Oils for Dogs // Ditch the Doggie Itch

A Little Drops of Sunshine post.

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Tis the season for lawn pesticides.  I hate them.  I recently came across a new reason to hate them:  dogs that enter such green grasses come out itching themselves raw for the next couple of weeks.

Every morning I wake up at 5:30 with my daughter.  We enjoy a meal together and then head out the door for an early morning walk.  I saddle up the dogs, plop Maisy in the stroller and begin my daily spectacle I like to call a “one woman circus.” As we meander through the neighborhood there are various lawns that have tiny little signs warning living creatures to stay off the grass due to recent pesticide spraying.  Usually I see these minuscule signs and firmly keep all my dogs body parts rounded up onto the sidewalk but I missed one time and over a week went by of dog itch, so bad that I started calling Sam “Thumper” as he pounded the floor on his follow through, until I noticed Sam was getting red and bloody under is arm pits.  I turned to oils, my new knight-in-shining-armor, my Mary Poppins, my in-box veterinarian.

I plucked Sam off the floor and into the tub.  I lathered up a dollop of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap with a couple drops of Young Living lavender essential oil and a couple drops of Young Living peppermint essential oil.  I scrubbed him up for a couple minutes (giving the oils a chance to do their good work and get into his skin), doused him off, rubbed him dry, and sent him off happy as a clam.  Little bugger hasn’t scratched once since!

FIRST STEP is to GET YOUR KIT, then I will meet with you (near: in person; far: Skype or Google Hangouts) to get you started using them for whatever ails you, and I send you off with a handy dandy handbook and some other awesome materials! Happy lawn pesticides and greener grasses season everyone!  May you find some respite with this natural remedy 🙂

RESOURCES

Essential Oil Guide: FAQ and Getting Started

Buy some oils and/or get the starter kit… [HERE]

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