Essential oils for dogs: Pawsome tips for your furry friend

2 20/01/2020 - HOME, Pets, YL Products, YOUNG LIVING

If you’re a pet owner, you’ll want nothing but the best for your furry friends. With Young Living’s carefully crafted Animal Scents ® essential oils, you can pamper and spoil them, sharing your love of honest and effective wellness products. Grab your furry best friend and get comfy as we share our guide on essential oils for dogs.

How do I apply essential oils to my dog?

Since dogs are highly sensitive to essential oils it’s best to gradually introduce oils by patch testing them on a small area before using them fully. For puppies, avoid topical oils and for medium or large breed puppies, wait until they’re over 8 weeks old. And the general rule for toy or small-breed puppies is, wait until they’re over 10 weeks old. Once you use essential oils, play close attention to little Lulu’s behaviour. If unsure, ask your local veterinarian for advice.

Should I ask a vet?

It’s helpful to ask a vet, discussing your pet’s personal condition. Getting their tips will ensure you’re confident when using essential oils. If your furry friend has underlying issues, it’s good to get more information.

Applying essential oils topically

Applying topically means applying the product onto your pet’s body. When you’re ready to give Teddy some tender loving care, dilute those drops with V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex. Refer to the bottle for dilution instructions.

Speaking of dilution, did you know that our Animal Scents® oils come prediluted? Even though this carefully crafted essential oil is gentle, you may still want to dilute further using your preferred carrier oil. Keep an eye on how your pet responds and apply accordingly.

Ready to spoil your furry friend? Rub the oil and carrier oil between your palms until your hands are no longer shiny. Rub over your pet’s back, on the belly, and behind the ears. Take extra care to avoid the eyes!

What Animal Scents® essential oils can I use with my dog?

There are five lovingly crafted essential oils you can use to spoil your furry friends. You can also feel good about yourself knowing that a portion of the proceeds from Animal Scents® supports Vital Ground, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the habitat of grizzly bears and other wide-roaming wildlife.


Infused with fresh Lemongrass, Tea tree and Myrtle essential oils, this earthy blend can be diluted further using your choice of carrier oil. Gently apply to your pet, referring to the bottle for directions depending on the size of your furry friend.

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This expertly crafted blend is perfect for keeping your cuddle buddy smelling lovely. Apply a few drops of PetFresh into a large spray bottle and fill with water. Spritz onto your pet for a subtle sweet and spicy scent, enjoying gentle Myrrh, Patchouli and Oregano notes.

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Dealing with a high maintenance mane? PetRenew will come to the rescue. You may like to dilute with a V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to create a custom blend. Simply apply PetRenew, enriched with earthy Frankincense essential oil, to your palms until they are no longer shiny. Run through your pet’s coat, brushing evenly for happy moments with your four-legged friend.

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While there’s nothing better than a big sloppy kiss from your pooch, there can often be an unpleasant odour that accompanies it. When running a bath, you may like to use one or two drops of PetCare infused with grounding German Chamomile, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood and Frankincense essential oils. Pat down dry as normal with a towel for a delightful and refreshing scent.

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As it gets colder why not apply InnerBalance onto your fingertips, giving a gentle massage to your pooch. Enjoy the minty blend, packed with Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils, all the while curling up with your fur baby in their favourite spot. It’s an easy way to create a wellness ritual they’ll look forward to every day.

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How do you use Animal Scents®?

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