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When we started our family’s journey with essential oils we had had colds and the like cycle through our house for the second time. It was getting annoying and really inconvenient. I am NOT a good patient. 😉
I had met up with a friend that told me about oils and I was a little hesitant and then I started to look into a bit more. I ended up getting my first starter kit and my journey since then has been mind blowing and every single day I am grateful for these little glass bottles that are throughout my house.
You see, my parents aren’t the healthiest and I thought I was destined for that health. My mom had her first stoke at 49, my dad was diagnosed with diabetes in his early 40’s and both my grandparents had High cholesterol and high blood pressure. I thought I was doomed.
Getting my starter kit was only the start and what I continued to learn is how much WE are responsible for our healthcare and wellness. Each and everyone of us. Not when we are older, but right now. The decisions we make today compound in 10-20 or 40 years.  I think I had come to rely on Dr’s and over the counter solutions to ‘fix’ problems when those solutions are ladened with chemicals that really only make things worse in the long run. Before you think I am now against western medicine, I am truly not. I just don’t want to rely on it as ‘sickcare’. I’d rather chase wellness.
Of course, when we first got our kit we were all about the smells. A diffuser blend for a happy vibe, one for bed time. In fact, we started super slow. The first week we had our kit we committed to lemon vitality essential oil in our water for it’s cleansing properties and replacing our plastic Tupperware and drinkware with glass. (Plastic is so bad for us). We diffused Stress away and lavender and drank our Ningxia red.
Those were the first 3 oils we used up first followed by Panaway because, well I have joints! After that I quickly fell in love with Valor and 6 years later it’s still my absolute favorite and I use it daily. (Valor balances electric energy and I am super impacted by that, it’s also the best oil for me to pull my head out of my rear and to give me the courage I need to do whatever I need to do in a day). Seriously I use it every single day.
From there the learnings never stopped and we gradually replaced all our traditional solutions with oily solutions. Peppermint post meal, Lavender for too much sun or for being a klutz in the kitchen, Panaway instead of tiger balm, Raven or RC instead of Petroleum based options. Bit by bit we transitioned as we learned more. Then my mentor challenged me to put all our cleaners in a black bag in the garage and only used Thieves. She said “try it for 30  days and see how you feel’. You know what else we go rid of in those 30 days? All allergy meds! I couldn’t believe it!


My oily journey led me to learn about the harm chemicals in our household products do to us. Our skin and sinuses, our hormones and how that can have an impact on general well being. Regular laundry detergent or cleaners give me headaches now. The perfumed smell literally makes my nose crinkle.
 
Science is imperial by nature. We implement things, we learn more, we adjust. Bless my dad. He’s diabetic and was told 30+ years ago that white bread and starches were best for him. He’s never done an ounce of research himself and a Dr has NEVER spoken to him about his diet since then!! Can you imagine? Diet is so critical for all of us, not just diabetics! Did you know most prescription drugs are removed from market after 10 years because side effects are discovered? Our bodies don’t crave things made in a lab, they crave things made in nature. Here’s another point. My mom was put on blood pressure medicine and was told she would be on it for life. Know why? The medication was causing her body how to FORGET to regulate it itself. If we only knew better at that time, I would have done something different. Nature has been around a lot longer.
The next step was learning all about nutrition and supplements and how to PREVENT things. How our bodies require minerals and vitamins. How our bodies respond when it’s not alkaline and what do to about it. How I learned to listen to my body and know what it’s asking for. Our mainstream medical system doesn’t teach is this. When was the last time your Dr talked to you about nutrition? Mine never had until I switched. I would have had no idea that a Dr that understood this was so important. I want to avoid their office, not get frequent flyer miles!
 
