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. 

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