Why use Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are volatile aromatic compounds that are harvested and steam distilled or cold pressed from the leaves, bark, fruit, flowers, stems, roots, or other parts of plants. These powerful and potent compounds can be used aromatically, topically, and (under supervision) even internally safely and effectively for amazing health benefits and overall wellness. With our animals we have to be very careful as they are more sensitive to oils than humans
Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.
General Safety Tips for Cats with Essential Oil use.
When it comes to essential oils and your cat, all of the experts agree on these important factors:
- Do not use topically or orally without speaking to your vet
- Use only high-quality, therapeutic grade oils
- Refrain from using the essential oils that can be toxic in large doses
- Use common sense with exposure amounts and times
- Allow your cat to leave the room if it so chooses
Knowledge is power and by arming yourself with knowledge, you’ll have the power to keep yourself, your home, and your pets safe and happy for a lifetime.
Essential Oils Safe to use with Cats.
Just remember that each cat is different and may have different reactions to the oils. What may be safe for some may cause issues to others. Please do your research and listen to your cat!
These are some of the safe essential oils from the experts and only using high quality therapeutic grade oils. Cedarwood, Cardamom, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Myrrh, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Spikenard,
Essential oils must always be diluted before using topically or offering them to your cat to inhale. Dilution guidelines may differ depending on the different oils and issues that you are addressing.
Carrier oils- coconut, almond, aloe vera, jojobo to name a few
Essential Oils Toxic to Cats!
These are examples of some essential oils toxic for cats from the experts: Birch, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Wintergreen, Citrus, Oregano, Clove, Thyme, Peppermint and Eucalyptus.
There are many different opinions on what oils to avoid, please use common sense and do your research. Please never ever put essential oils in a cats water bowl or food.