The Best Of Both Worlds – Organic CBD Oil AND Young Living Essential Oils

Lisa CarterCBD, essential oils

I’m so excited about this latest announcement of the new Nature’s Ultra CBD oil infused with YL essential oils AND its Seed To Seal Certification! There is so much differing quality out there! Did you know that 85% of the CBD oil sold on the market today contaminated with pesticides and other solvents (YUCK!) and 70% of all CBD is mis-labeled!!  That means that what is on the bottle label ISN’T really what’s in the bottle.  That can mean that the CBD percentage is too low (and even NON-EXISTENT – yes that’s ZERO percent CBD), the THC % is maybe higher than what it states on the label, or it contains other things in it that are not on the label!  Because of this I have really stayed away from it and relied solely on my essential oils and oil-infused supplements. They have served me so well in cleaning up my, and my animals’ lifestyles and helping us live MUCH healthier lives <3
But as long as a product is completely pure and free of the garbage that has plagued most supplements, cleaning and personal care products available on the market, I’m all for it. Especially when there is tons of science behind its use, like with CBD oil. I am not an expert on CBD, all I know is that it has many benefits for supporting comfort levels, mood, appetite and many other areas. I’ll let you all do your own research on what it does for the body specifically and how this may apply to your situation.
The addition of the Young Living essential oils to the CBD oil is huge because essential oils not only provide scrubbing action for our cells, they also help with the “uptake” of the products that are infused with them. We’ve seen this with Young Living supplements that are infused with EO. They help to magnify/enhance the other ingredients and bring them to the cells where they are needed instead of excreting a large portion out of the body because they can’t be absorbed like many others.
I’ve already ordered the CBD Muscle Rub, CBD Pet Oil and the CBD Calm Roll-On! Can’t wait to get them and let you know how they work. You can bet that my 11-year-old lab and 17-year-old gelding with the front leg issues will be getting the Pet Oil!! I’m excited to see their continued improvement on top of what we’ve already seen after adding the Sulfurzyme supplement to their daily routines.
If you don’t have a YL account, but perhaps you’ve been using CBD oil (or want to), please contact me and I’ll help you get set up with the best options for your individual situation. You get the best of both worlds… CBD infused with the best Essential Oils on the planet AND access to all the wonderful life-changing (lifestyle detoxification 🙂 ) products Young Living has to offer.
I recommend starting out with the Premium Starter Kit with the 12 Essential Oils and Diffuser for $165 as the best value (a $45 Basic kit is also available with just a few samples but allows you to create the Wholesale account to get the best price from Young Living on all your future essential oils and oil-infused products).  Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to then link your Young Living account to the CBD oil site and hop on over to grab some of the CBD oils.  You’ll be getting the best of both worlds <3  Just go to the “Quick Order” tab on the left, then click on “Nature’s Ultra CBD” to link your account and place your CBD oil order.
Already have an account?  Then what are you waiting for?  Get over to your Virtual Office, click on “Quick Order”, then on the Nature’s Ultra CBD link to link your Young Living account and create your Nature’s Ultra account to order today!
NOTE:  Please make sure to check into your individual state’s laws on CBD oil.  Each state is slightly different.  There may be states that this product cannot be shipped to!
Here is a general excerpt from the Nature’s Ultra website about how CBD works in the body (
How Does CBD Work?
The Endocannabinoid System
CBD primarily interacts with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) regulates processes in the body such as appetite, pain, mood, memory, peripheral nervous system, and more. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis.
Homeostasis in a general sense refers to stability or balance in a system. It is the body’s attempt to maintain a constant internal environment. Maintaining a stable internal environment requires constant monitoring and adjustments as conditions change. Here’s an example, when we become stressed our mind releases Cortisol. Cortisol can be helpful when we need to react quickly to a dangerous situation–fight or flight.”

