Apply whenever your dog seems stressed or in anticipation of stress inducing situations (thunderstorms, trips, 4th of July, training class, etc.). Re-apply as necessary.
Of course, you may use this for yourself. Apply whenever you feel the need to relax a bit. Before an interview, a meeting a work, a dog show or any stress inducing event. My husband has suggested I bathe in it...hehehe.
I also recommend you take a deep breathe and relax your muscles and allow yourself to be receptive to the moment. This relaxation will flow right out to your dog also.
RELAX is made from a blend of lavender, chamomile and a couple of others that are my super secret formulated to calm, reassure, and relax your dog (and you).
1/3 ounce roll-on glass bottle, packaged in a delightful gift bag (may vary from picture). Label Choices are: Relaxed Bulldog, Blissful Boxer, Calm Corgi, Chill Cavalier, Dozing Dogue de Bordeaux, Yoga Dog Frenchie, Peaceful Pug and Zen Yorkie.
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Relax! is a soothing blend of therapeutic quality aromatherapy oils, blended with my own Vibrational Essence blends, in organic golden jojoba oil. It is so easy to use and it helps, it really does. Relax was created to help stressed, tense, frightened dogs. Thunderstorms frighten a lot of dogs and 4th of July fireworks can be a big stress factor. You can use it for dogs that have come into rescue, are upset by anything or even for separation anxiety. Relax! Aromatherapy Roll-On with help you with your dog anxiety treatment.
When you first get your RELAX! sit with your dog when you are having a great day, when you are content, happy and feeling the love. Then roll a bit on their groin or inside their ears. Then just sit with your dog and enjoy being with them. Set the mood of wonderful relaxation and love the first time they smell this and it will set an association for them. Remember smelling grandma’s gingerbread cookies baking? Or the smell of fresh-cut grass as a kid? Same thing, you want them to make a connection between this smell and a feeling of safety and contentment.
Then, when there is an event that stresses your dog grab the roll-on and take a deep breath and relax yourself first. THEN roll it on them, as before. Speak in a calm, reassuring voice and just reassure them all is good.
Now here comes the hard part. Try not rush to that energy of “Oh, you poor pitiful dog, scared by the thunderstorm.” Be strong and reassure without frantically buying into their moment of panic. This is hard, I know, but we have to set the tone of the energy for our dogs. I hope that made sense, I read it through and it did to me…For yourself, just roll it on your wrist and/or neck…pulse points, to get the maximum effect. Your dog anxiety treatment can be of immense help to you also!
A French chemist and perfumer named Rene Maurice Gattefosse discovered lavender oil’s ability to assist in the healing of burns after immersing his burned hand into a vat of lavender oil. During the the second World War, another pioneer named Jean Valet used oils in the treatment of wounded soldiers. To this day, scientists have continued their research into the usage of nature’s bounty as essential oils. Of course, people have shared the benefits of aromatherapy oils with their companion animals, with great success. Recently, at the University of South Dakota, a student received her doctoral degree for pioneering work in ethnobotany, which examined veterinary essential oil use.
Oils have been shown to reduce anxiety and inflammation, fight infections by inhibiting bacteria, fungi and viruses from growing and soothe muscular aches and pains. Aromatherapy oils are also used to affect emotional changes, lessen stress, activate memory and much more…in people and their pets. Aromatherapy oils are powerful and must be used with caution. Dogs especially, have such heightened senses of smell, we must use discretion when using oils with them. On a side note, I have seen dog collar attachments that emit aromatherapy oils, but I do not recommend them. I feel our dogs need to be able to move away from the oils when they have had enough. One whiff may be enough for them! Imagine sitting next to someone with overpowering perfume on a packed flight and not being able to move! Oy! A little bit can go a long way for our dogs.
From LiveStrong: Overview of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, in a number of ways, to promote healing, relaxation and feelings of well-being in the recipient. The most common form is massage, where two or three essential oils are combined with a carrier oil and applied to the skin. Essential oils have many healing properties and can encourage healing and relieve pain and discomfort, however, aromatherapy should never be used as a substitute for medical care.
Aromatherapy works in two ways: the oils are absorbed through the skin and inhaled through the nose. According to the International Federation of Aromatherapists, "Aromatic molecules are inhaled through the nose and transmitted via the Olfactory Bulb to the Limbic System. This is the part of the Brain which influences the nervous and hormonal systems, and which is connected to higher functions such as memory and emotional behaviour."
The most effective use of the oils is through massage, when the oils are absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin, enhancing healing and relaxation throughout the body.
Essential oils work best together when mixed in a synergistic blend. The website Esoteric Oils defines the term "synergistic" as: "Agents working together and in harmony to produce an effect greater than the sum of the two separate agents." For example, blending Lavender and Ylang Ylang could be more effective in balancing blood pressure than either of the oils used on their own.
There are a number of ways in which aromatherapy oils can be employed, though all embrace the sense of smell. Three or four drops of oil added to a warm bath or to a vaporizer can produce feelings of relaxation and well-being. Inhalation, such as adding two or three drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water and inhaling for 10 minutes, is very helpful in clearing a stuffy, blocked up nose or easing a cough.
The main benefit of aromatheraphy is relaxation and the reduction of tension in the skin and muscles, especially when associated with massage. The oils can also help to prevent ill health and disease, give support to the system when unwell, and aid recovery. When you are well, regular aromatherapy sessions help to maintain a state of health and well-being.
Aromatherapy can also help to maintain both emotional and psychological health. Lavender and rose oils are uplifting and lighten your mood, while citrus oils help to ease depression. Lavender is also calming, as is chamomile. Jennie Harding states in "The Essential Oils Handbook": "All essential oil aromas reconnect us with Nature and an inherent state of relaxation that can simultaneously balance and uplift our mood.
OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER: The safe and proper use of essential oils and aromatherapy formulas is the sole responsibility of the user. The Blissful Dog and Kathy Dannel Vitcak assume no responsibility or liability for any persons’ misuse, carelessness, allergic reaction, or any other conditions arising directly or indirectly from use or from any information contained herein. WHEW! That sounded ever so official, didn't it???
The Blissful Dog RELAX Aromatherapy Roll-On for Anxiety in Dogs Label Choice Bulldog, Boxer, Corgi, Frenchie, Cavalier, DDB, Pug in Gift Bag
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