Did you know you can use Young Living Essential Oils for Dogs? Check out how you can use them to treat your dog naturally and the health benefits they have!

Did you know that you can use Young Living Essential Oils on your Dog???

You heard that right!   If you are looking to use natural remedies and supplement their health naturally, then take a look at how to use these oils to benefit your pooch!  I have been using Young Living Oils on my dog Dexter and LOVING the results! From ailments, hygiene, and pest deterrent, I find that the benefits of these essential oils is unsurpassed!

Here are some ways to use Young Living Essential Oils with dogs.  I have used many of them on Dexter, and he has said that they worked! (I have included the dilutions to use the oils at the bottom of my descriptions…..)

lavenderLavender Essential Oil-  Lavender Oil can be used to help promote the healing of injuries.  When combined with peppermint oil, the process is said to be even quicker. It has an aroma that bugs hate, therefore they might stay away.   I have used lavender with Dexter to help relax and soothe him when anxious due to its calming properties.  I have made a salve with coconut oil for wounds, and a spray using water to use to soothe him. I also use lavender in my Young Living Room Diffuser when I leave the house to help ease stress.



Purification Essential Oil-  Purification has citronella in it.  It has been scientifically proven that citronella acts as an insect deterrent and helps to repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitos naturally.  (I think the topical solutions you get from the veterinarians office work, but they are quite toxic!) I make a spray using 1/2 water and 4-5 drops of purification oil, and spray it on Dexter.  You can add a drop of lavender too. I also put a drop or two on his collar. This is a blend of citronella, lemongrass, rosemary , Melaleuca (tea tree) lavender, and myrtle .


Thieves Essential Oil –   Thieves is one of the greatest oils to promote a healthy immune system out there!  Thieves can be used to assist in the enhance skin health after minor wounds and abrasions.   It is also believed that Thieves is a great supplement to use to help with dental pains and concerns.  I have used Thieves salves and sprays with Dexter.  I use it almost every day myself in some capacity! This is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon , eucalyptus, and rosemary.



Peppermint Essential Oil-   Peppermint is said to be great for cooling down overheated dogs.  It makes sense to me!  You can add 1 drop in a water bowl to help hasten internal heating. It wouldn’t hurt to freshen breath either, right???



PanAway Essential Oil-
PanAway can be used when discomfort is experienced from an injury, dental extraction, arthritis, or post surgery. Dexter recently received his SECOND CCL surgery (ACL in humans).  PanAway has really seemed to alleviate some of the discomfort associated with this major surgery.  I mix 1-2 drops of PanAway oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and I apply the mixture to the area that bothers him.  I also made a DIY Therapeutic Heat Pack where I used PanAway oil to scent it, and I apply the heated compress to                                Dexter’s knee to help his leg feel better.  I really think PanAway helped! This is a blend of wintergreen , helichrysum, clove  and peppermint.


frankFrankincense Essential Oil-  Frankincense has been used for thousands of years because of its healing properties. It has a wide range of uses in wound care. It is said that Frankincense can be used to help enhance the healing of skin irritations, abrasions, and infections.  I have been using it on a scar that I have on my arm, and I am amazed on the way that the scar is getting lighter and how the the raised bump is reducing.  It is said that the same effect would be consistent in dogs.


lemon oil

Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Oil is said act as an astringent. You can use lemon on minor skin issues to help enhance healing of abrasions, scrapes, and dry skin.  Lemon smells so good!  Spraying your dog with lemon might make them smell better!


These are 7 of the 10 oils that are included in The Everyday Oil Collection you will get when purchasing a premium starter kit from Young Living Essential Oils.  Click here for information on how to order your kit! Please message me with any questions you might have.

PLEASE NOTE:   I am not a veterinarian, nor claim to have the knowledge that one has.  I am a dog owner and lover! I would not post anything that I would not use in the care of my own dog.  PLEASE check with your veterinarian when using the oils on your dog in order to keep your dog safe.  NEVER use oils that are not diluted with a carrier oil as some dogs can have reactions otherwise.  (see the information below). I am not familiar with use of oils on cats on other animals, so please do not use them unless you educate yourself first.
Most oils are known to be safe if your dog licks them, but of course this should be in moderation. I would never put the oils directly in your dog’s ear or eyes. This may cause adverse reactions.

Dilutions of Young Living Essential Oils for use on your Dog

When applying Young Living essential oils to your dog, the oils should be diluted based on your dog’s weight:
Dogs 10 lbs and under, dilute essential oil with 75%+ carrier oil (or water if making a spray).
Dogs 11-25 lbs, dilute essential oil with 75% carrier oil (or water if making a spray).
Dogs 26-46 lbs, dilute essential oil with 50-75% carrier oil (or water if making a spray).
Dogs 46-75 lbs, dilute essential oil with 50% carrier oil (or water if making a spray).
Dogs 76-90 lbs, dilute essential oil with 25-50% carrier oil (or water if making a spray).
Dogs 91-150 lbs, dilute essential oil with 25% carrier oil (or water if making a spray).
Dogs > 150 pounds, dilute essential oil with 0-25% carrier oil (or water if making a spray).
*I use olive oil or organic coconut as a carrier oil.

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21 Comments on Young Living Essential Oils for Dogs

  1. I have a black pug so I love to use natural products to keep his coat healthy and shinny. Great post! Stopping by from the IMM hop, come say hi 🙂

  2. This is very informative! I’ve used essential oils in the past for calming my dog.
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  3. I’ve never thought about using essential oils for dogs. Great ideas. Bookmarked this for later. Thanks for sharing & linking up to Healthy Living Link Party. Hope to see you partying with us next week.

  4. We tried peppermint-and-something anxiety blend with my German Sheppard a few years ago when she had some issues with anxiety separation. It didn’t work. She got over it thanks goodness. Maybe I should now try peppermint for bad breath.

    • Stress Away or Lavender work really well for calming and relieving separation discomfort in dogs! Peppermint works better on the breath and to cool a dog down! 🙂

    • I put lemon oil in Dexter’s water sometimes! He seems to like it! Helps with his bad breathe!:)

      • Have a tiny (really tiny 5.5#) dacshund with the worst breath, even a yawn across the room you could smell……no matter what we did…..read in a blog to try plan Greek yogurt….OMG what a difference….one tablespoon Mixed with her dinner and SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE….her tummy seems less firm to the touch and she is a happier dog….as are we and our visiting house guests….lol

  5. Hello! I want to make a mixture of helichrysum, lavender, frankincense for a french bulldog who has a surgical incision that is in the process of healing. How do you recommend doing this and what is the total amount of drops of oil do I use? Thanks!

    • Taken from the Young Living Blog:
      Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.

      For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as coconut oil).
      For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.
      For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.

  6. My dog has always had problems with staph infections. Seems like the antibiotics now just make her sick and not heal her. I wanted to try using thieves on her and start using more natural things on her. I already use a holistic allergy pill for her called Aller G’ Free but don’t know if there is something else that would work instead.

    For her staph how many drops of thieves should I use and carrier oil? She is about 68-70 pounds

    • I am NOT a vet… but I use a ratio of 1:2 of oil for my 100 lb dog. I might start with 1:3 for your dog until you know how it affects her. Thievesis the best stuff out there!!!!

  7. This is a great post! I was specifically looking for info on helping with a joint/ligament injury on my schnoodle and this was perfect. Thanks so much!

    • Great! Thanks for visiting, Bridgette! Enjoy! Hope your schnoodle heals up fast! Dexter sends some licks and kisses to you all!