New Year, New You, New Horse – Oils To Help You Meet Your Goals

Lisa Carteressential oils

Let’s face it, when it comes to New Years Resolutions, we all have really great intentions starting out with lots of energy and will to achieve them.  However, for many of us (me included), it’s hard to maintain that enthusiasm and consistency needed to achieve them.  And for others the vision for what we want to achieve may not be quite clear enough to crystallize into actionable steps.  Thankfully, Gary Young had that vision for us and created some truly amazing blends to help keep us (and our horses) on track and reach our goals.

Essential Oils & Horses

People often ask me “How do I use ‘this’ or ‘that’ oil for my horse?”  “What oils do I use to help my unmotivated pokey horse put a little energy into things?”  Well the answer for that is the same as you would when it comes to aromatherapy.  The very same oils that YOU would use on yourself for a particular thing, work the same for your horse or other animals.  The only difference is sometimes it’s not practical to run your diffuser in the barn, or the application location may need to shift a bit for anatomical reasons.  Horses and other animals are also much more sensitive and “in-tune” then we humans are.  So a little goes a REALLY long way!

When it comes to essential oil safety, you want to make sure you ALWAYS check with your veterinarian to make sure your horse does not have any pre-existing condition, or is taking any medications, that would be contraindicated for a particular oil.  There are so many variables there that there is no way that I would be able to give you a comprehensive list.  You will just need to do your due diligence and know your horse’s medical background for you to do your research on that.  A good Essential Oil Desk Reference will go a long way in help you identify these things and work with your vet.  And of course, anything that I mention as far as usage/benefits applies strictly to Young Living essential oils.  I know without a doubt that they are safe and unadulterated and safe to use on animals.  I have been using them for many years, as have tens of thousands of other members.  The reason we hear so many horror stories with animals and essential oils is because of the wide availability and misuse of cheap, adulterated, perfume grade oils that people think are pure and safe.  They are not, most are garbage, particularly if you get them at the grocery store!

I do an entire Essential Oil 101 class for horses and other animals that you can attend.  Check my Events for my upcoming class schedule to attend one of these free online classes if you are interested in learning more.

Essential Oils For The New Year


Step 1:  Envision – Envision™ contains scents that stimulate feelings of creativity and resourcefulness, encouraging renewed faith in the future and the strength necessary to achieve your dreams. It includes Safe, Geranium, Orange, Rose, Lavender and Spruce.  Enjoying Envision’s aroma can help you visualize your goals and provide greater focus.  For horses and other animals it can be used for animals who may need to overcome fears and/or become more independent from their human/herd/pack.

  • Diffuse while creating goals and visualizing your dreams
  • Add a drop into the palms of your hands and inhale when you reaffirm your goals every day
  • Add a drop into your palms, rub them together and then offer your hands for your horse to smell before or after working with your horse
  • For horses confined to a stall, you can apply the oil to wood, a tennis ball hanging on a rope, or other object as long as it’s not plastic or Styrofoam

Motivation – Diffusing Motivation can help solidify your commitment to your New Year’s goals. The powerful scent of Motivation™ may promote feelings of action and accomplishment when diffused. This blend contains the oils of Roman Chamomile, Spruce, Ylang Ylang and Lavender.  This blend is perfect for horses that need a little motivation during your training sessions or activities and/or that need to overcome feelings of fear.

  • Diffuse every morning while you solidify your commitment to your goals
  • Add to V-6 carrier oil and apply to the back of your neck for a positive and motivating aroma
  • Add a drop into your palms, rub them together and then offer your hands for your horse to smell before working with your horse or starting your activity
  • Add a drop into your palms, rub them together and then pet your horse over the brain stem area (poll).

Abundance – This is absolutely one of my favorite oils of all time.  I use it daily.  Abundance™ combines oils such as Orange and Ginger, which were used by ancient cultures to attract prosperity and magnify joy and peace. Other oils included are Myrrh, Cinnamon Bark, Frankincense, Patchouli, Clove and Spruce.  Adding Abundance to V-6™ oil and applying to your wrists can promote a positive environment and openness to receiving prosperity.  For animals that scarf their food down or are obsessive about food or toys, perhaps have the feeling that they never have enough, this is the blend you want to offer.

