When I started with essential oils, I was really just looking for something to calm down my dog.
My adopted dog from the Humane Society suffered from a lot of anxiety. He wouldn’t let me out of his site, nor would he be comfortable around anyone else who was not his direct care takers. When I was pregnant and about to have a newborn, he sensed it tremendously! His anxiety became worse and after we brought the baby home, it was really bad. He was barking and staying under my feet all day long. He would jump on everyone who walked through the door and would scrap at his kennel. It was getting bad. I had taken him to the vet to get on anxiety medication and tried a few different kinds. He was on the equivalent of “doggy xanax.” Things were still not going great and someone mentioned that I try lavender oil. I knew about lavender oil from my relaxing bubble baths and I definitely didn’t think it would help his anxiety. I mean, he was on xanax for heaven’s sake and that wasn’t even calming him down.
I had received a sample of essential oils a while back so I dug them out of my drawer that I throw everything in that I don’t use but might be useful at some point in my life. I did a little research, found the right place to put the oil on the dog. Within minutes, he was completely calmed down. He was back to my pre-pregnancy dog that I always knew! He wasn’t barking, jumping, walking under my feet. He seems calmed and happy himself. Like he was looking at me saying “Finally you found something for me. I didn’t like feeling that way either.” And since that day, I’ve never looked back! I do find myself daily saying to myself “I still can’t believe they work!” And essential oils have change my life, my dog’s life, my babies life… everything we do is different now because of the essential oils.
Finding essential oils for my dog was my gateway to learning as much as I possibly could about essential oils!