Pet Essentials

Essential Oils a better way to care

At the cellular level, there’s not a lot of difference between plants and animals. Essential oils are the immune and defense systems of plants. They have a biochemical structure uniquely symmetrical to cells within the bodies of animals. That’s why they can have such a powerful impact on your pets’ overall wellbeing.

The first pharmacists were animals. Since the beginning of time, animals have had an innate sense for the healing and protective properties of plants. They self-medicate by deliberately seeking out botanicals that prevent or cure discomfort or increase their survival and reproduction. A perfect example is the Starling. These birds deliberately seek out specific aromatic plants and include these botanicals in their nests for the protection of their fragile young. The essential oils in the leaves and grasses stimulate the chicks’ immune systems and provide protection against bacteria. Whether your best friend barks, purrs, or chirps, they can benefit from the power aromatic botanicals found within essential oils. benefits for the entire family Essential oils have been shown to present very low risk and have few negative side effects when used properly. They are a great alternative to over the counter treatments. That being said, there are different methods of application when it comes to caring for your pets with essential oils. Diffusion Making use of a device called a diffuser to spread the aromatic molecules of essential oils throughout the air, diffusing is a safe and easy way to expose essential oils to your pet. There are two main types of diffusers: • Atomizing – Not Preferred Animals, unlike humans, have a much higher and sophisticated sense of smell. Because essential oil particles are more concentrated when using atomizing diffusers, they tend to be irritating to animals’ sensitive systems. • Ultra-Sonic / Vapor – Preferred Less concentrated than atomized oils, the mist of water and essential oil produced by an ultra-sonic diffuser is a safe choice for introducing your pet to the benefits of aromatherapy. It’s also great for making your entire home smell fresh and clean.

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