This blend was created to combine all of the major skin benefiting essential oils into an easy to use application. We have used this combination of essential oils in our clinic for many years, for everything from hot spots to self-mutilating parrots. The essential oils are anti-inflammatory, soothing, immune supportive, promote healing, anti-depressant, calming, grounding, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and more.
Birds: This blend can be mixed into water, and misted directly onto birds. Add between 5 to 20 drops of Skin Spray Base to a 4 ounce (120 mL) glass spray bottle, and fill the rest of the way with distilled water. Shake well before each use. Then, mist directly onto the bird up to once a day or as needed. Generally between 3 to 10 pumps with the trigger sprayer is used, however feel free to adjust the amount sprayed to the individual. Often if the bird would like to be sprayed with more solution - we will mix up a bottle with less drops of essential oil blend within it. Then, just spray the bird with more pumps from the spray bottle. For birds who have not been exposed to essential oils before, it is advisable to start with only 5 drops of blend in the recipe, then gradually increase the concentration as indicated.
Exotics: Depending on the exotic animal, the Skin Spray can be created in a similar way to the Bird instructions and used in the same manner, when appropriate. Some animals may not like to be sprayed, and then other recommendations would be used that are more specific to that particular species.
Cats: Cats do not particularly appreciate being misted with water based sprays. So, in general, this product is not recommended for cats. Please see the Cat page for cat friendly recommendations.
Dogs: You will need to mix this product into your own spray bottle for use as a Skin Spray. Please do not forget the spray bottle and/or labels found on our Order Accessories page! The Skin Spray is very soothing and beneficial to irritated and inflammed skin issues. For most dogs a more concentrated solution of 10-20 drops per 1 ounce of distilled water (30 mL) can be used. Although delicate areas, near the face, eyes, or fresh surgical wounds should use the concentration recommended for birds. Conditions such as hot spots, clipper burn, inflammed anal glands, lacerations, surgical sites, and any other irritated area in need of healing can have the spray misted on, up to three times a day or as needed. Shake well before each use, and mist lightly over the entire desired area. In the case of eye surgery, the mist can be gently misted onto the facial area - and the essential oils will lightly be absorbed into the tissues - and aid in inflammation and healing. Since most animals have an effective blink response, we are not concerned with the essential oils entering the eye.
Horses & Large Animals: The Skin Spray can be mixed and used as discussed for dogs. The higher concentration of 10-20 drops per ounce (30 mL) of water can almost always be used for these animals. For some situations, neat application can be used via Petting - such as with a large bruise.