When I first heard about this, I was very skeptical. I think about the things my dog likes the aroma of and doubt we’d like the same things lol plus with the intensity of her smelling ability I worry that it would just be too much. That being said, I still try to have an open mind. I love scents (from essential oils exclusively) and I love to make my own beeswax (air purifying) candles so I thought it was a subject worth investigating.
I was right because I was actually blown away at the number of issues that essential oils can actually solve. In a future post about essential oils specifically I’ll talk about some of the medical issues that can be addressed in this way, along with simple massage therapies. For now I’ll stick to aromatherapy because I’ve really only seen it clinically related to stress management. There are a lot of these oil mixes pre-made, diluted properly and available on the market today in sprays, roll-ons, collar diffuser charms, etc but because I’m a DIY kinda gal I’ll start posting recipes for more specific categories tomorrow. I can say I’ve tried a few however I can’t say I’ve tried them all because I have an extremely non-reactive dog. She really never gets upset outside of the vets office but I’ve heard testimonies about these mixes from other dog parents. Just like humans, every dog is different so if one doesn’t seem to help there are others that might. I know at least with these I can enjoy them also!