Essential oils and Alpaca Natural Health Handbook image written by Jeanne Krause & Dave and Teri Grembi.

Essential Oils and Alpacas

EQUATION FOR SUCCESS HEALTHY ALPACA=HEALTHY FIBER In ancient times, alpaca fiber was known as the “fiber of the gods” and was used to make clothing and blankets for royalty. Over time, that sentiment has not changed regarding this high quality natural product. Alpaca fiber continues to be in great demand, creating financial and investment opportunities for dedicated alpaca farmers and fashion industry entrepreneurs. Therefore the health of the animal is critical from many perspectives. Primarily healthy alpaca healthy fiber, which means a positive return on your investment. So, our primary focus as alpaca owners who provide fiber to the commercial and fashion industry, is to keep the animals as healthy as possible. In an attempt to keep the alpacas healthy over the last several decades, the U.S. alpaca farmer has followed the advice of renowned experts regarding health care, nutrition and other aspects to maintain a healthy herd. Those procedures have served us well until recently. Now our industry is faced with a potential crisis related to ineffective chemical products for controlling parasites and maintaining health within the herds. So now, and in the near horizon, the equation “healthy alpaca=healthy fiber” is in jeopardy. Fortunately new research is pointing our industry toward a natural and effective solution to this dilemma. Specifically, research is proving that essential oils, which are natural products, are effective in multiple aspects of maintaining healthy livestock, other farm animals and humans!

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EQUATION FOR SUCCESS HEALTHY ALPACA=HEALTHY FIBER In ancient times, alpaca fiber was known as the “fiber of the gods” and was used to make clothing and blankets for royalty. Over time, that sentiment has not changed regarding this high quality natural product. Alpaca fiber continues to be in great demand, creating financial and investment opportunities for dedicated alpaca farmers and fashion industry entrepreneurs. Therefore the health of the animal is critical from many perspectives. Primarily healthy alpaca healthy fiber, which means a positive return on your investment. So, our primary focus as alpaca owners who provide fiber to the commercial and fashion industry, is to keep the animals as healthy as possible. In an attempt to keep the alpacas healthy over the last several decades, the U.S. alpaca farmer has followed the advice of renowned experts regarding health care, nutrition and other aspects to maintain a healthy herd. Those procedures have served us well until recently. Now our industry is faced with a potential crisis related to ineffective chemical products for controlling parasites and maintaining health within the herds. So now, and in the near horizon, the equation “healthy alpaca=healthy fiber” is in jeopardy. Fortunately new research is pointing our industry toward a natural and effective solution to this dilemma. Specifically, research is proving that essential oils, which are natural products, are effective in multiple aspects of maintaining healthy livestock, other farm animals and humans!

Essential oil drop dripping from leaves in the bottlle

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the aromatic liquids extracted from plants which have natural therapeutic properties. They are sourced from many different parts of the plant including the roots, leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, berries and needles. The bio-constituents in essential oils have been studied extensively and have undisputed therapeutic benefits:

  • Reduce stress
  • Aid digestion
  • Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Improves skin conditions

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the aromatic liquids extracted from plants which have natural therapeutic properties. They are sourced from many different parts of the plant including the roots, leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, berries and needles. The bio-constituents in essential oils have been studied extensively and have undisputed therapeutic benefits:

  • Reduce stress
  • Aid digestion
  • Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Improves skin conditions