Today my medicine cabinet is all oily things. Whether Home made DIY stuff or not, it’s all essential oil stuff. I was putting my deodorant on just the other day and was wondering how many people can put on deodorant that not only doesn’t cause problem for the ‘girls’ but actually supports hormones? We use oils to combat moods and emotions, to clean the house, to shower with, to cook with, to solve every day issues, to build ourselves into the healthiest we can be. I’m not perfect by any flipping means. I still enjoy a glass of red wine and some English chocolate. I love French fries and pizza and will sometimes chose the couch over the gym. But I will do it in balance understanding the cost and the reward.
Our cleaning cabinet is sans chemicals and our habits have adjusted. Our bathrooms are free of chemicals, Our kitchen has an oily spice rack. I even use oils for the garden and all 4 of our pets are oily too.  It’s not easy… but totally doable. We are 6 years in and still learning awesome stuff every day. And yes, I still have valor with me daily.
 
 
 
 

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Essential oils for Animals

I know you will all agree with me that your babies are considered family, and if it's good enough for them, its good enough for us right? 















#2 This is our newest addition. Her name is Belle and we rescued her about 5 months ago when she weighed just 1.1 lbs. She's a malti poo and seriously the sweetest thing ever.
This is a picture of her licking the frankincense off my feet at night.

We were lucky to get her as a puppy so this is her oily life so far:
1. I added 15 drops of digize to a 15 ml bottle and filled it with coconut oil. She is now up to 3 drops a day. You know puppies come with all kinds of poopy issues and unwanted guests.



2. She gets about an ounce of Ningxia Red a day
3. She gets one swipe of lemon in her bowl of water. ( just put a drop in my hand and then stick my finger in it, swipe it in the bowl before I fill it up). She gets iced water outside. Spoiled much?
4. She gets bathed in YL Animal Scents shampoo once a week - she's white!
5. She loves Tsuga, Lavender, Spruce, Rutavala and Frankincense
6. She gets a raindrop from time to time. (Recipe and details to come later).


  

# 3 Meet Goo. He's my baby boy. Ok, He's 11. When I rescued him, he and his entire litter got pan Leukapenia. He was the only survivor. He was all bones and fur ( you wouldn't know it now!). I would visit him at the vets office and tell him "Don't die today". I would read Harry potter to him every day! He's now getting a bit older and has a bit of arthritis and the pan leuk left him with Feline herpes so his eyes flare up from time to time, especially if he is stressed.
He is is a total nurturer, earth personality and will love on you when he knows you aren't at your best or are sick.
He lost his sister last year, but gained a new one this year.

He's oily too
1. He gets omegagize (fish oil) in his food every day
2. He gets a raindrop every week.
3. He gets Ningxia Red every day
4. He loves Frankincense and Panaway
5. He finds the diffuser alot!


#4 We have to start here.
With what we feed our pets. It's the root of many different things.

I just learned of this new site. Its awesome! Checkout your brand of pet food and see how it shapes up.
Clean Label Project™ uses data and science to reveal the true contents of America’s best-selling consumer products. Products are tested in an accredited analytical chemistry laboratory for 130 harmful environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins. Results are published as Product Ratings.
http://www.cleanlabelproject.org/


#5 This is frightening. Many crops are now being sprayed by 'round up'. and the glyphosphate and many other chemicals are ending up in our food and our pets food. Those heavy metals are cause for so many things:
Colic
Tying up
Skin issues
Ulcers
Body Soreness
They are known to interfere with normal function and are deadly to cells and tissues when they accumulate in the body. Prevention is KEY!!!

Would you eat food sprayed by round up?


#6 Here are some tips about using oils with your animals. Remember they can smell a dead body under water so their noses are super sensitive.

1. Go slow. When you diffuse, just don't lock them in a room at first with the diffuser. Leave a door open and let them decide.
2. For scardie dogs and cats, introduce them to a calming oil at a time when they are playing and happy so that's what they start to associate the smell with.
3. If you put oils in food or water, keep your eyes on it. You don't want them to stop eating or drinking
4. Some oils need to be diluted before being applied. We will cover that later.
5. Let them pick the oil they like.


