Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best way to apply Essential Oils to my dog?

We recommend our LifeFORCE Essential Oil Blends be used topically (diluted as directed) via massage or through inhalation; using the diffuser tag (diluted as directed) or with a LifeFORCE Hydrosol Aromatic Diffuser. The Diffuser is the safest method for Essential Oils application, as the water based system is designed to gently diffuse our essential oils at a very low ratio throughout an area. This diffuser is designed to be safe enough for use in households which are shared with cats, birds, or other small animals. We do not recommend using any essential oils internally without the supervision of a holistic veterinarian. Though essential oils offer many benefits, they are potent and can be dangerous if used incorrectly.

What is a Carrier Oil?

Essential oils, though useful in the therapeutic treatment of health, wellness, and behavioral issues in dogs – can NEVER be used at full strength. Essential oils must always be diluted regardless of application method. Carrier oils are extremely important for this reason. There are many different carrier oils available for example; olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil – some are more appropriate than others. Learn more HERE.

How are they used?         

Aromatherapy is a lot more than making your dog smell pretty. Essential Oils, when used to treat dogs, should always be diluted as directed (usually at a ratio of 1:100) in carrier oil. Essential Oils blended with carrier oil, can be used topically, internally, or through Inhalation.

Are all Essential Oils Safe for my Dog?

No. LifeFORCE oils are specifically chosen for use with dogs – They are a blend of safe, high quality, pure, food grade. Many Essential oils on the market today are dangerous for dogs and should never be used. Quality matters with essential oils; countless oils sold today are not pure or food grade; this may be fine for humans but top quality is especially important canine applications due to their intense sensitivity to scent.

Are Essential Oils good for all my pets?

No. Essential oils are potent liquids which have extremely powerful medicinal properties. These oils can be used therapeutically for the treatment of both physical and behavioral issues in dogs. Non-diluted Essential oils should never be used on cats, birds, or other small mammals. Essential oils should not be used on pregnant Bitches or puppies under 6 months of age.

Why should I use Essential Oils on my Dog?

Many of these oils have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, or detoxifying abilities and can be emotionally stimulating or sedating.