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Lavender for Dogs

Posted by Kelly Jansens on

We all know that lavender has calming and healing effects on both humans and dogs. This is why we use lavender essential oils in our Green Dog Pet Perfume. This is not to be confused with a “lavender scent.” We use the real-deal, all natural essential oil lavender. The amount of lavender oil that is mixed into our solution is a very small amount, yet still effective. 

Green Dog Pet Perfume is NOT meant to be ingested. There are other Lavender oils that are sold for this purpose, which I highly recommend that you consult your Veterinarian if you are looking to use lavender for healing purposes. I am not versed this, however I see that lavender is being sold on pet sites and in holistic stores.

We use Green Dog Pet Perfume on Bodie, especially around his collar area. He tends to have oil build up. The pet perfume, when massaged into his coat, takes the smelly oils out and replaces them with our specially blended lavender solution. There is also a built in deodorizer that is used in most of Green Dog’s products that cuts down on odors. All natural and all good for your dog, with the soothing properties that lavender provides.

 Calming and Healing Properties of Lavender --- Name "lavender" originates from Latin verb "lavare", which means, "to wash". Lavender was important part of bathing rituals in the ancient Rome because of its disinfect and antiseptic properties. Essential oils extracted from the flowers of lavender are massively used in the industry of perfumes and cosmetics. Lavender scent produces calming effect, while essential oils soothe skin. Thanks to these effects, lavender is often used in the production of lotions; soaps, shampoos and skin care products. Essential oils of lavender are often used in aromatherapy because they produce relaxing effect in most people. Unlike humans, pests such as mice, flies, mosquitoes and moths cannot stand smell of lavender.

Many people keep bunches of lavender in their homes to repel unwanted animals. Lavender has antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic and anti-depressant properties. It is used in treatment of headache, insect bites, burns, acne, muscle and joint ache and insomnia in the folk medicine.

Lavender is used in human diet as an ingredient of various sweet (cakes, chocolates...) and salty meals (it is often combined with cheese). It can be also consumed in the form or tea or honey (made of nectar from lavender flowers).

Lavender can be used as natural "insecticide". When planted near the roses, lavender keeps aphids on a safe distance. Ancient Egyptians were using lavender during the process of mummification. Europeans were wearing bracelets made of lavender to protect themselves against plague and other dangerous diseases in the 13th century. Lavender was used in art during the period of Renaissance. Painters (including famous Rubens) were using lavender to improve quality of colors on the paintings. Lavender can grow as annual (life span: one year) or short-lived perennial (life span: over two years) plant, depending on the species. (Source: Softschools.com)

So perhaps, you know a bit about lavender already or maybe you learned something new? If you are still reading this post and are interested, drop us an inbox message with your mailing address. We would be happy to mail you One (1) FREE sample of our pet perfume, per household to try out on your dog’s coat or purchase an 8 oz bottle from our website.

Love, peace and wags,
-Kelly & Bodie-dog

 


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