Animal Care

Animal Care with Essential Oils

General Guidelines:

For Small Animals: (cats and small dogs) Apply 3-5 drops DILUTED (80-90%) oil mixture per application.

For Larger Animals: (large dogs) Apply 3-5 drops NEAT per application. For Large Animals: (cattle and horses) Apply 20-30 drops NEAT per application.

Where to Apply Essential Oils to Animals:

For non-ungulate animals (not having hooves) such as dogs or cats, oils (neat or diluted) can be applied to paws for faster absorption.

For hoofed animals, sprinkle a few drops on the spine or flanks and massage them in. Also apply on the gums, tongue or underneath the top lip; also apply on the frog and cornet bands of hooves. These are all good locations with hooves. Oils can also be applied to auricular points on the ears.

When the Animal is Jittery and Resists:

If you have a high-spirited, jittery animal that won’t be still to receive the application, apply No Stress Blend, Peaceful, and/or Courageous on yourself first. As you approach the animal, it will react as it perceives the aroma. Kneel down or squat beside the animal and remain still for several minutes, so that it can become accustomed to the smell. As the animal breathes in the fragrances, it will become calmer and easier to manage.

Essential Oils First Aid Kit for Animals

- Antibacterial Blend is more effective than using iodine or hydrogen peroxide for washing and cleansing wounds. It repels ticks and mites.
- Antiseptic Blend for disinfecting and cleaning wound.
- Helichrysum as a topical anesthetic.
- Idaho Tansy is on of the most versatile oils for animals. It is purifying, cleansing, tissue-regenerating, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic, and is used for bruised bones, cuts, wounds, and colic. It repels flies.
- Laurel Leaf for bruising and soreness.
- Lavender for tissue regeneration, desensitizing wound.
- Myrrh for infection, inflammation; to promote tissue regeneration.
- Ahhh! acts as a pain-reliever and is anti-inflammatory.
- Pain Relief Blend: If the pain originates from a broken bone rather than an open wound, use Pain Relief Blend to kill pain in points where there is no open, raw tissue. NOTE: Do not apply Pain Relief Blend to open wounds because it will sting and traumatize the animal. Instead use Helichrysum and Balsam Fir to reduce bleeding and pain.
- Roman Chamomile for tissue regeneration, desensitizing wound.
- Four Bandits for inflammation, infection and bacteria; for proudflesh (where new tissue continues to rebuild itself causing excessive granulation) to promote tissue regeneration.
- Valerian can be used internally and externally for controlling pain.
- Vetiver can be used internally and externally for controlling pain.

Animal Treatment A to Z


(common in older animals and purebreds) Ahhh! or Pain Relief Blend (massage on location or put several drops in animal feed).

Use Raindrop-like application of Pain Relief Blend, Wintergreen, Pine, or Spruce and massage the location. For larger animals use at least 2 times more oil than a normal Raindrop Technique would call for on humans.


Soothing Baby Blend


Geranium, Helichrysum (Shave the hair over the area being treated.)

BONES: (pain, spurs – all animals):

Respiratory Blend, Pain Relief Blend, Wintergreen, Lemongrass, and Spruce. All conifers are very powerful in the action for bones and promoting bone health. For more effective absorption, it is helpful to shave the fur/hair away from the area being treated.

BONES: (fractured or broken):

Mix Pain Relief Blend with 20-30 drops of Wintergreen and Spruce. Cover the area. After 15 minutes rub in 10-15 more drops of Wintergreen and Spruce. Cover with Ahhh!.


Peaceful Blend, Trauma Blend, Lavender (domestic animals respond very quickly to the smell).


For small animals put 1-3 drops Immune Blend, or Digestive Blend in feed or fodder. For large animals, use 10-20 drops.


For large animals (cows) put 10-20 drops of Digestive Blend in feed or foder. For small animals, use 1-3 drops.


Single oils: Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus (all types), Citronella, and Peppermint.

Blends: Digestive Blend. Also add 1-2 drops of Lemongrass to your natural pet shampoo and use to shampoo the animal.

Oils repel fleas and other external parasites. Wash blankets with oils added to the wash during the rinse cycle. Also, place 1-2 drops of lemongrass on collar to help eliminate fleas.

For internal parasites, daily rub Digestive Blend on the pads (bottom) of the feet. Many people have reported that they have seen the parasites eliminated from the animal within days after starting this procedure.


Apply Ahhh! rub, Pain Relief Blend, Pine, Wintergreen, or Spruce on location. Feeding extra trace minerals may also be good.


Put 10 drops each of Citronella, Antibacterial Blend, Eucalyptus globulus, and Peppermint in 8 oz. spray bottle with water. Alternate formula: Put 2 drops Pine, 2 drops Eucalyptus globulus, and 5-10 drops Citronella in a spray bottle of water. Shake vigorously and spray area. Hydrosols, such as Peppermint and Idaho Tansy, can also be used.

LIGAMENTS/TENDONS (torn or sprained):

Apply Lemongrass and Lavender (equal parts) on location and cover area. For small animals or birds, dilute essential oils with carrier oil (2 parts mixing oil to 1 part essential oil).

MITES (ear mites):

Apply Antibacterial Blend and Peppermint to a Q-Tip and swab just inside of the ear.


Courageous, Trauma Blend, Roman or German Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, and Valerian.


Helichrysum, Pain Relief Blend, Black Pepper, Clove, or Peppermint diluted 50/50 with carrier oil.


Rosemary and Sandalwoods.


Diffuse Respiratory Blend, Pine, Myrtle, and Eucalyptus radiata in animal’s sleeping quarters or sprinkle on their bedding. Four Bandits has been reported as being extremely beneficial for sinus and (lung also) congestion.


Frankincense, Lavender, Clove, and Myrrh. Apply neat.


To remove ticks, apply 1 drops Cinnamon or Peppermint on cotton swab and swab on tick. Then wait for it to release the head before removing from animal’s skin.


Trauma Blend, Courageous, Stress Reduction Blend, Melissa, Rosewood, Soothing Baby, Lavender, Valerian, and Chamomile.


Mix Frankincense with Ledum, Lavender or Clove and apply on area of tumor.


A liquid whole food supplement.


Digestive Blend.

WOUNDS (open or abrasions):

Antiseptic Blend, Helichrysum.

Other Helpful Tips:
- When treating large animals for viral or bacterial infection, arthritis, or bone injury, generally use the same oils and protocol recommended for humans.
- For applying to large open wounds or hard-to-reach areas, it helps to put the oils in a spray bottle and spray them directly on location.
- After an oil application to an open wound, cover the wound with Emu Oil mixed in Virgin Organic Coconut Oil to seal it and protect it from further infection. The ointment will also prevent the essential oils from evaporating into the air.
- There is no right or wrong way to apply essential oils. Every animal is a little different. Use common sense and good judgment as you experiment with different methods. Observe carefully how the animal responds to the treatment.
- Take special care not to get essential oils in the animal’s eyes.
- Make sure the animal is drinking pure water. Chlorinated water will suppress thyroid and immune function in animals even quicker then in humans, and when that happens, you will suppress the healing process of that animal whether it is a dog, a horse or a cat.
- Quality protein is vitally important to promote healing, which makes the use of organic feed essential. Unfortunately many commercial feeds contain bovine byproducts that have high risk for BSE disease and make them unfit for animal care. Avoid them at all costs. Enzymes are also essential to maximize digestion and protein assimilation.

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