December 17th and 24th, 2010
Carol Komitor - Founder of the Komitor Healing Method, Inc. & Healing Touch for Animals. We all know Carol and her amazing work as the Founder of the Healing Touch for Animals method and comprehensive program. But what you may not know is that she is also an expert in the world of Essential Oils and the powerful benefits they can bring. Join us for this 2-part conversation as Carol shares her wealth of information on the subject of therapeutic oils and how you and your animal companions can benefit from this natural healing tool.
Oppose Islam Siddiqui for US Agricultural Trade Negotiator!
Organic Consumers Association is part of a 98-organization coalition formed by the Pesticide Action Network and the National Family Farm Coalition to block the Senate confirmation of President Obama’s nominee for US Agricultural Trade Negotiator, CropLife pesticide lobbyist Islam Siddiqui.
We’re sending a letter signed by all 98 groups to the Senate. The letter outlines our opposition to Siddiqui based on his support for pesticides and genetically modified foods and his opposition to organic practices.
Siddiqui was instrumental in drafting the first proposed organic standards in 1997-98 that would have allowed toxic sewage sludge, Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs), and irradiated food to be labeled “Organic.”
As Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at President Clinton’s USDA, Siddiqui oversaw the release of the first-ever proposed federal standards for organics, an accomplishment the Obama White House has cited in support of his nomination. However, these rules created an uproar when USDA overruled recommendations of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) and recommended the use of GMOs, irradiation and toxic sludge under the organic label. After a nationwide campaign spearheaded by the OCA, in which the USDA was deluged with 280,000 irate letters and emails, Siddiqui, Monsanto, and the USDA backed off. This Organic Consumers Rebellion remains one of the most passionate outpourings of public sentiment on any government regulation in modern U.S. history.
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You Will No Longer Have A Natural Health Choice ALL SUPPLEMENTS WILL BE BANNED OR RESTRICTED BY the FDA
We have a serious problem. Under the pretense of stopping illegal steroids from being sold, Senator John McCain has filed legislation that would overturn DSHEA, the law that protects our access to safe and inexpensive dietary supplements for our health. It gives the drug-company-friendly FDA the ability to restrict or even ban any dietary supplement, at their discretion. (Dietary supplement is defined as ANY vitamin, mineral or herbal supplement!) Similar legislation in Europe has made sale of vitamin C in doses as little as 500 mg illegal.
Unfortunately, the U.S. major league sports teams support this legislation because of the recent exposes regarding famous baseball and football players taking illegal and dangerous steroids. But the FDA already has authority to ban these substances. There is no reason to give the FDA this new, broad authority to ban or restrict any supplement.
Here is the link to a web page of the Alliance for Natural Health providing an excellent explanation of what is happening, and a petition to other senators to ask them to oppose this new dangerous legislation. The health of millions of Americans is at stake.
Please sign the petition to your senators and pass this message on to family, friends, neighbors, and other email lists you might be on. WE IMPLORE you to use facebook or twitter, as well as any and all public forums to get the word out. Once this FREEDOM is gone, we will be at the health mercy of the government!!!
Please oppose this stepping stone, that will lead to the government “managing the herd”…
Our prayers are for the safe and good health of your families,
James, Gina, Dan, Kay and Brad
Moods and Non-Typical Behaviors in the Horse
By Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland
“Non-typical” behaviors in animals – I have seen a lot of these behaviors in the past 11 years through my aromatherapy work with horses, dogs, cats and exotic animals. The one thing I have learned in these situations is that through the use of essential oils, patience, understanding and kindness, a change will occur for these animals. Many times it is human error that has created these behaviors and I feel it is our responsibility to help these animals re-adjust.
What are “non-typical behaviors” in the horse community? The types I have seen are: aggression, mistrust, dislike of humans, stubborn behavior, unhappiness, sour attitude and isolation from the herd. Horses may have one of these conditions or a combination. I feel they can be dealt with through natural horsemanship, kind and patient human interaction, and essential oils.
One of the first case studies to come my way when I first started my training with essential oils was a strikingly handsome Belgian, named Sunny. Sunny had the kindest eyes. He was the type of horse you looked at in awe and wanted to just go up and stroke his stout body.
