With the popularity of essential oils growing, it’s no surprise that pet owners are looking to reap some of the benefits. Essential Oils are often looked at as a natural way to eliminate chemicals in your home, and while replacing harsh chemicals is a great idea- it’s still important to pay attention when it comes to essential oils and man’s/ woman’s best friend.
Looking to incorporate essential oils into your pet’s life? Wondering what they can do for your furry friend?
Here’s a quick list of ways essential oils could improve you and your pet’s quality of life!
–Calms and reduces anxiety
-Speeds up healing time
-Improves digestive health
-Repels ticks and fleas
-Soothes itchy skin
Now that you know a few of the ways oils could naturally help your pet you might be wondering how to get started! It’s important to note that depending on the type of pet you have, certain oils can be harmful to the health of your pet. We recommend chatting with your veterinarian before starting a new essential oil regime. Once you know what oils are safe to use, you have to know how to use them.
Tips and tricks for using essential oils with pets:
- Take it slow. Ease your pet into an essential oil life by allowing them to smell the oils you’re using before application
- When diffusing essential oils always give your pet an escape route in case they aren’t a fan of the new smell
- Only introduce new essential oils when you’re home to supervise your pet
- Never apply essential oils directly on your pet’s nose
- Keep an eye out for skin irritation
When using essential oils in a diffuser around pets, it is recommended to use a higher dilution rate. For example, 6 – 8 drops per 100 ml of oil/water is generally regarded as a safe dilution rate. Diffusers do not need to operate for more than 10-15 minutes every 4 hours to be effective in aromatic benefits.
Essential oils generally regarded as safe to use around most dogs are:
Peppermint (highly diluted)
PRO TIP: For pets that suffer separation anxiety: the blending of Frankincense and Lavender may be calming and grounding.
Diffuse for 10 minutes approximately 30 minutes prior to leaving the pet for the best results.
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NOTE: Eucalyptus and Tea Tree, often found in many pet products, may be used topically in products under the supervision of a veterinarian. Neither essential oil should be diffused for long periods of time in an enclosed room around a pet.
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