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click on wholesale account and add a kit!  The Home Essential kit is my recommended kit.
If you have questions about treating your basset with essential oils please feel free to call me!

Gretchen Hoey
360 739-6530  or email
I use Doterra essential oils on my dogs and puppies.
 I believe so strongly in a holistic practice in combination with veterinary help for a total health care coverage for my animals and human family!
To purchase at wholesale go to:

 I can tell you how to order the purest form of essential oils on the market that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.  There are many different essential oils out there , and they are NOT certified... do not go with a cheaper version as it can be filled with synthetics and very harmful to yourself and your pets! Contact me for more specific info on how to get wholesale pricing, or just go to link above and click on "Join and Save" and then click on wellness advocate for best pricing, continue with prompts then load a Home Essentials Kit into your cart!

The #1 question I get asked about is how do I keep the fleas and ticks off my bassets without using the horrible chemicals that can hurt my dog? 

Here is the answer!
  Lemongrass, Cedarwood, Peppermint and Terrashield essential oil 

          I put 10 drops of each oil in a 16oz spray bottle with 1/2 teas
          of Fractionated coconut oil
          and fill with distilled water.
          I spray my bassets down and rub it in.. avoiding the head. 
          I will do this every few days in the spring and summer here in WA. 
         Winters are not a problem for us here.

Cedarwood is another calming oil, but more than that … It’s a flea prevention oil!  To use this oil for flea prevention, you can put 2-3 drops in your hands, rub them together, and pet your dog down, or you can put 20 drops in 16oz of distilled water and spritz your dog, their bedding, etc. Please make sure to take your dog, their bedding, etc., outside before using Cedarwood … the fleas will try to flee and no one wants that to happen in their house! Should you get uninvited guests in your house, simply mix 10 drops of Cedarwood with a box of baking soda, shake it up and  sprinkle it on your carpet. let it sit for 20 minutes then vacuum it up. This mixture of baking soda and Cedarwood will also ensure that none of the fleas survived as they sit in your vacuum cleaner.

                                  #2 Question is what can I do to help with occasional aches and pains                                                                                                          limping or sore legs? 

                                                          answer.... Deep Blue or again  Lemongrass!!

                                       #3 Question: What do you bathe your bassets with?
                                              I love to use 1 TBL Bonner's castile soap-
                                         (You can buy this at the grocery store 
                                           in the health food section natural items section)
                                           and 12 oz or so of water in a large mason jar then add
                                           2 drops lemongrass
                                           2 drops lavender
                                           2 drops peppermint
                                           2 drops rosemary

#4 Question: How do I keep my bassets teeth clean?

Bassets are notorious for bad breath and gross teeth!  This is the answer!

On Guard essential oil

This is so amazing and you will be so shocked over what this stuff does
here is my protocol:
If your dog’s teeth are in bad shape – lots of tartar build up, etc., put ONE drop of On Guard on a toothbrush or gauze pad and rub their gums and teeth 1-2 times a day. Even one time a week can help to maintain good oral health. 
I will also put a drop of On Guard with some backing soda and coconut oil, make a paste and scrub those teeth!

#5 Question: What do I do for seasonal threats (allergies) ?  minor skin irritations? Upset tummy,  
and ear cleaning and ear issues?

Must Haves: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Digestzen, Frankincense and Melaleuca or Basil 

My recipe:

The following  Essential Oil Protocol has been used very successfully to help support the kidney and bladder issues, often with quick results:

2 drops Digestzen
2 drops Lemon (dont have to use this)
2 drops Frankincense
(can also add 1 drop Basil)
1 Tablespoon FCO (fractionated coconut oil)

Mix up in a little dish, dip finger in mix and apply over bladder 5-6X/day AND swipe a drop in mouth 5-6X/day

Frequent/consistent use of oils is very important

Ear Cleaning
I use 1/3 witch hazel, 1/3 apple cider vinegar 1/3 water and a bit of 100% pure organic aloe vera gel
Mix is squeeze bottle and clean ears with this. 
For maintenance to keep ear issues away, once a week use one drop Frankinsence, lavender and Basil with 1/2 teas fractionated coconut oil rub in ear flaps and on the outside of ears.

To support Ear Heath issues!

