I found this information on the NACSW Website:
To compete in the sport of K9 Nose Work®, dogs will need to transition from searching for food or toys to searching for a “target odor.” Target odors for competition in NACSW K9 Nose Work events are made using 100% cotton swabs, cut in half and scented with one of the three essential oils: Birch, Anise, and Clove.
Target odors are introduced in training in the following order:
Birch (“Sweet Birch” aka Betula Lenta)
Anise (“Aniseed” aka Pimpinella Anisum variety – NOT Star Anise, Illicium Verum)
Clove (“Clove Bud” aka Eugenia Caryophylatta or Syzgium Aromaticum)
All Good Dogs LLC: If you’re looking for K9 Nose Work kits containing target odors and supplies, visit All Good Dogs LLC. All Good Dogs LLC is an NACSW authorized vendor of K9 Nose Work products. All Good Dogs is also the provider of the official odors and kits used in NACSW K9 Nose Work trials.
All Good Dogs, LLC Nose Work oils, scented cotton swabs and other accessories produced by All Good Dogs, LLC are to be used to train for success and fun in the sport and activity of K9 Nose Work! Cotton swabs may be used multiple times. Keep away from open flames and hot or cold temperature extremes. Please do not allow your dog to ingest the oils or other parts as they are not for human or animal consumption. If you have any other health concerns, please consult your Veterinarian.
Especially for Pets Sudbury-Academy, 424 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA also sells the correct essential oils. Call the store at 978-443-7682 and ask to speak to Erin, the Store Manager, to make sure they have the oils in stock or to ask that they inter-store ship the oils to an Especially for Pets that maybe closer to where you live.
Also, Anne Steciw sells oils, qtips and tins. You can contact Anne with the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Additionally, Jane Nadelson sells these items as well. Jane’s email address is email@example.com .
Additional information about the oils:
For Birch (aka “Sweet Birch” or Betula Lenta):
Wyndmere (Available at Whole Foods) www.wyndmerenaturals.com
IN BULK: New Directions Aromatics http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/ Essential7 http://www.essential7.com/ Pure Essential Inc. http://www.pureessentialoils.com/index.php Aroma Therapy Outlet www.aromatherapyoutlet.com
For Anise (aka “Aniseseed” or Pimpinella Anisum):
BE SURE TO CHECK THE BOTANICAL VARIETY: DO NOT USE STAR ANISE – Look for Pimpinella Anisum
Nature’s Alchemy www.naturesalchemy.com/Natalch.cfm Auracacia (Available at Whole Foods) www.auracacia.com/dspCatTxt.php?ct=anpceoeo&i=p&br=Aura%20Cacia IN BULK: Pure Essential Inc. http://www.pureessentialoils.com/index.php Aroma Therapy Outlet http://www.aromatherapyoutlet.com/ New Directions Aromatics http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/
For Clove (aka “Clove Bud” or Syzgium Aromaticum or Eugenia Caryophylatta):
Nature’s Alchemy http://www.naturesalchemy.com/Natalch.cfm Auracacia (Available at Whole Foods) http://www.auracacia.com/dspCatTxt.php?ct=anpceoeo&i=p&br=Aura%20Cacia IN BULK: Pure Essential Inc. www.pureessentialoils.com/index.php Aroma Therapy Outlet www.aromatherapyoutlet.com New Directions Aromatics www.newdirectionsaromatics.cm Essential7 www.essential7.com