Monday, June 30, 2014

New Animal Scents™ Care Kits ~ Coming Soon!



Animal Scents™ Care Kit Small


The Animal Scents™ Care Kit is designed to support the well-being of a wide variety of animals. Inside each collection are six essential oil blends that address the most common conditions of animals.  Although there are two kits, they differ only in product size to accommodate both small and large animals.  

The comprehensive kit of proprietary blends is formulated in the appropriate strength to meet the needs of a variety of animals.  The Animal Scents™ Care Kits will give animal owners peace of mind when their pet needs comfort and tender care, whether their animal is domestic, exotic, large, or small.


Did You Know?  68% of U.S. households include pets in their family . . . . 

* 56.7 million households have dogs
* 45.3 million households have cats
* 16.1 million households have fish
*   6.9 million households have birds
*   5.6 million households have reptiles
*   2.8 million households have horses


Animal Scents™ Care Collection supports the proper growth and normal lifecycles of a wide-variety of animals. Inside are six, formulated in appropriate strengths for animals, exclusive essential oil blends that address the most common animal conditions. In addition to the essential oil blends, Animal Scents™ Care Collection offers products and accessories for both small and large animals.




Animal Scents™ Care Kit Large


Animal Scents™ Care Collection includes:

* Animal Scents™ Oil Collection: 
  
* PuriClean™: 15ml  ~ Cleanses and refreshes the skin.
* Infect Away™: 15ml ~ Supports a healthy skin barrier.
* Mendwell™: 15ml ~ Supports healthy skin repair.
* ParaGize™: 15ml ~ Helps promote healthy digestion.
* RepelAroma™: 15ml ~ Helps animals enjoy the outdoors without annoyance.
* T-Away™: 15ml ~ Helps animals cope with emotional blocks and supports a new level of emotional freedom and joy.

Also Includes:

* Animal Scents™ Ointment: 6.3 oz. 
* Animal Scents™ Shampoo: 8oz 
* RepelAroma™ Spray: (1) 14.4 oz 
* Spray Bottle Applicators: 6 pk. 
* AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment: 6 pk.


How to Use:

Diffuse or Apply Topically . . . . Read label directions for each essential oil blend.

PuriClean™ ~ Add 1–2 drops to the affected area to support proper cleansing. Use an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment to apply a generous amount to clean the affected area. Put 8–10 drops in a 1-oz. spray bottle with distilled water for a quick skin-cleansing spritz. 

Mendwell™ ~ Massage 1–2 drops on the affected area. Use an AromaGlide Roller Fitment to apply a generous amount to promote wound healing.* 

ParaGize™ ~ Add 2–4 drops to water. 

Infect Away™ ~ Add 1–2 drops to the affected area to support proper healing. Put 8–10 drops in a 1-oz. spray bottle with distilled water to support wound-healing properties. 

RepelAroma™ ~ Apply 2–4 drops to your hands and pet onto your animal’s coat. Add to a spray bottle and spritz generously on your animal’s coat or skin to keep bugs away. Diffuse to keep pests away from certain areas in the home or small areas outdoors. 

T-Away™ ~ Add 1 drop behind each ear to calm during times of grief or agitation.

* Diffuse for 30 minutes 3 times daily to support positive emotional perseverance. 

* Use an AromaGlide Roller Fitment to apply to the bottoms of paws or on the flanks.

~ Carefully apply according to the size and species of animal.  General rule: Dilute more for smaller species.








Should you wish to get started with your own oils and products, we recommend that you enroll as a wholesale member in Young Living by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, which gives you the Everyday Oils, a bonus oil called Stress Away, a Home Diffuser, as well as samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals. 

You also have the option of joining as a Retail Member, as opposed to a Wholesale Member, so it is completely up to you. There are also options for monthly Essential Rewards orders, which earn you points that you can spend on additional products, as well as promotional items every month that you can earn for free, just by shopping for what you already need. 

Please ask us for additional information, or you may learn more by logging on to:

www.NaturalLivingEssentialOils.com  (then click on the Contact page for more info)

Thank you for joining us on this wonderfully holistic journey. We are truly grateful to have you here with us and look forward to helping you any way we can! ♥

Friday, June 27, 2014

Essential Oils Product Tips for Pets + DIY







In most households that I've come across, pets are significant members of the family. Therefore, our pets’ health and well-being is a priority. Just like humans, our furry & feathered friends need proper hygiene, a healthy diet, and extra care when becoming ill. The health-supporting benefits of Young Living’s Essential Oils can considerably contribute to your pets’ quality of life.