  • Diffuse throughout your home or office to invite a sunny, positive aroma
  • Add to V-6 carrier oil and apply to your wrists while thinking of your goals.
  • Add a drop into your palms, rub them together and then offer your hands for your horse to smell about 10-15 minutes before feeding time
  • Massage a drop into the hollow at the base of your horse’s pasterns, between the heel bulbs of the front feet.

ResOILution Collection (Item #26505)

New year, new you! If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to become your best self this year, trying the new Young living ResOILution Kit should be next on your 2019 to-do list. This collection of essential oil blends contains scents that can help set the stage for your most successful year yet!  Now through January 31, 2019, you can get all three of these oils in this Limited Edition discounted collection!

While you’re pushing through boundaries to be your best self, you can also help those in need. Five percent of all proceeds from the sale of this ResOILution Kit will benefit The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation.

Not a member yet?  No worries, you can create either a Retail or a Preferred Member (save 24% off Retail) account using this link and then add the ResOILution Kit (Item #26505) to your order – Create Account


This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or condition, nor is it meant to replace regular veterinary care.  Always remember to consult your veterinarian before beginning any treatment plan on your horse!

The Essential Horse Care Kit – The Answer To Toxin-Laden Horse Products

Lisa Carteressential oils, horse health

You no longer have to be a Slave to Reactive horse care practices!

Yes, I want to kick the chemicals out of my barn!

Hey Fellow Horse Lovers!

If you’re like me…you would do ANYTHING to make sure that your horses are happy, healthy and safe.

We have been programmed to think that in order to do this we must pour toxic chemicals into and onto our horses.  That we need a specialty product for each and every little thing that our horses might throw at us…which can be quite a lot…AND very overwhelming to the pocket book!  And I don’t know about you, but it’s been my experience that the more of these products I used on my horses, the unhealthier they seemed to get, and then the more products I had to use!!  Now we are learning that many of the products we’ve been told to use over the years may actually do more harm than good.

As our horses’ First Line Of Defense, it’s up to US to determine when and what our horses need to maintain them above the wellness line. That’s why I’ve put together this Essential Horse Care Kit that contains everything needed to put YOU back in the driver’s seat where you belong!  You can start eliminating all those nasty chemical-based products from your barn RIGHT AWAY, plus do the same for your home.

Since making the switch to essential oils in my barn, my horses have been so much healthier, our trips to the vet are few and VERY far between, and my pocket book is much happier (not to mention the added value they’ve brought to my equine massage business)!

If you want to help improve your horse’s quality of life and save money for the REALLY important things like that new saddle (or maybe that horseback riding vacation you’ve always talked about), then contact the person who sent you to this page and ask them to help you get started.  If you found us by chance, or I sent you, then click here NOW.  Select the Premium Starter Kit with the 12 essential oils.  And then make sure to add the items listed below to your order before you check out.  Or BETTER YET, for the ultimate value package, add these items to Essential Rewards and have them shipped together with your kit.  When you do, you will not only be earning 10% back on your Essential Rewards purchase, but you will also receive hundreds of dollars in additional FREE products from Young Living.  Yes, that’s right I said HUNDREDS of $$$ in FREE products!

Add these products to Essential Rewards before you checkout:

  • Thieves Household Cleaner #3743
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil #3587
  • Copaiba Essential Oil #3431
  • Blue Tansy Essential Oil #3084 (add about 30 drops of this into your Insect Repellent bottle – your horse will love you for it!)
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex #3031
  • Insect Repellent #20701

Plus, for those of you who make the commitment to wellness with Essential Rewards at signup, I’m going to be personally giving you $25 back when you purchase your Premium Starter Kit under my Sponsorship (with a 3-month commitment on Essential Rewards).  This will be in the form of (your choice) a $25 product credit on your Young Living account or a $25 Amazon eGift Card.  You will receive instructions on redeeming your credit with your Welcome packet after enrollment.

