SugarCat supports normal sugar balance and handling – and is very appropriate for support of diabetic cats. Copaiba and Frankincense magnify other essential oils while helping to reduce inflammation and alleviate stress. Geranium is an ideal oil for creating homeostasis in the body, stimulates healthy adrenocortical gland function and hormone balance – and has been reported to have great support for diabetes. Geranium has also been reported to aid in neural based pain, which can occur with diabetes. Myrtle helps to balance the Thyroid and can aid in urinary issues that can be common when glucose is passed into the urine, while it also has been reported to decrease blood glucose. Black Cumin is up and coming in the essential oil world – and should not be ignored. Thymoquinone contained within Black Cumin oil has an amazing amount of research – such as THIS. Lemongrass has often been recommended to support bladder infections that can be common with diabetes (due to glucose in the urine) and is also reported to increase glucose tolerance and decrease plasma insulin. Coriander Seed supports the Liver and has also been reported to aid with digestive issues and appetite. Myrrh is supportive of the Thyroid and as all of the endocrine system functions together – is important in balancing the body’s hormones as a whole. Ylang Ylang is often thought of as a balancing essential oil, good for blood pressure and is also used by diabetics to balance their system. Nutmeg is reported to aid in hypertension and also is hepatoprotective – both important in support sugar handling as a whole. German Chamomile has many attributes, supporting the liver and gall bladder as well as normal cholesterol levels. Spearmint has often been indicated to ease nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and all sorts of digestive issues, but also is likely to be Hepatoprotective as it has been shown to increase Glutathione S-transferase levels. Spearmint has been indicated as a digestive aid, which is important for proper sugar handling. Catnip is also added to SugarCat.
The easy and artful way to expose your feline friends to essential oils!
I developed this technique after observing my outdoor cats using pine needles as their “litter box.” I began to realize all of the wonderful ways that animals would naturally expose themselves to essential oils in the “wild,” and Litteroma was born. Litteroma is possibly one of the easiest methods in which to expose cats to the health benefits of essential oils. It not only replaces the toxic fragrances found in commercial kitty litter, but offers a way to provide preventive and continued health benefits from essential oils on a regular basis.
Start with unscented kitty litter – staying within the same brand that you currently use is often advisable. Add 1-3 drops of your chosen animalEO essential oil single or blend to 1 cup of baking soda – store this mixture within a glass jar, and allow it to “marinade” and blend overnight, shaking the mixture several times. Later, you may find you can add more essential oil drops to this recipe. Starting with a small portion (maybe 1 Tablespoon) – sprinkle the baking soda mixture onto your kitty litter. Mix well. Provide a separate litter box that does not contain essential oils, to make sure that your cat does not have an aversion to the essential oil that was selected. Once you are sure your cat is using the litter box with your oil selection and concentration, you can then omit the use of the “plain” litter box. Each time you scoop, you can sprinkle a bit more Litteroma into your box to freshen it up!
Litteroma for Future Health
Wouldn’t it be great if your Kitty Litter promoted health and could possibly help to prevent future illness? I think it is possible! In my veterinary experience, I definitely believe that I see litter box avoidance and chronic health issues arise from the chemical fragrances, odor eliminators, and clumping mechanisms contained in today’s litter products. Wouldn’t it be amazing to avoid these harmful substances, while getting benefits?
With Litteroma – I feel that we can create a healthier litter. Removing things that are sure to be detrimental, and replacing them with items that likely have beneficial health properties!
While Litteroma AllCat is wonderful for supporting all cats in health – the various formulas can provide a little extra support for a variety of body systems. If your cat has a Liver condition, certainly selecting Litteroma LiverCat – and using it all year round might be a wonderful suggestion for you. However, even “normal” cats and kittens can benefit from the occasional use of Litteroma LiverCat.
As preventive maintenance, I love to occasionally rotate through which Litteroma formula I use. I may make up one batch of AllCat and use in all of my boxes until it is gone, then move to LiverCat in all of my boxes. Or I might make up several formulas (LiverCat, KidneyCat, and ThyroidCat for example) and add a different one to several different boxes. In this way, my cats can also select which box they “enjoy” more – which I feel may sometimes tip me off to early detection of problems. If I have one cat that seems to always use the “Thyroid supporting box” – I might actually decide to perform Thyroid monitoring blood work on a more regular basis, or earlier than my regular scheduled check. It could just be that the cat likes that combination of essential oils better, or that they like that box location. But, to me it never hurts to run more blood work (except for the poke!). Normal blood work to me is rewarding and exciting – even if a bit on the boring side. But, it means that we are healthy and heading down the right path. Never something for me to be disappointed in spending money on!
Litteroma for your Diffuser!
These blends lend themselves beautifully to targeted support of body systems, or as with AllCat – the entire body! Whether dog, cat, or exotic – these neat blends can be diffused in your home for added layers of benefits!