Monday, May 04, 2015

Essential Oils ~ Alternative Therapies for Animals

Here's a great short video highlighting Thomas Pfafman DVM, CAC, who has been using alternative therapy to treat animals for decades. From fleas and ticks, to bumps and bruises, essential oils allow Dr. Tom to get to the source of the problem and heal long-term. 

I use these oils on my pets, as well as on my Animal Reiki clients and in my holistic spiritual healing business.  I always recommend that pet parents learn the proper usage of essential oils prior to treating their own pets, so please ask for help when seeking out alternative therapies!

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Integrative Vet Medicine Video

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Why I ONLY Use Young Living Essential Oils . . . .

You might be wondering what the difference is between Young Living Essential Oils and the oils found in your local health food stores, or online. I want to be very clear that whenever I discuss using essential oils, or oil-infused products, I am ONLY talking about Young Living Essential Oils. Many of the oils available for purchase in stores or online contain chemicals, or include synthetic additives. You also never know where the plant material comes from with those oils. I never want someone to hear me say that Lavender can help with irritated skin, then go buy a low-quality bottle of Lavender at the store, put it on their skin and end up with their skin being even more irritated due to the chemicals and / or adulteration. This can happen (and has happened), and that is why I only use 100% pure, therapeutic-grade Young Living Essential Oils!

If an oil bottle label says “Topical or External Use Only” or “Do Not Ingest” then there’s your red flag that it’s probably adulterated. Expiration dates are also a red flag. Young Living oils are a different grade if essential oils, as they are therapeutic-grade, NOT perfume grade or synthetic.

Just like with food, when it comes to what we put in or on our bodies, we want to be certain that is is clean, pure and of the best quality and we feel the same way about essential oils.

1. Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils ~ which means they can be used for therapeutic use, not just for fragrance. Oils bought in the store or online are “perfume grade” or "floral waters" and can only be used for pretty smells, however be aware that they are adulterated. I did the research, which is why I only use Young Living Essential Oils for my own health and wellness, as well as for that of my pets. Young Living Essential Oils can also replace many of the toxic products you use in your home, such as personal care products, beauty products, air fresheners and household cleaners.

2. Young Living carefully monitors every step of the production of their oils from Seed to Seal ~ from the time the first seed is planted to the time the bottle is sealed.

3. Young Living is the ONLY Essential Oil company that owns their own organic farms to grow the plants that are used to make the oils.

4. Young Living has been in business for over 20 years. It uses its own internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed. Young Living completes 8 different tests on EVERY BATCH OF OIL that is made!

5. Young Living oils are distilled at low temperature and pressure in stainless steel chambers to maintain the delicate therapeutic compounds of the essential oils. The key to producing therapeutic-grade essential oils is to preserve as many of the delicate therapeutic compounds within the EO as possible. These fragile constituents are easily destroyed by high temperature and pressure, as well as any contact with chemically reactive metals such as copper or aluminum. YL oils are steam-distilled in stainless steel chambers at low pressure and low temperature. YL only uses plant material free of agrichemicals and steam distillation to end up with a pure oil. Cheap adulterated oils will have leftover chemical solvents from distillations in them. Many store-bought oil companies use plant materials with pesticides (and the residue often ends up in the essential oil), they may distill their oils with chemical solvents like hexane, or use chemically reactive metals like aluminum in the distillation chambers which can also affect the oils.

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 Citrus Fresh, a Home Diffuser, as well as NingXia Red and EO samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to Use Essential Oils For Cats Safely

The use of essential oils for cats is probably the most controversial area in the world of aromatherapy. There are people who are adamant that essential oils cannot be used safely for cats, however I personally use essential oils on my pets, including my cats, who happen to gravitate toward most of the oils . . . . whether in the diffuser or to me, since I use many of the oils topically. There are a few oils that they are not fond of, however, they are always given the option to leave the room and not be near the oils they do not care for, however there are not many that I can think of.

