//Essential oils for Animals – An introduction

Essential oils for Animals – An introduction

dog-selects-essential-oil This course will show you how to use essential oils safely and effectively for animal well-being.
Essential oils offer a simple, natural solution to many everyday problems, and any animal guardian can use them safely, if you follow a few simply guidelines. In this course you will learn how to help Β your animals self-select the right oil for every occasion, and be confident you will not cause any harm.

What you will learn in this course:

  • How and why essential oils are such an effective tool in maintaining animal wellness
  • How animal self-selection (zoopharmacognosy) works, and why we use it
  • The ABC of animal aromatherapy
  • How to make a 100% natural flea/fly repellent

The course includes:

  • On-line and printable text lessons
  • Video tutorials that show you clearly how to use the essential oils safely
  • Quizzes to help integrate learning
  • The full profiles of 10 commonly used essential oils to download
  • Recipes and instructions for making a simple bug repellent

Pre-requisites – none

Your teacher – Nayana Morag

Nayana has been teaching courses on essential oils for animals since 2000. She is also the author of the book, Essential Oils for Animals- Your complete guide to using aromatherapy for natural animal health and management, read more

To enrol – Click on the ‘Take this Course button’. You will be taken to the shop. Click “Add to cart” and proceed to check out. An account will be created for you as you check out (if you have an account already make sure you are logged in). Upon completion of checkout you are taken to a page with a welcome message and a link to the course, which will now be ‘live’.

You have 40 days from registration to complete the course.

If you have any questions or problems with sign up, please use the contact form to let us know, so we can help you out.

When you are finished with the course don’t forget toΒ shareΒ your experience here in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page. Happy learning!

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94 Comments

  1. Irene Collins January 7, 2015 at 12:57 am - Reply

    I absolutely LOVED the intro course! Do you offer any equine specific courses?

    • Nayana Morag August 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      Not yet, but will be coming soon πŸ™‚

      • Andrea April 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

        Hi there thanks for this course. Do you yet have a purely equine course? I would be very interested in one. Thanks Andrea http://www.horseridecostarica.com

        • Andrea April 9, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

          I really enjoyed this, thank you.

        • Nayana Morag April 10, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

          Hi Andrea, not yet completed the horse one… too busy playing with my horses πŸ˜‰ But it should be done soon, all being well. Meanwhile you can always join me at my place in Portugal, http://www.overtheedgefarm.com to learn onsite with me.

      • Juli October 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

        Same here. Please let us know when you have an equine course available. Thank you

  2. cassntay February 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Thankyou for this course – I’ve enjoyed taking it and learnt a lot! It has also increased my interest in essential oils further – I’ve had essential oils made up for my Epi Dog in the past but not used them myself and definitely want to look at more!

    • Dawn April 9, 2017 at 3:26 am - Reply

      What do you use with an EPI dog?

      • Nayana Morag April 10, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

        Hi Dawn, essential oils are not prescriptive medicine, as in one oil for one disease. I would look at the whole dog, history, management etc and base the choice of oils for the dog to self-select on that.

  3. cindyaroma March 10, 2015 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Thank you for producing this great introduction! I learned a lot about using oils and about animals in general.

  4. Tracy March 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this informative lesson! I already use essential oils for my animals and have a business with essential oils holistically. This added to my knowledge, and I am very grateful.

    I would love to earn a certificate in this so I can further my business with a certification. People tend to trust you more if you are backed with not only knowledge but also a certification in holistic health and wellness for animals and humans (which is what my business is about).

    Please email me with prices (in U.S. dollars what the whole kit would cost me in order for me to obtain certification in this field of work.
    Thanks ever so much,
    Tracy

  5. lsharp July 26, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Wonderfully presented and informative. Thank you very much.

  6. luminea July 26, 2015 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Hi Nayana, I enjoyed this introductory course and am really intrigued with zoopharmacognosy! I look forward to further studies with you. Could you please direct me to the link where I may download the full profiles of 10 commonly used essential oils? Thanks very kindly!

    • Nayana Morag July 30, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed and look forward to helping you learn more πŸ™‚

  7. val August 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    very good learnt lots .