That is what our reaction was when John, my husband, and I first saw Sunny. We walked up to his paddock area and John gently reached out his hand to pet Sunny and he just bolted away in fear. John and I just looked at one another in amazement; this was not the typical behavior we were expecting from such a kind looking horse. But that was Sunny; you could not go near him and he was definitely not coming near you.
After that incident I thought Sunny would be an interesting case study. I prepared the following oils in preparation for our next visit: Rose to help him deal with past issues and anger, Neroli for any abandonment issues or loss of a loving companion, Violet Leaf to strengthen and comfort his heart, learn to trust and to find inner strength, and Frankincense to deal with his fear, slow down his breathing in order to produce a feeling of calm, and to help him with anxious and obsessive feelings linked to the past.
The next visit we arrived with the oils and our desire to help. John and I went up to his paddock and I held the oils out to Sunny one by one over the fence and he sniffed them from a distance, but he was not coming over. John went into the paddock area and just stood by the gate and Sunny stood at the other end of the paddock as far away as he could. I left them there and if I remember correctly John stood there for 20 minutes or longer.
We did this every weekend for about three weeks and on the fourth weekend, Sunny came up to John. Maybe for the apples he offered, but maybe for friendship – whatever it was, we were delighted. It was fantastic to see the trust building between the two of them. John just stood there with his hand out and Sunny cautiously sniffed it. I decided that John was the person to work with Sunny so I instructed him on how to work with the oils.
For the next few weekends John showed Sunny the oils and eventually he was able to touch Sunny. Eventually we both were showing him the oils and John was able to pet him, touch him and even give him a little hug. I also know the owners of the stables were working with him in a similar fashion. We made a lot of progress with Sunny with patience and the oils.
What struck me about this “non-typical behavior” was that we were able to make a change with him through John’s slow and trusting approach and with the essential oils. Sunny eventually grew to love all four of the oils we offered him. We all know how kindness, patience and understanding work and the benefits of natural horsemanship. Yet, how do the essential oils work? An essential oil is a volatile oil
extracted from plants through steam distillation or expression. I have heard essential oils referred to as the life force, the soul and immune system of the plant. Essential oils are a natural substance that are 75 to 100 times more concentrated than herbs and are very therapeutic on a physical and emotional level.
One of my favorite quotes regarding essential oils is by Dr. René-Maurice Gattefossé, the famous French doctor who coined the term aromatherapy. He states; “Beside their antiseptic and bactericidal properties widely used today, essential oils possess anti-toxic and antiviral properties, a powerful vitalizing action, and an undeniable healing power…” This is how I feel about essential oils and why I enjoy working with them.
When an essential oil is inhaled it goes on an amazing journey through our olfactory system. Once the fragrance travels through our nose it reaches our Limbic System where the amygdala hippocampus resides, which affects our emotional activity. The fragrance then reaches the hypothalamus and cerebral cortex associated with our intellectual activity, and finally goes on to the pituitary gland, sex glands and adrenal glands affecting aggressive responses and sexual responses. This is a very simplified explanation
of what is occurring upon smelling an essential oil.
The essential oils I suggest to have in an aromatherapy kit for moods and non-typical behaviors are: Basil, Frankincense, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Sweet Marjoram, Thyme, Violet Leaf and Yarrow.
Brief essential oil descriptions pertaining to moods and non-typical behaviors:
Basil: One of the most useful oils for stimulating and clearing the mind. When inhaled it clears the head, relives intellectual fatigue, and gives the mind strength and clarity. Also useful for nervous disorders, especially those associated with weakness, indecision or hysteria.
Frankincense: Helps one to deal with their fear, slow down their breathing in order to produce a feeling of calm and to help them with anxious and obsessive feeling linked to the past.
Jasmine: Deeply relaxing oil. This oil helps to calm the body mind and spirit. And, it helps to diminish fear and enhance self-confidence.
Neroli: Helps with abandonment issues or loss of a loving companion. This oil has a very powerful psychological effect offering a feeling of emotional harmony.
Rose Otto: Helps with nervous tension helps with trauma, anger, resentment, fear and anxiety.
