Essential Wellness For Horse & Rider

Equine Challenge Essential Wellness

In our goal to help horses not just live, but thrive, we are very excited to provide one more wellness option for both horses and equestrians.  Equine Challenge Supplements now provides a full line of the highest quality, human grade, essential oils for the entire family.  These essential oils can be taken by all family members to include humans, dogs, horses, etc…. We have done extensive research into these Essential Oils and strongly believe in the quality and benefits for both the horse and riders wellness.

Ordering will be done a little differently but you will still get the same quality customer service that you have grown to know and appreciate.  Your essential oils order will be processed separately from your equine supplements but you will always be logged in as an Equine Challenge Supplements customer and all of your questions or concerns will still be addressed here.


What are Essential Oils?

Equine Challenge Essential Oils For HorsesEssential oils are natural compounds derived from seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.  These oils give plants their distinctive smells, help protect the plant against predators and disease, and aid in pollination.

Essential oils have been used in medicine, beauty/ hygiene, food preparation, and religious ceremonies for thousands of years in many different cultures.  They are now becoming much more popular in horse barns here in the United States.  Today, essential oils are used for massage, alternative medical therapies, and the overall wellness for both humans and animals.  Their uses are many.

Essential oils are not intended to be a replacement for veterinary care or equine nutritional supplements, but I have seen first hand that they can work wonders as a beneficial addition to your horse’s overall health care.


Do Essential Oils Really Work?

It takes 22 seconds for the molecules to reach the brain.  In 2 minutes they will be found in the bloodstream.  In 20 minutes they will affect every cell in the body. Yes, they really work!

Essential Oil Uses With Horses

Equine Challenge Essential Oils For Horses


Essential oils can be used for many equine conditions.  For physical issues, you can apply the oil directly on the affected location.  For respiratory issues, apply on the pole, between the front legs and on the chest and then let the horse inhale the oil.  For emotional issues, let them inhale the oil and you can apply it on their forehead or poll.

When you are first getting your horse started on essential oils

  • Start with the human usage amount found on the lable and dilute.
  • Mix with water in a spray bottle for easy application.
  • Start small and use in moderation.
  • How to introduce your horse to essential oils, Video Demonstration.

For some great essential oils tips and suggestions on treating common ailments in horses feel free to contact me.

*Note: If a horse turns his head away from an essential oil when you let him smell it, he is showing you that he doesn’t prefer that particular oil.



Essential Oil Application with horses

Essential oils can be used in different ways:Equine Challenge Essential Oils For Horses

  • Topically – Neat or diluted.  Diluted can be done with carrier oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, etc…. Apply at the source of concern.  Use on your horses poll, coronet band, spine, and inside the hooves to provide additional support. *When first starting always use a carrier oil and dilute at 50%
  • Aromatically – Let the horse take a whiff directly from the bottle or drop one drop in the palm of your hand.  Rub both hands together and cup over the nose.
  • Internally – You can drop Young Living Vitality Oils directly into the horses lower lip, mix with your horses grain or water, use a syringe with carrier oil or water.
  • Diffuse – Use a cool air diffuser to diffuse essential oils into the barn environment.  Young Living offers several.  This is not the same thing as a cool air humidifier.


Note:  Not all essential oils are compatible with all methods of use.  When we talk about using oils in food, water, or given in the horses lower lip, we are specifically talking about the Vitality Oils, which are labeled for internal use.


How Essential Oils Can Help Horses

Essential oils have been used in wellness practices for at least 5,000 years.  Benefits include skin, hooves, digestion, hormones, respiratory, circulatory, brain health, immune system, skeletal system, healthy weight, endocrine system, stress, relaxation.  Need more ideas?  Check out the Equine Challenge Essential Wellness For Horses & Riders E-Book.

Below is a list of some of my favorite oils that are commonly used with horse and rider and that I like to have on hand.  They can all be bought individually or most come in the starter kit which is great because it includes all my favorite oils for the horses.  All are great to have on hand for both you and your equine family.  Again, you can buy essential oils individually or for perks, discounts, & starter kits, you can order as a member.