For our furry friends, the most effective and easiest way to keep your pet’s coat in tip-top condition is by using Animal Scents™ Shampoo. Imbued with the power of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemon, Geranium, and Spikenard essential oils, our pet shampoo gently cleanses, protects, and conditions without harmful ingredients.

For those situations when your pet is contending with fleas, we have included a do-it-yourself anti-flea spray recipe that will help you keep those pesky fleas far from your animal.

DIY Anti-Flea Spray

What You Need:

8-oz. glass spray bottle (we recommend a dark glass spray bottle, such as amber or blue)
1 drop of Cedarwood essential oil   
1 drop of Thyme essential oil 
½ cup of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex (can also use a good quality vegetable or olive oil)    

What You Do:

Add ingredients into a glass spray bottle. Shake to combine. Lightly spray on your pet when needed.


Tips for Massaging Your Pets with Essential Oils

To enhance your grooming regimen and deepen your relationship with your pet, why not add a relaxing massage to your routine?

Follow these steps for the massage:

* Invite your pet to lie down.
* Start by stroking the areas you already know your pet enjoys.
* As your pet relaxes, start using long strokes. This will relax him/her even more.
* Once your pet stretches out, you know he/she is ready for the massage.
* If you would like to use V-6, then put a couple of drops on your fingertips.
* Begin with the head and with circular motions, gently work your fingertips over the entire body.
* Use small, soft movements with cats and small dogs and larger movements with bigger animals.

The time invested is very insignificant to the pay off. With a cat or small dog, it will only take a couple of minutes. With larger breeds, it may take 10 minutes to finish the massage.

Once your pet is completely relaxed, it is a great time to brush or comb from head to tail. Just a few minutes a couple of times a week will not only keep your pet well-groomed and happy, but you will also recognize if any mood or physical changes need to be addressed with your vet.

When using Young Living products on your pets, remember size and physiology make them more sensitive to the effects of essential oils. Here is why:

* Most pets have a greater sense of smell
* Cats and small dogs have a low body weight
* Cats have thinner skin that allows essential oils to be easily and
quickly absorbed in their bloodstream
* Cats’ livers do not function like humans or dogs. Bottom-line: less is better for a cat.

As always, we advise care when administrating essential oils on your pets.  With proper use and common sense, you and your pets will experience the amazing benefits of adding essential oils to your lives by replacing the common harsh, toxic chemicals.







Should you wish to get started with your own oils and products, we recommend that you enroll as a wholesale member in Young Living by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, which gives you the Everyday Oils, a bonus oil called Stress Away, a Home Diffuser, as well as samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals. 

You also have the option of joining as a Retail Member, as opposed to a Wholesale Member, so it is completely up to you. There are also options for monthly Essential Rewards orders, which earn you points that you can spend on additional products, as well as promotional items every month that you can earn for free, just by shopping for what you already need. 

Please ask us for additional information, or you may learn more by logging on to:

www.NaturalLivingEssentialOils.com  (then click on the Contact page for more info)

Thank you for joining us on this wonderfully holistic journey. We are truly grateful to have you here with us and look forward to helping you any way we can! ♥









Monday, June 23, 2014

Essential Oils and Birds


Recommended Methods of Use . . . . 







Pet birds are extremely sensitive to household toxins, and it is well known by bird owners that even the spray of an air freshener or the burning of a scented candle can be dangerous to a bird.  Since many household fragrances are created with poor grade, adulterated, or synthetic essential oils, it was thought that all essential oils were toxic to birds.  This misconception has been proven to be false.  While birds have a distinct way that they should be exposed to essential oils, it is being found that they not only benefit, but thrive, with the addition of essential oils into their lives.

There are multiple ways to use essential oils with birds, whether they are parrots, cockatiels, chickens, turkeys, peacocks, hawks, owls, or other wildlife.  Following are a few of the best ways for you to use essential oils on your avian friends.


