By Stephanie Finne (Guest Contributor)
Essential oils are the aromatic liquid that is distilled from plants, shrubs, trees, roots, leaves, and seeds. It takes an entire plant to produce one drop of essential oil. Because of the extreme processes needed to distill the oils, it can be expensive to purchase them. Despite the price, it is important to use 100% therapeutic grade essential oil. These oils are the purest and the most potent. If you are able to find an organic, therapeutic grade oil then this is the optimum choice.
Essential oils should be diluted with an organic, high grade mixing oil such as coconut oil when used to massage animals. Large animals, such as horses, are generally not quite as sensitive and the oil may be applied at full strength once a smell test has been conducted. To learn more about contraindications, dilution ratios, and tolerance testing on animals, sign up for Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Animals.
Lavender is one of the common essential oils for soothing the spirit and relieving anger. It is said to help bring down high blood pressure, calm tension, and relieve insomnia. Lavender also quiets muscular spasms, which may help with sprains, strains, and rheumatic pain.
Here are a few other things Lavender can help with:
- Cell renewal
- Insect bites
- Skin tone
- High blood pressure
- Nerve damage
- Scars and bruises
To purchase lavender oil and other essential oils, visit the RMSAAM store.