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Calming Essential Oil Blend for Dogs

Calming Essential Oil Blend for Dogs

If your dog is prone to separation anxiety, or has a fear of people, places, things, or loud noises, or dislikes travel, or has training or show nerves, or was rescued or came from an abusive situation, this blend will help to soothe and calm her.

The author reports amazing success with the formula, ranging from “taking the edge off” to soothing the dog to the point where it gets very mellow and takes a nap! Here is the helpful formula:

1/2 ounce carrier oil (the author uses hazelnut or sweet almond)
3 drops essential oil of Valerian
2 drops essential oil of Vetiver
4 drops essential oil of Petitgrain
3 drops essential oil of Sweet Marjoram
2 drops essential oil of Sweet Orange

Mix ingredients thoroughly and apply 1 to 6 drops (depending on the size of your dog) to the dog’s nasal opening.

Read more: Pets, Everyday Pet Care, Remedies & Treatments

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

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12:27AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Thanks Annie.

9:01PM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

How nice for puppy. I could use an oil message, too. :0)

3:48AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:43PM PDT on May 15, 2008

great tip my sister's dogs could use this one. I will pass it along. Thanks so much. EO's are a way of life for me. Thanks for the tip.

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