Essential Oils and Pets

TRUTH about essential oils and pets

  1. When diffusing essential oils around pets, use a diffuser on an intermittent setting (Lumo Diffuser). Allow the pet the option to exit the room by leaving the door open and only use 3-4 drops of oil at a time in the diffuser.
  2. Petting the animal with essential oils on your palm is an excellent way to apply oils topically to your pets. Along the spine or on the ear tips are the most common applications.
  3. Discontinue use of an oil if your pet shows signs of distress, drooling, squinting, rubbing face, shaking, vomiting or diarrhea.
  4. Keep the lids on your bottles and store them in a safe place to keep pets out of your oils.
  5. Cats lack a liver enzyme that is important for metabolizing certain things, so use a bit more caution when using oils on them. Use extra caution with Tea Tree, Birch, Wintergreen, Spearmint, and Peppermint, as well as hot oils such as Oregano or Thyme.
  6. As with any new thing you introduce your pet to, begin slowly. Start with a small amount of a diffused or diluted oil and watch your pet’s behavior.

Check out this handy guide to learn more.

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