Calm-K9 Calming Balm. A Soothing Massage Balm to help your dog naturally relax!
How To Use:
Apply to forehead, armpits, paws, neck and chest in times of stress or anxiety. This can also be used on beds, bedding, blankets, collars, harnesses, leads and bandanas! A-OK9 Calm Balm is a natural calming balm for anxious, reactive, over-tired, fearful and worried dogs in a natural soothing massage balm.
It can be used alongside other anxiolytic products to help your dog naturally relax and can be gently rolled on which means the materials always reach the skin.
Lavender has been used for centuries for its soothing qualities to reduce stress and calm anxiety. Studies have shown that the essential oils in Lavender may reduce cortisol levels, heart rate and blood pressure hence reducing anxiety and its effects. It is thought that the lavender aroma can even increase delta waves which can create a sense of calm and help sleep.
Valerian is an herb that has been used for centuries to reduce anxiety and calm. It is thought that the compound that is contained in Valerian, valerenic acid works on GABA receptors to reduce anxiolytic effects. In addition, valepotriates that give valerian its distinctive smell seem to have a similar effect of reducing anxiety.
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OILS The essential oils of Rosemary contain a wide range of compounds which seem to be responsible for its anxiolytic effects. It has also been shown to improve sleep quality and mood. Further studies have also shown that it may improve cognitive function. CHAMOMILE ROMAN ESSENTIAL OILS Chamomile is a daisy-like plant most commonly used to make tea and has long been associated with calming and reducing anxiety. Low levels of GABA accompany anxiety disorders and it is thought that chamomile may have a positive effect on GABA metabolism hence providing an anxiolytic effect. SKULLCAP EXTRACT Skullcap is a herb that has been used in traditional herbal medicine for its potential calming and anxiolytic effects. It is thought to have some influence on the GABA pathways by binding to GABA receptors whist also seemingly having an effect on serotonin and dopamine which are both associated with mood regulation. PIPER METHYSTICUM Piper methysticum has been traditionally used for its anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) properties. It contains kavalactones which seem to have a variety of effects on the body including GABA enhancement which is a neurotransmitter that regulates brain activity. It is also involved in the reduction of norepinephrine which is the neurotransmitter responsible for the flight or fight response whilst also acting as a muscle relaxant.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply to forehead, underarms, paws, neck and chest in times of stress or anxiety.
For external use on animals use only. To be stored in a cool dry place between 10 – 25 degrees C and out of direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and other animals. If accidently ingested contact your veterinary surgeon immediately. *Note: It cannot be entirely consumed; licking won't do any harm.* Please do a patch test prior to use and avoid eye area.