Diffusion

Diffusion is likely the best way to introduce essential oils into an avian household or environment.  Water-based diffusion is the best for most birds, unless you have a very large area, (such as a barn, or outdoor situation) where an air diffuser may be necessary.  We recommend using a water-based diffuser.  There are several styles to choose from, and should you wish to become a wholesale member with Young Living, you will receive a home diffuser in your premium starter kit.  It's a great way to start your Essential Oils journey for you and your animals!

In general, it is recommended to start with approximately 1 - 3 drops of essential oil (whether a single or a blend) added to the water of the diffuser.  When in doubt, start with less, as some of the recommended blends can be quite powerful.  This will allow your feathered friend to be introduced to EOs slowly.

It is advisable to monitor the bird(s) closely for the first 5-10 minutes of diffusion, especially if your bird is new to a particular essential oil, blend, or essential oils in general.  Increase the amounts and frequency of diffusion gradually, although most homes find that they can diffuse on an almost continual basis ~ bringing amazing health and benefits to their birds.

Common oils for diffusion with birds are:  

Singles:  Roman Chamomile, Copaiba, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Ledum, Lemon, Melissa, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang

Blends:  Acceptance, Dragon Time, Forgiveness, GLF, Hope, Juva Cleanse, Juva Flex, LavaDerm Spray, Purification, Thieves, Valor






Water Misting

A favorite technique that is being used in thousands of birds is misting with a mixture of essential oils in water. Birds often enjoy being misted with water for bathing, and when essential oils are added to this "ritual", many bird parents find that their birds enjoy it even more.  Not only this, but they can reap the benefits of the essential oils on a regular basis. Routine exposure to essential oils can impart preventive health, but can also aid in hormonal issues, skin conditions, feather picking, emotional concerns, and so much more!

It is important that the essential oil and water mixture be contained within a glass spray bottle.  Before each use, we recommend shaking the mixture well prior to misting onto the bird. Several blends have been specifically formulated to include all of the essential oils that are routinely misted onto birds.

Happy Birds Feather Spray:  This spray combines Young Living Lavender, Orange, and Lemon essential oils and is added to water for misting directly onto birds, or onto their cage. In a 4 ounce (120 mL) glass spray bottle, add up to 20 drops of each oil to the bottle, then fill the bottle the rest of the way with distilled or reverse osmosis water.  If your bird is new to essential oils, or really enjoys a lot of water being sprayed onto them for "bath time", we recommend you start with quite a bit less of the essential oil drops . . . . perhaps 5 - 7 drops of each oil.  Your birds will love this spray!  Even those who may not always enjoy a shower with a traditional spray bottle are attracted to being sprayed with this happy bird blend.


Adding Essential Oils to Drinking Water

Essential oils can be added to the drinking water of birds for an easy way to routinely expose them to amazing health benefits.  It is important to use a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel water dish when adding essential oils to water, as many essential oils can degrade plastics.  

One of the worst things we can do is to cause an animal to avoid drinking by making an essential oil solution too strong, or by choosing essential oils that the animal dislikes. Although many animals actually prefer water with essential oils, it is always wise to provide a plain water source while you offer the new water until you are certain that your bird is drinking the essential oil water well, and in adequate amounts.

It is always best to start with very small amounts of essential oil added to high quality water, and gradually increasing the oils over the course of a week.  A concentration that is often used for animals is one (1) drop off essential oil per liter of distilled, reverse osmosis, or good quality spring water.  For highly sensitive or fragile animals, start conservatively with a toothpick dipped into the essential oil then into the liter of water.

Birds generally have a very poor sense of taste, and it is quite easy to add essential oils to their drinking water.  Care must be taken for birds who bathe in their water.  Chickens and other poultry rarely bathe in their water, and are able to have more intense oils added to their drinking water dispensers.  Although stainless steel, glass, or ceramic water dispensers would be ideal with poultry, the average plastic chicken water containers or mass drinking system dispensers have been used with essential oil water solutions.  Care must be considered when adding oils to drinking water systems, as high concentrations may damage plastics or certain components or automated systems.  Starting with low amounts, and gradually increasing the concentrations is recommended.  Knowing how much water your flock generally consumes on a daily basis BEFORE adding essential oils to the water supply is crucial.  After you know how much water should be consumed, you will be able to compare if the same amount of water (or more) is being consumed after the addition of essential oils.  


A blend of Grapefruit, Tangerine, Orange, Copaiba & Frankincense is a perfect addition to all avian water.  Create this lively mixture in a small glass bottle and store with lid tightly secured. Shake well, then add one drop per liter of water.  Store in a glass jar and use it to fill your drinking dishes until it is gone.  Change water whenever it becomes stale and dirty. The citrus oils within this blend can affect plastics, so please do not store in a plastic container. 








Getting Started with Essential Oils for Your Bird(s)

There are at least a dozen or so avian conditions that can be treated with essential oils, from Arthritis, Feather Picking and Pain Management to Viral conditions, however there are far too many to expand upon in this article.  To learn more about how to get started with essential oils for your birds, or inquire about a particular condition, please do not hesitate to contact us directly via this blog, or via email at Raven@Gifted-Guidance.com.



Should you wish to get started with your own oils and products, we recommend that you enroll as a wholesale member in Young Living by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, which gives you the Everyday Oils, a bonus oil called Stress Away, a Home Diffuser, as well as samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals. 

You also have the option of joining as a Retail Member, as opposed to a Wholesale Member, so it is completely up to you. There are also options for monthly Essential Rewards orders, which earn you points that you can spend on additional products, as well as promotional items every month that you can earn for free, just by shopping for what you already need. 

Please ask us for additional information, or you may learn more by logging on to:


Thank you for joining us on this wonderfully holistic journey. We are truly grateful to have you here with us and look forward to helping you any way we can! ♥







*Portions of this article excerpted from The Animal Desk Reference / Essential Oils For Animals ~ Melissa Shelton, DVM / Holistic Veterinarian






Thursday, June 12, 2014

Essential Nutrition 101 ~ Sulfurzyme® Powder & Capsules for Health & Healing (Animals & People!)


Sulfurzyme® combines wolfberry with MSM, a naturally occurring organic form of dietary sulfur needed by our bodies every day to maintain the structure of proteins, protect cells and cell membranes, replenish the connections between cells, and preserve the molecular framework of connective tissue.  MSM also supports the immune system, the liver, circulation, and proper intestinal function and works to scavenge free radicals.  Wolfberries contain minerals and coenzymes that support the assimilation and metabolism of sulfur. FOS is added to this formula to support normal digestive system health.




Sulfurzyme Capsules




Sulfurzyme® is a source of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) which is a natural anti-inflammatory and vital nutrient for body function.  Joined with NingXia Wolfberry, this product far surpasses any other MSM product on the market and appears to have much greater bioavailability from the combination.  Both the capsule and the powder form can be used in all animals.  Sulfurzyme® is incredibly helpful in cases of arthritis, all forms of skin conditions, autoimmune diseases, healing of wounds, reductions of scar tissue, and just general cell structure and function.  There are not many conditions that are not benefited by Sulfurzyme®.  Both the opened capsule and powder form can be mixed into foods, and even cats easily ingest it in this way.  It is very difficult to give too much of this product, and if you did, you would likely only see softened stools.  One capsule of Sulfurzyme® contains approximately 1/4 teaspoon of the powder. 

Birds & Exotics:  Start with a small sprinkling into foods, and gradually increase as needed. Approximately 1/4 to 1/2 of a capsule is generally consumed per day.  More can certainly be used in cases of need.

Cats:  Gradually increase to 1/4 to 1 capsule per day.  More can be used when needed.

Dogs:  Small dogs up to 20 pounds (9 kg) will generally get between 1 capsule once or twice a day, to 1 1/2 teaspoons per day.  Medium dogs 20-50 pounds (9 - 23 kg) will generally get between 1 capsule twice a day, to 1 heaping teaspoon per day.  Large dogs over 50 pounds (23 kg) will generally get between 2 capsules twice a day, to 1 tablespoon per day.  Daily amounts are split into multiple doses to be given throughout the day, and larger amounts can be used, if necessary.

Large Animals:  Up to 1 heaping tablespoon can be given twice a day in cases of need (especially in autoimmune conditions).




Sulfurzyme Powder


Should you wish to get started with your own oils and products, we recommend that you enroll as a wholesale member in Young Living by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, which gives you the Everyday Oils (including Joy & Valor), a bonus oil called Stress Away, a Home Diffuser, as well as samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals. 

