Animals & Essential Oils

Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.

  • Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils.
  • Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
  • Do not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes, or deep in the ears.
  • Do not use oils with high phenols such as Oregano & Thyme with cats, birds, & pocket pets.
  • Remember the Animal Scents & KidScents Collections are already pre-diluted!

Introducing Oils To Animals

  • Wear oils around your animals
  • Diffuse in their space
  • Apply to your hands and let the animal smell them
  • If your animal is resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.

Applying Oils to Animals: Applying Oils to Animals:

  • AVOID: eyes, nose, & ear interiors
  • Always have a carrier oil on hand. Ex: V-6, Grapeseed, coconut, hemp
  • Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur
  • Acupressure points are a great place for oils
  • You can use Animal Scents oil on top the oil application
  • Make a summer spray for happy campers & anti-wet dog scent!
  • Rodents & Birds: diffuse near cage or use in a spray bottle. Very diluted oils.

Vitality Essential oils can be administered internally.

  • Vitality essential oils can be mixed with your animal’s food, depending upon taste.
  • For large animals, you can pull out the bottom lip and drop oils directly into the mouth, or add essential oils to horse’s water (always have a 2nd water bucket for plain water). Add oils to Ningxia Red and syringe into mouth.
  • Fun ways to use oils with animals: Peppermint in water for dogs & horses to cool down the summer heat!
  • Rosemary Vitality oil, Lemongrass Vitality oil, Lavender Vitality oil in chicken water to support their immune system
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