Ingredients: Lemon, Orange, Citronella, Vanilla, Thyme, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Ravintsara, Frankincense, Cypress, Peppermint, Frankincense, and Cajeput.
Directions: Shake well. Add 1 teaspoon of blend to diffuser, then add water to fill line. Turn on diffuser and set to your desired amount of time. Diffuse in area where dog dwells or sleeps. Repeat daily. Can be diffused as long and as often as you would like. Use until you get desired results, or can be used as a preventative
TREATING AND PREVENTING KENNEL COUGH AND OTHER RESPIRATORY ISSUES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS USING OUR NEW “RESPIRATORY BLEND”
Eucalyptus radiata, the gentlest of the many eucalyptus varieties available, is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant properties. Bell writes, “Due to its gentleness, it is very appropriate for use in blends for animals for congestion, and it makes an excellent room air cleaner, deodorizer, and flea repellent.”
This ingredient will be found in our new “Respiratory Blend!”
After diluting the essential oils, Thanas used a spray bottle to mist the air around Sasha. “The results were instantaneous,” she recalls. “She stopped coughing, she was able to breathe, and she was so much more comfortable.”
Thanas wasted no time adding this blend to her aromatherapy with her pets. She describes it as an all-natural cough suppressant that works quickly, helps open breathing passages, acts as an expectorant (antitussive), soothes the chest and respiratory system (balsamic), reduces swelling (antihistamine), helps reduce excess mucus secretion (anticatarrh), and acts as an immune system stimulant.
“The bottle should be shaken well for at least three seconds before use,” she says.” Repeat the application every three hours. In households with other animals, or in boarding kennels, spraying the air, bedding, and other surfaces can help keep the illness from spreading.”
Another way to disperse essential oils into the air is with a diffuser. Aromatherapy supply companies, such as Aromatherapeutix, sell different models. A nebulizing diffuser consists of a nebulizer (glass receptacle) attached to the hose of a small air compressor. Drops of essential oil placed in the nebulizer are atomized into tiny droplets that are sprayed into the air. YOU WILL RECEIVE A DIFFUSER WHEN YOU ORDER “RESPIRATORY BLEND” as this is one of the most effective ways to receive the benefits of this blend.
Bell notes that disinfecting essential oils dispersed by a nebulizing diffuser effectively clean the air, deodorize the room, and help clear up and prevent contagious illnesses.
A new type of ultrasonic cold mist diffuser runs silently (unlike nebulizing diffusers with their noisy air compressors) and can be set for constant or intermittent dispersal. To use, simply fill the unit with water, add a few drops of essential oil, and turn it on. Buttons on the unit control the frequency and duration of misting.
Canine nutritional consultant Linda Arndt has a favorite remedy for clearing the air and helping dogs recover from and avoid respiratory infections:
“Allow your pet to breathe the vapors for 15 to 20 minutes each hour for four to five hours,” says Arndt. “Repeat the procedure for two to three days until symptoms improve.”
In her book Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, Suzanne Catty writes that the hydrosol (distilled flower water) of lemon balm makes a good prophylactic in flu and allergy season and has both immune-stimulating and infection-fighting properties. (you’ll also find this ingredient in our Respiratory Blend!)
“Together,” says Thanas, “these two super-power ingredients knock out the potential for infection from bacteria, fungi, and viruses, stimulating the immune system and emotionally calming your pet. Our “Digestive Blend” can also help purify your pet’s yucky water bowl so it becomes a clean source of good health. This product is great for dogs or cats and multiple pet households.”
Any kennel either needing to treat, or PREVENT kennel cough, canine influenza and a myriad of other respiratory infections will love this formula. The DIFFUSER that we include is portable, which makes it wonderful for using in a vehicle if transporting pets (simply plug right into a cigarette lighter), or you can put batteries in it, or plug it into the wall with a typical type “kindle” charger cable.
WE HAVE TWO BLENDS, ONE DESIGNED FOR CANINES, AND ONE DESIGNED FOR FELINES.
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