You also have the option of joining as a Retail Member, as opposed to a Wholesale Member, so it is completely up to you. There are also options for monthly Essential Rewards orders, which earn you points that you can spend on additional products, as well as promotional items every month that you can earn for free, just by shopping for what you already need. 

Please ask us for additional information, or you may learn more by logging on to:



Thank you for joining us on this wonderfully holistic journey. We are truly grateful to have you here with us and look forward to helping you any way we can! ♥









Become a Wholesale Member (Sponsor / Enroller #1797711) 
with  ANY Premium Starter Kit and receive an Essential Oils 
Pocket Reference Guide (Sixth Edition) and an Essential Oils & Pets 
booklet as our way of saying thank you for choosing holistic 
essential oil products for your animals! 




*Portions of this article excerpted from The Animal Desk Reference / Essential Oils For Animals ~ Melissa Shelton, DVM / Holistic Veterinarian




Monday, June 09, 2014

Who wants to learn more about Essential Oils?!




Join us this Thursday, June 12, 2014 for a LIVE presentation on the many amazing uses for Essential Oils! This Free event can be viewed by invitation only from the comfort of your sofa, so sit back, relax and enjoy, while learning how to transition your home and family (and pets!) to natural, non-toxic Essential Oils!

Learn the basics of Essential Oils including answers to your questions:

~ What are essential oils?
~ How do I use essential oils?
~ Why should I be using essential oils?
~ What are carrier oils?

AND…how you can use essential oils to make all kinds of things like:

~ hand soap
~ shampoo
~ breath spray
~ body butter
~ non-toxic pet remedies
~ all purpose cleaners
~ hand sanitizer
~ insect repellent
and so much MORE!

Also learn ways to avoid over the counter meds and steroids for migraines, constipation, eczema, allergies and asthma naturally.

LIVESTREAM event on Thursday, June 12th 8pm CT / 9pm ET (7pm MT / 6pm PT)! If you'd like to attend please message us via Contact Us form  (or, private message us on FB, LI and G+) and we will send you the sign up link. This event will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend live on Thursday evening, however you must still message us for either link to attend. Please feel free to invite your friends and family to join us as well, however they must RSVP if you will not be watching together. Contact us with any questions! Hope to "see" you there!! ♥

P.S.  YL is in 100 countries around the world, so please join us to begin your Essential Oils journey!

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Essential Oils for Dog Allergies








Dogs are wonderful companions, and an important part of our families, which is why we only want the best for them when it comes to their good health.  Yet, there are times when a health condition arises where many of us prefer using a more natural, yet effective solution for our precious fur kids.  That being said, if traditional vet care is in their best interest, we would never recommend abandoning common sense just for the sake of taking the natural path.  There are excellent holistic vets who offer traditional AND holistic medicine combined, some of which even incorporating remedies such as essential oils.  

Our primary purpose at Healing Oils for Animals is to educate you as to when certain essential oils may be used for specific issues your pet may be experiencing.  Therapeutic grade essential oils are incredibly powerful healing (and preventative) tools that are effective for the majority of dogs (and other animals), however they may not work for every animal, and the information presented here is not meant as a "magic pill" or cure-all.  Not all essential oils are created equal, which is why we only recommend Young Living Essential Oils.  Therefore, when we refer to any oil, we are referring to therapeutic grade essential oils by Young Living that are trusted and proven for over 20 years.

Now, on to the very complicated subject of dog allergies.  Many pet parents tend to just assume that whatever they are feeding their dog is causing him or her to have allergies. Unfortunately, it is not that simple.  We will concur that there are far too many substandard pet products on the market today with questionable ingredients, so we do recommend that pet parents educate themselves as to what they are feeding their pets.  Pet food, treats, supplements and pet care products is a subject that requires an entire article unto itself, however we are happy to offer our recommendations upon request.





Just like people, dogs come in all shapes and sizes, which is why we are addressing essential oils and dosing guidelines right away.  Please consider these approximate sizes of dogs when determining the use of essential oils, and remember, when in doubt, start slowly (less is better when introducing EOs) and gradually increase the dosage once you have determined that your dog (or other animal) is responding well to treatment with essential oils.