    • Nayana Morag August 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  8. cyndi August 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you for offering this free intro! The information is interesting and well presented. Knowing the proper method to use zoopharmacognosy is a huge help!

  9. Alannah August 31, 2015 at 4:17 am - Reply

    This was awesome!

  10. Jordan September 9, 2015 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    awsome course!

    • Nayana Morag September 10, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

      SO glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  11. christina September 27, 2015 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Thank you!

    • Nayana Morag September 27, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

      My pleasure πŸ™‚

  12. Monique October 1, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Very interesting and informative, thank you for a wonderful start to understanding animals and essential oils

    • Nayana Morag October 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  13. mareli October 26, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    thks a lot for this information!

    • Nayana Morag October 26, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

      My pleasure πŸ™‚

  14. Claudia October 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Great introduction.

  15. vharshall October 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the great intro. I am interested in taking the next two courses. However, timing is not good for me until after the holidays. I am hoping to try to take the classes in the Feb/Mar timeframe. I am hoping that there will be some sort of discount available at that time.

    • Nayana Morag October 31, 2015 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the intro. There is always a 50% discount on APA1 when you sign up and pay for level 1 and 2 at the same time. Otherwise, if you want to sign up for them one at a time, contact me when you are ready to start and I will see what we can do. I am always ready to go the extra mile to support those who want to learn more, for the good of the animals πŸ™‚

  16. Annonymous November 20, 2015 at 1:07 am - Reply

    I know that I will have 40 days to complete the course once I start but I was wondering approximately how many hours this course will take? How much work do I need to do per day to finish the course in 40 days… can it easily be completed in less time? Also, will their be examinations for me to take? Do I get any sort of printable “certificate” once I am done with the course? Thank you!

    • Nayana Morag November 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Hi,you can finish it in a couple of hours if you just sit down and do it. The average time taken is 4 hours. There are quizzes but no examinations. There is no certificate at this stage, this is a very simple free intro course you see.Let me know if you have more questions.

  17. Cindy November 20, 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Nayana, thank you. I had to chuckle a bit on the concept of allowing the animal to choose. I’ve dealt with herbs for over 40 years, and some years ago, my wolf actually went to my box and pulled the coltsfoot! I immediately pulled my books to see what she was telling me! Well – it wasn’t for HER – it was for ME fighting pneumonia! Smart girl! Currently, I have 2 that help me with issues I deal with – and Tasha has to be here every time I get a new shipment of oils, and has to sniff each bottle as I bring it out of the box! Sheena usually doesn’t come in, but occasionally will, and makes it known which she likes! They definitely know the difference! Tasha was an abuse case, and frequently raids the leaves of the mulberry bush – so I keep an eye on her blood sugar. (she was nearly starved to death by 13 weeks). They’ll come and ask for cranberries, blueberries, etc when I’m baking puppy cookies. I fully enjoyed this course, and look forward to pursuing more!

    • Nayana Morag November 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      That’s so lovely to hear, thanks for sharing your experiences with your animals πŸ™‚

  18. janehardy November 27, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much. I am interested in taking more of your classes in the future. Right now to be honest I can not afford them. Is there any other time of year you offer discounts? Thank you again

    • Nayana Morag November 28, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      I offer discounts from time to time whenever I find a good excuse, I always post on Facebook and usually in newsletter, unless it’s something spontaneous like this Black Friday offer, so keep in touch πŸ™‚

  19. Vicki Rae November 28, 2015 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Nice introduction. Thanks!

  20. Alixandria December 21, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    When starting what oils and hydrolysis do you recommend?

    • Nayana Morag December 22, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

      It depends what animals you have and what issues they are facing, your collection will grow organically that way. But if you want some simple all rounders, lavender (lavandula angustifolia), peppermint (Mentha piperita), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobles), frankincense (Boswellia carterii), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and carrot seed (Daucus carota).

      • Alixandria December 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm - Reply

        Thank you! I have a rat that is really old and she is having trouble with her hind legs they don’t bother her at all. What would you recommend?

  21. Melissa January 2, 2016 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for this!

  22. Dalyce January 11, 2016 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Thank you for the class. It just makes me want to learn more. I’ve been using oils with my horses – one perplexes me as he wants to taste every oil he’s offered. The others are more selective and give a yes or no but Phil wants to smell and lick it off my hands for many minutes and doesn’t seem to get satisfied.

    • Nayana Morag January 11, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Some horses will respond that way occasionally. It usually means either, you haven’t found the oil he really really needs and he is desperate for something, or, he is enjoying the interaction with you and the licking itself, in which case it is safer to give him a herbal oil or vegetable oil with no essential oil in. Pay attention to where precisely he is licking too, if he really wants the oil he will go first to the spot where the most oil is, if he is just playing he will lick around the oil more than on it.

  23. Sara February 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this course! I am totally in! I have 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 horses and they will be very thankful as well πŸ™‚

  24. Emily February 12, 2016 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Hi there Nayana, thank you so so much for this opportunity for which i really enjoyed as aromatherapy for animals has for a long time been what i really would love to do, although i have to admit, that 6-3 years ago i had previously studied aromatherapy (for humans) up to diploma level in a quest to work my way up to using it on animals and i wanted to take it as far as possible, but unfortunately could not finish due to ill health and have trouble remembering 1\2 of what i had learn’t , I still do want to achieve this but sadly my currant financial circumstances will not allow it right now . So once again thank you so so much for this wonderful opportunity and i;m sure my babies (pets) will appreciate it too!
    Emily. PS: I do have your book. oxo

  25. Kathleen February 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    This intro class was exactly what I was looking for. My 7 horses, 4 dogs & 2 cats are going to love& trust me even more now as their partner. I’ve purchased a couple of your books and will be enrolling in more online classes in the near future! Thank you.

    • Nayana Morag February 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed!

  26. Monica February 16, 2016 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this free introductory course. It was so helpful to learn more on eo and animals. Looking forward to learning more.

    • Nayana Morag February 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed, look forward to seeing you again πŸ™‚

  27. Mae March 11, 2016 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I have 2 rescue horses, one of whom is blind. He adores patchouli eo which is said to help ground a horse and help him find his feet.

    • Nayana Morag March 11, 2016 at 7:14 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  28. jen March 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    thank you so much
    I absolutely loved this!

    • Nayana Morag April 2, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

  29. Laura April 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Many thanks to you, Nayana, for so generously sharing this information with us! A super start for working with animals and EOs. I’m ordering your book now! :o)

    • Nayana Morag April 2, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

      My pleasure Laura, glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  30. WendyC April 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Really enjoyed the course, gave me a good start in an area that I am really interested. Thankyou for sharing your experience and knowledge.

    • Nayana Morag April 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      My pleasure πŸ™‚

  31. carol May 13, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Truly enjoyed this intro course!!! I have seen my dogs pick out their own; it’s an amazing process to watch.
    Thank you

  32. Γ…sa June 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I love this Nayana, thank you so much! <3

    • Nayana Morag June 27, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      My pleasure, I’m glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  33. Kelly July 1, 2016 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for this xx i really enjoyed and found it presented in an easy to understand format. Will definitely recommend to others as a good source of info for animal care

  34. Kathy July 8, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    This course was absolutely great!! I am so glad I found you!! You will get a share on my website and FB page! Thank you!!

  35. Jennifer August 24, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Dear Nayana, I enjoyed the course immensely and found the information in the short course to be very informative and at the same very enlightening. Frankly, I never knew that I had to let my dog select her own oils. Now I know, and its all thanks to you for providing this short course. I will let her choose her own oils now πŸ™‚ With much appreciation and heartfelt thanks to you, Nayana.

    • Nayana Morag August 24, 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

      That’s what I love to do, inform and inspire! Glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  36. Pia October 3, 2016 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I loved this course! Even introductory myself as beeing a scientist found it very profound! Thanks so much. I am looking foward to get my ordered books!

    • Nayana Morag October 3, 2016 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed! Your books are on their way πŸ™‚

  37. Jayne October 22, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed this short course and can’t wait to use my new skills by offering essential oils to my little dog on a regular basis. Thank you

    • Nayana Morag October 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      glad you enjoyed, and thanks for taking the time to let me know πŸ™‚

  38. Lisa January 13, 2017 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Hello. Great Introductory course I found this very interesting and informative. I cant wait to start putting it into practice. So thank you for this πŸ™‚ Is there any chance we can get a certificate to prove we have taken the course as I am a vet nurse / behaviourist and I want to claim this course as part of my CPD.

