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Essential Oils

This is a page I have created for people to place their comments and stories on using pure grade therapeutic essential oils on horses and themselves. I look forward to this being a community where others can draw inspiration from and share personal experiences.

Please take the time to share your story….


6 responses to “Essential Oils”

  1. My experience with using pure, therapuetic grade essential oils with horses has been amazing so far. I have been working with some horses at a horse rescue. There was one thoroughbred horse in particular that had been bought at the dogger sales because she was unwanted due to under performance. She hadn’t been handled much and she was quite afraid of humans. She was extremely hard to catch and up until that point they had not been able to get close to her unless food was involved!

    The day I worked with this horse, she was in the round yard, so I got out some Peace and Calming. I put a few drops in my hand and held it out to offer it to her. She came over and spent about 5 minutes smelling and muzzling my hand. After a while, she moved her head away so I put some Release in my hand and offered her another smell. She loved it! Smelling and muzzling away – the closest she had been to a human! I let her smell as much as she wanted and after about another 5 minutes she turned away.

    The horse looked extremely relaxed when I left. I spoke to the owner of the horse rescue a few days later, who said the horse that I had worked with allowed them to catch her the very next day! It has been about 3 months since that event and she has been rehomed with a loving owner and is loving the company of humans.

  2. Linda Taylor says:

    We recently attended a “Raindrop Technique” workshop and my lovely filly ‘Tiffy’ was the demonstration horse that morning.

    This wonderful technique had her so relaxed, that she lay down and slept for most of the afternooon. She’s usually up socialising with the other horses… I think she loves these oils as much as I do !!

  3. Clair James says:

    I went along to one of Zoe’s essential oils workshop days. We talked all about oils you’d use in first aid situations and throughout the workshop we smelt oils and tried out different blends. I was enjoying the experience but was in no way prepared for the effect one of the oils had on me.

    Zoe was talking about pain management and asked if there was anyone who had an old injury that was currently hurting, to which I volunteered my story. I had an old ice hockey injury where I had badly torn a shoulder tendon. It was an injury that had given me continuous pain, especially at night, for over 20 years.

    She applied a pain blend called Panaway, comprising of Helichrysum, Wintergreen, Clove and Peppermint. The oil felt warm and tingly and gave a pleasant sensation, and although it felt better I was still aware of the shoulder being sore with movement.

    The next oil she applied was Palo Santo, an oil from South America, steam distilled in Ecuador. I immediately noticed the difference. The discomfort vanished and the shoulder felt different.

    The day progressed and I forgot about my experience. It wasn’t until going to bed that night that I became impressed by the oils and realised there really was something different about them. Most nights I would apply some sort of linament or pain relief to the injury site to help me sleep, and every night I would be disturbed. On going to sleep this night I noticed I was completlely pain free and I slept like a baby! Amazing! This would have to be the first time this has ever happened.

    I am looking forward to using these oils on my horses.

  4. I am a horse trainer on the sunshine coast. Often I work with very nervy or green horses.

    On one particular occasion, I took my pony Pluto to a horse oils workshop. He is a very skitty pony and inclined to be fearful about almost anything.

    I noticed particularly his response to the Peace and Calming blend. This has Blue Tansy, Patchouli, Tangerine, Orange and Ylang Ylang essential oils in it. He settled immediately and his head dropped into a relaxed blissful state.

    His calm and happy demeanour lasted till the end of the day where he had stood patiently all day, surrounded by other horses and stimuli. The float trip on the way home was the first time he had not pooed with his usual travel nerves. He was calm, attentive and relaxed. I really noticed the difference.

  5. Ricarla Gartlan says:

    I have a 19 year old Thoroughbred gelding who is old and stiff and in constant pain.

    He has muscle wastage over his back and pelvis and appears to have regular nerve pain running down both back legs. Nowadays he refuses to pick up his hind legs for me. Even the farrier has to dig a hole around his hind feet to trim them sufficiently.

    He is in a bad way, often lame and sore as he moves around, but he has a will to live and we care for him as best we can.

    Zoe came out to treat him, giving him massage, acupuncture and a treatment with essential oils. It provided him with instant pain relief. I really noticed the oils made a difference. He moved off freely and looked pain free for the first time in years.

    The following day I was able to easily pick up one of his hind legs as he offered them to me without resistance.

    I have now got a collection of pure grade Young Living Essential oils I use on him regularly to keep him in good shape.

    Thank you Zoe, I can’t thank you enough!

  6. Karla says:

    I am new to the essential oils world and am just learning how to use them on humans, but as I have horses I am very interested in the benefits of using them on animals. All information is appreciated.

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