Did you know that the oils within Calm-a-Mile NEAT have other attributes besides calming? That's right - German Chamomile is also well known for anti-inflammatory actions. This blend may also contribute to the reduction of inflammation (especially within the respiratory tract), liver support, hormonal balance, blood pressure balance, emotional balance and support, and so much more. Calm-a-Mile NEAT is quick to be on my list of diffusion blends I would love for patients to rotate through use of. If the patient is experiencing respiratory issues, collapsing trachea, laryngeal paralysis, inflammation of the upper respiratory system, liver issues, as well as a plethora of emotional or hormonal conditions - one of my go-to blends for diffusion will include Calm-a-Mile NEAT.
Calm-a-Mile is a wonderful blend, but the Ready To Use (RTU) version is not suited for diffusion as it contains Fractionated Coconut Oil. Carrier oils are generally not recommended for use with diffusers, so to be able to diffuse this blend - we have created an undiluted version called Calm-a-Mile NEAT.
German Chamomile is a very large portion of this blend, and is a very strong and powerful oil. Without dilution, it is pretty overwhelming, to animal and human. This blend is only recommended with water-based diffusion.
Because this blend is pretty intense, and because German Chamomile is a fairly expensive oil, we initially only sold this version of the blend in a 5mL or smaller bottle. But, due to popular demand, we have made it available in a 15mL size as well! In general, keep in mind that you will likely only need 1-2 drops of Calm-a-Mile NEAT in your diffuser for each batch of water you add. We recommend trying 1 drop first, and adding more if you find you would like it stronger.
All of the same benefits of Calm-a-Mile RTU can be found with diffusion of the NEAT version - minus of course the massage and body work benefits. Overall calming, anxiety relief, balancing of emotions, and a grounded feeling can be felt with this beautiful smelling blend. This blend can also be diffused just because you like the smell of it too!
Calm-a-Mile NEAT can also be added to distilled, reverse osmosis, or bottled spring water for use within a water spray. Colloidal Silver is also a great carrier "water" for many essential oil sprays and water mists. In this situation, we are not recommending water-misting onto an animal. For use on an animal - we would still recommend to use Calm-a-Mile RTU for applications. Calm-a-Mile NEAT within a water-mist will be marvelous to use onto dog bedding, dog beds, inside your car interior, when a diffuser is not available (misting into the air in general), and also onto items like toys or ThunderShirts. The concentration (how many drops you add to a certain amount of water) - can really be up to you. As this blend is quite an intense blue color - just make sure that whatever you spray is okay with not only the water being misted onto it, but with the slight blue color that may remain.
In general - I would say I might add between 10-20 drops of Calm-a-Mile NEAT to a 4oz bottle of water. However, this is certainly a bit strong in its own right. Please do start with a couple drops, and you can always add more. Shake the bottle before each spritz use - and if it is not strong enough for your purposes, just add some more drops. Easy as pie!
While we certainly understand the desire at times to dilute your own NEAT formula into a topical product - we do not divulge the exact concentration of the RTU blend. This is what we term "proprietary information"... But more importantly - we made the decision to not encourage people to dilute their own blends. Through speaking to thousands of people over the years, one thing I have definitely noted was an inconsistency in the ability to dilute oils properly - or to understand directions fully. As this could end up as more of a safety issue for pets - especially with a strong blend like Calm-a-Mile NEAT - I prefer to take the guess work out of the dilution process. If you would like Calm-a-Mile for topical use - please do purchase the RTU version. It is really for the best of all animals!