Sweet Marjoram: This oil has an ability to both strengthen and relax. In terms of oriental medicine, marjoram tones and circulates energy, clears phlegm and calms the mind.
Thyme: Strengthens the nerves and activates the brain cells thereby aiding memory and concentration. Lifts the spirits, relieves feelings of exhaustion and combats depression. Also, said to help release mental blockages and trauma.
Violet Leaf: Helps to strengthen and comfort your heart and learn to trust and to find inner strength. This oil will not dull the senses; rather it will help keep the animal in control, maintaining inner strength that would otherwise be depleted.
Yarrow: Is a form of rescue remedy. It helps to release past issues. It can help to release deeply repressed emotions such as anger and embitterment.
So, yes, essential oils can help with “moods and non-typical behaviors”. It is our job to be patient and kind during the entire process. In the herbal community they say that for every year a person has had a chronic condition, it will take that many months to get better, and for every month they have had it, it will take that many or up to twice that many days to get better. You can apply this same type of thinking to moods and nontypical behaviors. From my experience and determining the extent of the situation, I always add an extra two months for every year and two to three days for every month a horse has had the condition.
Please note when working with essential oils they should always be diluted. An essential oil should never be forced on an animal and know your animal’s constitution before working with essential oils. If you have questions regarding essential oils contact a certified aromatherapist.
Essential Oils and Your Horse’s Skin Problem
By Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland
“I have tried everything on my horse’s skin problem and nothing works!” Have you ever uttered these words or heard someone say them? I have, many times, and my first response is “Have you tried essential oils?”
Why are some skin problems so complex to heal? Your horse’s skin is a very complex organism. It is a horse’s largest organ, ranging from 12 – 24% of his weight, depending on age. There are three major layers that make up your horse’s skin. These various cellular and tissue components consist of the epidermis, dermis and subcutis.
The outermost layer of your horse’s skin is the epidermis and it is avascular, meaning it is lacking of blood vessels. This is the layer where you will find the major epidermal appendages, such as hair, hair follicles, sebaceous glands and sweat glands. Note these appendages also extend down to the dermis.
The dermis is the thickest major layer and provides the skin with most of its bulk. It is made up of connective tissue fibers which consist of 90% collagen, which is the major protein constituent of the dermis, and 10% elastin, which provides the skin with its suppleness and elasticity.
Finally, the third and innermost major layer of the skin is the subcutis also called hypodermis. The subcutis is composed of fat cells and thin strands of collagen-containing connective tissue. Within this layer the nerves and blood vessels supplying the skin weave their way through the strands of connective tissue to reach the dermis that lies above it.
This intricate composition of cells, tissues, chemicals, blood, nerves and energy is simply called skin. Yet, it has one of the most important jobs of the horse’s body – protector. Your horse’s hair provides mechanical protection and acts as a filtering system and insulator. The superficial layer of the epidermis with its highly developed, tough, durable, flexible membrane acts as a chemical and waterproofing structure. The skin provides protection from the sun’s rays and it regulates your horse’s temperature through its sweating mechanism. The skin communicates the well being of your horse’s health. It is an important sensory organ that provides information about the conditions n our surrounding environment.
Horses can be confronted with a number of skin problems due to the surrounding environment or stress on the immune system. They may encounter bacterial skin diseases, such as rain rot or scratches, also known as dew poisoning. There are fungal skin diseases such as ringworm. Horses also suffer from warts (a viral skin disease) and parasitic skin diseases such as mange (scabies), lice and midline dermatitis. Some horses suffer from saddle sores, sarcoids (benign skin tumors), dandruff, photosensitization, itchy skin and allergic skin reactions, such as hives and sweet itch (an allergic reaction to the bites of tiny insects belonging to the genus Culicoides, midges, no-see-ums). Essential oils have the ability to heal these skin problems. Because of their small and simple molecular structure it is easy for them to pass through the skin. Essential oils enter the body through the skin via the ducts of the sweat glands and hair follicles. The skin produces its own sebum (protective layer of oily wax) and essential oils absorb readily into fatty substances; therefore they absorb readily into the sebum. Once through this layer they enter the blood stream and pass through the rest of the body. Thus, the healing process begins.
