Aroma Therapy is the use of essential oils to improve your horse’s physical and emotional well-being.
Essential Oils affect bodily functions in different ways depending on their specific response to various issues. By using the correct oil a variety of conditions can often be successfully helped. They can stimulate, sedate and heal. Applied to the skin they pass through the dermal layers and into the bloodstream. They also have the ability to evaporate into the air allowing the aroma to reach the emotional center of the brain. A horse’s nose can smell and identify thousands of different chemical compounds. These are thought to be transferred into messages that are sent to various parts of the brain where mood and bodily function may be affected.
Veterinary approval should be sought first before treatments with essential oils.