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Essential Oils are a wonderful way for us to promote health and wellness. This is great news for us, but did you know essential oils can be just as beneficial to your pet? Introducing oils in our home has been just as helpful to Bella and Jake as it has been to us. I use oils daily with both of my dogs. So, essential oils don’t just benefit your human family members, but your furry ones, too! We’ll spend the next few blog posts talking about ways to incorporate essential oils into the everyday care of your pet.

I’ve been a little lazy lately and these two were beyond the point of needing a bath!  They finally got a good scrub down (we added Lavender and Peace & Calming to their shampoo to give them some itchy skin relief). The result, they smell great and they aren’t licking and scratching nearly as much as they were. Below you will find a calming shampoo recipe below. Another great idea you will find below is a DIY itch spray. This can be spritzed onto your dog anytime they need relief.

Calming Shampoo:

2 oz. bottle
Castile Soap
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Peace and Calming
Add all ingredients to bottle and mix well.

DIY Itch Relief:

2 oz. spray bottle
10 drops Lavender
1 tsp Witch Hazel
Distilled Water
Add Witch Hazel and lavender to spray bottle. Add distilled water, shake to mix and spritz. Remember to shake before each use. You can easily turn this DIY recipe into a Calming Spritz by adding Peace and Calming (1-2 drops) to the mix!

Lavender – Great for itching, skin issues, and wounds. Has a calming effect.

Peace and Calming
Peace and Calming – Great for occasional nervousness and car rides. Place a drop on your dog’s collar or bedding to help promote calm!

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Disclaimer: I am not a Veterinarian. This information is based on my personal experience only and is not a substitute for appropriate vet care. Please contact your Veterinarian with any concerns. This information is intended to be used along with, not in place of, appropriate care.

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