When working with essential oils and skin problems you want to look for oils with certain skin healing properties. The properties to look for are:
- Cicatrisant (healing agents for burns, cuts, scars) examples are Lavender, Helichrysum, Tea tree, Rose, Neroli, Frankincense, and Geranium
- Analgesic (deadens pain): examples are Lavender, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile
- Antiseptic: examples are Lavender, Helichrysum, Tea Tree
- Anti-inflammatory: examples are German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Yarrow
- Vulnerary: (an agent that helps heal wounds and sores by external application) examples are Tea tree, Lavender
- Fungicidal: examples are Patchouli, Helichrysum, Tea Tree
The oils listed above have notable healing effects on skin problems. When working with essential oils you should consider the quality of the oil and safety factors. If used sensibly and by following the correct professional guidelines, essential oils present little risk. It is important to acquire highquality oils from a reputable supplier. Your oils should always be diluted into carefully formulated, appropriate blends. If these guidelines are followed, then safety concerns such as skin irritation, sensitization, and oral toxicity can be avoided. When working with essential oils you should always consult your veterinarian about the condition you want to treat and consult a certified aromatherapist who is knowledgeable about and experienced with essential oils.
I have had success with two essential oil products regarding skin problems. Pete’s Equine Remedy, a mixture of quality essential oils in a base oil of Apricot Kernel Oil and water, comes in a spray bottle. This product works on all types of skin problems. People have used it on sarcoids, scratches, rain rot, dermatitis, sweet itch, stitches, minor scrapes and mange. Pete’s Equine Remedy also takes the itch out and promotes hair growth, therefore helping with over rubbed manes and tails. The other product is called Wound Salve, a mixture of essential oils in a seaweed/aloe gel base, and it comes in a two-ounce jar. This product heals minor and deep wounds. People and veterinarians who have used these products have commented that what they like about both of them is they work and that they heal from the inside out.
Essential oils are a viable alternative to treating skin problems. When used properly they can treat the skin problem both internally and externally with just a topical application. So the next time you think or hear, “Nothing works,” remember there may be an essential oil to the rescue. This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace veterinary or professional care.
Essential Oils Help Take the Stress Out of Weaning
By Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland
It makes perfect “scents” to use essential oils during the weaning process. Weaning is something that is inevitable; it happens naturally in the wild. It does not have to be a dreaded process. If done consciously and considerately it can be an easy and stress free process. The key is preparedness.
Foals are typically weaned between 4 to 6 months of age in domestic situations. Mother and foal both experience stress during this process. There have been studies performed that show you do not have to tear mother and foal apart and separate them from sight, sound and touch. One particular study by Cynthia McCall, PhD, at Texas A&M University in the 1985’s indicates that the best way to wean your foals is to let them have fence-line contact with their dams. This particular study showed that within the first week of weaning, stress was greatly reduced (vocalizations, fretfulness and adrenal cortisol levels in the bloodstream) when compared to foals separated completely from their mothers with no physical contact.
The fence-line study indicated it was easier on the mare and foal, they were able to see, touch and smell one another, but the foals were prevented from nursing. It is also helpful to creep feed prior to weaning. Creep feeding is the process of providing feed in a separate area where the foal can eat without interference from the mare. And, it is important to continue to feed the same creep feed during the weaning process.
D. Douglas Householder, PhD, at Texas A&M University, Department of Animal Science Equine Sciences Program, shares some insights to weaning in his paper, “Minimizing Weaning Stress in Foals”. He suggests [you start foals on a “foal health program” well in advance of weaning, they should be wormed at 4 – 6 weeks of age and immunizations at 2 –3 months. Foals should be handled as quietly as possible so that at weaning time they will be accustomed to handling. Foals should also be started on creep feed at 2 – 3 months and provided high quality pasture and/or hay. Dr. Householder feels it is important to have foals on feed well before weaning time. Also, make sure the foal’s new area [place you are separating your foal to] is safe, and clean, and they have been introduced him to the area prior to weaning.