#7 Lets review whats on the floor or whats in the air. Our animals are delicate creatures. They spend their time low. Closest to plug ins, walking on floors and licking their paws. Even the hair spray you use find its way to the floors where our animals walk.
The lotion you are wearing, they lick off. I remember being in animal rescue when Pinesol was known to cause deaths in animals because peoples pets were walking on the floors and then cleaning their paws. I was using Pinesol at that time. What cleaner are you using? I will look it up for you.

A chemical free home is just as important for them as it is for us, they are exposed to harmful chemicals and toxins that cause allergies, skin issues, low energy, breathing problems and sometimes worse things.
Home work; Get rid of all the plug ins and switch to Thieves cleaner. I promise you everyone in the house will notice a difference.


#8 I will go through some of the oils in your starter kit and how to use them with your babies. Please know I would not use or recommend any other brand for animals. You have to be confident in the purity.
If you don't have yours yet, ping the person that invited you here today. You are going to want to get hooked up!

You must have seen all the awful posts about animals getting sick using essential oils? Let me tell you a secret. The oils they are using aren't pure. There is no standard on what get's labelled 'pure'. The oils you get from the store might say "pure essential oil" but codex states that the ingredients only need to be 5% pure oil, the rest of the 95 % can be anything (alcohols, fillers, synthetics, perfumes, water)


#9 whats your dog bed smell like?
Remembering that laundry is the #1 household toxin, its worth considering Thieves laundry detergent for your dogs bed.
Please, Please, Avoid fabreze. I beg you.
There are studies that have shown that the chemical sin fabreze negatively impact the livers of our pets.
If its stinks try this:

In an 4 oz pray bottle add 10-15 drops of purification and fill with water.
Spray over pets bedding. Bada Boom!


#10 Here is the Thieves Laundry. This bottle right here does 64 loads and is free from dyes, chemicals. Your pets lungs will be so grateful for the switch, so will your lungs

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#11 At the recent animals conference, many vets talked about all their stories and there were only a few oils mentioned almost EVERY SINGLE TIME and this was one. Adding a drop to your dogs food may promote overall wellness.

When Fuzz was with us, he would get one drop of Copiaba vitality in his food as he got older. Just one drop, once a day.
He was a small dog that had that 'hacking' issue after he ate. It went away after we added copiaba.


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#12 Guess what the second oil mentioned was in that same conference ??
Both Magoo and Belle will find me and lick off any frankincense I put on my skin! Its quite rude! I put it on the back of my hands and face at night and sometimes on the bottom of my feet. Seriously, these too will steal it!!

If your dogs or cats need some skin love, add a drop or 2 to a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to their skin or pads. It's ok if they lick it off.

It has the same benefit for them as it does for us. Calm, Skin lover, Grounding, Beam me down Scotty.


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#13 Matilda (RIP sweet girl) LOVED lavender. Whenever I diffused it she would find herself as close to the diffuser ass she could possible get. Its was her jam.

Its the first one I would try for a storm if your dog gets scared. Its also great for skin and it's gentle enough you could apply neat if you needed to.

Lavender is the #1 emotional oil. For us and for our pets

TIP: If you are introducing your pet to oils for the first time, please don't wait until a storm. Use an oil (like lavender) when they are happy. Like when you are loving on them, playing with them or snuggling. They will then associate the oil with that moment too.


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#14 While we are on the subject if skin, I would not be without this. It's the most amazing magic ointment ever made.
If you have been around me for a while, you have probably got a little tub of 'skin balm'. That skin balm is made with shea butter, animal scents ointment and lavender (and maybe some other oils) It's is so amazing for your animals AND you. (I use it for heels, cuticles, knees).
Just yesterday I gave some to a friend of mine whose dog had been to the groomers and has been shaved too close! (Poor baby). This ointment cleared it right up!

#Essentialoilsandpets

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#15 Focus!!

Our Vet tells stories about how she makes friends with dogs and peppermint. Horses LOVE peppermint.

-Tip: If your dog doesn't like car rides because of tummy issues. Add a drop to a cotton ball and put the cotton ball in the air vent.