So go grab your kit and extra goodies NOW before their gone!  This offer is only available while supplies last since this time of year, they disappear fast 🙂

Yes, I want a happier, healthier horse!

Everything you need to get you and your horse started on the path to better health and wellness.  Learn easy to implement solutions for maintaining your horse above the wellness line – including the top 3 concerns most horse caretakers have – promoting healthy Digestive, Immune & Musculoskeletal systems.   

The Essential Horse Care Kit Includes…

The Young Living Premium Starter Kit with 11 versatile essential oils that give you and your horse total system support :

  • EHC_All_1Dewdrop or Desert Mist Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection;
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Valor® 5-ml
    • Peace & Calming® 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Citrus Fresh® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Raven™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, 1-oz.
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz sample
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Display Tray
  • Young Living Lifestyle Booklet
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge News
  • Member Resources

One or more of the following essential oils may be substituted in the event of sourcing constraints or supply considerations: AromaEase™, Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™, Lemongrass Vitality™, Orange Vitality™ and Tea Tree.

Plus, when you add the products listed below to your first Essential Rewards order before you checkout and have it shipped with your Premium Starter Kit…

  • Thieves Household Cleaner #4475
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil #3587
  • Valor Essential Oil #3430
  • Peace & Calming Essential Oil #3398
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex #3031
  • Insect Repellent #20701

Young Living will send you the products listed under the 300 PV qualifying level below (over $200 value) absolutely FREE!



Click Here To Order Your Kit NOW!

Awaken – Help Save The Life Of A Horse

Lisa Carteressential oils


Help A Horse In Need & Win Essential Oils Prizes

November 2017

Did you know?

  • The SPCA of Texas Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit rescues over 1500 animals in distress each year in a variety of Texas counties
  • Those animals need to be placed placed with suitable rescue facilities/private individuals for their recovery and care
  • Care of neglected horses is expensive – expenses can easily exceed $300 per seizure

Join us in raising money to help give a new lease on life to horses, mules and donkeys in need. This Holiday season we’re pooling a wealth of knowledge from the best and most experienced essential oil experts on this team to bring you an epic event.

It’s a gathering. It’s serious. We will have fun. And it’s intensely educational.

The best part is, it’s going to change the world.

Starting November 1st, seasoned oilers and newbies alike are invited to take part in “Awaken, a Vibrant Thymes Festival.” This is a highly educational event designed to equip you with skills on using essential oils confidently. And for that “best part” guess what—–all proceeds after costs will go to The Pegasus Project Horse Rescue.

Here’s how it works:

  • You purchase your event ticket (or multiple tickets).
  • This will give you access to the Awaken event trainings on 40+ different essential oils for the month of November. You’ll learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively. Training is run via a secret and private Facebook group.
  • Throughout the month, we will be giving away prizes and gifts. Everyone will win something. EVERYONE.
  • BONUS: During the month of October, anyone who opens a Young Living wholesale account by purchasing a premium starter kit using THIS LINK will automatically get one event ticket!




Received my oils today! Just wanted to spread some Gratitude and say Thank you! Thanks for doing this and the whole summer fun event! Can’t wait for the next one? I learned so much as did many of us!




30 Days of Aromatherapy Education

  • Specific training on each of the oils highlighted.
  • Learn the safety and standards for using essential oils responsibly.
  • Printable PDF’s & Charts
  • Holiday recipes — baking, cooking, & diffusing!
  • Christmas gift ideas & tutorials.
  • And more!

Win Oily Gifts

  • Everyone gets oily gifts – essential oils, cases, supplements and more!

