Strawberry and the 4th Of July

Every 4th of July my baby girl Strawberry gets very agitated with fireworks. She is so scared she shakes uncontrollably and cannot find a place to relax before the next boom comes. It doesn’t matter if I am right here with her or not she is freaking out! This year I tried something a little different.

I put 3 drops of Lavender/ Lavandula angustifolia essential oil on a cotton ball and set it in a small bowl on the couch next to me. Strawberry let me know she liked the lavender by licking the air and then she would kind of move away and then come back for more. After a few moments I moved the cotton ball to the table which allowed a whiff of fragrance to blow over the couch where Strawberry was lying next to me.

This is the first 4th of July that Strawberry was able to relax, she didn’t shake, she was calm and I know what I will be using when next years 4th of July rolls around.

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