 Frankincense, Lavender, Basil or Melaluca (for large breed dogs)
Ear health issue - Peppermint and Frankincense, 1-2 drops applied around base - front and back of ear, and rub cotton ball around inner ear with 1 drop of Frank, lavender, basil or melaluca and 1/2 teas fractionated coconut oil..wipe inner ear flap - do not go down canal area you cannot see. Again you do not drop oil down the canal of the ear. Do this 3X a day for 5 to 7 days.

Note: If you have a large breed dog (over 50 lbs) you can instead use Melaleuca*.  See Tea tree oil FYI at bottom of page.
Ear Mites: 
Mix equal amounts Lavender, Purify and Rosemary - moisten (squeeze out) cotton ball and clean out inner ear - careful not to go down canal where you cannot see. Do this daily until you no longer see ear mite detritus. 
Use Lavender to soothe inner ear.  

​Upset Tummy or car sick?

Digestzen and Lavender
I will put 2  drops  Digestive blend in my palm with a tsp of coconut oil (FCO) rub together then rub on my bassets tummy. Do this every 2 to three hours just three times a day  .. works like a charm
I follow with a lavender- one drop  and coconut oil rub down, down the back for calming... Oh my herd loves this!
Always Dilute your oils before applying to your animals!
 I will also put these oils on the bottom pads of my bassets back paws, dilute with fractionated coconut oil... and less oil more often is the rule of thumb. Example, 1 drop oil to 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon coconut applied every two hours if some issue is severe up to three times a day, to back pads of feet, between toes.
FCO = fractionated coconut oil (this is liquid coconut oil) You can buy FCO through Doterra also for $12.
 *A Word about Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca):

I often get comments about tea tree oil being toxic to dogs. 

Tea tree oil has phenolic compounds that can be hard for a dog’s body to process, but only in high doses. The oral toxic dose of phenol in dogs is about 0.22 grams per pound of body weight. 0.22 grams is about 4 drops of tea tree oil. This would mean that a 1 pound dog would have toxicity symptoms if you applied 4 drops of tea tree oil.

However, most dogs are around 10-20 lbs. To hit toxic levels of phenols, you would have to apply 40 drops of tea tree oil to a 10 lb. dog at one time. This would be the same as if a 150 pound human applied 600 drops of tea tree oil to their body at one time. OF COURSE, this would be ridiculous and toxic. ANYBODY given a high amount of phenolic compounds would develop toxicity issues.

When applying essential oils, you need a good dose of common sense. As long as you understand that applying 1-3 drops at a time, and diluting for children & pets is the best practice, you’ll be good!

NOTE: The phenolic toxcity level in cats is unknown, but we do know that cats are more sensitive than dogs. It’s advised to avoid Melaleuca in cats, unless there is a severe injury or illness
I only use crate training.
Potty Training Tip - using one drop Essential Oil of your choice put a drop into your pups crate or diffuse near crate. This will help calm them, it will also make them associate the smell with where they eat and sleep. You can then diffuse in other rooms of the house and the pup will associate the smell with the "den", and they will not want to soil that area. KEY is start using the oil in the crate. Happy house breaking!
Serenity, Balance , Lavender and Wild Orange are great choices for this.
The first three are also used for anti anxiety and calming! Wild Orange is uplifting.
Place 1 drop of Deep Blue and one drop of lemongrass in a small dish with about 1/2 teas fractionated coconut oil  then pour onto painful area of dog and massage in.  Do this to 2 to 3 times a day to help reduce pain.
This is the Home Essentials kit and comes with the top 10 oils you will use on your dogs AND YOURSELVES!   Plus it comes with a diffuser.  When you purchase a kit through Doterra you save the 35$ wholesale fee... it is totally waved when purchasing an oil kit. This gives you a wholesale account , which is the most cost effective way to purchase Doterra essential oils.
I will also be your guide through this process of learning! call or text me any time for help!
Here are two great books that will guide you also:
The Essential Life Book 8th Edition
Spoil Your Pet... both available through

*The recipes and protocols I list here are only applicable when using Doterra brand essential oils! It is the only brand I trust.  All other brands could have synthetic fillers which could harm your pet.  The doterra oils that are sold on amazon could be counterfit or opened and filled with filler.. only trust a certified Doterra site.

For itchy skin~ allergies ..

 Use TRIEASE SOFT GELS.. its just Lemon Lavender and Peppermint is a veggie based soft gel.. 

for under 50 lbs give one in am and one in pm
over 50lbs give 2 in am and 2 in pm.