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Calm Canine Essential Oil Blend

Calm Canine Essential Oil Blend

Here is an ideal blend of essential oils to calm dogs in stressful situations: dogs with separation anxiety; training or show nerves; hyperactivity; fear of people, places, or things. Just hold this blend to their noses.

Calm Canine Essential Oil Blend
˝ oz. base oil (for example, sweet almond or hazelnut)
3 drops Valerian essential oil
2 drops Vetiver essential oil
4 drops Petigrain essential oil
3 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil
2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil

Store in a dark glass bottle. The calming effect of this blend will range from “taking the edge off” to soothing a dog to the point where it gets very mellow and takes a nap. You can adjust the number of drops used to get the desired effect, anywhere from 1-6 drops depending on the size of the dog.

Read more: Pets, Behavior & Communication, Remedies & Treatments

Adapted from Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals by Kristen Leigh Bell (Findhorn, 2002). Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals by Kristen Leigh Bell (Findhorn, 2002).

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8:23AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Wow how interesting,thanks.

1:50AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

thank you for sharing

7:09PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Great article, thanks for sharing!

8:53PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

I would be extremely careful using essential oils with animals, especially cats as they are mostly dangerous to felines, only do so with the supervision of a trained professional.

5:47AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Valerian are chemically related to hops. These can have adverse hormonal effects upon males of any species.

5:32AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Thank you:)

12:11AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

OMG! I want that dog. Toooo cute!

12:14AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Thanks Annie!

12:20AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Noted. Thanks.

8:04AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Thank you

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