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#16. Let's recap

1.Diffusing is awesome for your pets. Just leave them with a way out of they don't like it.
2. Topical application works great, just dilute with a carrier oil
3. Internal. Keep your eyes open if you are putting it in food or water to make sure they continue to eat and drink.

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#17 This is the one I get asked about the most. Dogs get dodgey tummies often. We were really lucky to get Belle as a puppy and I can give her this in her food (I added about 15-20 drops to a 15 ml bottle and filled it with coconut oil). I add one drop to her food when her tummy is off.
If your puppy won't eat it, you can use the same mixture and rub it directly on belly, Frequent applications work best.
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#19 When I use Panaway on my knees or ankles, Magoo will go nuts!! He's so funny. He uses his teeth to take up all the scent he can. The weird thing is he's been doing this for years and just a few months ago we discovered he has arthritis. Smart kitty going for the panaway. So now he has his old man blend which includes valor, panaway and copiaba that we apply to his hips.

If your dog is super active and needs some muscular support, pan away is a great option. Again, depending on the size of your baby, dilute it.



#20. Purification is a hit. If you dog gets skunked, you will need this on hand.

1. Add a drop or 2 to a collar or bandanna before going outside to avoid some pesky biters. *
2 Make your own pet bed spray to keep their beds fresh and clean,
3. add it to some Thieves cleaner to spray fake grass so it doesn't stink.

* Prevention is always better than a cure. Don't WAIT until your babies get friends.

AyTip: Apply a diluted drop around ears after swimming. 
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#22 If you want to take the guess work out, there is a whole animal line geared specifically for your pets. They are pre diluted and you don't have to worry.

I heard a story just last week where a lady was having a problem with her chickens because a fox got into the pen, Luckily no chickens were harmed, but they were really freaked out (Who wouldn't be). She set up the diffuser with T away in it (Trauma Away) and when she came back, all the chickens were swarmed around the diffuser. T-Away is an oil blend containing 27 oils, WOW!

PuriClean is a 12 blend combination featuring Cistus, Citronella, Lavendin, Lavender, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Mountain Savory, Myrtle, Palo Santo, Patchouli, and Rosemary. This combination by the name you can tells helps to cleanse and purify such as in minor skin irritations. This can be applied on location with roller ball on top of oil bottle of oil added to spray bottle with water for spritzing application.

InfectAway is a combination of Myrrh, Patchouli, Dorado Azul, and Palo Santo support skin and support the immune system of your animal. Add 2-4 drops to the animal’s coat or 8-10 drops to spray bottle.

Mendwell is a 6 combo of essential oils including Geranium, Lavender, Hyssop, Myrrh, Frankincense and the exotic Hinoki essential oils. For support of the immune system and is also skin supporting. Apply 1-2 drops on location.

RepelAroma oil blend contains Citronella, Idaho Tansy, Palo Santo, and Tea tree oil. This one is invigorating and your pets will enjoy being outdoors when wearing. Can be applied to your hands and then to the animal by stroking their back. This is a great one to apply via a spray bottle as well for better coverage. If your animals friend friends hitching a ride, you need this one.

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What pet would you love to have?

#essentialoilforpets

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#23 Lets talk Rain Drop. Ah MAZ ING, (Even if you do smell like a pizza).
The raindrop-technique was developed by Gary Young, ND an essential oils expert and founder of Young Living Essential Oils.

Cats can expect to have many of the fantastic benefits of raindrop as humans, horses and dogs. Here I have listed some of the conditions that holistic vets and animal practitioners are using KRDT (and essential oils) for:

Support emotional and mental wellbeing of the animal;
Re-harmonize the body;
Support healthy immune system*; and
More!

All my animals get and have had a rain drop. In the next post we will take applications and dilutions. It helps with everything, supports their immune system, eases muscles, supports tummies. everything. When I know something isn't right with one of ours, I lean towards the rain drop.

