Just like any other animal, our equine friends have heightened senses and can experience anxious feelings from their day to day activities and most especially on the day of competition. Wouldn't it be nice if you can help them relax and focus during activities such as horse racing or trail rides?
Essential oils can be a powerful tool in helping them de-stress and relax in whatever situations and can be applied through inhalation, massage, and diffusion. It is important to note, however, that essential oils are not meant to replace a veterinarian. Rather, treat it as a complementary way to maintain your horse's optimum condition.
Horses can have a different reaction to each essential oil so it is necessary to figure out which one will work and which one to keep away. You can run a test by opening a bottle cap and letting them get a small whiff. Alternatively, you can rub some oil on your palm and do the same. Watch their reaction. If they like it, their behaviour should show you. Often, you will notice them dropping their head, licking, or sighing. If they turn their head away though, that means they do not like it at all.
This kit is meant to be a guideline for using essential oils on horses. It is developed by highly regarded Veterinarian and Essential Oil user, Janet Roark, DVM.
Our kit includes:
Essential Oils for Horses Information and Recipe Sheet
Labels (set of 10)
This kit includes 16 Recipes:
Lumps & Bumps
What else do I need to make the recipes in this kit?
You will need bottles and sprayers of various sizes: 30ml (1oz), 60ml (2oz) and 120ml (4oz). As well as the oils listed below, you will need Apple Cider Vinegar, Natural Dish Soap, Distilled water, and Vitamin E Oil.
- Clary Sage
- Ylang Ylang