Your Money Goes to The Pegasus Project

  • After all product costs and shipping is covered, $5 (minimum) from each ticket will be donated to The Pegasus Project.  But let’s sweeten this deal up a bit…
  • PROJECT 100 – Our goal at Heavenly Gaits Equine is to sell a minimum of 100 event tickets!  Heavenly Gaits Equine is committing to donate an additional $1000.00 (in addition to the minimum $5 donation per ticket) for the first 100 tickets sold!  That’s $1500.00 for The Pegasus Project to help care for these wonderful creatures we love, as well as continue to save them from abusive and neglectful situations.

Sound confusing? Let’s clarify it.

Your educational event ticket means you will get essential oil prizes. Here’s the fun part – it’s a mystery which essential oils and gifts you’ll actually get.

After all costs are covered, $5 of from each ticket will be donated to The Pegasus Project. We’re not making a dime on this, the proceeds are all going straight to helping horses in need. You WILL get the receipt showing this donation has taken place. It will be a total of $250 or more (hopefully MORE!).



What is The Pegasus Project?


The Pegasus Project, Inc. is an organization comprised of people, united by their love of horses and their desire to alleviate suffering. They operate with the utmost efficiency on a modest budget. The Pegasus Project relies ENTIRELY on private donations.

Care of neglected horses is expensive. Before they can be transported to The Pegasus Project facility, rescued animals require veterinary care, blood tests, de-worming, and immunizations. These expenses can easily exceed $300 per seizure.

JasperThese animals need more than sanctuary. They need people dedicated to improving their quality of life and capable of providing the level of care necessary to revitalize their bodies and spirits. All Pegasus horses are evaluated by professional trainers who create a program tailored to meet each horse’s needs. The Pegasus Project is unique as a horse rescue organization because of the level of specialized attention given to each horse. Every horse is treated individually and is handled daily by accomplished horsemen using natural and traditional horsemanship techniques to create a respectful, well-trained partner for its future family.

Nearly all of the horses Pegasus has rescued to date have been able to return to normal lives. Their equine residents are handled daily, taught ground manners, trained to trailer-load, stand tied and to stand for the farrier. Those horses broke to ride receive professional training to build a strong foundation. They strive to make each and every horse easy to handle and ready for adoption, ultimately becoming loving members of their new families, living long and fulfilling lives.

My package arrived safely with all my new oils. Thank you so much for all the information that you shared. I look forward to the next party/raffle. So thankful for everything! I am in the process of converting my home to remove the chemicals. I even signed up for the essential rewards. Talk with you soon! Even my girls loved learning about the different oils.


Win Essential Oil Prizes & Save The Life Of A Horse





All You Need Is Dirt, Plants…And Horses

Lisa Carteressential oils

Horses are an important part of my life.  Not only because I’m an equine massage therapist, but because I’m that classic horse crazy girl who grew up with a dream of having my own horse one day.  I devoured the Black Stallion series of books, reading them over and over again.  I loved watching Roy Rogers and Trigger, National Velvet and My Friend Flicka.  I would daydream of having that special bond of love and trust with one of God’s magnificent creatures.  To the horse lover, horses are more than just tools to achieve a competitive goal or perform a job.  They are integral to who we are and make us better people for having them in our lives.

That’s why I’m so proud to be affiliated with a company such as Young Living Essential Oils.  As a fellow horse lover, the founder of this company, D. Gary Young, holds that same love of horses in his heart as I do.  Horses are weaved throughout the fabric of this company.  They’ve been there from the very beginning helping the company become what it is today, a world leader in providing the finest essential oils available.  As D. Gary Young puts it in this Equestrian Nation episode, “There are 3 things that a human needs for balance in life.  One is horses, two is plants, and three is dirt.”

Work With Lisa – Start Your Very Own Business

Lisa Carteressential oils

Do you dream of having your own business from home?  Do you enjoy helping people and/or animals and have a penchant for natural wellness? 

