Animal Aromatherapy Support Sessions
The Power of Healing with Essential Oils
An aromatherapy session for your dog or horse can be beneficial if your animal is unwell and needs clinical aromatherapy support, behavior help, or generalized support.
Your dog or horse will have a role in choosing the essential oil(s) to suit his/her needs. It’s an amazing process to watch in person. As the pet parent, you will also play a role and learn how to safely use essential oils with your dog or horse.
Essential oils can assist your animal in many of the following ways:
- calm nerves, stress, anxiety or fear
- aid in skin care
- aid in wound care
- build the immune system
- help with respiratory issues
- repel fleas, ticks and other pests that love our dogs
- help a sick animal in the recovery process (kennel cough, canine flu, etc.)
- help an animal with cancer, diabetes, or IBD boost their organ function, immune system function, etc.
- can aid in healing itchy skin and other skin related issues
- help an animal going through a life change
- enhance different life stages of an animal
- can help with alleviating or lessening allergies
- enhance bodywork and other modalities like Reiki
using essential oils therapeutically for dogs and horses
An Art & a Science
The use of essential oils dates back to ancient Egyptian times with the earliest recorded use of these aromatic oils dated in 3000-2500 B.C. Using aromatherapy for animals has gained a lot of traction in the last few years and has become increasingly studied as a result. I received my Level I certification in Animal Aromatherapy in 2017 from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) through Ashi Aromatics.
Aromatherapy is an art and a science, and when it comes to animals it can be even more complex. Aromatherapy for animals is not as simple as diffusing lavender and calling it a day. Did you know there are three different lavender essential oils all with different properties? There are so many factors to consider when using aromatherapy with animals.
Safety should be the first priority. If you’ve been told to use essential oils neat (undiluted) on an animal or to put essential oils in an animal’s food, you’ve been told wrong. Both neat or ingested essential oils for animals (and even for some humans) can be extremely dangerous and harmful.
Aromatherapy involves the use of the purest essential oils extracted from different parts of a plant to purify, detox, balance, calm and heal the body, mind and spirit. Essential oils are 75-100 times more concentrated than dried herbs, and to use them properly with animals takes patience and learning.
The safe use of animal aromatherapy is critical to ensure animals receive the maximum benefits of aromatherapy without compromising their safety or taxing the body and immune system. All of my aromatherapy consultation services include information on how to safely use essential oils on animals and why this is extremely important.