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:

INGREDIENTS
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.

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).

4 comments

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Carole R.
Carole R.4 years ago

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

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Rhiannon Myst
Rhiannon Myst8 years ago

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.