Weaning can be one of the most stressful times in a young horse’s life and that is why one should consider the use of essential oils during this process. The foal has been with his[its] mother for the first part of his[their] life receiving nourishment and security. Then, all at once, this is taken away. This causes stress and the response to this stress can be weight loss, injuries and an impaired immune system. By weaning the foal using the fence-line contact method (they should not be able to nurse) and using essential oils, you can reduce the stress to a minimum or eliminate it.
The beauty of using essential oils is that not only will the oil help the foal and mother adjust to the stressful situation, it will also balance them, thereby reducing the risk of an impaired immune system and the feeling of loss. While preparing for the weaning process, and during it, have the following oils available: Lavender, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Thyme, Violet Leaf, Vetiver and Yarrow. These nine oils are the best picks to use for this process because:
- Lavender: It has been suggested that lavender helps to stabilize the Physical, Etheric and Astral bodies, which indicates a positive effect on the psychological disorders. It cleanses and soothes the spirit relieving anger, and exhaustion, resulting in a calmer approach to life. Helps to bring down high blood pressure and calm palpitations. A very well known anti-depressant.
- Neroli: It is an oil known to calm and stabilize the heart. It has a very powerful psychological effect offering a feeling of emotional harmony. It is extremely useful where there is sadness due to loss or separation of a companion, either human or animal (i.e. the weaning process). It is known to be one of the most sedative and anti-depressant oils. Helps to relax the nerves and uplift the spirits.
- Roman Chamomile: This oil helps with the nervous tension, and has a calming effect on the emotions especially with a worrisome situation. It helps with insomnia and stress related complaints. If there is an issue with an upset stomach, colic, indigestion or dyspepsia this oil will help to calm these situations. (avoid during early months of pregnancy)
- Rose Otto: This beautiful oil helps heal the heart when there is loss. It is a great antidepressant. Helps with nervous tension associated with trauma, anger, resentment, fear and anxiety. Helps to balance the female hormones. It is suggested that Rose is self-nurturing and helps with self-esteem. It is very helpful for dealing with behavioral problems and emotional stress. It also helps with sadness, grief, or disappointment.
- Sandalwood: With its calming and harmonizing effect it helps to reduce tension and confusion. It is ideal for nervous depression, fear, stress and hectic lifestyle (i.e. the weaning process). This oil fosters openness, warmth and understanding. Helps with diarrhea, nausea, dry and/or persistent coughs, bronchitis and catarrh. Helps to stimulate the immune system and keep infections at bay. Helps with people who think too much (i.e. a worrisome foal or mare).
- Thyme: Strengthens the nerves and activates the brain cells thereby aiding memory and concentration. Lifts the spirits, relieves feelings of exhaustion and combats depression. Also, said to help release mental blockages and trauma. This fortifying and uplifting oil is a neurotonic, indicated for nervous disability and chronic anxiety. This oil is very beneficial to the immune system. A digestive stimulant and intestinal antiseptic also known to help expel worms. This oil is known to instill courage and valor. (Could be a skin irritant, do not use in cases of high blood pressure of pregnancy.)
- Violet Leaf: This divine oil strengthens and comforts the heart. Contains salicylic acid: a natural painkiller. Helps with nervous exhaustion. This oil will not dull the senses; rather it will help keep the animal in control, maintaining inner strength that would otherwise be depleted. Its sedative properties overcome insomnia and banish feelings of anger and anxiety. It has been known to restore the bonds of friendship.
- Vetiver: With its balancing effect on the central nervous system it instills a centered feeling. Said to cleanse the aura. Despite is sedative action it is very helpful in cases of mental and physical exhaustion. It revitalizes the body by fortifying the red corpuscles crucial in transporting oxygen to all parts of the body. Increases blood flow, alleviates muscular aches and pains, and helps with rheumatism and arthritis. A calming oil that helps with stress and tension. Also helps to ground people/animals who feel out of balance.
