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Dogs Loss of Appetite and Essential Oils

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Dogs Loss of Appetite and How Essential Oils May Help

Dog loss of appetite can be caused by various factors. It is important to find out the root cause for the problem in order to be able to address it successfully. Some common reasons for a dog’s loss of appetite include:

  • Illness
  • Dog Stomach Problems
  • Age (older dogs)
  • Diet
  • Teething or Tooth Problems
  • Parasites
  • Emotional issues such as anxiety, trauma, stress

Consult with a Vet to find out the root cause of your dog’s loss of appetite to treat it correctly.

An essential oil that is great to reduce stress and anxious feelings and calm a dog is Lavender Essential Oil. The dog whisperer Cesar Millan uses Lavender essential oil to help dogs with emotional distress. Simply rub a drop of Lavender essential oil into the palms of your hands. Softly massage the dog’s ears, stroke along the spine, and down the tail.

The following oils are commonly used to increase appetite in dogs:

  • Bergamot
  • Wild Orange
  • Ginger
  • Digestive Blend

 

Simply put one drop on the dog’s paw, so he/she can smell the oil. You can also apply the oil to your hands and gently rub your dog’s tummy. You may have dilute the one drop of essential oil with fractionated coconut oil for skin sensitive dogs, toy breeds, and puppies. The digestive blend is also great to support your dog’s digestive system.

Always keep in mind that essential oils are very powerful and a dog has a much greater sense of smell than humans. In general, dogs respond really well to essential oils but like with everything new, use caution. Let your dog smell the essential oil before you use it on him/her. Should your dog react adversely such as drooling, whining, leaving the room try to dilute the essential oil with fractionated coconut oil (the scent might have been too strong) or switch to a different type essential oil. Usually dogs will perk up and get excited when they smell something they like. D

ogs also differ very much in size. Make sure to use very small amounts and dilute with fractionated coconut oil for skin sensitive dogs, toy breeds, and puppies. Always consult with a holistic Vet or use a reliable resource book before using essential oils on dogs.

Essential Oils & Hydration

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support hydration with essential oils

Essential Oils Can Help Support Proper Hydration

It’s summer and it’s hot in Florida but not only in Florida! We want to be outdoors, running, biking, going to the beach, kids going to their summer camps, and proper hydration becomes key to staying healthy and fit.

Dehydration can have serious effects, even be fatal. So staying properly hydrated is key. Who doesn’t know the feeling of having a hard time to drink an entire glass of water? One of my kids when he was in his teens simply couldn’t drink an entire glass of water, it made him feel ill. Essential oils can be a savior, making water taste simply delicious.

When adding essential oils to water, make sure you are using only 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils (CPTG) that are labeled for internal use.

Some of our most favorite essential oils to add to water are Lemon, Wild Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, Lavender, and Peppermint. One of my friends who owns a Cafe and has a water dispenser for her guests, adds lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oils to the water and it’s the most refreshing and delicious water you can imagine.

Essential oils are very potent so be careful when experimenting with the number of drops. Start just with one drop. It might be already sufficient for a 16 oz glass of water. You can also add CPTG essential oils to smoothies and frozen popsicles to add flavor, therapeutic value, and actually increase your antioxidant intake.

Enjoy your summer, stay hydrated, stay healthy!


100% Natural Fabric Softener & Cling Reducer

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Create you own soft, beautifully scented, feel-good laundry
— without toxic chemicals!

Substitute chemically driven fabric softeners for an all-natural, toxic-free alternative that is much easier and affordable than you might think. Make your own 100% natural wool dryer balls that can last for many years, and scent them with your favorite essential oils to leave your fabrics soft and smelling fabulous. To reduce static cling form a ball out of aluminum foil and throw into the dryer along with your dryer balls! Learn more about “Respiratory toxicity of fabric softener emissions“.

 

What you’ll need:

100% wool or 100% other animal yarn
pantyhose

 

Instructions:

  • roll up yarn into balls about the size of tennis balls
  • -make 4 to 6 balls
  • cut off one leg of panty hose
  • put in one ball at the bottom, tie a knot, add next yarn ball — repeat until you have three to four in one leg of pantyhose
  • throw into your next wash of towels (hot water cycle)
  • throw yarn balls in pantyhose into the dryer when drying the towels (hottest dryer setting)
  • this will fuse the yarn balls together
  • wait until yarn balls are completely dry and remove from pantyhose
  • add 2-3 drops of favorite essential oil per yarn ball (scent will last for a few loads)
  • throw yarnballs into the dryer with your next load
Some favorite scents:

 

Enjoy soft, beautifully smelling laundry — knowing you are keeping yourself and your family a little safer and away from toxic chemicals!


Make Your Own Teas with Therapeutic Benefits

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LOVE TEA – TRY THIS!

Note: All recipes use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils labeled for internal use. Do not follow recipe unless you have oils approved for internal use.

Did you know that you would have to drink 28 cups of peppermint tea to get the same therapeutic benefits as putting one drop of Peppermint Oil into a cup of hot water?

Essential Oils are 50-70 times more powerful than used in herbal form, so if you love drinking tea and want to achieve certain health benefits, try 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils instead of the custom tea bags. Not only does it have amazing health benefits but it is also cheaper than buying herbal tea! One 15ml bottle of essential oil contains about 250 drops which makes a minimum of 250 cups of tea (more if you just dip a toothpick in the essential oil and then swirl it in your cup of hot water).

To stay with the peppermint tea example, one bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil is about $27.33 retail or $20.50 wholesale and it will make 250 cups, that’s only $0.08 per cup of tea which has the therapeutic benefits of 28 cups of herbal peppermint tea!!

Just imagine how much good
you can do for your body
with so little.

See below my tea suggestions:

Tranquil Teas

Lavender
Roman Chamomile
Bergamot

Immune Protective Teas

Protective Blend
Lemon
Wild Orange
Peppermint

Respiratory Support – Breathe Easy Teas

Peppermint
Lemon
Wild Orange

Wake-me-up Teas

Lemon
Grapefruit
Wild Orange
Ginger

Stomach Ease Teas

Fennel
Peppermint
Ginger
Digestive Blend

 

Spice it up Tip:

Ingredients:
3 cups Almond Milk
Honey
Ginger Essential Oil
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Clove Essential Oil
Vanilla Extract

Directions:
In a small pot heat almond milk. Whisk in all ingredients or add to blender. Enjoy!

 

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