Essential Oils for Horses

essential oils for horses

Essential Oils for Horses

Doterra essential oils for horses uses and benefits

Horse owners all over the world are beginning to understand the health benefits of essential oils in Doterra remedies

Aromatherapy has been used on humans for many, many years as a complimentary therapy for a large range of ailments. Horses too can also reap the benefits. Here are some common ailments that have been seen to benefit from complimentary aromatherapy. Below I have presented a few Doterra Essential Oil Remedies that has work for us.

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Behavioural troubles

Fear, crib biting, spookiness and worry are all common behavioural problems that can be soothed the negative effects they have on the horse can be reduced with the use of Doterra essential oils for horses. Different scents can be used for different causes/effects. Each horse is different so it is advised that you consult a qualified aromatherapist in order to have them work with you on the behavioural problems present.

Doterra oils for horses recipe for hot legs

There is a commonly used mix that can be made in large quantities, making it very useful on competition yards or when eventing in teams. It is very versatile due to this.

Heat in the legs recipe

  • 4 parts peppermint oil
  • 2 parts juniper berry oil
  • 1 part yarrow oil

This should be mixed and stored in a dark glass opaque bottle with dipper or spray applicator ready for use.

This Doterra essential oils for horses mixture can be added to a base gel to make a cooling preparation for application to legs etc. It can also be added to water to dilute and soak bandages or leg wrap in. When these are then applied to the horses legs they will provide cooling properties to tired legs. This is very rewarding and therapeutic after a long days exercise. The amount of oil to dilution depends on the quantity you have made etc. An hour applied to the legs in this way will be just what the horses legs need after a strenuous days competing.

Muscle Aches

  • 2 parts peppermint oil
  • 1 part rosemary oil
  • 1 part marjoram oil
  • 1 part ginger oil
  • 1 part yarrow oil
  • 1 part lavender oil

These ingredients should be blended with a base gel.

This mixture when applied to an arnica base gel is a wonderfully soothing and beneficial topical application when applied / massaged in when tired and hard-worked.

  • Do not apply this to broken skin.

Treatment of mud fever

As most of us will be aware there are many products out there out there that can be used in the treatment of mud fever. These, whilst proven and often effective still apply chemicals in one form or another that are usually man-made. Doterra oils for horses offers a way of treating mud fever with solely natural Doterra remedies ingredients.

Mud fever recipe

  • 2 parts melaleuca (tea tree) oil
  • 1 part lavender oil
  • 1 part yarrow pom oil
  • Half part garlic

Applied to (ideally) aloe vera or seaweed base gel. This can be applied twice a day for two weeks. Any longer than this and a qualified aromatherapist should be contacted.

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Uses of Doterra oils for horses

There are so many more uses for essential oils, and lots more more Doterra remedies for the treatment and support of ailments. It is important to mention that aromatherapy should not be used as a replacement for any treatments suggested by your vet.

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