Essentials oils horses are one of the best ways to take care of your equine buddies. They help your friend stay relaxed, calm whenever he feels moody and emotional. Also, essential oils prevent skin infections, soreness, muscle spasm, overused muscles, greasy heel, etc.
How Can Essential Oils Help Horses?
Horses are large animals that need special care and attention.
Each essential oil can help horses in specific problems from preventing skin infections to healing scratches. Depending on the issues your equine buddies are suffering from, you can find the right product to help your horse.
- Nervousness and anxiety reduction: Valerian, Lavender
- To balance hormones: Clary Sage, Geranium
- To heal scratches: Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Myrtle
- Soreness or overused muscles: Eucalyptus, Balsam Fir
- Sheath cleaning: Thieves, Myrrh, and Rosemary
- Muscle spasms: Basil, Marjoram
- Thrush in hoof: Thieves, Tea Tree, Thyme (Other thrush treatments are Sugardine treatment, Kopertox, Copper Sept and Thrush Buster, etc.)
- Skin infections: Cinnamon, Palmarosa, Clove, Peppermint, Oregano, and Thyme
How to use essential oils for horses?
It’s a piece of cake to take care of your horses with essential oils. First of all, we recommend you to get your horse to smell the oil first.
How to know your horse like the aroma of the essential oil? If a horse turns his head away when you make him sniff it, he is showing you that he doesn’t prefer that oil.
Then, you get a drop or two of oil and apply it on the forehead, the crest of the neck by the mane or at the poll. The oils can quickly get absorbed into the skin, and from there diffuse all over the body.
It takes just 2-3 seconds for oil to reach the bloodstream. For achieving to every cell in the body, it takes 20 mins. However, 2 ½ – 3 hours is the time for essential oils to metabolize fully.
Please remember that young and old horses are highly sensitive. Pregnant mares are also fragile, and some essential oils can cause contractions.
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