Animals and essential oils

Animals and essential oils

If your pet or animal has a medical issue, please consult with your veterinarian before administering essential oils.

When I say that essential oils can be enjoyed by the whole family, I mean the fur-babies too!   Why should they be left out of the fun?  But because our pets can’t tell us how oils make them feel, and are generally more sensitive to scents and oils than humans, we should proceed with caution and keep a few salient points in mind

  • Start by heavily diluting oils and using in moderation.  For instance, use one drop of oil mixed with 4-5 drops of carrier oil.  Monitor your pets reaction before proceeding further.  For larger pets, decrease dilution as needed.  Smaller animals should always be given a diluted dose.
  • Do not apply oils near a pets eyes, nose, mouth or other sensitive areas.
  • Do not use hot oils such as Wintergreen or Peppermint
  • Avoid using high-phenol oils such as Oregano, Clove and Thyme with any animals, especially cats.  Also, cats are generally adverse to citrus oils.
  • The smaller the animal, the less oil you should use.
  • To acclimate your animal to the scents of essential oils, try diffusing or wearing the oils as you are near your pet.
  • to apply topically:
    • For cats and dogs, the paws and pads are a great place to start
    • For hooved animals, apply to spine or flank
    • Try rubbing oils on your hands and then stroking on your pets fur
    • For larger areas, try mixing with water or carrier oils and spraying on your animal.  (Be careful around the eyes!)
    • Use Animal Scents Ointment to seal and protect any area where oils have been applied, if desired.

Animal Scents

Animals-and-Pet-Infographic

A portion of all proceeds from Animal Scents products goes to support Vital Ground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the habitat of grizzly bears and other wide-roaming wildlife.

 

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Cool Azul™ essential oil blend

Cool Azul™  essential oil blend

topical aromatic

Cool Azul™ is a proprietary essential oil blend created by D. Gary Young that includes the light aroma of Dorado Azul and the warm fragrance of Plectranthus Oregano (both Young Living exclusive oils and homegrown on Young Living farms!), along with Peppermint, Wintergreen, Sage, Copaiba, Blue Cypress, Elemi, and other oils. Apply this blend topically for a cool sensation and aromatic experience. Cool Azul is ideal for use before, during, and after physical activities. Attach an AromaGlide™ roller fitment to the bottle and pack it in your gym bag, purse, or backpack for quick and easy on-the-go use.

Cool Azul features the following essential oils for their powerful properties:

  • Wintergreen essential oil’s main constituent is methyl salicylate, which is used as an active ingredient in many common sports creams.
  • Peppermint essential oil causes a cooling sensation on the skin.
  • Sage essential oil has been used traditionally for its clarifying properties and is great to apply after physical activity.
  • Copaiba essential oil (and resin) has been used by the natives of northern Brazil to support their wellness since the 16th century. It is also recognized for its high levels of the naturally occurring constituent beta-caryophyllene.
  • Oregano essential oil helps create a relaxing experience through a warming massage and topical application, which also makes it a key oil in the Raindrop Technique®.
  • Plectranthus Oregano essential oil has a warm, invigorating aroma.It was named by D. Gary Young because of its oregano-like aroma.
  • Tea Tree essential oil supports skin health and includes the naturally occuring constituents terpinene-4-ol, gamma terpinene and alpha-terpinene.
  • Dorado Azul essential oil comes from plants grown on Young Living’s Ecuador Farm. It is high in beta-caryophyllene, a powerful sesquiterpene, and also contains the constituent eucalyptol.
  • Blue Cypress essential oil is great for use in massage after physical activity.  Plus:
  • Elemi
  • Lavender
  • Vetiver
  • Caraway
  • Niaouli (a relative of tea tree oil)
  • Matricaria

cool azul EO

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Cool Azul is ideal for use before, during, and after physical activities. Try adding some to your legs before a run or to your arms after weightlifting.
  2. Apply this blend topically for a cooling sensation on the skin, especially during hot weather.
  3. Diffuse for an invigorating aromatic experience that will kick start your day.
  4. Combine V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and Cool Azul for massage or reflexology treatment or with the Vitassage™ to apply it topically to joints, muscles, or other troubled areas.
  5. Can you think of a better oil for a foot massage?

