When a person takes a bubble bath they know that it helps relax them, but they may have never considered that some of that relaxation is coming from the aromas that are coming out of the essential oils used in the bath. These wonderful sensations are not exclusive to humans. Dogs can have beautiful, calming aroma-therapeutic baths. When a person learns about all the benefits of aromatherapy for pets, one will want to learn how to use essential oils on their dogs.
One benefit one can find is that it will help relax a dog. Depending on the essential oils chosen, aromatherapy can invigorate or sedate. So if the dog is nervous or anxious, essential oils can help in relaxing the pet.
Another benefit one can discover is that these methods are really easy to implement. When compared to having to give pills with many possible side effects, it is safer and more natural to use essential oils.
Aromatherapy can benefit both the dog owner and the animal. If, for example, you were to give your dog a bath with essential oil of Lavender, then you would breathe in the aroma which would then penetrate your blood stream via your respiratory system, to act on you and relax you.
Being able to take care of your dog is a wonderful thing. Aromatherapy can provide a solid support to traditional veterinary medicine. And in some cases, replace it. However, it is important to know and understand the effects of essential oils on animals before using them. I have written quite few articles on Aromatherapy for Pets which will help you familiarise yourself with the use of essential oils with animals.