- Yarrow: It has been labeled as a form of “rescue remedy”. Helps to release past issues. Very useful when used alongside rose oil. Helps with hypertension, insomnia, stress related conditions. According to Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, she states, “the oil is helpful during times of major life changes (such as mid-life crisis, menopause, or other times of transition)”. This oil helps to heal emotional and/or physical wounds. Helps to release deeply repressed emotions such as anger and embitterment. This oil is most appropriate for those whom feelings of anger and rage are linked subconsciously with emotional wounding or vulnerability. Stimulates secretions of gastric and intestinal glands and improves sluggish digestion. Balances the nervous component of digestion improving absorption and digestive secretions, helpful for colic and flatulence. Stimulates bile, aiding in digestion of fats, and encourages appetite.
These nine oils are ideal for a stressful situation. Some of their chemical compositions include:
Sesquiterpene: which has calming properties; Ketones: calming and sedative properties; Phenols: stimulant to the nervous system, effective in some depressive states and stimulant to the immune system. Mentioned above are just some of the chemical and emotional properties these oils contain and address. A few also have benefits to physical symptoms during the weaning process.
How should you work with these oils? The best method to apply these oils is to first properly dilute them. It is recommended that a base oil of soybean oil or cold pressed canola oil to be used for dilution. Have 5ml dropper bottles for each essential oil you will be using. Fill the dropper bottles with the base oil and then add 2 – 3 drops of essential oil. It is important to dilute the essential oils. The oils are powerful and a small amount goes a long way.
Start introducing the foal to the oils 4 to 7 days prior to weaning. You can offer the mother the oils too. This will give them a chance to start feeling the comfort these oils will provide. On the day of weaning offer the foal and mother the oils thirty minutes before separation and again near the end of the day. If the foal starts to show some stress prior to this time, offer the oils to them. Offer all the oils two times a day, apply the ones they are interested in. When should you stop offering the oils? Stop offering the oils when the mare and foal have shown no interest in them for two days.
The key to offering the oils to the foal/mother is to show them one oil at a time. By judging their response to the oil you will know whether to apply the oil or not for that day. If the mare/foal tries to lick or eat the bottle (remember to hold onto the bottle firmly) and/or hangs their head and keeps inhaling with one or both nostrils, this indicates a positive response. These responses demonstrate the mare/foal likes the oils, wants them applied and it is what they need for the present situation. If the mare/foal turns away from the oil, is easily distracted from the oil or backs away, this indicates they are not interested and the oil should not be applied. Never force an essential oil on them. Animals know what they want and when they need it so follow their lead.
For application of the oil that they are interested in, put 3-4 drops in your hand, [and] show them your hand with the oil on it, and watch what they do. They may drop their heads in your hand, try to lick the oil off your hand or rub their nose in your hand. For these responses you may apply [a] 3-4 drops to their nostrils, forehead, poll and chest. Use your intuition and watch for their responses.
This is a beautiful process that benefits both the animals and the person administering the oils. It is always amazing to see how essential oils can balance an animal physically and mentally, and the beauty is they know what they want. Nothing is forced on them, it is their decision. So make “scents” out of your weaning process and use essential oils.
Aromatherapy for You and Your Animals
By Kristi Espineira
You may have experienced the effects of aromatherapy during a massage, when the therapist applies a scented oil to your muscles and a lovely aroma fills the air, immediately relaxing your body and calming your mind. It might surprise you to know that aromatherapy is not just beneficial to humans, but can also be used to treat animals for a variety of ills. It’s no surprise to Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland. Frances, the owner of Frogworks, a Littleton-based aromatherapy company, has been working with horses for over twenty-three years, and in the past decade, she has been applying her knowledge of aromatherapy to her work with horses and other animals. At Kaeru Studio, a charming restored 1900’s building on her horse facility, Outback Farm, Frances creates and produces all-natural essential oil blends for the physical and mental wellbeing of horses, dogs, cats, and, yes, even humans.
Aromatherapy is not a “New Age” fad; since ancient times, people have used aromatic oils for a variety of purposes. Modern aromatherapy has its roots in the early 1900’s in France, when Dr. René Maurice Gattafaussé coined the term to describe his work with essential oils. Essential oils result from the distillation or expression of plants and their parts, such as flowers, leaves, twigs, root, bark, or berries. These oils have varying degrees of healing qualities. Some are used for their antiseptic and bacterial properties, while others have anti-toxic and antiviral effects. Specific oils are believed to have specific therapeutic properties. For example, lavender can be used for relaxation or wound healing, while rosemary is beneficial for exhaustion or circulatory problems.
