Loud noises can be really hard on certain two legged and four leggeds.
This Fourth of July can be a little gentler with the use of some powerful calming agents and emotional support!
I'd love to share some solid ideas on using your natural toolkit to help out your beloved four legged, baby, veteran, older person, or anyone sensitive to loud noises:
Clean out your diffuser with a paper towel and 30-60 mins before you plan to leave or before firework noise begins, begin diffusing calming oils in the area where your sensitive family member or pet will be spending time.
Maximize benefits by pairing Lavender oil up with one of these:
-restful blend (serenity),
-comforting blend (console),
-grounding blend (balance),
-reassuring blend (peace).
Apply serenity and balance oils both sequentially or blended, to your own pulse points and stay with the pet to calm and soothe, or apply directly on your family member. Remember, this combination is very effective at giving solace, reducing feelings of anxiousness and panic, and can normalize irregularities they may be feeling by applying directly over the heart and breathing in deeply.
With pets, if you hold them and have oils on your body or clothing, you act as a natural diffuser for them.
Place a few drops of any of these oils (above) onto your pet's favorite bed, blanket or toy to comfort during stressful times.
An oral supplement of copaiba can offer powerful neurological support, deliver antioxidants, and help relieve anxious feelings for pets or humans.
If your dog's diet does not yet have probiotics, you may consider bringing this in with omega-3... the use of probiotics has been found to lessen anxiety in dogs and reduce levels of cortisol.
You might get add a calming essential oil to your car's litter box, whether at home or traveling.
And we cannot emphasize this enough: Keep pets indoors and be sure they have plenty of fresh clean water.
(Pet oils and nutrition wisdom gleaned from SpOil Your Pet, by Frezzo DVM and Jeremias MSc)
Be safe, and have a wonderful Fourth of July, my friends!