by Carol Komitor, HTA Founder
Did you know that your animals can be their own diffuser? The animal’s hair coat is an easy way to apply essential oils and support their health and well-being!
The animal’s natural heightened sense of smell brings the aroma of the essential oil to their nose as it activates an inhalation process. The hair coat works as a diffuser and the essential oil will also absorb into the hair follicles and skin. The body’s circulation then picks-up the oil’s chemical constituents and carries its benefits throughout the body.
1. Place 1-2 drops of your quality essential oil in the palm of your hand.
2. Rub your palms together.
3. Begin at the back of the head (avoid the area around the eyes and the ears) and brush down the body, along the spine and off the tail.
4. Brush under the chin and down the neck to the chest.
Instant Diffuser! The essential oil distribution on the hair coat will remain for a good amount of time.
P.S. When “Patch” sits on my lap after I have applied an essential oil to his hair coat, he becomes my diffuser. Bonus!