Lisa-Carter_bio-picWith today’s internet economy, the dream of starting your own online business is more attainable than ever before if you have a passion (no matter what it is!) and are willing to put in some consistent work to attain it.  Let’s face it, working from home isn’t for everyone!  It requires hard work and dedication just like with any business!  The difference is it’s something YOU create around something you truly love to do.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you need to be doing something you don’t love!  I fell into that trap for a long time and finally let God lead me to where my true passion was…HORSES…specifically natural and alternative therapies for horses!  It makes no sense to build a business around something that you’re not totally passionate about. It’s simply a recipe for failure, not to mention not very motivating.  If you aren’t inspired by what you do, why should anyone else be?

You can have the opportunity to work with me while building your own unique business based on essential oils.

Every person who works with me creates their own unique business, all their own. Although we share common ground in the use of essential oils, each person will build a business which reflects them, and draws the kind of people they are passionate about serving.

Choosing to start your own business with Young Living essential oils, and Lisa’s team is the best way to get started online.  Please get with the person who showed you this video!  Otherwise, I’d love if you’d want to enroll here with me. If you end up enrolling with me or a member of my team, you get the support of a true family of like-minded individuals.

With your purchase of a Premium Starter Kit, you’ll get:

  • Step by Step Training
  • Access to Training Calls totally FREE
  • Access to Business Building Techniques and Support in Facebook Groups
  • A Real Opportunity to Build a Business You’re Passionate About with Great Income (check out the income disclosure statement here)
  • Become part of a highly creative, fun and God-Centered team!

In fact, you’ll get all the tools you could possibly need to create your own online business. The only thing you need to provide is the passion and dedication.

I look forward to working with you!

Lisa Carter


A Simple Answer To Weathered Skin…Naturally

Lisa Carteressential oils, recipes

Frankincense, Myrrh and other spices are a valuable commodity in the Middle and Far East -

photo Take your pick of dried flowers and frankincense / by Ash Chuan / CC BY-NC-SA

As you know, I spend a LOT of time in the sun, wind and weather as an integral part of my work and my recreation time with my horses.  As a fellow horse lover, you probably do too.  For thousands of years women have searched for the solution to the age old problems of skin weathering and aging.  But it turns out that the answer was there for us to find all along in the historical record and has actually been since Biblical times.  Queen Ester used one of the ingredients we’ll talk about and several of them are mentioned multiple times in the Bible and were even included in the gifts given to Jesus from the 3 Wise Men.  The ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese and Egyptians used several of these ingredients because of their benefits for the skin as well.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m talking about Frankincense, Lavender and Myrrh!  I started using a single drop of Myrrh essential oil added to a small dollop of my night cream before bed every night.  In less than a week I noticed a significant difference in the look and feel of my skin!  My skin had been feeling so dry even with using just the straight night cream, which I’ve used for years.  The skin of my neck was feeling paper thin and very saggy/wrinkly.  I was starting to develop a “turkey neck”!!!  And the small lines that were developing around my eyes and mouth didn’t look like they were planning on going away any time soon!  But once I started to add the Myrrh, oh my!  What a difference.  Then a friend of mine told me she was using using a single drop of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils before bed.  In some recent pictures she posted, I could actually see a difference in her skin.  So I decided to combine all three!  Just a small amount of oil can make such a huge difference for your skin.

It never ceases to amaze me that we are always trying to re-invent the wheel!  But time and time again, when we look back to history, our ancestors already had the solution figured out.  God had already provided us with what we needed in our natural environment.

Frankincense has been used for thousands of  years in religious ceremonies in the Middle East.  The ancient Chinese used it to support overall good health, and it is still in use today all across the globe for its many well-known benefits.  One of the primary uses of frankincense today is for its positive effect on the skin.  It can be found in many skin and cosmetic products.

In addition to its many references in the Bible, Myrrh was used in Ancient Egypt to help make their outdoor lives more bareable and annoyance free. .  Not to mention that it was also an integral part of the embalming process – yes I want to preserve my skin for as long as possible!!  Because Myrrh is so high in sesquiterpenes (75%), which have been found to stimulate the emotional centers of the brain, it is an excellent oil to use to help uplift the spirits and is a good choice to diffuse in the home.  Myrrh essential oil is also a powerful antioxidant.