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Believe™ essential oil blend

Believe™ essential oil blend

topical aromatic

Designed to help you unlock your true, unlimited potential, Believe essential oil blend promotes feelings of strength, hope, and faith with oils that include Idaho Blue Spruce, Idaho Balsam Fir, and Frankincense.  Using Believe can give you an extra boost of confidence, while also helping ground and strengthen you energetically.
Believe contains the following oils:
  • Idaho Balsam Fir
  • Coriander
  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Idaho Blue Spruce
  • Ylang ylang
  • Geranium
Frankincense essential oil is highly regarded for it’s ability to encourage feelings of strength and faith. With the other complementary oils that round out this blend—bergamot oil, coriander, and geranium—this combination of oils may help assist you as you look to unlock your true, unlimited potential.*
Believe microcompliant
How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

Use Believe anytime you need an extra boost of confidence – believe in yourself!

  1. Diffuse a little before a big date or other potentially social awkward situations.
  2. Rub some behind your ears to give you a boost of confidence before a job interview.
  3. Write down your goal and place it where you will see it each day. Then, per Mary Young’s recommendation, place 1–3 drops of Believe on your head to encourage feelings of belief and faith that you can accomplish your goal.
  4. Inhale or diffuse before making important phone calls or have business meetings.
  5. Add to epsom salt and add to bathwater for a soothing, relaxing experience.

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Bergamot essential oil

Bergamot

(Citrus bergamia)

Bergamot essential oil is used aromatically and topically  while Bergamot Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

Like most citrus oils, Bergamot oil is cold pressed from the rind of the fruit. It is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to diffuse at work or school. A hybrid of a bitter orange and a sweet lemon, the scent of bergamot essential oil is similar to a sweet light orange peel oil with a floral tone and is a common top note in perfumes.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Warning: Phototoxic.  Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

  1. Diffuse alone or with other citrus or crisp smelling oils such as tangerine, orange, grapefruit, Rosemary, or Tea Tree for a refreshing aromatic experience.
  2. Add to your skin care products to support healthy looking skin.  Works great with oily skin!  Be careful as Bergamot can be photosensitive.
  3. Bergamot essential oil’s citrus aroma is both empowering and light, making it perfect for both men and women as a refreshing personal scent.
  4. A popular top note, Bergamot is the perfect addition to making your own personal scent.  Click HERE to learn how to make your own perfume using essential oils.
  5. Due to it’s calming properties, Bergamot is a wonderful oil to diffuse at work or at school.
  6. Mix with epsom salt and add to a bath at the end of the day to promote a calming environment before bedtime.
  7. Use in a sugar scrub to help your feet look happy and healthy all summer long.

 

Foot scrub

Sugar Scrub

  • ¼ cup + 2 T V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Wintergreen
  • ¾ cup raw sugar

In a small bowl, mix V-6 oil with essential oils. Add mixture to raw sugar in a larger bowl and combine thoroughly. Store in an airtight jar.

When applying in the bath, you may want to use a pumice stone to speed up the exfoliation process; however, avoid scrubbing your calluses raw or removing them altogether. Remember, they are there to protect your feet. Simply buff them smooth and avoid any cuts or lacerations that could invite infection.

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Build Your Dream

Build Your Dream™

topical aromatic

 

Build Your Dream™ has a scent that inspires feelings of empowerment to help you find the way to achieve your dreams. It lends itself perfectly to use while pondering and developing the goals you’d like to accomplish for 2016.

This blend contains Blue Lotus, a rare and unique oil not found in any other Young Living blend.  Also included in this blend are:

Build Your Dream

How to use: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale.

  1. When formulating your resolutions, diffuse Build Your Dream to create an atmosphere of peace, awareness, and confidence.
  2. Inhale directly from the bottle or add an AromaGlide™ roller fitment and carry it with you to apply topically when seeking an aroma that promotes a sense of confidence and clarity.
  3. Add a drop to Young Living’s ART® Light Moisturizer to support beautiful, glowing, youthful-looking skin and to enjoy an aroma that inspires self-confidence throughout the day.
  4. Diffuse to inspire calm and uplifted emotions
  5. Boosts spiritual awareness and enlightenment for enhanced meditation

Build your dream mountain

 

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Tangerine Vitality Essential Oil

Tangerine Vitality

(Citrus reticulata)

dietary

Tangerine essential oil helps support a healthy lifestyle regimen*. This oil adds a bright, citrus flavor to foods and water and is a savory complement to many meats marinades, side dishes, and dressings. Tangerine includes naturally occurring limonene and is an important ingredient in Citrus Fresh™, Joy™, Inner Child™, Peace & Calming®, Ningxia Red®, Slique™ Essence, and Super C™.

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Add Tangerine to sauces, salad dressings, and marinades for a citrusy zing.

