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Health & Weight Management Class

Health & Weight Management Class

Come join Milinda and learn how essential oils can help you manage your weight and health. Who doesn’t want to learn that?! Learn how to accomplish your goals the healthy way! We will be making a roller recipe to get you started! The class is […]

ESSENTIAL OILS And ADDICTIONS

ESSENTIAL OILS And ADDICTIONS

Thankfully there are many natural ways to make the process if recovery a little easier; today I’ll be sharing how essential oils can be used. To the brain, all addictions have similar damaging effects. Irrelevant which substance the person is using, the body releases chemicals […]

Using Essential Oils with Animals Safely

Using Essential Oils with Animals Safely

Using Essential Oils with Animals Safely

For Dogs and Cats:

  • Dilute for topical use.
  • Know your pet’s health status.
  • Do NOT use oils on or near eyes, ears, nose, or genitals of your pet.
  • Use a water diffuser for aromatic use and allow your pet to roam freely with an open door to the room.
  • Caution should be used around animals that are pregnant, nursing, young, or on certain medications.
  • Do not use oils topically on your pet if using a topical medication or dermal patch – this includes topical flea/ tick preventatives.
  • Do not give any of the products containing xylitol (toothpaste, beadlets, etc.) to your pet.
  • Only use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
  • Observe your pet’s behavior.
  • In the event of an adverse reaction, dilute with a carrier oil – skin irritation is the most common, and most reactions resolve within 24–48 hours after oil exposure. Discontinue use of an oil if your pet shows signs of distress, drooling, squinting, rubbing their face, vocalization, shaking, vomiting, or diarrhea.

For Horses, Cattle, and Goats:

  • Only use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
  • Know your horse’s health status and the medications and supplements they are currently taking.
  • Do NOT use oils on or near eyes, ears, nose, or genitals of your horse.
  • Use Caution with topical application of “hot” oils such as Oregano, Thyme, Clove, Cassia, and Cinnamon – dilution may be needed for these oils.
  • Do NOT use water to dilute an essential oil that you’ve already applied. Rather, dilute with a carrier oil, like vegetable oil or fractionated coconut oil.
  • Do not apply oils after bathing while the horse is still wet.
  • Do not use essential oils at the same time as another topical medication, including dermal patches.
  • Do not panic if your horse has skin irritation or an adverse reaction. Immediately dilute the area with a carrier oil – most of these resolve within a few hours with dilution.
  • Do NOT apply oils to the saddle area prior to riding.
  • Caution should be used around animals that are pregnant, nursing, young, or on certain medications.
  • Oils to avoid during pregnancy: Arborvitae, Basil, Birch, Cassia, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Thyme, Wintergreen.
  • Observe your horse’s behavior when using or applying essential oils.
  • In the event of an adverse reaction, dilute with a carrier oil – skin irritation is the most common, and most reactions resolve within 24–48 hours after oil exposure.

Dilute, dilute, dilute

This is VERY important for dogs and small animals!!!

Start out with your oils MORE diluted when introducing Essential Oils topically to your pet.

You can use carrier oils such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Almond Oil, etc. to dilute your essential oil.

You can always increase the concentration if the desired effect is not reached, but it is difficult to remove an Essential Oil once it has already been absorbed.

Remember, each animal is an individual and your pet may be more or less sensitive than others. Observe their behavior – they will tell you!

Did I mention… Dilute!!!

Oils to Avoid with Cats

Oils to avoid topically and internally with cats: Basil, Citrus Oils (Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine), Birch, Cinnamon, Clove, Dill, Fennel, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Wintergreen.

Oils to Avoid with Dogs

Oils to avoid topically and internally with dogs: Birch, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), and Wintergreen. Use caution with hot oils such as Oregano, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, and Thyme.

Essential Oil Vet

ESSENTIAL OILS AND CHILDREN

ESSENTIAL OILS AND CHILDREN

ESSENTIAL OILS AND CHILDREN Come join us and bring a friend or two!! Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2019 2:00 pm High St., Hanson, MA Safe, gentle ideas for caring for little ones’ everyday needs with essential oils. Jennifer Smith will be teaching! Join us as we […]

September Promotion Announcement

September Promotion Announcement

This month’s promotions are: -Save 20% when you enroll with a specific kit -Free 15 mL Lime with purchase of 125 PV LRP order (Sept. 1-15th) -10% off Cardamom this month

Easy Anti-Frizz Spray

anti frizz for hair

Whether it be from winter static or the heat of summer, almost everyone deals with frizzy hair at some point. Luckily, this natural DIY helps tame stubborn flyaways while nourishing hair at the same time. Fractionated Coconut Oil helps provide moisture to dry hair, while aloe vera promotes shine and leaves hair cleaner. The powdery, floral aroma of Lavender will also ensure that your hair will stay smelling fresh.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
½ cup distilled water
5–10 drops Lavender oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in an 8-ounce spray bottle and shake thoroughly before each use.
  2. Spray a thin layer on dry hair after styling to tame flyaways and everyday frizz.

Tips: Experiment with MelaleucaSandalwood, and Peppermint oils for added cleansing and invigorating benefits.*