos – especially for dogs and horses – cats 1 drop to 4 carrier oil
Also good in the home as we talked about before – smells SO good!
On guard – used for immune support – oral health – spider bites
Go through human uses as well
Some recipes :
ALWAYS USE GLASS BOTTLES
Hot Spots & Dew Drop on Ears:
1-2 drops of Melaleuca oil
8 oz water
2tbsp apple cider vinegar
10 drops each – cedarwood, lavender, peppermint, terrasheild
Spray on bedding or on dog avoiding face and genitals
Not on cats
Ear Infection Wash: (bacterial, yeast, mites)
2 oz bottle – GLASS
15 drops each – lavender, geranium, frankincense, basil
10 drops aborvite
Fractionated Coconut Oil to fill bottle ¾ full
Arthritis – DDR blend in food 3 drops twice daily
Peppermint and frankincense – 1-2 drops along spine from back of ears to base of tail
Work into the skin (massage) to reduce pain messaging to the brain
1-2 drops on affected area
Peppermint and Frankincense 1-2 drops between back toes
1-3 drops on painful area – not on open wound! Or back of ears (again, pain messaging)
Clean wound with purify
10 ml bottle
2 drops lavender
1 drop each chamomile, lemongrass, frankincense
Fill bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil
20-30 min before trip digest zen on tummy and between toes
Nausea relief – digest zen on gum line
Serenity on neck behind the ears
Bedding spray for anxiety –
Equal drops serenity, balance,, cedarwood, vetiver, and lavender with distilled water in a GLASS BOTTLE
Terrashield – peppermint – lemongrass down the spine from behind the ears to the base of tail – chest – stomach – legs – feet
1 drop lemon, lavender, peppermint, frankincense in 2 tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil
belly – behind ears, under neck, between toes
Allergy formula for people as well!!
Enough info to get you started
Always do your own research – as you know, I’m all about reducing the toxic load and getting away from chemicals as much as we can. Of course, that should be for our pets as well.
The Book "The Essential Life" is a great reference for using essential oils for your family. Its available on Amazon.