Cats are unique. One might even wonder if they come from another planet! Because they are different, their liver enzymes do not metabolize things the same way as a dog or a human. Oils high in eugenol or phenol compounds can stress their liver. This is highly problematic and can even be fatal with the use of poor quality, non-therapeutic grade (medical grade) oils. When a pure, medical-grade essential oil is collected in its entirety, the trace amounts of chemicals, which would normally be missed by the fragrance industry, act as a buffering agent to the rest of the compounds. Basically, if you do not collect the entire oil structure from a plant, you change its chemical makeup, thus decreasing the medical benefits and missing out on some very important properties.

Oils that are high in eugenols and phenols are often referred to as "hot" oils. These are oils that would likely cause irritation if they came in contact with your face, or other sensitive areas of your body. Common oils to use caution with are Basil, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Mountain Savory, Oregano, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Thyme, and Wintergreen.

Also, oil blends containing "hot" oils should be used with caution . . . . not that we cannot use these oils . . . . we just need to be cognizant of possible reactions such as redness, heat, irritation, as well as discomfort or smell aversions. The best rule of thumb is to dilute, dilute, dilute!

Another important aspect of using essential oils for cats (and other animals) is to support their systems nutritionally. Giving NingXia Red to animals while they are on oils can supply antioxidants and nutrients vital to liver function. NingXia Red can help any health condition by supporting the body.
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 Citrus Fresh, a Home Diffuser, as well as NingXia Red and EO samples to try or share. This is an excellent investment in your health, as well as the health of your animals.

*Source ~ The Animal Desk Reference & Essential Oils for Natural Pet Care by Melissa Shelton, DVM

Monday, January 12, 2015

Natural Pet Care by Young Living

We love our pets and consider them family, so it is only natural to want to include them in everything from exercise to car rides, and even heading off for vacation. As family members, we need to take care of them. That’s why it makes complete sense that if we are using Young Living Essential Oils for our own wellness, why wouldn't we also treat our precious pets to the same beneficial products?!
Thankfully, Young Living has just the product line for your pets: Animal Scents.
If you’ve got a particularly exploratory pooch that finds ways to get some minor skin irritations or cuts, then try the Animal Scents Ointment. Be sure to clean the area, and apply the ointment as needed. If you’d like to apply essential oils to the irritation, then be sure to apply those first and put the ointment on afterward.
Does your dog suffer from that wet dog smell? Or, perhaps your kitty cat got a little dirty in the fenced-in yard? Either way, treat your pet to the Animal Scents Shampoo. Lather them in a shampoo that cleans, fortifies and conditions their coat. This all-natural shampoo contains five powerful essential oils, which are blended to gently cleanse, increase luster, and enhance grooming.
If you can’t get enough Animal Scents products, then try the Animal Scents Oil Collectionsupports the proper growth and normal lifecycles of a wide variety of animals. Comprised of PuriClean™Mendwell™, ParaGize, Infect Away, RepelAroma and T-Away, this collection has oils with appropriate strengths for animals.
You won't be disappointed once you give these pet products a try. Our pets depend on us to take care of them . . . . and the unconditional love they give us in return is beyond measure!

Get started on your amazing essential oils journey for yourself and your pets by logging on here:

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Animal Scents Care Collection by Young Living

ANIMAL LOVERS . . . . great news! The Animal Scents Care Collection is IN STOCK RIGHT NOW. Go to and purchase either as a retail or wholesale customer. Wholesale Members save 24% on their orders! All you need to do is choose a Wholesale Membership Starter Kit and then continue shopping to purchase this AWESOME Animal Scents Care Kit. If you have questions on how to purchase this item, please Private Message me. 

It is Item # 4733. Animal Scents™ Care Collection supports the proper growth and normal life cycles 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.

How to use:

PuriClean™: Add 1–2 drops to the affected area to support proper cleansing. 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.

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. 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.

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