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# 24 Warning: Raindrop technique for animals should not be done with any oils other than Young Living Oils which are therapeutic grade. I cannot guarantee your pets safety using other oils; and I have not worked with any other oils for this technique. I am not trying to scare you—that is just a fact. I also may mention that it is highly recommended that all animals receiving this technique take Ningxia Red Antioxidant drink to help the liver metabolize the phenols in these oils.
Magoo and Belle gets their daily Ningxia red.

Of course, many animals won't sit there while you do a 45 minute therapy on them so coming up I will share the cheat sheet.


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# 25 Rain drop in a bottle: (this is the recipe I use for Goo and Belle) Take four drops of oregano, thyme, basil, wintergreen, marjoram, cypress and peppermint and place in a 30 ml or one ounce bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with V-6 vegetable oil blend or base oil and gently mix by rocking the bottle back and forth. Apply six drops to the spine from the base of the sacrum to the shoulders and feather stroke the oil into the back three times. Do this one to three times during this session.

You can add additional oils based on what you think you may need for physical or emotional well bing. Add a max of 3.
Copiaba, Digize, Heli, Myrrh, Black Spruce

We add copiaba and Digize to ours. Its not like it will hurt if they dont need it for a particular rain drop. If you want to add emotional oils, add the one they chose. (remember that video?)

#26 How often?

For your babes that NEED it, do a rain drop every day for 3 days. Keep your eyes on them and make sure they have plenty of water to drink. The rain drop will find toxins to exit and they have to get flushed out. Just keep fresh water out and make sure they are drinking it.
After 3 days go once every other day for a week.
Then go to once a week.
Magoo is on a once a week routine
Belle is on a as needed basis.


#27 What supplements can you give to your dogs and cats?I

If there is only one, go for Ningxia red and stay consistent. Animals need antioxidants too and can benefit from whole food nutrients at a cellular level.

Belle gets Ningxia red over her food at lunch time every single day (about half a capful). I want her to get the goodness of antioxidants too! Note!! Don't give it to a puppy with supper at 8pm unless you want to stay up late!

Magoo had Pan Leuk as a kitten and has had Feline Herpes since and his yes have a goopy discharge. He's also been having some impacted anal glands in the past and the base of his tail felt weak. (like when you pet a cat and their tail does vertical) He's on a raw diet (made me yours truly) BUT I have been giving him NXR every day. His tail is better and his eyes are clear!! I have to give it to him in a syringe as he's not a fan of it in his food. You could put it on their feet to lick off if that works for you, but it won't work if you have white carpet,

Both Belle and Goo get omegagize every day (I mix it in with their food) and when I feel like Belle is having a growth spurt, I will add the powder of half a sulfurzyme in her food once a day.


#28 recipe time!!  

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It's not just oils that you get

Your kit isn’t just oils, you get that right?
Consider your kit a door. It opens and you have an entire banquet hall full of amazing awesome stuff. Whether you consider it a party, a conference, a family buffet, it’s yours to choose. The team you join matters! The door you open makes a difference,
You have a buffet table full of food (information). Thinks like:
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  • What to do when you learn Laundry is the #1 house hold toxin
  • What to do when you learn the average women wears 500 chemicals per day and 80 of them before breakfast
  • How cleaning products are impacting hormone health for generations
  • How to combat the flu every year… naturally
  • How to use natural products with every family member. 2 and 4 legged!
  • How to prevent all kinds of things
  • Where to go for other info!
  • How to live the healthiest you!

Music for a vibration you will start to feel in your life. There is only positive learning and growth in this community.
Guests that will be your friends, that can create a trajectory in your life you will not even comprehend right now. ( I can tell you it is through my oily friends that I am sitting here about 10 hours away from becoming an International Coach Federation COACH!!) I wouldn’t have even known about it! And Friends that will answer my call no matter what.
Personal growth opportunities shows up like wine. I swear.
While the oils in the kit help you now, the door, is the gateway to the healthiest you.  Get yours now and lets have a conversation. https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start?sponsorid=2404030&enrollerid=2404030&type=member

 
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