August 22, 2014

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Lavender

What is Lavender?

Lavender (also known as Lavandula officinalis) is a species of flowering plants that belongs in the mint family.  Lavender is natively from the Mediterranean, but due to its popularity, has been cultivated worldwide.  The oil within the lavender flowers is known for producing a distinctive pleasing scent.

What does lavender do, and how can it help calm my dog?

Lavender has been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and discontentment to depression and fatigue. Research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.(1) Lavender has been scientifically studied for its ability to support relaxation by increasing the activity of alpha waves within the back of the brain. Alpha waves the expand awareness and slow the brains activity to a more relaxed state. For more lavender research articles click here.

Lavender Extract and use with dogs

A study published by the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association showed that lavender had a positive effect in calming travel induced excitement in dogs.  In the experiment, thirty two dogs with travel induced excitement were studied under travel conditions with and without lavender scent.  The results showed that when each dog was in the environment of lavender scent, they remained seated the majority of the time, were calmer, and less vocalized than the dogs that traveled without lavender scent.

Where does the lavender extract used in the Sprinks Wipers come from?

The lavender extract featured in our Sprinks Wipers is an exclusive pure essential oil that is imported from Naturex in France.

  1. Ehrlich, Steve. “Lavender.” University of Maryland Medical Center. N.p., 03/12/2009. Web. 4 May 2010. <http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/lavender-000260.htm>.