Essential Oils, Everyday Oil Days, Young living essential oils

Summer Fun & Oils

 

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year.  I am a beach girl through and through.  I LOVE the water and spending time in the sun.  That means I need to be careful and take care of my skin and body with all the exposure to the harsh sun. Plus, I have my kids to watch out for too.  My son is fair skinned and with skin cancer very high in my family we are always cautious.  Our love for the sun means there is no staying inside to avoid the sun so we do the next best thing and cover our skin as much as possible while still having fun and enjoying the summer. Young Living has also been a big help with summer sun.  Here are a few ways we use  Young Living during the summer.  Hope you enjoy these tips and find them helpful for your family too.

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Essential Oils, Young living essential oils

Oils & Emotional Support

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I know we all can be emotional at times.  I love being able to grab one of my essential oils for support.  I want to share with you some of the ways you too can use Young Living Essential oils for support. Hope you enjoy this and learn  little something too.

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Essential Oils and Your Animals

If you love using Young Living products in your home, you’ve probably wondered how you can share their amazing benefits with your animals. Which oils are safe to use? How much can I apply? Should I diffuse or apply topically?

If you’ve ever had questions like these, we’re here to help! Check out this quick-and-easy how-to guide for using essential oils with animals.* Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.

  • Start by diluting heavily and use in moderation.
  • Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
  • Take special care to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.
  • Avoid using high-phenol oils such as Oregano and Thyme with any animals, especially cats.
  • Use special caution when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils.

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Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.

  • For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex).
  • For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
  • For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.

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Apply oils to yourself or diffuse to introduce animals to essential oils and help them get comfortable.

  • Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
  • If your animal is jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.

 

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Once they’re used to essential oils, animals can respond well to topical application.

  • For cats and dogs, paws are a great place to apply essential oils.
  • For hoofed animals, we recommend application on the spine or flanks.
  • Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
  • For large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or water in a spray bottle for easier application.
  • Animal Scents Ointment can be used to seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied topically.

 

Essential oils can be administered internally.

  • Some essential oils can be mixed with your animal’s food.
  • For large animals, you can pull out the bottom lip and drop oils directly into the mouth.

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Young Living offers a full line of animal-specific products.

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*If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils