If you have ever used lavender for its soothing effects, then you already know a little something about aromatherapy.
But did you know that aromatherapy can have the same effect on dogs?
If you’re like me and have an anxious dog on your hands, then you may want to give dog aromatherapy a try! Dog aromatherapy is not something new. It’s been around for a long time.
As just one example, I’ve noticed that whenever I burn my lavender-scented candleboth of my dogs tend to be really calm.
I like to burn this scent at night because it gives me a great calming effect, and it seems to calm my dogs as well. So it’s a win-win.
Ways To Use Essential Oils
Black Clay Aromatherapy medallion
This handmade medallion comes from Scandinavia – one of the few places in our modern world where dark clay ceramics is still preserved. Besides, this type of ceramic is the oldest and the most ecological one. Aromatherapy medallion may be worn around your dog's or your neck. You can also put it in small room, pocket, wardrobe or car. You simply spot on 1-2 drops of essential oil each day.
Light a candle and allow it to burn for about 5 minutes. Extinguish the candle and place 1 drop of Essential Oil in the melted wax (not on the wick). Then, relight the candle.
Shampoo or Shower gel
Add 2 to 8 drops of essential oil to any unscented shower gel or shampoo before showering. Add some of the shower gel to your bath water for a soothing scented bath! But instead of doing this mess you may try our hygiene products filled with essential oils like: lavender, eucalyptus, cedar-wood or wild orange.
There are many reasons to try dog aromatherapy
- It can ease pain from cancer, stop diarrhea, and end nausea, among other things.
- One good reason to try aromatherapy with your dog is if he is afraid of loud noises (like from fireworks or thunderstorms). Lavender essential oil can help to relieve your dog’s stress and anxiety during those times.
- Right essential oil can calm a dog who’s terrified of squeaky toys.
- Our own experience shows that it improves anxiety before the car ride.