Essential Oils For Use Around The House
Pest away by Garden Essence is an excellent repellent
plus it will also take swelling out of bug bites.
Catnip (10 times more effective than DEET)
Neem (sure took care of my pantry moths)
Essential oils are used to prevent or cure disease.
They can be taken three different ways: diffusion or smelling; massage (right out of the bottle or diluted with another oil such as olive oil); or internally (right out of the bottle, with food or water).
Put essential oils in water for internal use; or in food like a seasoning. Use one to five drops two to three times a day, depending on the animal and its weight. Use for three to seven days, one dose per day for one to three weeks for prevention.
In general, these oils are used as antibiotics: marjoram, bergamot, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, hyssop, lavender, lemon, melaleuca, myrtle, nutmeg, oregano, patchouli and thyme.
General cleansing, antiseptic blend –good for dogs, cats, horses, goats, etc.:
Oil of St. John’s wort 15 ml
Olive oil 90 ml
essential oil 15 ml
Gum turpentine 60 ml
Mix and store in dark brown bottle. Use for sores, cuts, gashes.
You can also bathe the area in a water solution of thyme or lavender.
Six drops of either to one-half gallon water. Clean out wounds with a cabbage poultice first.
Cabbage poultice: Crush large leaves and apply directly to wounds, injury or burn. Refresh every two to four hours.
Essential oils can also be applied to draw out infection and lessen pain.
For thorns in paws use the cabbage poultice along with lavender.
For fleas: Cover cat or dog bed with mint leaves or lavender seeds.
Fleas detest mint leaves. A cat’s skin may not tolerate essential oils as well as a dog’s. Dilute with olive oil to massage on or use fresh or dried leaves.
Cat disease: Marjoram, thyme, lemon, mint, cinnamon and savoury can be diffused into the air.
To eliminate cat urine odour:
Lavender 30 ml
Peppermint 5 ml
Lemon 10 ml
Gum turpentine 15 ml
Diffuse this into the air.
Do every three months in puppies under a year. Then one or two times a year thereafter.
Mix in equal parts in a bottle: Bergamot, caraway, marjoram, thyme.
Give five drops twice a day for three days. This is for a dog that weighs 10 kg, a large dog (over 60 kg) give up to 30 drops a day. (Ed note: Multiply kilograms by 2.679 to get an animal’s weight in pounds, i.e., 60 kg X 2.679= 160.74 lb. dog.)
Essential oil of garlic is also good for worming. Use two drops two times a day, or use raw garlic, which is preferred for horses.
Worming horses: Horses should be wormed every two months.
Bergamot 15 ml
Caraway 15 ml
Marjoram 10 ml
Sassafras 5 ml
Mix together. Add five drops of mix to horse feed three times a day, or make into capsules.
Gum turpentine 500 ml
Lavender 100 ml
St. John’s wort 100 ml
Olive oil 300 ml
Massage affected parts gently with the mix. Ticks will drop out immediately so you can burn them. As a preventative: massage stomach area, folds of thighs, behind ears and around eyes once a week.
Add two drops of caraway, cumin and coriander to food daily.
Place boiled whole cloves on a plate. Moisten as needed or insert cloves into an orange and add a few drops of essential oil of clove.
When brushing horses, put three drops of lemongrass or citronella on the brush.
Mosquitoes and other biting bugs (mites, spiders):
Diffuse citronella for mosquitoes. This also mixes with lavender; cinnamon has also proven to be effective.
Keeping cats out of flowers:
essential oil of verbena repels them.
good for horses, cows and goats:
Chamomile 10 drops
Thyme 15 drops
Olive oil 3 ounces
Melissa (lemon balm) 5 drops
Use one teaspoon of this formula in a warm compress.
Increasing milk production:
Hazelnut leaves increase butterfat content, and is also good for a cow’s digestive system. Melissa (lemon balm) is also effective. Use dried in feed or add 15 drops of essential oil to three ounces of water and use one teaspoon of this sprayed on feed. Marjoram increases lactation as well as preventing aborting; put ten drops in three ounces of water. Use one teaspoon of this to one quart of water in a spray bottle to spray feed.
Increasing goat milk production:
Fennel 7 drops
Dill 8 drops
Water 3 ounces
Add one teaspoon of this to feed. If goats have worms, give them large amounts of carrots.
Keep mice away: Wash stalls with one gallon of water mixed with 15 drops of peppermint.
1 teaspoon = 5 mls. or 0.2 oz.
1 dessert spoon = 10 mls or 0.34 oz.
1 tablespoon = 15 mls or 0.5 oz.