Frances, a riding instructor and certified aromatherapist, has combined her knowledge of essential oils with her love for animals to create products that have therapeutic benefits and undeniable healing powers. Drawing on the knowledge she gained in her studies with Caroline Ingraham, the pioneer of equine aromatherapy, Frances developed Pete’s Equine Remedy. Frances created this remedy for her horse, Pete, who had a skin problem and subsequent rubbing damage on his tail. Within a few weeks of using this
all-natural essential oil product, Pete’s skin healed and his hair grew back. Another success story was Nadine, a quarter horse mare who had a severe skin problem that resembled sweet itch, with significant hair loss and a rash that extended from under her neck all the way to her belly. After two weeks of using Pete’s Equine Remedy as well as several additional oils to treat Nadine’s moodiness, Nadine’s owner reported that her skin was completely healed, her hair was growing back, and, best of all, Nadine was back to her usual pleasant demeanor.
As with Pete’s Equine Remedy, many of Frances’ products arise out of a direct need in her life, and when she discusses the origins of her products, her passion for her work is evident. When her dog Jake was suffering from frequent hot spots, Frances developed Jake’s Canine Remedy. This unique, all-natural product healed Jake’s skin and has since successfully treated many other dogs with skin problems such as bald spots, fungus, dermatitis, flea/tick bites, and small abrasions.
Aromatherapy is not only useful in treating skin conditions, but can also be effective in treating behavioral problems in animals. Frances has successfully used aromatherapy to treat atypical behaviors in horses, to help colts with weaning, and has even helped gorillas and orangutans at the Denver Zoo cope with the stress of capitivity.
Frances’ products are not just for animals. Anyone who has spent time working or playing outdoors in Colorado’s extreme climate can understand the need for soothing remedies for the skin. Kaeru Facial Mist rejuvenates and nourishes the skin, and was designed as a convenient skin freshener to spray on after riding, swimming or gardening. Too Much Sun helps relieve the pain of sunburn, promotes healing, and repairs and prevents sun damage – common concerns for Coloradoans who love the outdoors.
In addition to her line of products, available through her online store, Frances provides individual consultations to develop custom blends of essential oils tailored specifically for you or your animal. All of FrogWorks’ oils are pure, organic, ecologically grown and carefully wild-crafted. Frances can be contacted at (303) 973-8848 or through her website, http://www.ffrogworks.com.
Dr. Regan Golob Duvall, Washington Dynamite Gold Executive Director
Judy Sinner Selah, Washington Dynamite Gold Executive Director
Once again Dr. Regan Golob and Judy Sinner are coming to Colorado to share their abundance of knowledge. Last year was amazing and we don’t expect this year to be any different.
Hope to see you there!
“Things Your Horse Would Love to Tell You”
Weekend Dynamite Workshop
October 10th – 11th, Keenesburg, CO
At This Seminar You Will Learn:
• Nutritional Reflex Points — how to test your horse for any supplement, feed or deficiency!
• A Parasite Reflex Point — does your horse need worming, how often and with what?
• Why your horse probably has a rib out of place — what common practice displaces it, and how to fix it, regaining full performance!
• How acupuncture meridians in your horse’s feet affect performance, and ways to stimulate these meridians for optimum performance!
• How to eliminate energy blocks that create musculo-skeletal and nervous system problems!
• Common Feeding Mistakes that hinder top performance!
You are guaranteed to come away from this seminar with major breakthrough information that will enable you to have a whole new relationship with your horses!
Time: Saturday 9 – 4 (indoor arena) Sunday 9 – 1 (heated shop!)
Locations and Directions:
28376 Weld County Rd 6 Keenesburg, Co 80643
From Interstate 76 – East on Hwy 52 (at Hudson Exit). 8 miles to Rd 59. South on Rd 59 – 3 miles to Rd 6.
West on Rd 6 – 1/2 mile. Green/white shop/barns.
Contact: Terri Wagner 303-732-0138 firstname.lastname@example.org