“I use essential oils in my daily routine both at home and work, as they promote wonders physically, mentally and spiritually."
I use essential oils in my daily routine both at home and work, as they promote wonders physically, mentally and spiritually.
It is important to remember that essential oils that us humans love and enjoy, might not produce the same reaction in our pets, so here is a list of ways that I safely use essential oils in my shop daily, for tranquility, calming, disinfecting, deodorizing and all-purpose cleaning.
An amazing oil that is one of my personal favorites. Lavender is great to help promote tranquility, relaxation and calmness. I often diffuse lavender in my shop as it's a great natural calming aid for anxious doggies. I don't use essential oils topically with dogs, and usually use a bit less then the recommended drops for my diffuser when diffusing oils around dogs.
2- Cedarwood and Lemongrass
Both oils are a great aromatherapy barrier for fleas, ticks, mosquitos and other insects. Once a week I use cedarwood and/or lemongrass oil diluted in a spray bottle and spray down my whole entire shop including cages, baseboards, doorways and window sills. I usually do this at the end of the day prior to our weekend, after all of the dogs have gone home. This gives plenty of time for it to fully dissipate for the following week. Not to mention it smells amazing.
How I love frankincense. It's so great for boosting environmental defenses, and for promoting good behavior.
4- Lemon Oil
My dog grooming shop can definitely get darn smelly. Thank golly for the power of citrus. Lemon oil and other oils in the citrus family have amazing deodorizing properties, not to mention they help promote cheerful and happy feelings. I use them almost daily in my shop at the end of each day for cleaning. I even add a few drops to my mop water. I never use any citrus oils when animal's are still in my shop, but citrus oils work great getting everything back to smelling good before we go another round.
I do use several other Airomé essential oil's in my shop on occasion, but those listed above are my main go-to oils for my shop.
Your pets may be sensitive to some oils, especially cats, but you don’t have to give up your love for oils. You just need to be selective and pay very close attention to your pets while using essential oils. Simply use caution, and always consult a professional veterinarian before using essential oils around your dog. Do not use essential oils around or directly on puppies less than 10 weeks old, and under no circumstance should your dog ever eat or ingest essential oils.
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