What is aromatherapy?
The simplest definition of aromatherapy is “healing with scent.” More specifically, aromatherapy is the inhalation and topical application of pure essential oils from aromatic plants to restore or enhance health, beauty and well-being.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the volatile oils from the rind, flower, leaf, bark, root, or resin of aromatic plants that are released via steam distillation, cold expression or solvent extraction. Fragrance oils are synthetic and are not used in authentic aromatherapy.
How are the mists applied?
For both Canine Calm & Travel Calm, spray 1 or 2 mists onto your fingertips & massage the dog’s outer ears. For first use: lightly mist your shirt or pant legs, and hang out with your dog during a nonthreatening time to help your dog associate the scent with a person of comfort and to see how your dog responds.
For Guard Well, spray 1 or 2 mists directly onto irritated skin, and repeat as needed; for systemic application, spray 1 or 2 mists onto your fingertips and massage the dog’s outer ears twice daily. Reapply as needed.
With Buzz Guard, spray several mists onto your hands and massage your dog’s outer ears, back of head, abdomen, legs and tail. Repeat as needed, especially if the dog gets wet.
When is it appropriate to use the mists?
Canine Calm helps soothe dogs during thunderstorms, fireworks, training, competitions, adoptions, travel, holidays, bath time, grooming, hospice, clinic or kennel visits, and other unsettling times.
Travel Calm eases restlessness, drooling, panting, whimpering and tummy upset during all forms of travel.
Guard Well helps relieve itching, swelling, hot spots, and other irritations or minor problems after exposure to lawn or pool chemicals, environmental irritants, viruses, bacteria, or long-term use of medications.
Buzz Guard can help improve your dog’s comfort during outdoor activities for up to 5 hours during activities such as walking, camping, hiking, boating, dog sports training and competition; and just having a good time outdoors.
How many “mists” are needed to be effective?
For small, young or infirm dogs, one or two mists may be appropriate, and for medium to large dogs it may be necessary to use four to six mists.
With Guard Well, one or two mists applied to the site of irritation. With Buzz Guard, it depends on the size of the dog – use both as needed.
How long before the product takes effect?
With Canine Calm & Travel Calm, nearly all dogs relax in just a few minutes. If you don’t see results within 10 minutes, repeat as needed.
With Guard Well, it depends of the level of irritation. Spray 1 or 2 mists directly onto irritated skin, and repeat as needed.
Buzz Guard should have an immediate effect. Repeat as needed, especially if the dog gets wet.
How long does a bottle last?
It varies with the size of the dog, frequency of use and number of mists per application. There are approximately 600 mists per two-ounce bottle, so it costs just 2¢ per mist.
What is polysorbate 20?
Polysorbate 20 is an emulsifier made from olive oil, sugar and grain alcohol that has been used extensively in body care products since it is gentle and nonirritating to tissues.
What is potassium sorbate?
Potassium sorbate is found in the mountain ash berry. It is considered non-toxic, non-irritating, and improves shelf stability in food and cosmetic products as a preservative.
Can the products be used with puppies?
The mists can be used with medium to large breeds at 8-weeks old, and for small breeds at 10-weeks old.
Are the products safe to use around children?
Earth Heart products are safe to use with the entire family. Customers report positive effects for themselves when using products with their dogs.
Can the products be used with cats?
Many cats react negatively to some essential oils, and while experts are not in agreement regarding safety issues with cats, it is generally believed that very limited exposure to quality pure essential oils is a better option than using synthetic or adulterated fragrances.
Are there other considerations when using the products?
NEVER spray the mist directly into the dog’s face, eyes, ears, nose or mouth. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What is the difference between the mists and the essential oil concentrates?
The mists are diluted in a water-base to be used safely on cloth, fur or skin. The essential oil concentrates are undiluted pure essential oils, which must always be diluted before use. We offer the diffuser as one way to safely dilute (via air) the essential oils.
Where can these products be purchased?
Order online via PayPal or Google Checkout from each of the products pages. To find a retail store near you, visit our Find A Retailer page.