Preventing Horse Colic

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Preventing Horse Colic with essential oils

Preventing Horse Colic with essential oils. Yesterday my horse gave us a colic scare and we’ve been down this road before so wanted to avoid it at any cost! Thankfully we had Digestzen to the rescue! Immediately gave it to my very sensitive mare internally and rubbed it on her very bloated belly topically (diluted of course)! Had her up and moving around immediately. After releasing a lot of gas, within 30 minutes we had poop!  Anyone that has experienced colic knows how scary it is! I am so thankful for my doterra oils! Now the horses get a drop daily as a maintenance either on a cookie or in their feed. Read more… doterra-digestzen

How to make your own hoof butter

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How to make your own natural hoof butter conditioner

How to make your own natural hoof butter conditioner
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/8 c Shea butter
Tsp vitamin E oil 
5 drops lavender 
Mix in mixer on low for 20 min until creamy 
Transfer to a small glass or food grade plastic container 
Use small pair brush to brush on top of hoof from coronary band down

Other tips for healthy hooves below.

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Natural Fly Spray

Keep the flies and bugs away from your horses, without the toxins.

Natural Fly Spray

  • Lemon eucalyptus 
  • Peppermint 
  • Citronella 
  • Neem 
  • Lavender 
  • Lemongrass 
  • Catnip 
  • Rosemary
  • Basil 
  • Cedarwood 
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Apple cider vinegar 
  • Distilled water

Natural Fly Spray. Add a few drops and any or all listed essential oils above. Mix in fractionated coconut oil. Fill half the bottle with apple cider vinegar, top off with distilled water. Shake well before each application. Spray on your horse without the worry of toxins or other unnatural ingredients. We wouldn’t ever want to spray anything on our furry friends that we wouldn’t spray on ourselves. YES you can use this on you too! Ride fly free! <3 Happy trails!

Horse hooves – preventing thrush

Horse hooves – preventing thrush with essential oils.

Horse hooves – preventing thrush with essential oils. Healthy hooves are so important. Don’t wait until your horse gets thrush. Make a thrush preventative spray to use in the wet weather. In a 4 oz spray bottle of water, add 8 drops of Dottera’s onguard blend, two drops of oregano, and a small amount of fractionate coconut oil. Clean hooves, shake well, spray on the bottom of hoof and frog. Use in wet weather or a couple times a week to keep the hooves healthy. If your horse gets thrush, you will need a more aggressive approach. Using the same oils, make into a paste with solidified coconut oil, mix well. Apple with finger or paint brush, two to three times daily until thrush is gone.

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Uses for Lemongrass essential oil

So many amazing uses for lemongrass

  • Natural deodorizer
  • Skin health
  • Hair health
  • Natural bug repellant
  • Stress reducer
  • Muscle relaxer
  • Detoxifying
  • Menstrual cramp relief
  • Stomach ache cure
  • Headache relief
  • Kills bacteria
  • Fever reducer
  • Supports immune system
  • Treats digestive disorders
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Antioxidant effects
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Fights cold and flu
  • Blood pressure

So many amazing uses for lemongrass. Diffuse a few drops and reap the benefits while enjoying the uplifting fragrance. Dilute lemongrass in a roller bottle and apply to any area on the body needed. Also place a drop in your body lotion and watch your skin improve overtime. High quality pure oils like doterra can be enjoyed internally bu placing a drip in a cup of tea or water, refreshing and delicious!

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Lemongrass – natural bug repellant

Lemongrass for bugs 🦗🦗🦗

Spring is coming and that means so are the bugs!  Get out the lemongrass! Lemongrass is a natural bug repellant because of its high citral and geraniol content. Diffuse lemongrass as a natural mosquito and bug repellent.  You can also apply to your skin by adding a drop to your body lotion before going on that hike or being outdoors at sundown.  And it’s not just for humans!  Lemongrass makes a great flea repellant for your dogs and horses.  Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and a small amount of fractionated coconut oil.  For even better results add Apple cider vinegar.  Spray on your furry friend.

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Turmeric the Natural Healer

Turmeric the natural healer

Ten amazing health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric the natural healer. Most of us are familiar with turmeric as a spice for cooking. Especially popular in many Indian dishes. Here are ten amazing health benefits of turmeric. Consequently, you will not want to be without this essential oil gem!

  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Provides natural anti-aging inflammatory agents
  • Boosts immunity
  • Balances hormone levels
  • Prevents hair loss
  • Encourages proper digestion
  • Promotes fat loss
  • Cleanses the liver
  • Can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease
  • Manages arthritis pain

For full article on the above benefits visit turmeric-benefits.

Turmeric essential oil uses

  • Internal – Take internally for daily antioxidant support and to improve immune response. Dilute 1 drop in 4 oz of liquid.
  • Aromatic – Use three to four drops in a diffuser to promote feelings of positivity and to improve mood.
  • Topical use – Add turmeric with fractionated coconut oil in a roller-bottle. Apply to bottom of feet and rub in or allow to dry. Use Turmeric as a spot treatment or an all-over face mask to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or for a healthy-looking overall glow. Incorporate Turmeric into your recovery routine for a soothing experience.

Melaleuca (tea tree)

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Melaleuca – one of the most popular essential oils, and for good reason!

Melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil possesses over 92 different compounds. Possessing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties, giving melaleuca countless wellness benefits.

Wound care scrapes and burns

Melaleuca is ideal for wound care. It is a natural way to kill germs, making it ideal for preventing infection. Doterra sells melaleuca in a handy roller bottle diluted with coconut oil. The roller bottle is convenient for treating minor cuts, scrapes, light burns, and skin irritations. Also great for taking on the go.

Healthy hair and scalp treatment

Melaleuca can be used for healthy hair and scalp. Great for treating dandruff naturally. Helps to balance oil scalp, while also treating dry scalp. Just put a drop in your daily shampoo and lather up. Melaleuca is also great for keeping hair shiny but not oily. Check out this natural detangler recipes using Melaleuca.  DIY Hair Detangler.

Skin care facial cleanser and moisturizer

Itchy, dry skin will also benefit from melaleuca. Put a drop in your body lotion and mix in before applying. You will love its cool soothing effects. Melaleuca’s purifying and toning properties make it great for facial care. Add to your toner, or make your own. Add a drop to your facial cleanser or moisturizer for added cleansing properties. Melaleuca can be drying if overused. For that reason, remember a little goes a long way! Always dilute.

Purifying and cleansing

The purifying properties of Tea Tree oil can also be very helpful for cleaning purposes. Therefore, Melaleuca oil is a good choice for homemade cleaners.  Due to its ability to protect against environmental and seasonal threats, it’s an effective homemade cleaner. Add a few drops to a spray bottle mixed with water, shake and spray surfaces that need disinfecting. Tea tea is also good for cleaning make-up brushes.

Cellular findings

Recent studies shows that Melaleuca oil robustly impacts our genes and the proteins that are part of our cellular makeup. Certainly making it note worthy! The findings suggest that Melaleuca impacts various processes and functions in human cells, including tissue remodeling and metabolism. The potential for future research and models of use is exciting. doterra-melaleuca-study