How’s Your Pet’s Health?

How’s Your Pet’s Health?
by Terri Bonin


If essential oils are good for us, then why not our pets.  These days the harsh toxins found in most products we bring into our homes not only affect us, but also our furry friends we love! Young Living (Animal Scents) has combined certain essential oils that have been shown to help with pets. Below is a brief description of each pet product and how it might be just thing for your pet.

How's Your Pet's Health

RepelAromarepel aroma

Just as the name implies, these oils are generally not loved by fleas and ticks.*  Put 2-4 drops in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together. Then, apply to your pet’s coat.  RepelAroma is a blend of Citronella, Idaho Tansy, Palo Santo, and Tea Tree essential oils.


animal scents shampooAnimal Scents Shampoo

If your dog or cat has sensitive skin, then you need an all-natural shampoo.  However, most animal shampoos on the market are laced with harsh chemicals and perfumes that are not good for our furry friend’s long term.  Animal Scents® Shampoo cleans, conditions, and protects your pet’s coat without harmful ingredients. Formulated with five pure essential oils and other natural ingredients, this shampoo is safe and effective for animals.*  Below is a great video explaining each ingredient in Animal Scents Shampoo:

PuriCleanpuriclean This blend of oils is a great way to show your love to your pet.  It cleanses and freshens the skin. This stuff smells great!

And, I don’t know about you, but I hate “dog” smell.  But, really… besides making your dog smell nice the oils are great for your dog’s (or cat’s) skin when it comes to good skin health.  Many pet owners combine this product with two other Young Living Animal Scents products in order to round out a great care program for your animal:  Mendwell and Infect Away.



This blend of essential oils is great for skin repair.  Just like us, dogs and cats can get dry, flaky, irritated skin.  Mendwell combines Geranium, Lavender, Hyssop, Myrrh, Frankincense, Hinkoki.  FRANKINCENSE!!!  Even the powerhouse of essential oils is good for pets!!!



Infect AwayInfect away

This blend of oils is like taking the preventive approach and providing your animal with a protective skin barrier.*
Animals can get into all sorts of trouble outside so this acts sort of like a shield.*  Essential oils in this blend are  Myrrh, Patchouli, Dorado Azul, Palo Santo, Ecuador Oregano, Ocotea.  All good stuff!!!!



Our pets can get stressed and fearful just like us.  T-Away contains lots essential oils to help keep our loved animals calm*:  Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Frankincense, Valerian, Black Spruce, Davana, Lavender, Geranium, Helichrysum, Citrus Hystrix, Rose, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Angelica, Hyssop, Spanish Sage, Coriander, Bergamot, Lemon, Jasmine Absolute, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Blue Tansy, Ruta, German Chamomile.





Some animals (like my friend’s cat) can’t digest all types of canned food well. ParaGize helps promote healthy digestion.  This is good to have on hand if you like to feed your dog or cat table scraps as some foods can give our little fuzzy, loveable friends an upset tummy. ?


animal scents ointmentAnimal Scents Ointment

For minor irritations use this gentle, soothing salve.  It’s great for your pet because it doesn’t have any harmful synthetic ingredients.  Check out all the oils that go into this fantastic product:  Myrrh, Carrot Seed, Rose Hip, Tea Tree, Carrot Seed, Geranium, Patchouli, Idaho Balsam Fir, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang in a base with Mink Oil, Beeswax, Lanolin, Sesame Seed Oil and Wheat Germ Oil. For best results, cleanse irritated area then apply Young Living essential oils of your choice, then cover with Animal Scents ointment to hold in essential oils and protect the area with a moisture barrier. (of course, I use this on our family as well! It’s great stuff!)

We love our pets and their health matters too! Let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to email us at!

~ Terri

Terri BoninMeet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit,  14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!

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