Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Helichrysum (H. Italicum), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Oregano (Origanum vulgare), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Spearmint (Mentha spicata), Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), Spruce, Black (Picea mariana), Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus).
Instructions for Use
ThyroBalance IS NOT for diffusion – as it contains Fractionated Coconut Oil!
Almost all animals can use ThyroBalance. Although, further dilution may be required for certain species. For animals completely new to essential oil use – please check back for our new educational page soon – for much more in depth descriptions and examples.
Dogs: Many dogs can benefit from additional thyroid support – even if they are clinically “normal” – an occasional ThyroBalance is a great idea.
For general maintenance, dogs can have an occasional application of ThyroBalance for added support of maintaining a healthy and happy Thyroid. T
You can also apply ThyroBalance as a separate application unto itself – if desired. In general, 3-5 drops are applied to small dogs, around 10 pounds (4.5 kgs) and under. However, for dogs who are new to oils, or may be more sensitive – diluting your first few applications can make applications easier on your dog.
Basically, you can just drip the oils up the back and massage in, or you may apply the drops to your hands and then apply them to your dog in a petting manner. For larger dogs – you can usually apply more drops. For medium dogs between 25-50 pounds applying 5-8 drops is average. And for large dogs over 50 pounds – a range of 6-12 drops can be used. For dogs new to essential oils – starting with even less than the recommended amounts, or with further diluted oils can be a good way to ensure you do not create an oil aversion. You may not see results with lesser amounts, or with further diluted oils sometimes, but since we are also wanting to create a “happy” situation with oil use for your dog, and not overwhelm them – the added time to slowly build up concentrations of essential oil use can be worth it.
For dogs who have been diagnosed with thyroid disease – it is important that you work with your veterinarian, and monitor your dog closely with their aid. Never neglect the use of veterinary diagnostics and traditional treatments when they are indicated, and make sure to tell your vet that you are using natural substances that help support thyroid health and function.
For my own dogs – I often rotate through several of the body specific support blends, each time I perform their “routine maintenance”. So, if my dogs get a monthly AromaBoost RTU applied – I might insert ThyroBalance one month, then CardioBoost another month, and so on. However, for my patients who do have existing Hypothyroidism or other thyroid disease, I will strive to support their thyroid much more often, and regularly. In some cases, daily applications of ThyroBalance can be considered – but I find that every 3-7 days is average for most dogs needing additional Thyroid support.
Cats can use ThyroBalance in place of KittyBoost when extra support of their thyroid is desired. Some cats may already be using our KittyBoost product – and you may want to try the ThyroBalance for them. When this is the case, I often recommend just using ThyroBalance in the same effective methods, doses, and ways that you have already been using the KittyBoost. ThyroBalance is especially indicated for cats with Hyperthyroidism – but is best used before a cat is experiencing illness from thyroid disease. If your cat is ill, you will need to have your veterinarian correct the medical issues at hand, prior to expecting essential oils to aid drastically. Although essential oils may ease nausea, vomiting, hyperactive behaviors, tachycardia and other symptoms of hyperthyroidism – I truly find that essential oil use “shines” when used in preventive measures or for cases detected very early in their progression. For extremely thin cats with advanced Thyroid disease – veterinary intervention is often necessary. However, I do use essential oils right alongside of my traditional means – and they appear to help greatly.
Cats can usually use ThyroBalance right out of the bottle, in the same methods as described for KittyBoost. However, for those of a more delicate nature – further dilution initially (as described above) is a wise start.
ThyroBalance is a Ready To Use (RTU) product – which is already diluted to a rate that most animals can tolerate easily. ThyroBalance builds upon our KittyBoost formula – adding a myriad of Thyroid supporting essential oils to the already amazing and supportive blend. KittyBoost, as well as ThyroBalance, are not “just for cats” – read below for directions for each species.
Supporting Normal Thyroid Function
Many essential oils have been useful in supporting the endocrine system and normal Thyroid function. ThyroBalance was created to support all spectrums of Thyroid balance – and is appropriate for use with both Hyperthyroidism (high) and Hypothyroidism (low).
