Essentials of Essential Oils

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Essentials of Essential Oils for Pets 10.10.17:

Dr. Carol Falck , VMD, CVA, PIA Intl Certification in Aromatherapy Essentials of Essential Oils for Pets 10.10.17 The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

Essential Oils (Eos): What are they?:

aromatic , volatile oils contained within special glands of many plants . Essential oils are like the blood of a person. Like blood, they incorporate the characteristics of the body from which they come ” Essential Oils (Eos): What are they? The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

How many essentials are there?:

Most EO = clear Bergamot = green Blue Tansy, German Chamomile = blue Lemon = yellow Almost 3000 different essential oils are known, and 300 are used commercially.   How many essentials are there? The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

Essential Oil Economics :

Over the past 25 years, there has been an increase in the amount of overall trade in essential oils F rom just over US$616 million in 1990 … T o more than US$3.6 billion in 2005 … To over US $6 billion in 2015. IMPORT & EXPORT Essential Oil Economics The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

What’s a high quality essential oil?:

What’s on the label? Does it include the scientific name (genus, species)? Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon Eucalyptus), powerful antiseptic, insect-repellent properties Eucalyptus dives, strong, best used topically, good for sinusitis, ear infections Eucalyptus globulus (Blue Gum Eucalyptus), good air purifier during cold & flu season Eucalyptus polybracta , one of the strongest antibacterial, good for chronic bronchitis Eucalyptus radiata (Narrow-Leaved Eucalyptus), good for diffusing, inhaling & topical use, relatively gentle How & where are they produced & packaged? Are they natural or synthetic? If natural, Who grows , harvests & collects & extracts them? Who packages, labels and inspects them? Are there opportunities for education? Are there quality control protocols? Is there a process for adverse event reporting? Does the company support pet applications (veterinarian available?) What’s a high quality essential oil? The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

TAKE HOME POINT:

What‘s missing ? Hint : Essential oil labels should include species . TAKE HOME POINT The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

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Distillation Steam distillation Hydrodistillation Cold Pressing Used for citrus oils Extraction Takes 3 lb lavender flowers ->15 ml oil Takes >60 lb of rose petals -> 15 ml oil The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck Reproduced with permission from Mountain Rose Herbs Making Essential Oils & Hydrosols

Ways to use essential oils::

Topical Inhalation Cotton ball Handkerchief or pet collar Diffuser Oral: CAUTION WITH PETS unless diluted in a product like toothpaste or treat. POTENTIAL FOR TOXICITY (Suppository) Ways to use essential oils:

How do essential oils work?:

How do essential oils work? Physical effects include : heart rate respiratory rate blood pressure hormone release . Psychological effects include : triggering memories & emotions All of this can begin in as little as 4 seconds !

Popular Essential Oils: Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus):

Popular Essential Oils : Citronella ( Cymbopogon winterianus ) Origin: China, Indonesia , Sri Lanka Powerful antibacterial Powerful antifungal Antiparasitic Enhances skin penetration of other oils USES: Parasite prevention, insect bites, abrasions, purify the air

Popular Essential Oils: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia):

Popular Essential Oils: Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia ) Origin: France, England, Croatia, (US) Very versatile oil Adaptogen (helps body deal with imbalance) Antiseptic Analgesic Relaxing USES: many, relaxation, promote sleep, wound care

Popular Essential Oils: Lemon (Citrus limonum):

Popular Essential Oils : Lemon ( Citrus limonum ) Origin: United States, Italy Powerful antioxidant (68% d-limonene) & anticancer properties Antiseptic Immune booster Improves memory Promotes relaxation USES: Supporting the nervous system, immune boosting, wound healing

Popular Essential Oils: Orange (Citrus sinensis):

Origin: China, Italy, US Antidepressant .   Mild sedative Anti-inflammatory. Antispasmodic (reduce muscle cramps)   Tonic (increases strength & vitality) USES: Freshen linens, pet beds. (combine 8–10 drops with distilled water or witch hazel in a small spray bottle), clean pet bowls, improve mood, reduce fatigue Popular Essential Oils: Orange ( Citrus sinensis )

Popular Essential Oils: Peppermint (Mentha piperita):

Popular Essential Oils : Peppermint ( Mentha piperita ) Origin: US, Corsica Anti-inflammatory Antibacterial Antiviral Soothes digestion Pain Reliever USES: Pain reliever, periodontal disease, parasite prevention

Popular Essential Oils: Spearrmint (Mentha viridis):

Popular Essential Oils : Spearrmint ( Mentha viridis ) Origin: US, North Africa Anti-inflammatory Antibacterial Antiviral Soothes digestion Pain Reliever USES: Pain reliever, periodontal disease, parasite prevention

Popular Essential Oils: Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia):

Popular Essential Oils : Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Origin: Australia Powerful antibacterial Powerful antifungal Powerful antiviral Antiparasitic Anti-inflammatory “medicine kit in a bottle” USES: many including skin & nail conditions, tooth & gum disease CAUTION: dilute, especially in cats & small breed dogs

Comparison: Essential Oils, Herbs & Drugs:

Essential Oils Homeopathy Western Herbs Chinese Herbs Drugs Formulation Singles, Blends Complex chemistry Single & Combination Remedies Single herbs , Formulas (Single herbs), formulas Single drugs, Simple chemistry Strength Very High Very Low Variable Variable Low Shelf Life Long (but v olatile) Stable Stable ( Heat Sensitive) Stable ( Heat Sensitive) Short Effects Whole Individual (physical, emotional, spiritual) Memory Theory Specific Specific Specific target organ/tissue Toxicity Low Low Moderate Moderate High EXAMPLE LAVENDER ARNICA ECHINACEA REHMANNIA ASPIRIN Comparison: Essential Oils, Herbs & Drugs The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

Are essential oils safe for our pets?:

Are essential oils safe for our pets? “Think about essential oils like wasabi The material contained in this presentation may not be reproduced and/or distributed without the express written consent of Dr. Carol Falck

Fresh Breath Treats with Spearmint Oil:

Fresh Breath Treats with Spearmint Oil INGREDIENTS: 1.5 cup coconut oil organic 1/2 cup chopped parsley organic 1-3 drops Spearmint Essential Oil (sprinkle turmeric organic) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Soften your coconut oil or if you have a mold, melt it down 2. Add parsley to coconut oil and mix well. If using mint as well, add in the mint 3. If you have a mold, pour in the mixture. If you don’t, roll the soften mixture into small balls and place on a plate or parchment paper. 4. Sprinkle turmeric on top for added anti-inflammatory goodness (optional) 5. Put in the refridgerator for an hour 6. Take out and give one to your dog daily! Keep in the refrigerator for extra freshness SERVINGS: 10 treats PREP TIME: 5 minutes: Refrigeration Time: 1 hour

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