CBD For Your Pets

I know from personal experience that our furry friends can feel much less like pets and more like children. They are a part of our family. So when we see them going through anxiety, for any reason, it breaks our heart and we want to do everything we can to help.

Our Corgi, Zoey, went through a really hard separation anxiety period when her best bud, and our first dog Curby passed away. She took Curby being gone reallllly hard and could not stand to be alone when we had to leave for work. She would destroy anything in her path to find someone to be with. On TWO different occasions she ripped through metal chicken wire that I had put over the gate of our back yard, reinforced with zip ties. She shredded right through it in an anxiety filled fit and ran off down the street. We tried a few different methods of calming her, including the anxiety collars you see in the stores and nothing seemed to work. In fact, she ate the collar! Finally we ended up caving and got her another dog pal to keep her company. Enter Stewie into our lives. A couple years later I came across a few different studies about the benefits that people enjoy from CBD and how they could also help animals. It was such a relief to find a natural method to help Zoey with her anxiety, and from our experience, it really works!

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Dosing can be tricky, but method is not. Start by adding just a few drops of Hemp Extract Oil on a treat, let it soak in, then give it to your pet. No Problem! Serving size is what can be tricky, because even humans will react differently to different doses of CBD. Start by giving 3-5 drops on a daily basis, going up to 10 drops for large doses needed before traveling, fireworks, being home alone, or any other anxiety triggering time. (Use discretion based on the size of your pet.) If you are needing to save your precious CBD oil for yourself, your furry loved ones will get the benefit in non daily doses, but you might miss out on the benefits from extended CBD use including healthy coat, cancer prevention, arthritic pain relief and a reduction in inflammation. 

As always I want the best for myself and my family so we use Botana Hemp products. The Spygric process that Botana uses results in the purest extract on the market, making sure you get the benefit of ALL the cannabinoids in the plant.

Use our Coupon code: BOTANA10 on their website botana.org for 10% off your order.

**If you already know about this amazing company and want to stock up on their products, you can contact me personally for wholesale information!

 

Look out for a post from Melanie talking about all the ways you can use essential oils to help your pets as well!

 

 

Mom-Brain-Fog…Mom-Brain, wait did I already say that?

Can you still call it Stockholm Syndrome when you are talking about your own baby and toddler as your captors?

As a work from home mom, I can sometimes go days without speaking face-to-face with another adult other than my husband. A lot of times during those days, we hardly leave the house. Just quick trips to and from school, errands or a walk to the park.

As a Realtor, there is no such thing as a typical “weekend” and so on top of the home isolation, the days start to blend together.

First of all let me start off by saying…I love working from home and I am blessed that I get to spend as much time with my kids as I do… but it can also really create a sense of isolation and roll in the brain fog big time.

I have been searching for ways to combat this brain fog and aside from working out, making additional intentional time for myself during the week, and creating a sense of community outside of my home, I have added a couple oils to my arsenal!

When I am sitting on the couch trying to break through the fog and get motivated for the day or if I am staring at my computer screen with a big ‘ol blank for too long, I now break out my new favorite oil, Clarity.

Clarity is a blend of Basil, Cardamom, Rosemary, Peppermint, Coriander, Geranium, Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, and Palmarosa. Clarity.jpg

This oil will wake you up and part the clouds that have been forming in your head almost instantly. It also may help you with memory retention, so bonus! In fact, one study out of the University of Cincinnati found that inhaling Peppermint oil alone increased the mental accuracy of students tested by 28%! All us moms out there know exactly what “Mom-brain” is like. Where are my keys again? Whether you sniff it directly from the bottle (my go to in “emergencies”) or you diffuse it in your workspace, Clarity will definitely live up to it’s namesake.

The next one in my Essential Rewards shopping cart is called Brain Power. I haven’t tried this blend yet but I am excited to after seeing my results with Clarity. Brain Power.jpg

Brain Power is a blend of Sacred Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Lavender and Helichrysum.

Talk about a powerhouse of an oil! This blend is high in sesquiterpenes which are terpenes that help carry oxygen molecules to your cells, including your brain! Research also shows that sesquiterpenes can help dissolve petrochemicals along the receptor sites near the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus, which leads to an increase in normal receptivity along those sites. An increase in oxygen + an increase in normal receptivity in your brain = no more brain fog! Yes please!

These two blends are specially formulated to pull you out of your funk and make you a much more productive human. I know that’s something I need from time to time so I plan on having them on hand. If you are interested in learning more or want your very own power boost in your pocket, reach out to us to order or get started with a Wholesale Account. As always, the best way to get started, is through one of our Premium Starter Kits.