Essential Oils For Your Dog

essential-oil-saftey-guideWe have recently fallen in love with DoTerra essential oils in our home, slowly but surely we are transforming our household products towards a more natural approach, and discovering how I can use them to benefit my pet’s.

You don’t “need” to use DoTerra essential oils to make the below recipe’s but the “Terrashield” is an exclusive DoTerra product.  If you have questions on what the difference may be, I would be happy to connect you with my DoTerra Guru Laura Bourne.

Note: Briggs is also on a monthly dose of NexGuard for Flea & Tick Prevention. The following recipes are meant to be used as a repellent, but I do recommend medical prevention as prescribed by your Vet to ensure your dog is safe (especially if your like us and are often found in wooded areas).

If you’re not ready to make your own fur freshener/bug repellent, check out Legendary Canine which carry 100% natural pet products and can be purchased at Chew That (Riverside South off of Earl Armstrong).

ALL NATURAL TICK REPELLENT

  1. 40 DROPS DOTERRA TERRASHIELD
  2. 10 DROPS DOTERRA LEMONGRASS
  3. 10 DROPS DOTERRA LEMON
  4. 10 DROPS LAVENDER
  5. 4 OZ WATER

Add into a spray bottle, shake well. Focus on their bellies, legs, paws, spritz around their ears back of head and neck. Always be sure to check your dog’s ears, and mouth for ticks as they can be extra sneaky. For extra caution, use a lint roller before letting Fido inside!

ALL NATURAL FLEA SPRAY

  1. 20 DROPS LEMONGRASS
  2. 10 DROPS CEDARWOOD
  3. 30 DROPS TERRASHIELD
  4. 15 DROPS PEPPERMINT
  5. 4 OZ WATER

Add into a spray bottle, shake well. Use this treatment more frequently if you have noticed fleas, can also be used as a prevention.

SMELL GOOD SPRAY

  1. 1/4 CUP WATER
  2. 1/4 CUP WITCH HAZEL
  3. 10 DROPS LAVENDER
  4. 5 DROPS LEMON

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle using caution around the face. This can also be used to spritz their doggie beds!

 

 Safety tips for using essential oils for dogs:

  • Always dilute the oils with a carrier oil like coconut oil (Amazon has great prices – purchase a bottle of fractionated coconut oil with a pump).
  • Consider size – dilute more for smaller dogs
  • Puppies under 10 weeks of age should not use essential oils.
  • Avoid eyes, nose and genital areas.

**Information posted here represent only my opinions and is not to be used to diagnose, treat, or replace professional medical advice. You are responsible for how you use your essential oils, please use them reasonably and carefully**