transforming our health care

We started using essential oils for our dogs (for calming, deodorizing, and other things) a few years ago. Having worked in the pet industry for almost ten years, I’d seen it all on the store shelves – sprays and supplements for calming, sprays for deodorizing, countless different shampoos and conditioners, spot-on treatments and collars for flea and tick prevention, you name it. They all had one thing in common, though: they were FILLED with chemicals and other artificial ingredients. I didn’t like the idea of putting those things on (or into the stomachs of) our dogs, so I started looking for natural alternatives.

Fast forward a few years, and our family has now transformed our health care! Don’t get me wrong; we go to the doctor for our regular check-ups and vaccinations for our son. Our dogs see the vet annually for their vaccinations and dental care. But, gone are the days of reaching for pain killers for a headache, cold medicine for a stuffy nose, and even my daily allergy medicine!

Our “medicine cabinet” now includes homemade, all-natural remedies for aches and pains, cough and congestion, cut and scrape care, and more. I also have a roller bottle to help boost the immune system. The dogs wear homemade, all-natural flea/tick collars that work great. I have a roller bottle to ease my dog’s arthritis pain and stiffness.

It’s empowering knowing what to do when you feel the sniffles come on or some tension in your head. It’s awesome knowing I don’t have to take pills to manage my allergies. Did I also mention these homemade remedies are generally far cheaper than their store-bought, chemical-filled counterparts? And the best part of course – they’re natural. No weird side effects; no unknown, lasting concerns; safe for our whole family.

Interested in learning more? Contact me today for more information, and check out my other blog posts for recipes.

Published by Jodi Hoyt

Jodi Hoyt is a content specialist and blogger working out of a home office in Sioux Falls, SD. Through Jot, she provides copywriting, proofreading, and editing services for any personal or business need. Specialties include digital content creation and copywriting for social media platforms, websites (with an emphasis in SEO tag words and key phrases), and print materials. Jodi has been a freelance consultant for nearly ten years, and she officially started Jot (previously Hoyt Consulting) in January 2011. She earned her Master of Business Administration in 2009 from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and her Bachelor of Music in music theory and composition in 2004 from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Additionally, Jodi is an adjunct business instructor at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, and she is a creator and blogger with Simple Family Remedies. Jodi and her husband, Nathan, married in 2004 and have a two-year-old son, Lincoln. They are expecting their second son in May 2018. They also have two cats. In her spare time, Jodi loves to golf, run, ride bicycle, and play sand volleyball. She is also a big Marvel fan and a self-proclaimed tech geek.

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