Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Lavender is the common name for Lavandula Angustifolia. It is a beautiful soft purple bud that comes from about 47 species of a flowering plant from the mint family. It was originally found over in the Cape and across England. Lavender is used as decor in homes as well as a scent for relaxing. The color of lavender has also become a popular paint color for houses and spas.
There are few different species of lavender that are used in oils. There is French, Spanish, and the most common is English Lavender. English lavender is used in lotions, perfumes, and candles.
Lavender Use for Dogs
Lavender oil is a safe essential oil that you can use for your pup. It works as an excellent big repellent, anxiety relief, burn salve, a deodorizer, as well as helping with motion sickness. These oils should never be used at full strength. They should always be used with a carrier oil such as almond oil.
Always contact your vet if you have any questions. Be sure to let your dog tell you how they are feeling. If there is any loss of appetite, panting, or vomiting after use of the lavender stop use immediately and contact your veterinarian.
Since lavender oil is an essential oil it will not dissolve in water. Instead, it will act in the affected area appropriately. Lavender works excellently at soothing dry and chapped paws. It can also help heal when used in a paw cream properly. Barkley & Pawsh uses lavender oil in many of their products because of its beneficial qualities for pups.
How Lavender Oil is Made
Lavender oil is made by distilling the flower and capturing the steam getting the full essence of the oil. The steam is then condensed into a liquid that keeps the integrity of all the important qualities of the lavender. English lavender oil has a strong beautiful fragrance and is the most widely used.