Summer Heat

Well I don’t know about you or where you live, but here in Southern California where I live, it has been down right blisteringly hot. Always remember if you are hot, so are your pets. Keeping fresh water available, shade for those pets who live outside, remember the ability to get out peppermintof the sun is so very important. My go to oil for heat is peppermint. Add a few drops to a small spray bottle and spray away on the back of your neck, wrists, ankles, even the abdomen. You can do the same for your furry family members. You can ever give them some oil infused water if you choose. Keep in mind to always make sure to have just plain water too, that way they get to choose. The last thing you need is a dog or cat refusing to drink in the heat because they are turning their nose up at the oily water. Peppermint is a wonderful oil, however, never spray on the face or around the eyes or anywhere else that might be very sensitive. If you should accidently get peppermint oil in the eyes, NEVER flush with water! Only dilute the oil with another oil, like coconut oil which can be used in and around the eyes. You will feel like you are going to die, but you won’t, the burn will pass and you will have learned a very good lesson.

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Essential oils and Pets

Well this is my first blog ever, so let me introduce myself to you for those who don’t know me, my name is Cheryl Anklam, and I have been working with essential oils for 11 yrs. I only work with Young Living essential oils, so although we can chat about any oils, the only company I recommend for oil purchase or usage is Young Living. Young Living has been around for over 20 years and does not just sell oils, they grow them too. Young Living has a full line of products, including personal care, nutritional supplements, home care and pet care products. If you want more information, feel free to contact me.

So as I was thinking about what to write, and while there are so many things to write about, I thought I’d be practical to start with. So do you have smelly pets? Dog or cat, doesn’t matter, do your furry family members make your house a bit to natural? Well Young Living has an oil blend called Purification. I love this blend, I have a lot of dogs, most of these critters sleep in my office. As dogs can sometimes do, they have accidents in my office. I do buy piddle pads by the case, as well as some that purificationare machine washable. So anyway, my office can be a bit stinky at times. I have found that purification doesn’t just make my office smell nice, it actually gets rid of the smell totally, and it’s not a cover up. This blend of citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree, lavadin and myrtle essential oils is such a clean, refreshing scent. I just put 4 to 6 drops of this blend in a 4 oz spray bottle, and give it a tiny shake, and then spray away the “doggie” smells. You can also spray it directly on your dogs, or diffuse it directly in the air. Because it has tea tree in the blend, I would recommend caution on using it directly on the fur of cats. Some cats can be sensitive to the tea tree, so just don’t do it. Because of the citronella that is the #1 oil in this blend, it can also be used on the body for an outdoor spray. I will also recommend that if you have a dog w/ any neurological challenges, use great caution as this blend also has rosemary oil in it, and in some dogs that can cause problems. I personally have an epileptic dog and have never had any problems with it, but I’d rather mention it just to be safe. Always do your research for yourself, and make informed decisions.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me. I love talking and sharing about oils. Essential oils have so many wonderful uses, this is just a place to start.