Lavender has a long and rich history of uses throughout the world.  Ancient civilizations like the Greeks, Romans, and Ancient Egyptians have used lavender for its varied uses as a relaxing aromatic essential oil in both perfumes and bathing and as an aide for the skin.  The Latin derivative of Lavender means “to wash”.  The Romans used lavender in their baths to wash and for its cleansing properties.

If you are looking for a unique gift idea, you can make your own skin balm or lotion quite easily.  Put it in a pretty decorative container or dispenser and give it to someone you love:


Hope you like it!

You can find excellent quality pure therapeutic grade essential oils here.

Lisa Carter, Certified Equine Massage Therapist, with her Arabian mare Siofhice. Carter is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist (CEMT), with multiple certifications from several different equine bodywork schools.  She incorporates her knowledge and experience with Parelli Natural Horsemanship, equine bodywork, using essential oils for animals and as a veterinary technician to provide her clients with the resources they need to make informed decisions for their horses.  She encourages and facilitates network building between equine health care professionals, working together to find the best combination of therapies to meet the needs of the “whole horse”.

Are you ready to get better results with your horse?  Put your equine health care team to work so you and your horse can be doing what you were meant to.  Click here to get started!

How Essential Oils Affect Your Horse’s Moods And Emotions

Lisa Carteressential oils, horse health


Aromatherapy…is it just “hot air”?  I can positively say “NO”, because I have experienced them first hand and seen the positive effects on many horses!  So what is it about essential oils that allows them to affect our horse’s mood and emotions in a positive way?  Let’s talk just a little bit about the science behind the emotional use of essential oils.

The molecules that make up an essential oil are extremely small…so small in fact they can actually bridge the blood-brain barrier.  That’s the protective barrier that protects the brain from foreign substances.  Most molecules are too large to get through, including traditional medications.  In the case of essential oils however, when the tiny lipid-soluable molecules are inhaled through the olfactory system, they can then interact with the emotional centers of the brain (the amygdale and hippocampus) – the limbic system.  The limbic system controls emotions and retrieves learned memories through the release of certain chemicals which control the release of neurotransmitters, antibodies and endorphins.  This in turn can induce feelings of relaxation, calm or joy and excitement.

Essential oils, like all organic things, vibrate at a frequency – a life force so to speak.  This frequency can be measured.  For example, one of my all-time favorite essential oils, Lavender, has a frequency of 118 MHz.  The lowest frequency of an essential oil is around 52 MHz.  Compare that to herbs which run anywhere from 12-22 MHz (dried) to 20-27 MHz (fresh).  Through the principle of “entrainment”, it is believed that an essential oil’s higher frequency will raise the vibrational frequency of the individual it is in contact with.  Even the great scientist Albert Einstein said “Everything is energy.”

Rose essential oil frequency is the highest of any known substance -

When we look at using essential oils in relation to influencing positive behaviors and emotions in our horses, we are NOT using oils to “fix” behavior problems.  Our goal is to make oil choices to help take the edge off some of the more extreme traits associated with our horse’s innate personality type and promote the positive attributes of our horses.  The extreme traits that we often consider “problems” can usually be shaped in a very positive way when our horses are in a Calm, Connected and Responsive state, as is taught in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program.  We can use essential oils as a tool to help facilitate that state in conjunction with reading the motivations behind our horse’s behavior (i.e. fear, stress, playfulness, dominance, etc.).

By looking at the properties of individual essential oils, we can select oils that meet the goals during any given session with our horse.  If we need focus and clarity for an extremely energetic horse, we might offer Peppermint, Lemon or Vetiver.  If we want to encourage confidence in a new situation or to overcome fear, we might offer a blend like Valor.  If we want to coax a horse out of it’s shell and connect with it’s playful side, we might offer Inner Child.  For the domineering and/or argumentative horse, perhaps Humility is in order…there is no end to the combinations you might experiment with.

