Mixology

Aches and Pains - Limping or Sore legs :

 

Deep Blue or again Lemongrass

 

Place 1 drop of Deep Blue and one drop of lemongrass in a small dish with about 1/2 teas fractionated coconut oil then pour onto the painful area of dog and massage in.  Do this to 2 to 3 times a day to help reduce pain.

 

 

Kidney and Bladder Issues :

 

Digestzen, Lemon (optional), Frankincense, Basil (optional), FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

 

Mix up in a little dish with 2 drops Digestzen, Lemon, and Frankincense, 1 drop of Basil, and FCO. Dip finger into the mix and apply over bladder 5-6X/day AND swipe a drop in mouth 5-6X/day

 

** Frequent/consistent use of oils is very important **

 

 

 

Ear Health Issues:

 

Peppermint, Frankincense, Lavender, Coconut, Basil or Melaleuca (for large breed dogs)

 

 

Peppermint and Frankincense, 1-2 drops applied around the base - front and back of the ear, and rub cotton ball around the inner ear with 1 drop of Frank, lavender, basil or melaleuca and 1/2 teas fractionated coconut oil..wipe inner ear flap - do not go down canal area you cannot see. Again you do not drop oil down the canal of the ear. Do this 3X a day for 5 to 7 days.

 

Note: If you have a large breed dog (over 50 lbs) you can instead use Melaleuca*.  See Tea tree oil FYI at bottom of page.

 

 

Upset Tummy or Car Sick:

 

Digestzen and Lavender

 

Put 2  drops of Digestive blend in your palm with a tsp of coconut oil (FCO) rub together then rub on your bassets tummy.

 

Do this every 2 to three hours just three times a day, works like a charm! Follow with one drop of lavender and coconut oil rub down, down the back for calming. They will love this!

 

 

Bathing:

 

Lemongrass, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary (2 Drops EA)

 

Place 2 drops of each in 12oz

of water, we use Bonner's

Castile Soap as well. Pour in

bath and you are ready to go!

 

 

Teeth Cleaning:

 

On Guard Essential Oil

 

           

If your dog’s teeth are in bad shape – lots of tartar buildup, etc., put ONE drop of On Guard on a toothbrush or gauze pad and rub their gums and teeth 1-2 times a day. Even one time a week can help to maintain good oral health. 

 

Also, put a drop of On Guard with some baking soda and coconut oil, make a paste and scrub those teeth!

 

 

Ear Cleaning:

 

On Guard Essential Oil

 

If your dog’s teeth are in bad shape – lots of tartar buildup, etc., put ONE drop of On Guard on a toothbrush or gauze pad and rub their gums and teeth 1-2 times a day. Even one time a week can help to maintain good oral health. 

 

Also, put a drop of On Guard with some baking soda and coconut oil, make a paste and scrub those teeth!

 

 

Ear Mites:

 

Lavender, Purify, Rosemary

 

Mix equal amounts, Lavender, Purify and Rosemary then moisten (squeeze out) cotton ball and clean out inner ear. BeBe Careful not to go down canal where you cannot see.

 

Do this daily until you no longer see ear mite detritus. 

 

            ** Use Lavender to soothe inner ear. **

 

 

Potty Training Tips:

 

Serenity, Balance, Lavender and Wild Orange are great choices for this. (The first three are also used for anti-anxiety and calming! Wild Orange is uplifting.)

 

Use one drop Essential Oil of your choice put a drop into your puppy's crate or diffuse near the crate. This will help calm them, it will also make them associate the smell with where they eat and sleep. You can then diffuse in other rooms of the house and the pup will associate the smell with the "den", and they will not want to soil that area. KEY is to start using the oil in the crate. Happy housebreaking!

Keep the fleas and ticks off :

 

Lemongrass, Cedarwood and Terrashield essential oil 

 

10 drops of each oil in an 8 oz spray bottle with 1/2           teas fractionated coconut oil or 20 drops in a 16 oz spray bottle and fill with distilled water.  

           

Spray basset down and rub it in.. avoiding the head.             Do this every few days in the spring and summer here in WA. Winters are not a problem for us here.

 

Please make sure to take your dog, their bedding, etc., outside before using Cedarwood. The fleas will try to flee and no one wants that to happen in their house! Should you get uninvited guests in your house, simply mix 10 drops of Cedarwood with a box of baking soda, shake it up and sprinkle it on your carpet. Let it sit for 20 minutes then vacuum it up. This mixture of baking soda and Cedarwood will also ensure that none of the fleas survived as they sit in your vacuum cleaner.

This is the Home Essentials kit and comes with the top 10 oils you will use on your dogs AND YOURSELVES!  

 

Plus it comes with a diffuser.  When you purchase a kit through Doterra you save the 35$ wholesale fee and it is totally waved when purchasing an oil kit. This gives you a wholesale account, which is the most cost-effective way to purchase Doterra essential oils.

 

We will also be your guide through this process of learning! Contact Us

 

Here are two great books that will guide you also:

 

The Essential Life Book 

and

Spoil Your Pet

Why doTerra Products?

We use Doterra essential oils on all our dogs and puppies. We believe strongly in a holistic practice in combination with veterinary help for a total health care coverage for animals and yourself!!

Always Dilute your oils before applying to your animals!

 

 We also recommend putting these oils on the bottom pads of your bassets back paws, dilute with fractionated coconut oil... and less oil more often is the rule of thumb.

 

Example, 1 drop oil to 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon coconut applied every two hours if some issue is severe up to three times a day, to back pads of feet, between toes.

 

FCO = fractionated coconut oil (this is liquid coconut oil) You can buy FCO through Doterra also for $12.

 

A Word about Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca):

 

We often get comments about tea tree oil being toxic to dogs. 

 

Tea tree oil has phenolic compounds that can be hard for a dog’s body to process, but only in high doses. The oral toxic dose of phenol in dogs is about 0.22 grams per pound of body weight. 0.22 grams is about 4 drops of tea tree oil. This would mean that a 1 pound dog would have toxicity symptoms if you applied 4 drops of tea tree oil.

 

However, most dogs are around 10-20 lbs. To hit toxic levels of phenols, you would have to apply 40 drops of tea tree oil to a 10 lb. dog at one time. This would be the same as if a 150-pound human applied 600 drops of tea tree oil to their body at one time. OF COURSE, this would be ridiculous and toxic. ANYBODY given a high amount of phenolic compounds would develop toxicity issues.

 

When applying essential oils, you need a good dose of common sense. As long as you understand that applying 1-3 drops at a time, and diluting for children & pets is the best practice, you’ll be good!

 

NOTE: The phenolic toxicity level in cats is unknown, but we do know that cats are more sensitive than dogs. It’s advised to avoid Melaleuca in cats, unless there is a severe injury or illness

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