Essential Oils To Calm Livestock

essential oils for calming livestock

As odd as it may sound essential oils are used for more then just people. I often use essential oils on my dogs and Pierre (my cat). Today you can find diffusers for night lights to help calm pet anxiety and honestly that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other essential oils you can use for animals – this would even include your livestock for relaxation, muscle tension, focus, confidence, ect. Basically any reason you would use essential oils… the same goes for animals!


Today I collected a combination of essential oils that can be used to specifically calm your livestock. But as an added bonus, I’ve included a few other useful essential oil blends that can be used around your “robuster” four legged friends for various different purposes.

Best & Most Effective Essential Oil Blends You Can Make To Calm Livestock No Matter Their Size

To make any of the following essential oil blends, combined an equal amount of each of the essential oils from the essential oil blend you choose to make, combined in an empty dark brown or blue essential oils bottle.
*Application instruction are below.

“Sweet Peace”

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil – encourages a calm state of mind and restores confidence.
Patchouli Essential Oil – calms the mind and emotions
Tangerine Essential Oil – calming effect
Sweet Orange Essential Oil – brings about peaceful feelings
Blue Tansy Essential Oil – combats anger and negative energy

“All Is Calm”

Used for intense trauma or shock
Frankincense Essential Oil – uplifts mood and brings feeling of relaxation.
Valerian Essential Oil – calming and restorative effect on the central nervous system.
Lavender Essential Oil – strong stress relief properties.
Rosewood Essential Oil – establishes emotional stability.
Spruce Essential Oil – brings on feeling of joy and helps release negative energy.
Rose Otto Essential Oil – creates a sense of well being.
Kaffir Lime Essential Oil – calming effect
Davana Essential Oil – eases feelings of stress and nervousness.
Helichrysum Essential Oil – it’s sweet nectar smell helps to assist in releasing emotional blocks.

“Earthly Essence”

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Spruce Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil – brings feelings of security and stability.
Juniper Essential Oil – used for detoxing
White Fir Essential Oil – anchoring effect, relaxes the body whilst stimulating the mind.
Pine Essential Oil – soothes muscles and joints.
Angelica Root Essential Oil – provides a feeling of safety and security.


“Soothing Summer”

Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil– clears the mind and creates patience and peace.
Lavender Essential Oil – brings harmony and relaxation
Angelica Root Essential Oil
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Kaffir Lime Essential Oil


There are a few different ways you can apply essential oils to your livestock. Depending on the situation and the stress level of the animal you may only have certain options.


The best application for essential oils is to massage your preferred blend directly onto the animal. Mix 2-3 drops of your essential oils blend with a carrier oil of your choice, pour some of the diluted mix into your hands or a rag and then rub the animals muzzle. Rub into the poll, along the jawline and their ears.

**Important*** Never use essential oils undiluted, aka “neat” – on you or your animals. Dilution ratio needs to be 12 drops of the essential oil blend to 1 fl oz of carrier oil. Carrier oils can be; extra virgin oil oil, fractioned coconut oil, jojoba oil or other similar oils. I like to make my diluted mix up in a dark spray bottle, this way I can store it in the bottle when not using it.



If by chance the animal is too stressed to let you massage it. You can use this next option. Which is to diffuse the essential oil directly into the atmosphere around it. You can do this with a diffuser or hold out the bottle near the animals nose and let them waft in the scent as they want. If you don’t have a diffuser you can place some of the essential oils in a spray bottle with alittle water and spritz the air, walls or bedding.

Bonus Essential Oil Blends For Livestock

I put together a few other blends that you can use for your animals. Mixing and application is the same as the above blends.


Used for procrastination, overcoming obstacles and motivation to move forward.
Spruce Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil 
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil


“Workout Recovery”

Used when finished with intense workout and the muscles are tense or sore.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Marjoram Essential Oil 
Vetiver Essential Oil
Thyme Essential Oil – supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.
Wintergreen Essential Oil – contains 85-99% of methyl salicylate the same active ingredient as birch and is beneficial in massage for soothing head tension and muscles after exercising.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Juniper Essential Oil


“Thought & Focus”

Used to establish clarity, stimulate healthy brain function. Use when fatigued or having trouble focusing.
Frankincense Essential Oil 
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil 
Lemon Balm Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Blue Cypress Essential Oil


I hope you found this post about essential oil blends for calming livestock to be helpful to you, what blend did you decide to try? Let me know in the comments below.

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