Small Dogs ~ 1 - 20 Pounds (0 - 9 kg)
Medium Dogs ~ 20 - 50 Pounds (9 - 22 kg)
Large Dogs ~ 50 - 100 Pounds (23-45 kg)
X-Large Dogs ~ 100+ Pounds (45+ kg)


Dog allergies often require a full holistic health consultation, as well as expensive in-depth blood work to fully evaluate the underlying cause (or causes) of the allergies themselves. And yes, diet can be one of the culprits, depending on what you are feeding your dog. 

Another huge culprit is household cleaners, air fresheners, sprays and other toxic items that are in your pet's face (and under their feet) every single day!  If you want to see the world from their vantage point, we encourage you to get down on your hands and knees and imagine being bombarded with these things at their eye and smell level day after day. Whatever you clean with, freshen with, spray around the house is absorbed by your pets through their eyes, nose, skin, mouth and paw pads.

Changing household cleaners, first-aid, and other personal care products to Young Living products not only eliminates harmful chemicals, but provides more exposure to beneficial therapeutic essential oils on a daily basis . . . . for your pets and for your entire family!








Treatment recommendations for battling allergies (other than switching to a natural / holistic diet) are as follows:

~ Diffuse:  Clove, Thieves, or Lavender.
~ Antihistamine Oils to be Applied Orally, Topically, and / or Diffused:  Melissa, Ocotea,  Basil, Lavender
~ Anti-Inflammatory (steroid alternative):  Raindrop Technique
~ Nutritional Supplements:  Allerzyme, NingXia Red, Omega Blue, Sulfurzyme, Life 5
~ Other:  Animal Scents Shampoo, Thieves Household Cleaner (Cleaning & Bathing)


Secondary Recommendations:  

~ Polyzyme, Mightyzyme, Detoxzyme, Digest + Cleanse, Inner Defense


Additional Recommendations:

~ Give an Allerzyme digestive enzyme with every meal.  For Large Dogs ~ 2 or more capsules may be necessary.

~ Give NingXia Red with 1-2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil added.  This may be given straight or mixed in with food.




Should you wish to get started with your own oils and products, we recommend that you enroll as a wholesale member in Young Living by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, which gives you the Everyday Oils, a bonus oil called Stress Away, a Home Diffuser, as well as samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals. 

You also have the option of joining as a Retail Member, as opposed to a Wholesale Member, so it is completely up to you. There are also options for monthly Essential Rewards orders, which earn you points that you can spend on additional products, as well as promotional items every month that you can earn for free, just by shopping for what you already need. 

Please ask us for additional information, or you may learn more by logging on to:


(click on the Contact Me page for more info)


Thank you for joining us on this wonderfully holistic journey. We are truly grateful to have you here with us and look forward to helping you any way we can! ♥






Friday, June 06, 2014

Essential Oils for Fish






If you are looking for a wonderful way to expose your fish to essential oils, but were told that you cannot do this safely, here is how to implement them into your aquarium or pond to rid them of fungus, bacteria, viruses, and other health concerns.  You should only use essential oils in a glass aquarium and avoid plastic components as much as you possibly can.  Many essential oils have been used for fish, however, the most commonly used oils are Purification, Lemon, and Peppermint.  We highly recommend beginning with these three oils, then only implementing other oils when needed.  

The best way to get started is with a toothpick dip into the oil you wish to use, then dip the toothpick into the water.  This will enable you to gradually build the concentration of how much oil you are adding to the water. It is not uncommon to use 2-5 drops of oil per 10-gallon aquarium, once you build up the concentration levels.  Even with larger areas of water, such as ponds, remarkable results are often seen with merely a few drops or as much as 10-20 drops for a large pond.  Fish are often seen ingesting the droplets of oil from the water's surface, which is absolutely fine when they choose to do so. 






Essential oils can also be added to a separate water supply first, for example, 1 drop per 4 cups of water in an empty, clean container (such as an empty NingXia Red bottle).  This water can them be used to fill a fish bowl, or to add to the existing fish tank or pond environment.  

Purification oil is generally our first recommendation as a broad spectrum blend that is effective against bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses.  There is no documentation of using the Raindrop Technique on fish, therefore, this method is NOT recommended.