    Thanks in advance
    Lisa

    • Nayana Morag January 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Lisa, I give a CPD certificate for the Practical Aromatherapy for Dogs, but not for intro at the moment.

  39. Leasa January 16, 2017 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the intro course, I am studying Aromatherapy now and will soon take my exam for my license. I have already developed creams for us humans but I am very interested in helping animals. Once I am finish my exam I cannot wait to come back and take your course.

    This has helped some much

    warm regard

    Leasa

  40. Joan January 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Nayana, what a fun Intro course. I learned some new things. I think that your video’s a very great!

    • Nayana Morag January 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the lovely feedback Joan, glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  41. Gwen February 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you Nayana for the great information!

  42. Karen February 13, 2017 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Thank you for offering such an interesting course.
    I enjoyed it & learned some valuable information.

  43. Kim March 14, 2017 at 4:24 am - Reply

    What a wonderful Intro Course ~~ I learned some very interesting ways to use EO’s with animals!! Loved the idea of allowing our animals to choose!! What fun!! Looking forward to the possibility of finishing out this course and utilizing the knowledge to help my own and others with their fur baby issues!! Thank you Nayana!!!

  44. Alice March 17, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for this course! It was beautifully done, and I feel that I’ve learned a lot. I truly appreciate your time and attention!

    • Nayana Morag March 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      I am glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for letting me know πŸ™‚

  45. Kay March 31, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the free chance to learn about a subject I have been curious and yearning to learn about, for all my animals in my life. I will consider your next course.

    • Nayana Morag March 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  46. judy April 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    So much great information. Will be saving up for my next class! Thank you!!

  47. lori May 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    WONDERFUL class and information!!! Thank you so MUCH!!!

  48. Mariana July 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much. That was a lovely course! IΒ΄m really greatful! xoxo

  49. Josephine July 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I am getting into essential oils and read you should not use them for cats. As I was taking the course, I took my rescue remedy for pet hydrosol to my cat. She immediately went to it and started rubbing her face on it, so I knew it would be okay. It was amazing to watch. Her eyes would squint and she would move away from me whenever I had the oils on me. I would love to buy more hydrosols for her since she is afraid of everything!! Can you please tell me where to get them and if I can use them for her anxiety on a daily basis or not. Thanks!!

  50. donna July 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Great intro course

  51. Sue July 31, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I am completely hooked & ready for the next instalment. I love the idea of collaborating with the animals to identify the correct treatment. How refreshing for them not to have things ‘done to them’. Bravo! xx

  52. Josephine September 16, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

    So enjoyed the intro course can’t wait for more and my 1st certificate for animals told my friends some are going to do the course as well

  53. Toni Rowe October 28, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Can this course be completed by a technology on a tablet and roughly how many hours are needed to complete it. I am very interested in the subject but long shift patterns limit my time. Would love to do the intro though.

    • Nayana Morag October 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Yes you can complete on a tablet. It can be completed in 1 hour if you just sit down and do it.

  54. Toni Rowe October 28, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Technophobe, not technology – sorry?

  55. Claudia December 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    This was very interesting, thank you very much! I hope I can sign up for more courses soon.

  56. rdowsling January 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you for providing this course, it was very informative. I am looking forward to your equine course when it becomes available.

  57. heatherkerkman January 29, 2018 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed this course very much.
    A very good introduction to using Essential oils with your animals.

  58. craftynlovelyhomstead February 13, 2018 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Thank you Nayana Morag. I have learned alot especially for working with my dog and hope to work with my goats, rabbits, poultry with essential oils. I am just starting to use the oils for myself.
    I am hoping to soon to do your other classes too. There was so much wonderful information to use.

    • Nayana Morag February 13, 2018 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed and know you will have fun expanding your knowledge through your animals (great collection you’ve got there :)) There is a Valentines discount of 20% on all courses till tomorrow midnight code BMV2018.

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