Things to Remember:
- Always dilute an essential oil before using on a horse, Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) is a wonderful option because it is hypoallergenic, antifungal and antibacterial.
- Many essential oils are unsafe to use on horses, including tea tree oil (melaleuca). Do not introduce an oil without checking with your veterinarian that it is safe. I also love The Animal Desk Reference: Essential Oils for Animals by Melissa Shelton, DVM.
- Horses are known to choose medicinal plants in the wild. Give them an option of 2- 3 oils and let them choose!
- Always work with Certified Therapeutic Grade oils such a Mountain Rose Herbs. Other good options are DoTerra and Young Living, but avoid oils purchased at a grocery store, even a high end one.
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