Usage Guide

SAFE OILS FOR DOGS

Please refer to the Dilution Chart for Dogs to look up Topical Dilutions for Codes A, B, C, D, E

Single Oils:

  • Arborvitae (C)
  • Basil (B)
  • Bergamot (D)
  • Cardamom (C)
  • Cedarwood (D)
  • Cilantro (D)
  • Clary Sage (D)
  • Coriander (D)
  • Cypress (D)
  • Eucalyptus (C)
  • Fennel (Sweet) (C)
  • Frankincense (A-B)
  • Geranium (C)
  • Grapefruit (D)
  • Helichrysum (A-B)
  • Juniper Berry (C)
  • Lavender (B)
  • Lemongrass (D)
  • Lemon (D)
  • Lime (D)
  • Marjoram (C)
  • Myrrh (C)
  • Peppermint (C)
  • Patchouli (C)
  • Petitgrain (A-B)
  • Roman Chamomile (C)
  • Rosemary (C)
  • Sandalwood (C)
  • Spikenard (A-B)
  • Ylang Ylang (C)
  • Vetiver (C)

Blends:

  • AntiAging Blend (B)
  • Calming Blend (B)
  • Detoxification Blend (B)
  • Digestive Blend (C)
  • Grounding Blend (B)
  • Outdoor Blend (C)
  • Protective Blend (C)
  • Repellant Blend (C)
  • Seasonal Complex (for dogs over 80 lbs)

SUPPLEMENTS SAFE FOR DOGS

  • Children’s Chewable’s Food Based Vitamins/Minerals (adult version can be dosed for larger dogs)
  • Detoxifying Complex (dry herbal)
  • Enzyme Complex
  • Essential Oil Cellular Complex (EOCC) (D)
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil (liquid)
  • Probiotic Complex
  • Soothing Blend Polyphenol Supplement

BEWARE!!

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS

  • Wintergreen (can irritate gut)
  • Melaleuca (tea tree oil) (may cause extreme lethargy, loss of hind leg control, vomiting or fever)
  • Birch
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon (use with heavy dilution) (E)
  • Clove (except when heavily diluted for post oral surgery discomfort) (E)
  • Oregano (except when supporting dog challenged with Parvo – with heavy dilution) (E)
  • Soothing Blend (contains wintergreen)
  • Purifying Blend (contains melaleuca/tea tree oil)
  • Any blends that contain melaleuca/tea tree oil or wintergreen. (See additional precautions in the next section.)

ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS

For puppies younger than 3 months (use with great caution) – dilute 1 drop essential oil in 2-3 Tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO).
For puppies aged 3-6 months, dilute 2X amount recommended on dilution chart
Older puppies and dogs under 10 lbs:  Follow the dilution guidelines
For pregnant, old, or sick dogs, use with caution and dilute 2X amount recommended on dilution chart.
For dogs prone to seizures, do not use:
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Wintergreen
  • Camphor
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Tansy (Blue Tansy is okay)
  • Thuja
  • Thujone
  • Soothing Blend (has camphor & wintergreen)
  • Protective Blend (has eucalyptus)
If dog becomes distressed, drools, pants, whines and these symptoms do not stop or significantly diminish after an hour, go to your veterinarian immediately.

DIFFUSER RECCOMMENDATIONS

Diffusing is the most effective method of using essential oils to deal with emotional issues. This is because the best way to get the essential oils to the brain’s limbic system, which controls emotions, is through the olfactory system (that is, the nose).

To safely diffuse essential oils around dogs, use a water atomizing diffuser. These are the diffusers with a water reservoir, to which the oil is added.

Do not put more than 4 drops of essential oils in the water reservoir. Dogs have a much keener sense of smell than humans and can be overwhelmed if more oil is used.

Choose the lowest setting your diffuser has. Depending on need, diffuse a few hours to around the clock for something like breathing/respiratory challenges.