Drumroll.....all you have to do is wear them as a perfume!
Horses have more scent receptors than we do and that means that they are getting a good ol' whiff just from smelling you!
So what's the best way to wear them as a perfume? Glad you asked!
My 3 fave ways are:
1: Apply a drop to the palm of your hands, rub your hands together, form a scent tent over your nose, inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then rub the residual oil anywhere you'd like. I like the back of my neck. Inhaling deeply first gets the oil into the emotional center of your brain.
2: Make a roller ball. Diluting the oil In a roller is never a bad idea and a carrier oil will sit on top of the skin longer so your 'perfume' lasts longer. Roller bottles can easily be purchased from Amazon. I think 10 ml is the perfect size. Simply add 10-20 drops of the essential oil you choose and fill the remainder up with a carrier oil. I like fractionated coconut oil, it doesn't have that greasy feel and it has no odor of its own. Then roll wherever you'd like. Back of neck, wrists, and chest are my fave spots.
3: Diffuser jewelry! Let's get shopping! From bracelets to necklaces, diffuser jewelry is a great option. They usually contain a wood, ceramic, or lava bead element, that you apply a few drops of essential oils to and ta-da...easy diffusing all day long.
Now you may be asking why we want to use essential oils with our horses?
If your'e like me, I'm always striving to have that perfect partnership with my horse and my emotions can sometimes get the better of me. Sometimes its hard to shake the day off when I get to the barn. Inhaling one of my fave essential oils can really do the trick. Horses are like people too, good moods and bad, and we can positively affect their emotions just like ours by inhaling an aroma.
So go ahead and give it a try! It's easier than you think!
Wondering which oil to use? Download my free PDF Guide HERE where I list my favorite oils I use for certain emotional responses such as calming or focus, and in the meantime-Try your favorite!