FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are essential oils?
A: Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds that are extracted by steam distillation or a cold press. They are 50-70 times stronger than the herbs or florals they are extracted from. Though they are powerful, they are safe and extremely effective.
Q: Where do your blends and oils come from?
A: All our blends are created using CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oils that are doTERRA® brand. They are sourced from plants in their native growing regions and have succeeded rigorous third party testing. This assures the presence of desired therapeutic qualities and the absence of impurities. These oils are then mixed with pure, organic, non-GMO fractionated coconut oil to carry the oil blends evenly within the mixture.
Q: How do I use essential oils?
A: You can use our blends and essential oils in multiple ways! The way you can use them is entirely specific to you and your horses needs!
Aromatic: Hold the bottle up to your horse’s nose allowing them to sniff the wafting smell of the oils. You can also put 1-2 drops of an oil or a spray on top of your hand and allow the horse to smell voluntarily.
Topical: The most common application sites for topical use are: Neck, base of tail, poll (behind the ears), inner thigh, behind the elbow (near girth) or the bridge of the nose.
Internal: You can provide the oil or blend to the horse internally by offering it in their water bucket, in their feed, licking from the hand, in a capsule, inside the lower lip at the corner at the mouth. Always try to mix your oil if not using the blend with a carrier oil such as extra virgin olive oil or fractionated coconut oil.
Q: Are there any directions or precautions I should know?
A: Each blend has specific directions on how to use the blend on it’s own bottle. In general, you can use these oils as you would use them on humans. Avoid eyes, inner ears, genitals, and nostrils. Allow the horse, dog or livestock to smell the essential oil or blends prior to applying. Horses may choose to avoid certain oils. When applying citrus oils, avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours, and always use a pure carrier oil when applying to the skin. When using internally or as an edible, vegetable base carrier oils such as extra virgin olive oil, fractionated coconut oil, safflower oil, or apricot oil. DO NOT use canola oil!
Q: Are essential oils useful against bacteria?
A: YES! Antibiotics cannot penetrate the cell membrane to fight virus and bacteria, while essential oils are soluble to bacteria cell membranes and CAN penetrate the cell to kill the virus and bacteria.
Q: How do I introduce the oils and blends to my horse?
A: To carefully and safely introduce these blends to your horse, first remove the cap from the bottle and allow your horse to sniff the oil. Do not apply the oil or blend to the muzzle or around the nostrils. If the horse accepts the blend, their ears will move forward with interest, may raise the upper lip, lick, chew, and have interest in smelling more. If the horse rejects, they will turn away from the oil and not return. Do not apply the oil to the horse if they reject the oil. Horses know what they need naturally and have an instinct on what they don’t need.
Q: What if the blends you currently provide are not a perfect fit for my horse’s needs?
A: Great question! If none of the current blends I provide cater to your horses needs, contact me! I will work with you and your horse, listening to their specific situation, and together we will develop a custom blend just for you!
Q: What do I do if I notice a rash or irritation forming after application of the Essential Oil Blend?
A: Do NOT rinse with water! Essential oils are hydrophobic and will "run away" deeper into the tissue. Instead, apply any clean vegetable-based carrier oil to further dilute or apply less of the blend and/or less often.