The information in this article is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any condition or illness.  Nor is it meant replace proper veterinary care. It is meant for educational purposes only.  Always consult your chosen veterinary professional before starting your horse or other animal on any therapy. 

Lisa Carter, Certified Equine Massage Therapist, with her Arabian mare Siofhice. Carter is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist (CEMT), with multiple certifications from several different equine bodywork schools.  She incorporates her knowledge and experience with Parelli Natural Horsemanship, equine bodywork, using essential oils for animals and as a veterinary technician to provide her clients with the resources they need to make informed decisions for their horses.  She encourages and facilitates network building between equine health care professionals, working together to find the best combination of therapies to meet the needs of the “whole horse”.

Are you ready to get better results with your horse?  Put your equine health care team to work so you and your horse can be doing what you were meant to.  Click here to get started!

Using The Zyto Compass Scanner On Horses

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Using the Zyto Compass on a horse -

I wanted to take a few moments to share with you the new tool I recently acquired to help support our natural wellness program at home for my family and for our horses and other animals.  The Zyto Compass uses a form of biofeedback called galvanic skin response (GSR) to test your bodies responses against pre-loaced product databases that are contained within the Compass software.  Using this device, I’m able to make better choices on what supplements and/or essential oils to add to our individual routines based on our body’s own preferences.

With this device, I can pre-load a specific natural wellness company’s product database (there are over 15 companies to choose from – choose as many as you like), and the scanner will test 76 biomarkers in the body against the products loaded in the database.  It then outputs a report letting you know which products bring the most “out-of-normal-range” markers back into a normal range.

I’ve been running scans on many people I know (both friends and family), as well as on many of my own animals.  So far I’ve been quite impressed with the selections offered by the Zyto based on my personal knowledge of the individuals I ran the scans on.  If you are going to use the Zyto Compass, it’s important to keep in mind that the device is not a medical device, nor is it diagnosing or prescribing.  It is simply letting you know what your body’s individual preferences may be based on these biofeedback responses.

Below is a video demonstration on how to use the Zyto Compass Scanner on horses and going through the results from the scan with my own horse’s session report results.  Then, in the second video I walk you through offering some of the suggested essential oils to the horse and what kinds of responses to look for in determining additions to your horse’s wellness program.

What To Look For When Selecting Essential Oils For Horses

Let’s face it, even if you were just looking at essential oils alone, the wealth of choices is daunting indeed.  Just think about how many plants are represented in essential oils, not to mention the blends!  The Zyto Compass is an easy to use, very affordable way to take the guesswork out of which essential oils and supplements to try next.  In addition to helping you on a personal level, it can also be added to your list of professional services to help enhance your business.  For bodyworkers and natural health professionals offering scans is an excellent way to support your existing and prospective clients in meeting their wellness goals.  Plus Zyto Compass offers a generous affiliate program (of which I’m a proud affiliate!) to help you quickly recoup the cost of your device as you share its benefits with others.

Get started with your own Zyto here!

The information in this article is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any condition or illness.  Nor is it meant replace proper veterinary care. It is meant for educational purposes only.  Always consult your chosen veterinary professional before starting your horse or other animal on any therapy. 

Lisa Carter, Certified Equine Massage Therapist, with her Arabian mare Siofhice. Carter is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist (CEMT), with multiple certifications from several different equine bodywork schools.  She incorporates her knowledge and experience with Parelli Natural Horsemanship, equine bodywork, using essential oils for animals and as a veterinary technician to provide her clients with the resources they need to make informed decisions for their horses.  She encourages and facilitates network building between equine health care professionals, working together to find the best combination of therapies to meet the needs of the “whole horse”.

Are you ready to get better results with your horse?  Put your equine health care team to work so you and your horse can be doing what you were meant to.  Click here to get started!