That’s what one aromatherapy practitioner from Minnesota, US, set out to discover.
After working in an animal rescue home and seeing first-hand the levels of physical and mental distress some animals endure, Amy Delong decided to experiment with complimentary therapy, which she had been using on herself for more than 15 years.
Delong used lavander, sweet markoram, pettigrain, mandarin, tea tree and a whole host of other plants and herbs to treat wounds, ear infections, muscular injuries, arthritis and even anxiety in her furry patients.
“Since they’re plant-based they are all contributing something different,” she said. “Dogs will respond more because their scent is so much stronger – less is more.”
The animal-lover took her...