It's May and I'm in England. The sun is shining brightly, the oak trees are out before the ash, which is hopeful (Oak before ash we're in for a splash, Ash before oak we're in for a soak), and the green fields here on my friend Pauhla's organic farm are full of healthy lambs. I am walking down the lane with Doug the Collie, who at 18 months old needs time out from his brother and sister and a little special attention to keep him on the track to being a good citizen.
So you want to use essential oil for your horse? You have heard essential oils are a natural health aid for horses, but you are not sure how to use them safely? Well you've come to the right place. Read on below to answer your questions about safe use of essential oils for horses.
You can use essential oils (also known as aromatherapy) for horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs... in fact essential oils and other aromatic extracts, such as hydrosols, can be used for the health of any animal. These aromatic extracts are an effective and gentle answer to many of today's common health and behaviour problems, often bringing relief where conventional medicine holds no answer.
Does the concept of aromatherapy for dogs conjure up images of poodles in beauty parlours, relaxing to soothing music and having a facial? Because aromatherapy has been so over-marketed as a ‘beauty aid’ in this country the idea of using essential oils to heal dogs can seem very strange.