Some Essential Oils for Pets

by Sumedha Rewar

The results of essential oils are prevalent in all the living beings, including pets. If you have a pet at your home, you’ll be amazed to know about the benefits of essential oils for the animals. Some oils are safe to use and can actually bring positive results for the pets in your house.


Before making the choice for a particular essential oil or blend for the pets, it is important to keep a few things in your mind.

  • Never use concentrated essential oil for your pet. Dilution is mandatory before making the use of these oils.
  • Take care that the essential oil doesn’t get inside the eye or mouth of the animal.
  • Observe the response of each animal to the oil and make a judgment to try out different methods to apply the essential oils.
  • Don’t use high-phenol oils or hard materials with all the animals. It could be dangerous for their health.
  • Make use of special cautions while handling cats and using essential oils on them.
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Use the Right Amount

Dilution is very important to make use of the essential oils for your dog or cat. You can use 3-6 drops of the oil in the carrier oil to apply on their skin. Large animals like horses or cows require minimum 10 drops to make use of the oil and get the best impact out of it.

It is always wise to test the choice of the animal by diffusing the oil by applying on your hands and make the animal smell them. If your animal responds uncomfortably to the smell, it is better not to use it again. Animals can respond well to the topical application. Dogs and cats usually have a suitable application on paws. You can also stroke the oil by rubbing on your palm and stroking over their body. There are a few essential oils which can be mixed with your animal food and eaten by the animals.

Select the Safe Product

If you are not sure about choosing the right essential oil for your dog or other pet, it is important to make the research about the same and get useful information about the guidelines to buy these oils. You don’t have to buy all the oils but can choose the ones required by your pet to cure a particular issue. It is good to understand the safe and basic essential oils of your pet and then make the choice for the most suitable option.

There are purest essential oils available for dogs and you can get them from different sources. Always buy the essential oils sold in glass bottles. Read all the instructions carefully and dilute the oils in accordance with the guidelines given on the bottle. Essential oils are expensive and hence, you must never make a cheap choice to avoid adulteration. Always buy a high-quality product for your pet and keep them healthy & active.

Some common oils used for animals:

  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Cardamom
  • Spearmint
  • Fennel
  • Helichrysum
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Clary Sage
  • Ginger
  • Majoram

Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar is an expert in aroma-therapy and has experience in sharing valuable information for Reiki and Yoga articles as well. She is eager to know about the newest trends in the market and researching about them in the best way. Her experiments in essential oils with the scientific study have motivated her towards sharing the valuable information for the same.