Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Essential Oils for Cats

                  Learn how to safely use essential oils on our sweet and loving cats!

Essential oils work on our fabulous felines too! Just like dogs, cats respond incredibly well to essential oils.

One of the many benefits of all natural essential oils is that they work fast and get into the bloodstream within 20 seconds of being applied. .  

Our sweet and loving cats are small and sensitive. When using essential oils, use less than a drop of essential oil at one time. Use a half of drop for pregnant females and kittens. Dilute essential oils with coconut oil. Use citrus, melaleuca and pine essential oils with caution on cats and only when diluted with coconut or olive oil. Avoid these oils on kittens.

When applying essential oils to cats, apply the oils between the toes and on the pad of the foot when doing foot applications. Be sure to avoid getting oils in the eyes. If oils get into the eye, flush with milk as needed.

Great Essential Oils for Cats:

Massage Blend: Circulatory Support, Overworked Muscles

Grounding Blend: Stress Relief, Join Support (Add Soothing Blend & Lemongrass)

Respiratory Blend: Respiratory Support

Digestive Blend: Hairballs, Digestive Support

Frankincense: Stress Reduction

Helichyrsum: Liver Support, Nerve Support

Anti-Aging: Stress Reduction, Bleeding, Nerve Support

Lavender: Stress Relief

Lemon: Stress Relief, Electrolyte Balance, Claw Strength

Melissa: Mood Support, Immune Support

Oregano: Immune Support

Peppermint: Digestive Support, Occasional Muscle Discomfort

Soothing Blend: Joint Support

Protective  Blend: Immune Support

Calming Blend: Stress Relief

Detoxification Blend: Bladder and Kidney Support, Liver Support

Travel Tip for Cats: Apply a drop of Calming Blend to travel create for a more peaceful ride.

Behavior: Chamomile and Lavender oils are great for helping with behavioral issues. The oils can be diluted with coconut or olive oil and applied to the paws or diffused into a diffuser. These oils are also great for stress reduction.

Flea Repellent: In a large spray bottle, put 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil and fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Lightly spray the cat, being careful to avoid the eyes. Reapply as needed for flea prevention. Another option is to apply Repellent Blend to paws, around ears and other trouble areas.

Oral Health Support: In a 2 oz. glass bottle, put 6 drops of Protective Blend. Fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Apply 1-2 drops of the mixture to gums and teeth morning and night.

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