Q&A with Kristina Ellis about Essential Oils

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Kristina Ellis is a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate who uses essential oils on her horses. Visit her website The Oiled Equestrian to learn more, click the link for Kristina’s Intro to Essential Oils for the Horse & Rider Class or follow her on her educational Facebook page at The Oiled Equestrian.

What brand of oils do you use?
I use DoTERRA Essential Oils.

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How did you first hear of them?
I was first introduced to Essential Oils when my horse’s massage therapist began using them in conjunction with his therapy appointments. I began to notice a difference in my horse- he didn’t need as many massage and chiropractic appointments as often, his movement was more forward and free. I had my old horse back.

Are essential oils the absolute miracle cure for everything in life?
Nope. However, since I began using them- they not only have made a significant change in my barn, but also in my home as well. And most importantly of all, they’ve empowered me to not only take charge of their health, but my health and the health of my family as well. No longer do I feel helpless or dependent, and to me? It’s PRICELESS!

What should we know about EOs and where they come from?
Essential Oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. DoTERRA has some thoughts on where oils come from here.

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Loosely, how do you use them on/for yourself and your horses?
Essential Oils can be used Aromatically, Topically, and Internally.
Aromatically:
-Diffuse in a diffuser outside your horse’s stall, or you can also purchase Barn Beads (www.barnbeads.com) which you can hang directly on your horse’s stall fan.
-Place on your hand, cup hands together and bring towards your horse’s muzzle and allow them to take deep breaths. (Do not put on muzzle)
-Rub on chest, halter, or noseband of bridle

Topically:
-Apply directly to area for localized benefits.
-Dilute with Fractionated coconut oil or a “carrier oil’ for best results (allows for better absorption and you go through less oils!)

Internally:
-Can use a drop of oil per 1-8 oz glass of water
-In veggie capsules
-Under the tongue
-Or for your horse- you can place a drop on your hand and let them lick off or place on their grain.

It is EXTREMELY important that you use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. DoTERRA Essential Oils took their testing a step further and offer their oils as Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, which means “there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. doTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.”

I use DoTERRA Essential Oils on my horses almost daily, and as needed to keep them comfortable and healthy. Use of EOs has drastically reduced my expenses for Veterinary* and Alternative Medicine type treatments (As we were able to go longer periods of time between appointments.)
*Essential Oils are not meant to be a substitute for proper veterinary care.

Do you have a business derived from using these oils?
I am a professional horseback riding instructor and BLM approved trainer for working with wild mustangs. I have found that using Essential Oils extremely useful for calming and connecting with anxious horses.

My Essential Oil business, The Oiled Equestrian, is tailored for equestrians and their horses. There is not much information out there for using essential oils with horses and I find great joy in helping horses and owners build a stronger bond (and keep pocketbooks happy). In addition to teaching FREE CLASSES, I travel to farms and give free consults to horse owners.

Who should use oils?

Oils can be used by ANYONE. However, if you have a disease of medical condition I highly recommend consulting with a physician or veterinarian who is knowledgeable in using Essential Oils.

Check in soon for another blog about Kristina’s favorite oils to use on her horses.

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About Savanna Simmons

I'm Savanna Simmons and I live north of Lusk, Wyoming, on the Four Three Ranch with my husband Boe and our sons, Brindle and Roan. I grew up evolving my horsemanship with clinicians like Ray Hunt, Joe Wolter, and Jack Brainard, but not within a...

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