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CITRUS FRESH VITALITY Essential Oil Blend of Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin, Spearmint.
Used For: *Calm *Focus *Hooves *Immunity *Horse Spray *Horse Wash
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Internal, Diffuse
Retail: $9.87
DIGIZE VITALITY Essential Oil Blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Lemongrass, Anise, Patchouli
Used For: *Digestive Discomfort *Stressed Stomach *Healthy Elimination *Trailering
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Internal, Diffuse
Retail: $18.42
FRANKINCENSE VITALITY Essential Oil Used For: *Skin *Focus *Calming *Relaxation *Immunity *Hormones *Respiratory *Concentration *Healthy Hooves
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Internal, Diffuse
Retail: $40.13


LAVENDER Essential Oil
Used For: *Skin *Sweet itch *Dander *Mane & Tail *Stress *Calming
Applications: Aromatic, Diffuse, Topical
Retail: $31.91
Used For: *Skin *Hooves *Flushing *Immunity *Circulatory *Photosensitive Oil
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Internal, Diffuse
Retail: $8.22
PANAWAY Essential Oil Blend Of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint
Used For: *Muscles *Massage *Chest Rub *Discomfort *Aches & Pains *Head Pain
Applications: Topical
Retail: $47.70


PEACE & CALMING Essential Oil Blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchpuli and Blue Tansy
Used For: *Peace *Calm *Relaxation *Stress *Irritability
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Diffuse
Retail: $45.72
PEPPERMINT VITALITY Essential Oil Blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint
Used For: *Muscles *Digestion *Circulatory *Respiratory *Summer Heat *Summer Insects *Occasional Aches
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Diffuse, Internal
Retail: $13.49
RAVEN Essential Oil Blend of Ravintsara, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Radiata, Lemon & Wintergreen
Used For: *Clarity *Exercsise *Respiratory *Lung Capacity Support
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Diffuse
Retail: $47.04



STRESS AWAY Essential Oil Blend of Lime, Vanilla Extract, Copaiba, Lavender, Cedarwood, Ocotea
Used For: *Calming *Focus *Stress *Tension *Confidence *Relaxation *Photosensitive Oil
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Diffuse
Retail: $40.13
THIEVES Essential Oil Blend Of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary
Used For: *Skin Conditions *Hoof Disease *Immunity *Thrush *Abscesses *White Line Disease *Seedy Toe
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Diffuse
Retail: $45.72
VALOR Essential Oil Blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, Geranium, and Frankincense
Used For: *Confidence *Courage *Stress *Spinal Support *Calming
Applications: Topical, Aromatic, Diffuse
Retail: $52.30

I’m Ready To Explore More Oils/Order My Oils Now

This is just a small sampling of the essential oils inventory available to you and your horse.  They are my 12 favorite oils that are commonly used with horses, and I now always have these on hand for my herd!  They can all be bought individually, or in the starter kit for big savings.  When you proceed to “Ready To Order” you will be taken to the home of the Essential Oils where you can browse through the extensive inventory of essential oils and other products and have the option of getting perks with discounts and rewards by signing up as a Member, or proceeding to the product catalog as a Retail Customer. It is always free to become a member, there is no monthly requirement but allows you access to low wholesale pricing including access to starter kits, available to members only, at the low wholesale price of $165.00, a savings of over 60%.  Items shown in starter kit purchased individually retails at $400.00.  As an Equine Challenge Customer, the Sponsor & Enroller ID to always use is 4285917, that info should auto fill for you after the page loads.

If you think that your horse, your family members and yourself can benefit from several of these oils, you can’t go wrong signing up as a member.   Enjoy your essential oils, your horses and family members will thank you!

Equine Challenge Essential Oils For Horses Starter Kit

Example of What You Receive In A Starter Kit


Safety tips to follow when using essential oils for ourselves, our horses, or other pets.
Purchase only 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow directions on the label.
Essential oils are usually used diluted with carrier oils, such as coconut, olive, almond, jojoba or vegetable oil for topical applications. They may cause redness or irritation if used on the skin undiluted.
They should not be used in the eye or ear canal.
Do not ingest essential oils, unless you have read the label for that particular oil and confirm it is for internal use.
Discontinue using an oil if you or your horse has a reaction (skin, respiratory, stomach.)
Consult a physician or professional trained in essential oils use if you or the animal is pregnant.
The Young Living Essential Oils Veterinary Advisory Council provides valuable insight into the development of Young Living’s pioneering essential oils and oil-infused products. This professional organization comprises prominent scientific professionals from around the globe, uniting years of experience in natural products. The council’s unmatched leadership, expertise, and passion for essential oil innovation is redefining the way the world thinks about wellness.
Young living started in 1994 and is the original essential oils company.  Young Living is a universally known, household name that is revered and respected for the countless benefits it brings to humanity. Propelled by the world’s purest essential oils and oil-infused products, along with their passionate commitment to empowering individuals to whole-life wellness, they champion the modern essential oil movement. A global, purpose-driven wellness revolution is underway, and Young Living leads the charge.


Note:  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Products, ideas and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.