How Can Calming Wax Melts Help Your Dog?

January 7th, 2022

Do you wonder how Calming Wax Melts can help your dog?

Like our other calming products, Calming Floral Spray and Comfort Blend, our wax melts contain essential oils. These oils not only smell lovely ( some even say divine ), but they have therapeutic properties, which is the main reason why I chose them for our calming products. 

Not just a nice smell.

I didn’t create Calming Floral Spray as a perfume or a spray that would cover the doggie smell. But to help nervous dogs calm down, help them deal with difficult situations, overcome motion sickness, etc.

And I thought of our Calming Wax Melts the same way. I wasn’t looking for a fragrance that would fill your room, that wouldn’t have any other value, just a pleasant smell—nothing wrong with that, but that was never my goal. 

Our wax melts are made from natural soy wax and a blend of calming essential oils. When you heat the wax melt cube in your oil or wax burner, the molecules of essential oils slowly evaporate from the wax.

Olfactory system.

To understand how essential oils work in the body; we have to look at the sense of smell and olfactory system.

The olfactory system is organized in two patches of olfactory epithelium located high up in both nasal passages.

When a dog inhales odour molecules, they dissolve in the mucous in its nose. Mucus makes the volatile molecules water-soluble and helps them on their way to the receptors.

These receptors transform the messages into nerve impulses. Then the olfactory bulb, which is a bulb of neural tissue within the dog’s brain, directs them to various areas of the brain. And it is also influencing the limbic systems that support a variety of functions, including emotion, behaviour, and long-term memory.

Nerve impulses travel so fast that dogs’ behaviour after inhaling calming essential oils can change in seconds.

Dogs have another pathway how to “read” the smell. One is via the nose, as described earlier, and also via the mouth. In the nasal cavity, just above the roof of the mouth (the hard palate), is an organ called the Vomeronasal organ. VNO is an “alternative” smelling system in most mammals.

When you spray your dog with Calming Floral Spray, did he start “grimacing”, puffing cheeks, or licking his lips? That’s the VNO working, and your dog is trying to get more of the smell/aroma in, more molecules, therefore, more information. And he can do the same when he smells the Calming Wax Melts.

Calming Wax Melts can help your dog to overcome his fear of loud noises and fireworks.

” The Calming Wax Melts, what an amazing difference. We have a very sensitive mini Schnauzer who gets very stressed about loud noises!

We lit the wax melt at Christmas for the Lunchtime crackers as she doesn’t like the bangs, and when it was time, she was on her bed, and she just stayed there sleeping, no reaction at all! And New Year fireworks, what a difference! She was cuddled up on the sofa not reacting at all and was usually a trembling wreck.

So we’ve put in an order for more. Thank you for making them! x”

 Phillipa Chadwick, Move Over Rover

Jitka xx

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Just to let you know we LOVE the Comfort Blend we got from you at Crufts. The girls love the smell and try to lick it, and I find walks are a lot calmer these days. THANK YOU!! Calming Floral Spray is next on my list and maybe a burner with some stones.”
Savannah and Jasmine are  two lovely Italian Greyhounds, and you can find them on Instagram @sister.iggies.ig