Treatment Recommendations:

Add a toothpick dip of Purification to your glass aquarium.  Refresh the treatment as needed. Some fish may need treatments on a weekly basis, others may even need daily treatments. Gradually increase the amount of oil being added to their water.


Other Recommended Oils (in alphabetical order):


Single Oils ~ Frankincense, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Palo Santo, Peppermint, Tangerine


Oil Blends ~ Citrus Fresh, Purification


Supplements & Products ~ Thieves Household Cleaner





Should you wish to get started with your own oils and products, we recommend that you enroll as a wholesale member in Young Living by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, which gives you the Everyday Oils, a bonus oil called Stress Away, a Home Diffuser, as well as samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals. 

You also have the option of joining as a Retail Member, as opposed to a Wholesale Member, so it is completely up to you. There are also options for monthly Essential Rewards orders, which earn you points that you can spend on additional products, as well as promotional items every month that you can earn for free, just by shopping for what you already need. 

Please ask us for additional information, or you may learn more by logging on to:



Thank you for joining me on this wonderfully holistic journey. I am truly grateful to have you here with me  and look forward to helping you any way I can! ♥




Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Essential Oils for Cats





Cats present their own unique controversies and requirements to essential oil use.  Most cat owners would agree that cats have distinct opinions of the world in which they allow us to co-exist, and this certainly holds true for aromatherapy. Cats are likely very proud of the fact that they are indeed the most contested topic in the world of essential oil use.  Human viewpoints of this subject range from the adamant stance that essential oils cannot be used safely for cats, to those who use contraindicated essential oils on a daily basis for their felines.

Essential oils for cats (and other animals) is a highly controversial topic, however it really is an argument that boils down to the quality of the essential oils.  Rest assured that ALL of the oils we recommend for use on your animals have been tested for safety and effectiveness prior to us recommending them to you.  The one factor that we stress is to ONLY use therapeutic grade essential oils, and the only one we recommend is Young Living Essential Oils, as they are tried and true for more than 20 years.

Cats are sensitive to most synthetically made products and "natural products" as well as some essential oils . . . . even if we are not aware of it!  We bring this up as many of us have sensitivities to food, household cleaners, hair and skin products, etc., however, we may not recognize it because most of us are just not that tuned into our bodies and our environment. We may only recognize a change when we cease using certain products or stop eating a particular food item.

Have you ever considered the toxicity to your pets when you bomb your home with synthetic air fresheners, household cleaners or carpet cleaners?  Our pets have extremely sensitive noses and much smaller lungs, so subjecting them to breathing in chemicals and other toxic substances can do a lot of damage.

Many health problems today for humans, as well as for pets, can be traced back to toxicity within their environment, whether it's diet, personal care, or household products. 

Thankfully, there is something we can do about it!  Make a commitment to using non-toxic, holistic cleaning supplies, as well as diffusing healthy essential oils in your home and workplace for yourself and for your pets. 

Essential oils are the perfect solution for us and for our animals. Essential oils can replace most toxic medications for cats, dogs, birds, horses and any other living creature.  There are some oils that we cannot use on certain animals, cats included, so please do be careful and please ask us for guidance if you are not sure.  It is better to be safe than sorry, and the reason Holistic Pets & Peeps! exists is to educate folks on the proper usage of essential oils for their pets, as well as for themselves.

Some of the best essential oils for cats include Lavender, Oregano, Thieves and Peace & Calming, however, there are many other oils and nutritional products that are also quite effective!  Remember to always use therapeutic grade essential oils from a trusted source, such as Young Living.  There IS a difference, as demonstrated in the graph below.  











Please contact us for more information on Healing Oils for Animals, 
as well as Essential Oils for You!







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Raven is a professional Holistic Consultant, Energy & Spiritual Healer, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Practitioner (Animals & People) & Spiritual Life Coach who works closely with the Angels, Ascended Masters, Spirit Guides & Animal Spirit realms on her mission to help others heal every level ~ spiritually, physically, and emotionally. She uses her gifts to assist animals & people in correcting energetic imbalances in their aura or energy field that assists the body with releasing its innate healing ability, as well as connect to Spirit to bring through messages that help provide guidance, reassurance, and comfort for all stages and areas of life.  She also encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled.

For more information, and for your own personalized reading, please contact her 
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