Aromatherapy is a system of medicine based on the use of essential oils. These are natural oils, extracted by a process of distillation from a wide variety of trees and plants. Oils are unique and have useful medicinal properties when used correctly. Some have soothing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial or antifungal actions. They can also help heal injuries and repel insects and other parasites, such as fleas.
Certain combinations of oils work well together and can be used to treat common conditions that affect dogs and cats. As aromatherapy oils are very concentrated, they need to be correctly formulated and diluted in base oils or lotions before they can be applied externally. Denes have a range of carefully prepared products that utilise a number of well-known oils.
This is a soothing lotion for cats and dogs, formulated to cool the skin and help reduce the irritation and discomfort associated with skin conditions. Denes Hot Itch Lotion contains the following essential oils:
Denes Hot Itch Lotion can help with:
Denes Hot Itch Lotion may be applied twice daily to the affected areas, by gentle massage.
Formulated in a cream base with oils that will help ease skin conditions associated with parasitic mites, such as harvest mites and mange mites. Can be used on both cats and dogs. Denes Mite Cream contains the following oils:
Denes Mite Cream should be applied twice daily to the affected areas, by gentle massage.
A general ear cleaner with oils formulated in a lotion base. Can be used regularly to help remove excessive build up of wax in both cats and dogs. Useful in treating ear mite problems and in soothing sore inflamed ears. Denes Ear Cleaner contains the following essential oils:
Denes Ear Cleaner should be instilled into each ear once daily and massaged thoroughly to work the oils into the ear canal. Excess lotion should be carefully wiped out along with any waxy material or debris.
This is a traditionally made balm with soothing and healing properties, which can be used to treat localised areas of dermatitis and eczema, small wounds and broken skin. It is also beneficial in treating ringworm. It contains:
Denes Skin Balm should be applied two or three times daily. Cleanse the skin first with warm water and mild soap. After rinsing, work the balm into the affected area while it is still wet. Rub in well.
Denes Essential Oil Shampoohas been formulated to help relieve common skin problems in dogs, including itching and scratching. It will also help deter fleas and similar parasites. Based on seaweed and birch extracts, it also contains the following essential oils:
First wet the coat and work Essential Oil Shampoo gently into the hair. Massage well and finally rinse off with warm water. Dry the coat thoroughly afterwards.