DOG AROMATHERAPY OVERVIEW

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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR OUR DOG'S EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

Remember when the idea of using aromatherapy or essential oils was kinda "woo-woo" or fringe? Aromatherapy was relegated to the outer edges of believability. a step away from reading fortunes with entrails. Thankfully, those days are behind us and aromatherapy is fully, 100% mainstream.


The best way for dogs to achieve optimal benefits from essential oils is through a combination of breathing in the oils and by absorbing the essential oils through their skin. This is done by rolling the oils onto the dog or spraying the oils over their body.

ROLL-ON For maximum benefits, apply generously, rolling on in a circular motion, inside your dog's ears, on their groin/belly area or throat. Alternate application: roll onto your hands and pet your dog. Reapply frequently, as needed for your dog's relaxation. 
SPRAY Mist a bit of RELAX Spray into the air and allow it to settle over your dog. Spray 2-3 feet above your dog. Tip: Don't spray it in their face - dogs don't like that! If preferred, mist their bedding, inside their crate or go wild and mist the whole room. Use prior to stressful situation, if possible, or as soon as possible. Can be used in conjunction with RELAX Roll-On.

Of course, we do not want to overpower our dogs super sensitive sense of smell with a strong fragrance or harm their skin with essential oils that are too strong or "hot.". We dilute the oils used in our custom blends with jojoba oil, almond oil and grapeseed oil which not only diffuses the aroma to the best levels for our dogs and also allows for super fast absorption.

Most of the emotional balancing our dogs need stems from three core basic needs. Our dogs want and need to be grounded, relaxed and present

Our three essential oil blends build upon this cornerstone for our dog's emotional well-being. RELAX gently calms our dogs. This allows them to then FOCUS, when needed, and be involved in the activity at hand. Then AGE WELL supports our dogs in their final years and as they prepare to cross over. The three oils build one upon the other to emotionally support our dogs through a wide range of triggers and events.

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      RELAX DOG AROMATHERAPY FOR FRIGHTENED, STRESSED, ANXIOUS DOGS

      RELAX takes the edge off stress, fear and anxiety for our dogs…naturally!
      Just as people have triggers that can cause fear or panic attacks, oh...like snakes, spiders, heights, public speaking, heights or %$#^ CLOWNS, our dogs can also be triggered.

      Fireworks send many dogs into a frenzy and thunderstorms terrify a lot of our dogs. Being left home alone, travel, trips to the vet or strangers visiting can all be stress triggers for our dogs. RELAX Dog Aromatherapy was created to take the edge off your dog's stress without the need for powerful drugs or uncomfortable restraints.


      PRODUCT INFO

      • .45 ounce plastic roll-on bottle
      • 2.7 ounce aluminum spray mister
      The following oils are used in our RELAX blend.
      • CEDAR WOOD grounds and reduces panic
      • CYPRESS soothes frazzled emotions
      • FRANKINCENSE quiets anxiety
      • LAVENDER classic calming
      • VETIVER stress relief
      • BERGAMOT uplifts and balances

        focus dog aromatherapyFOCUS DOG AROMATHERAPY

        Is your dog the proverbial tasmanian devil? Running back and forth, bouncing around, picking up one toy only to immediately drop it and grab another toy? This high energy type of dog can be fun to live with when you want some entertainment, but a handful when you are at training class, are on a walk or are venturing into the show ring.

        For this wound-tight, energy galore, attention deficit dogs we offer FOCUS. This FOCUS blend is one I have used personally for years and been pleased with the results.

        Use prior to any class or activity where you want your dog to pay attention to you. FOCUS will amp up their concentration and increase their attention span.

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        The dog at the opposite end of the attention spectrum can also use some FOCUS. You know the type, you call their name and they barely twitch an ear, let alone lift their head to acknowledge you called them. This dog has a deficit of attention (unless it is something they want to do). Utter and complete disregard for your calling them with maybe a hint of passive-aggressive defiance. 

        PRODUCT INFO
        • .45 ounce plastic roll-on bottle
        • 2.7 ounce aluminum spray mister
        FOCUS fuses the following essential oils into mental alertness power  in a carrier of organic jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil.
        • CEDARWOOD grounds and reduces panic
        • CYPRESS soothes frazzled emotions
        • FRANKINCENSE quiets anxiety
        • LAVENDER classic calming
        • VETIVER stress relief
        • BERGAMOT uplifts and balances
        • MYRRH relieves agitation, balances
        • YLANG YLANG balances overstretched nerves, uplifts
        • GRAPEFRUIT enlivens the mind
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        AGE WELL DOG AROMATHERAPY

        A bittersweet part of sharing our lives with dogs is that they don't live as long as we do. A dog can have a long, full life in a fraction of the time a person has on this earth. Knowing this does not make it any easier as we watch our dearest friend age. Many dogs, just like people, begin to show forgetfulness or a lack awareness of their surroundings as they age. There are new meds on the market to help with the lessening of cognitive functions, but they are now 100% effective and the side effects can be harsh. Some may become frightened or disoriented for no discernible reason.


        We had a Frenchie, Joker, who as he got older would forget where he was going. He would start walking across the living room and stop and just stand there. Steve or I would touch him gently on his shoulder and call his name. He would shake his head and look up and we could feel him coming back into the moment. AGE WELL supports and assists your senior dog as they progress through the stages of aging into their final transition.

         

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        USAGE DIRECTIONS

        For maximum benefits, apply generously, rolling on in a circular motion, inside your dog's ears, on their groin/belly area or throat. Alternate application: roll onto your hands and pet your dog. Reapply as needed throughout the day to support your dog during senior moments.

        Special Note: As your dog begins their transition from this life, use AGE WELL as a way of easing this time in their lives. One gift we can give our dogs is to tell them before they pass on what an important part of your life they have been.
        My husband always tells our dogs it is ok for them to pass on when they are ready, that we will miss them, but we will see them again soon. He says they can pass more peacefully that way, knowing we support them. 

        Though when my dog, Money (he is the logo dog) passed I couldn't tell him it was ok, I was afraid he would know I was lying and to this day I feel guilty I did not help make his passing easier, as he struggled and fought against death at the end. Yes, you probably guessed that I am crying my way through typing this part. Thank you for hanging in there with me.


        PRODUCT INFO

        • .45 ounce plastic roll-on bottle
        • 2.7 ounce aluminum spray mister

        The senior dog needs several levels of support and the layers of oils offer the following emotional balancing. AGE WELL helps your senior dog to relax and feel calmer, while encouraging them to stay focused and in the moment, as it lifts their mood and balances the ragged edges. 

        • CEDARWOOD grounds and reduces panic
        • CYPRESS soothes frazzled emotions
        • FRANKINCENSE quiets anxiety
        • LAVENDER classic calming
        • VETIVER stress relief
        • BERGAMOT uplifts and balances
        • MYRRH relieves agitation, balances
        • YLANG YLANG balances overstretched nerves, uplifts
        • GRAPEFRUIT enlivens the mind
        • ROSEMARY promotes mental clarity
        • BLOOD ORANGE uplifts depression and levels mood swings
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