How can a blend support both high and low functioning Thyroid conditions? That is the beauty of Mother Nature! Natural remedies (think of food and great nutrition) support the body to function normally. Rarely, and usually only in drastically over-dosed situations – do we see abnormal dose-dependent manipulation of bodily values. So, a dog that has Hypothyroidism – will find support for the Thyroid and the entire endocrine system to function on a more efficient level, without irritation from inflammation and with a balancing of emotions and stress. Essential oils support the normal function of the body – so if the Thyroid and endocrine system are needing to function more – the body will be supported to do so. And, the reverse is also true – if a Hyperthyroid cat needs the Thyroid to calm down, and stop functioning too much – the body will also be supported in this endeavor.
Can I get my animal off of Thyroid medications?
I get this question all of the time. People would like to get their cat off of Methimazole or their dog off of Thyroid medications – and hope that they can find a natural remedy to do so. In our veterinary practice, I have seen a lot of things – but complete reversal of Thyroid conditions – I would say is unlikely to happen with the majority of holistic and natural remedies available to us today. I firmly believe in providing multiple modalities to support the Thyroid when issues are at hand – Standard Process Whole Food Supplements (such as Canine Thyroid Support or Feline Hepatic Support), reducing vaccinations, providing Spring Water instead of city or tap water, eliminating household toxins, improving diet… And even more importantly, providing these things to animals BEFORE they develop a Thyroid condition. In this day and age, it is almost expected that a cat will develop hyperthyroidism at some point in their senior life. It is not an “if”, but a “when” – and that is a sad state of affairs. I feel that environmental toxins (such as fragrance in kitty litter, household cleaners, air fresheners, fabric softeners, tap water…), vaccinations, and processed diets play a huge role in this epidemic of hyperthyroid cats. It is likely that there is not just one answer to the condition – but many layers of our “everyday” exposures to things that mess with our bodies.
It is incredibly important with a Thyroid compromised animal (horse, dog, cat, or otherwise) – to eliminate their exposure to the problem areas that are contributing to the destruction of their Thyroid function. If we only add the use of essential oils, but continue to feed overly processed and “species inappropriate” diets, provide tap water for drinking, and use harmful chemicals in our daily lives – we will just continue to fight an uphill battle. The essential oils may be able to ameliorate a little bit of the damage we keep contributing to – but the Thyroid is still stressed and being damaged on a daily basis. Eventually a losing battle.
What will I see with ThyroBalance?
What I see in my veterinary experience, is that my patients required less medication or that they maintained on less for a longer period of time. I truly feel that those who I got on a “healthy Thyroid regimen” early in life – seemed to not create the Thyroid issues that were common for their breed, species, or age. Of course, we could never say that only the essential oil use kept animals from creating Thyroid issues – as we did focus on a holistic approach. We aim for a more ideal diet, whole food nutritional supplements, better water sources, less vaccinations, along with regular essential oil use to help ensure that the animal is in the best position to never create a Thyroid issue in the first place. I would much rather put my energy into the prevention of a disease, than to try to reverse it once it has developed. I feel that if most of our “normal” and young animals were routinely supported in normal body functions – we would have a much healthier population of animals.
I personally support all of my cats’ Thyroid function on a regular basis. Even while they are still kittens. Every few months, their regular KittyBoost application will change to being a ThyroBalance application instead. As some of my cats get older, I may provide more Thyroid support for them. One of my cats is a breed who is prone to heart problems – however being a cat in general, she is also prone to developing Hyperthyroidism as she ages. So for her – she gets an essential oil application twice a month – and these applications rotate between CardioBoost, ThyroBalance, and LiverBoost. If I suspected that she were having a bit more cardiac compromise, or that as she aged, her Thyroid needed more support, I could use just one of these blends, or use one of them more frequently. The base benefit of the KittyBoost is always there – just with a bit more support towards a certain body system – depending on which formula you select.