In this post, I’m going to show you the right way to use lavender oil for dogs, and most importantly, whether you can give this very powerful essential oil to your dog to drink or not!
Yes, I have been asked this question over and over in this website: can you give lavender oil to children, dogs, girls, boys, etc. to drink?
Well, this is the thing you need to understand right now, you are dealing with a very potent essential oil, if you expose your internal organs to such powerful oil, you are simply going to suffer from terrible consequences, from gas to even gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea and cramps, trust me, your body is going to suffer from the same issues as well, so, giving your dog lavender oil to drink is a no-no!
Then, how can you use lavender oil for dogs?
Well, it’s very easy, you have to use it topically, and here, I’m talking about applying lavender oil to your dog’s skin.
I have already talked about this in many of my previous posts, the fact that you need to mix in lavender oil with a carrier oil in order to use it safely on your skin, trust me, your dog is no different, you need to mix lavender oil with a carrier oil for your dog to not have consequences and side effects when it comes to using this very powerful essential oil, and this is what I’m going to show you right now.
The first thing we need to understand is the right carrier oil to use when it comes to your dog.
A lot of people are going to imagine that coconut oil or even almond oil are the best, but from my experience, we used to have a very large German Shepherd, olive oil is just the best, so, I want you to take one tablespoon of olive oil to which you are going to add simply half a teaspoon of lavender oil!
Yes, this is more than enough in my opinion, trust me, we used to do this all the time with our dog, it’s very powerful , beneficial and it’s also extremely safe.
You can use lavender oil for dogs for different problems and issues such as bug bites, animal bites, burns, itchy skin, fur loss, and for pain in muscles or skin.
Now, I simply want you to apply onto your dog’s skin, especially the area where he or she is suffering from troubles, massage very gently, then, I want you to put a con on your dog in order to prevent it from licking the affected area, trust me, as mentioned before, lavender oil is no joke, it’s very powerful and it can cause your dog lots of stomach issues.
After just twenty-five minutes, I want you to simply take a good shampoo and rinse everything using warm water.
Use this lavender oil recipe for a maximum of seven consecutive days, trust me, within the first two days, you are going to notice huge improvements.
And this is how you can use lavender oil for your dog, if you have a question or a comment, do not hesitate to ask me, I’m here to help you, just post them in the comment section below, I will be more than happy to help you.