Pets

Did you know that essential oils can help animals?

Essential oils are excellent for animals too.  For example, if a dog is barking too much when the company is around, the best thing to do is put a little bit of serenity or lavender around the collar and immediately the dog will calm down.  It really does work!

Recipes for Animals

BAD BREATH DOG BISCUITS

2 cups flour

1/2 cup oats

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

2 bananas

3 eggs

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons coconut oil

3-6 drops peppermint essential oil (depending on size of dog)

1 drop cinnamon essential oil

Mix dry ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.  In another mixing bowl mix bananas, eggs, peanut butter, and coconut oil.  Mix thoroughly.  Add essential oils and mix.  Mix dry ingredients into banana mixture and stir until combined.

Using a spoon, scoop large balls onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes to make about 1 dozen biscuits.

 

FLEA COLLAR REPELLENT

1/2 teaspoon rubbing alcohol

4 garlic oil capsules

1 drop Cedarwood essential oil

1 drop Lavender essential oil

1 drop Lemon essential oil

1 drop Thyme essential oil

Mix ingredients in a medium bowl. Soak a pet collar in the mixture for 25 to 30 minutes.  Layout to dry; place on animal’s neck.  Repeat once or twice a month.

 

PET SHAMPOO

1 cup water

1 tablespoon Castile soap

1/4 teaspoon vitamin E

3 drops Peppermint essential oil

2 drops Roman chamomile essential oil

2 drops Cleansing blend essential oil

1 drop Cedarwood essential oil

Place all ingredients in a glass jar and mix well. Apply a quarter-size amount to pet and scrub vigorously.  Use more on a large pet, if needed.  Shampoo will be a bit watery, but your pet will be clean and smell great for days.

 

SMELL GOOD PET SPRAY

10 drops Cleansing blend

8 ounces water

Combine in a small glass spray bottle.  Shake well and spray on pet for instant germ and smell relief.

 

NO-ODOR KITTY LITTER

25 drops Cleansing blend essential oil

4 cups baking soda

Combine in a large bowl.  Sprinkle 2 tablespoons onto kitty litter when cleaning box daily.

 

CAT SCRATCH DETERRENT

10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

10 drops Lemon essential oil

1 cup water

Fill an empty spray bottle with oils.  Add water, shake well, and spray on areas you do not want your cat to scratch.

 

More info on cats:

Essential Oils and Cats

 

REJUVENATING SKIN SPRAY

  • 1 oz Spray Bottle
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Myrrh
  • (Optional: 2 drops Helichrysum)
  • 1 Tbsp Colloidal Silver
  • Top off spray bottle with 100% Pure Aloe Vera

Mix all ingredients together and shake before each use. Spray the area as needed 2-3 times per day. If the animals want to lick the area, cover lightly with a bandage, tee-shirt, or use a cone to prevent licking. (This spray is safe if they do lick it, but it does prolong the process.)

 

SOOTHING SHAMPOO

3 oz. unscented Castile soap
3 oz. water
1 oz aloe vera juice
1 oz vegetable glycerin

3 drops Lavender or Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
*Optional:  1 oz organic apple cider vinegar- use if shampoo is not rinsing well
*Optional: 1/4 tsp. fractionated coconut oil or almond oil – if more moisture is needed
*Optional: 1/4 cup ground up oatmeal (use a blender to grind it up)
Add more water if needed to get the desired consistency.

Mix all ingredients together well and shampoo normally, being careful to avoid the eyes and nose.

Rinse Well after shampooing.

DE-SKUNKING RECIPE

1-quart hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon (or a little more) liquid dishwashing soap (Dawn works great)
 Add a drop of Lavender or Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (optional)

Be sure to wear gloves. Soak the animal with the mixture and rinse off thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
 DO NOT GET IN THE ANIMAL’S EYES. Do not store or save any leftover mixture, use immediately.

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