  • Mix with other citrus essential oils such as Lime, Grapefruit, or Lemon to create a complex, delicious citrus flavor that can be added to salad dressings and other sauces.   Try this recipe for Tangerine Pomegranite Vinegarette!
  • Enhance and freshen the flavor of water with 1–2 drops of Tangerine per 8-oz. glass.
  • Make a delicious Citrus Sunshine Smoothie!

citrus sunshine smoothie

tangerine green smoothie

 

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Frequencies, Notes and making your own perfumes

I’d like to share some information from across the wires

On Essential Oil Frequencies:

I know less than nothing about Essential Oil frequencies.  But reading these 2 articles I learned a lot.  And now you can too.

There are times when more than one oil is needed to help the body restore proper balance. These oils create a synergy not available in single oils. Oil molecules vibrate at frequencies that match those found in the body. When the body is out of balance, oil blends help the cells resonate at proper frequencies and restore stability.” Read more at http://www.webdeb.com/oils/frequencies.htm and http://isira.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YL-Essential-Oils-Frequency-LA.pdf and http://www.therosefrequency.com/theScience.html

FrequencyChart

On Essential Oil blending

http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/aromaticblending.asp

Essential oils can be categorized into broad groups based on their aromas. An example categorical system is as follows:

  • Floral
    (i.e. Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine)
  • Woodsy
    (i.e. Pine, Cedar)
  • Earthy
    (i.e. Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouli)
  • Herbaceous
    (i.e. Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil)
  • Minty
    (i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint)
  • Medicinal/Camphorous
    (i.e. Eucalyptus, Cajuput, Tea Tree)
  • Spicy
    (i.e. Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon)
  • Oriental
    (i.e. Ginger, Patchouli)
  • Citrus
    (i.e. Orange, Lemon, Lime)

This author also suggests that the following oils generally blend well together (though not exclusively):

  • Florals blend well with spicy, citrusy and woodsy oils.
  • Woodsy oils generally blend well with all categories.
  • Spicy and oriental oils blend well with florals, oriental and citrus oils. Be careful not to overpower the blend with the spicy or oriental oils.
  • Minty oils blend well with citrus, woodsy, herbaceous and earthy oils.

on Essential Oil Notes

The “note” of an essential oil is based on how quickly it evaporates.  This is important information when talking about perfumes or aromatherapy because the scent may change over time depending on the notes that are used.

  • Top Note: Your first impression and the scent that will fade the quickest, within 1-2 hours. this should comprise about 50-60% of blend.
  • Middle Note:  the “heart” of the blend. It will fade after 2-4 of hours and should be about 20-40% of blend
  • Base Note: This will be the anchor to your blend and it will be the note that lasts the longest, sometimes days! This should be 5-15% of blend.

You should be VERY HAPPY to have the chart below.  I say that because I did not want to to make this chart.  I searched high and low for someone else to have categorized young living essential oils but could not find it.  I put this together by bits and pieces so save it, pin it, email it to yourself, WHATEVER so you don’t lose it!

EO notes

Generally speaking, when blending oils for a pleasing scent or perfume, you should have a top note, middle note and base note.  for aromatherapy, I like to use what I call the 321 rule.  3 drops of a top note, 2 drops of a middle note and 1 drop base note for 6 drops total.

Do you NEED to have all three?  No.

Will the smell be offensive if I don’t have all three?  No.

Will I lose any therapeutic value if I don’t have all three?  No.

This is just to guide you to make blends that have great therapeutic value AND smell great!

On making perfumes

http://www.essential-oil-recipes.com/instructions-aromatherapy-perfume-recipes.html

Instructions:

  1. Measure 1 teaspoon of your carrier oil (jojoba, almond or apricot kernel) and 1 teaspoon of alcohol (Vodka), using the small funnel, into your bottle.
  2. Add the essential oils from your chosen recipe one drop at a time. You may need to use a dropper if your essential oil jars do not already have dropper measures built in.
  3. Shake the mixture well after adding each drop.
  4. Put the lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for a minimum of 12 days shaking at least 3 times each day.
  5. Enjoy!

Sample recipes:

Wedding nerves

  • 4 drops Jasmine
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 drops Patchouli

Poise

  • 2 drops Basil
  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Coriander
  • 4 drops Petitgrain;

Or create your own!

Here are some sample combinations to get you started:

  • Lime, Rose and Vetiver
  • Orange, Lavender, Ylang ylang
  • Bergamot, Lemongrass, Sandalwoodperfume
  • Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood
  • Lemongrass, Lime, Lavender, Vetiver
  • Orange, Peppermint, Cedarwood
  • Sweet Marjoram, Lavender, Ylang ylang

 

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