Why Pet Owners Should Consider Aromatherapy

Pet Spa Treatment Reduces Pet Stress

Dogs interact with the world with their noses. During stressful times like trips to the veterinarian, or when neighbors launch fireworks, doggie stress increases. This is when dogs can show erratic behavior. When a dog is stressed they are more likely to bolt, run away, or constantly bark. These are instinctual behaviors for canines. Reasons like this are why pet spas exist.

Aromatherapy is a way to help soothe your pet. It offers a safe alternative to make your pet feel comfortable. Most dogs hate bath time. The feeling of being bathed is a foreign and stressful experience. By using aromatherapy during bath time, and other times of stress, pet owners can curb the anxiety their dogs feel.

This article outlines some of the pros of aromatherapy and how to get the most out of scented holistic remedies for a pet spa experience.

Alternative to Prescription Medication  

As the number of pet owners in the U.S. rises, so do options in the industry. Recently, there has been a large pharmaceutical push toward using pet medication to alleviate stress. This can be effective and useful in certain cases, but can also be potentially problematic.

Every case is different, but many times using medication with your dog does not address the root of the problem. A clinical application can sometimes only develop a dependency on medication. Medications can also be overly expensive. Pet medication for stress or anxiety is contradictory as human medications. For the same reasons humans opt for hollistic remedy is why pet owners are choosing pet spa treatment and aromatherapy to help decrease the stress in their dog’slife.

Many canine professionals and pet owners have discovered more natural remedies like rotational diets, proper canine communication, and aromatherapy for pet spa treatments. Humans visit spas to relax and unwind from the pressures of life, dogs need this kind of attention too!

Pet Spa Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic inhalation and topical application of pure essential oils. The properties of an infused botanical help restore and enhance health and wellness of a dog\’s mental and physical health. Pure essential oils are highly concentrated from various natural raw plant material and promote the same health benefits.

After using aromatherapy remedies, owners can see the improvements in a dog\’s nails and coat.

Aromatherapy has been around since 3,500 BC, but the term was first coined in the 1920\’s. Recently, pet owners have begun to find about the relaxing properties of aromatherapy and have crafted safe products for our pooches.

To make 1 pound of lavender essential oils takes 200 pounds of lavender tops which are distilled. Because dogs have a sense of smell that is much stronger than humans it is important to dilute the oil even further with water.

Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique pet spa aromatherapy products have already been diluted with safe ratios that get the most benefit from essential oils without irritating dogs with overpowering scents.

Do not use products with synthetic fragrances like peach, apple, or strawberry. These aromas are not therapeutic and cause your dog harm. Headaches, agitation, and allergic reaction can take place with use of products like this–opposite of the goal of aromatherapy.  

How Dogs Can Benefit

Dogs respond well to scent and touch. There noses are far more acute than humans. Calming sprays and grooming products induce a bonding experience when bathing, and pet owners can use aromatherapy for behavior modification. Spritz a few sprays of pet spa products to dog\’s coats or a bandanna for effective use.  

Calming scents with infused essential oil can provide comfort during storms, fireworks, travel, competition, adoptions, bath-time, vet or kennel visits, and holidays.

It is important to introduce scents during a non-threatening time so dogs do not associate the new smell with stressful times. Before bathing your dog with aromatherapy products let them smell it first, then soothe them by petting them before putting them in the bath. You want bath-time to be a pampering pet spa, not a wrestle to get clean.

Available Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique Aromatherapy Pet Spa Treatment Products

Shampoos Treatments

Coconut, Cucumber & Green Tea

Coconut Oil–Fights Microbes in the body. Cucumber–Contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green Tea–Catechins within leaves kill bacteria and inhibit spread of viruses.

Energizing Ginger and Orange Blossom

Ginger–Warming stimulant that reduces swelling in irritated areas on the skin. Orange-fortifies the vascular system and overlaying coats with B vitamins and vitamin C.

Lily Zeal & Moroccan Argan

Lily–effective in treating swelling with astringent and soothing properties. Argan–All natural cleanser that exfoliates and tones cracked skin.

Canary Islands Lavender & Soothing Chamomile

Lavender–tonic for healing burns and deters fleas as a strong antiseptic. Chamomile–pure fatty aromatic substance that works as natural sedative with exfoliating properties.

Body Mists

Morning Dew Revitalizing

Morning Dew–Elixir with hydrating botanical properties.

Geyser H2O and Refreshing Cucumber

Geyser water–mineral enriched water that softens dry and rough skin. Cucumber–hydrates and flushes away toxins.

Citrus and Purifying Pomegranate

Citrus–invigorating anti-depressant qualities help stimulate the immune system. Pomegranate–Anti-viral abundant in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and folic acid which fortifies coat cells.  

Paw Balm

Paw Balm

Balm Ingredients–Promotes a feeling of relaxation and aids with gaining restful sleep.


Effervescent Marie Pawdicure

Sea Salts–Bubbling saline formula containing zinc, calcium, and potassium which scrubs away bacteria.

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