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See How Lavender Essential Oil Helped My Dog

Date: November 28, 2016

This article is my personal story of how Lavender Essential Oil helped my dog.  Adopted from the dog pound a few years ago, my dog was quite taken with fleas, ticks and God only know what else.  As I set out to find a natural solution, I decided to investigate lavender essential oil for two reasons:

  • She was in bad shape and needed a broad remedial solution: Since Lavender is known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial, sedative, and insect repellent properties, I felt it was a good fit for my new found friend in healing, grooming and disinfecting. Before taking the plunge, I did additional research to ensure it was a safe oil for my dog.
  • My personal experience – lavender essential oil was tested and tried: I personally use it on my skin for cuts, bruises, inflammation, and as an insect repellent against mosquitoes and other small critters.  I also use it in my baths for its antibacterial and calming qualities.  In addition, I use lavender essential oil in my hair as it reduces hair loss and stimulates hair growth.

The Road to Healing – Lavender Essential Oil Helped My Dog

I prepared a bath of oatmeal shampoo and added 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to the bath.  Since she was a small a dog and flea ridden, I felt that 2 drops would be sufficient for cleansing and healing.  As I placed her into the batch, I was pleasantly surprised as I quickly saw fleas and other insects detaching themselves from her and expelled into the water. Lavender Essential Oil proved to be a great insect repellent for her.

In addition to her bath, I added a very small portion of grounded garlic to her food on occasion as an internal flea and tick repellent.  This regiment was quite helpful in her clean-up process until I was able to get her to the vet for a check-up and grooming.

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