Essential Oils are as the name suggests: Essential.
They are highly concentrated, highly potent remedies that can really help your animal. A self-selection session is perfect to find out which essential oil your animal may need right now.
Horses and dogs can decide to inhale or ingest the essential oil or have it applied topically.
Cats however are very sensitve to essential oils, never apply one topically or shut them in a room with an essential oil diffuser.
When offering an essential oil to an animal it is important to understand their response. There are different ways an animal can react when an essential oil is offered to them.
If the animal doesn't need to work with the oil, it will be completely desinterested. Their bodylanguage won't change at all.
If the animal responds in any way to the essential oil, it means that this oil could help the animal.
Signs that the oil is being worked with are:
- changes in breathing
- heavy eyes / blinking
- flehmen (horse)
- animal goes into trance-like state
- bottom lip drops (horse)
If the animal moves away from the oil when you offer it, it can mean that:
- you offered it too aggressively (be careful not to hold the remedy too close, hold your hand still and let the animal move towards you)
- the essential oil provokes negative emotions, which the animal is not ready to work with / let go right now (for example memories of abuse)
Please be aware that animals noses are a lot more sensitive than ours, they can smell the oil from far away.
With the essential oils it is the same as with other remedies, give the animal TIME to process and choose if it needs to go back and smell the oil.