So Much Versatility For You and Your Dog
Lavender aromatherapy essential oil is considered the most essential of all the essential oils. It is one of the safest and most commonly applied oils in the field of aromatherapy and it’s great for your dog as well! We often call it the swiss army knife because it can help and support so much.
Lavender essential oil is highly considered perfect for supporting you or your dog’s mood. Many studies have proven that it has a balancing influence on the human psyche. And, it is the balancing effect of lavender essential oil which is potent in calming uncontrolled feelings and emotions and takes away emotional conflict. It even introduces a sense of rationality to the conscious mind.
Lavender aromatherapy essential oil also greatly impacts the nervous system. Numerous studies have shown that the lavender essential oil particularly works to pacify a number of nervous issues, involving excitability, panic, tension, and hysteria, thus promoting a placid peacefulness within us.
Your Brain On Lavender
For much emphasis, many experts have claimed that simply inhaling lavender essential oil will awaken a number of varying neurochemicals in the brain. You can experience a physiological change not just in the body, but also in the mind and spirit.
A simple explanation for this effect is the findings that when a lavender aromatherapy essential oil is inhaled, the serotonin then is released from the nucleus of the brain, promoting a pacifying influence in the body. Aside from that, the use of a lavender aromatherapy essential oil in a massage or bath greatly influences the psyche as well as the actions on the organs and tissues of the body. According to certain studies, lavender essential oil is first absorbed into the skin through the hair follicles. And for our dogs, there are lots of those little straws (AKA fur) all over their bodies! If the oil is absorbed in this way, it is then diffused into the bloodstream and stimulates the lymphatic system.
Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil Around Your Dog
So, if your dog is currently suffering, it could a good move to surround him or her with pure lavender aromatherapy essential oil. Dogs are sensitive and each animal has a different tolerance to this sensitivity, so always apply essential oils slowly and highly diluted. You must also take great care in making sure you have the purest form of lavender as most lavender on the market today has been adulterated in some way shape or form. Using adulterated oils could cause major damage to them and yourself. Here are a few ways to use lavender around your dog to support their mental health.
- Use can apply lavender aromatherapy to a cotton ball and clip to an air vent (just make sure the dog can escape the area if they do not like it)
- You can light a non-toxic candle or salt lamp and add a drop of lavender oil
- You can wear it on your neck and become a living diffuser for the animal. Associating lavender with your scent can also be calming.
- Use a simple ultrasonic diffuser with 2-4 drops of lavender and place on a table, away from your dog’s nose level
- Make a water/lavender spray in a glass bottle and spray the area your dog spends time in
Lavender has many uses, and mental health is a perfect way to get started with this gentle oil. Keep it in your purse for when you’re out or have it going at home. It works everywhere!