Essential oils


What are essential oils?

Essential oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. We call it the lifeblood of plants in a bottle. 

 

How can you use essential oils?

  • Aromatically (by smelling or diffusing). For horses you can aromatically use the oil by letting them inhale straight from the bottle or rub a drop in the palms of your hands. 
  • Topically (on the skin). In some cases I apply oils directly on the place on the skin of the hose. I can also apply the oils to the skin by using the chakras of the horse or the ting point of the meridians. 
  • Internally (ingestion). In some cases it can benefit the horse to take oils internally. Not all oils are safe for ingestion so make sure you consult me or another horse therapist before using oils on your horse. 

Choosing an oil for your horse

By looking at the properties of essential oils, I can select a couple of oils during a session with your horse. By observing the horse I can choose a range of oils that meet a goal. That goal is what I think your horse is needing at that moment. I select a few oils and let the horse smell them. The horse shows which one it prefers or which not. It is truly magical to see how close they are to nature and their instinct. They know what they need and what they don't need. 

 

Goals or purposes of the essential oils