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Diffusing Essential Oils Around Your Pets

Pet parents, we have exciting news!

Back by popular demand is Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Katie Woodley, The Natural Pet Doctor!

Oftentimes, we may find ourselves confused with mixed messages we receive regarding our pets’ health. Some of your friends might suggest diffusing essential oils around your pets, while others may advise against it. So which is the correct answer? Discover which oils are best to diffuse around your pets and learn how to diffuse essential oils around your pets safely. Ignore the mixed messages and feel confident in taking charge of your pet’s health with natural and holistic remedies and learn all about the best essential oils for pets here!

Best Essential Oils To Diffuse Around Your Pets

1. Basil

Ocimum basilicum

  • Stimulating, energizing, uplifting energy
  • Anti-histamine properties – helps with allergy pets
  • Care with epileptics

2. Lavender

Lavandula Angustifolia/officinalis

  • Evergreen perennial herb
  • Frequently adulterated with synthetic linalool
  • Highly synergistic nature – strengthens actions of other oils it’s blended with
  • Energetically cool and dry
  • Benefits – stress related skin conditions, anxiety, shock, anti-inflammatory

3. Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

  • Many benefits for animals
  • Enhances mental clarity
  • Helps with viral, fungal and bacterial infections
  • Helps with hair loss
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Care with epileptics

4. Cedarwood

Cedrus atlantica

  • Grounds and centers pets and people
  • Gives inner calm in times of instability
  • Due to high sesquiterpene content helps increase circulation and oxygenation in body
  • Great oil for if moving house or making big life changes
  • Stimulates limbic system in the brain
  • Behavioral uses:
    • Fear, timidity – great for cats to diffuse in house
    • Overgrooming

5. Roman Chamomile

Chamaemelum nobile

  • Best used with other essential oils
  • Behavioral concerns and anxiety
  • Helps detoxify the blood and helps the liver

6. Copaiba

Copaifera reticulate

  • One of my favorites!
  • VERY safe
  • Anti-inflammatory – helps most conditions
  • Magnifies other essential oils

7. Frankincense

Boswellia Sacra

  • Sacred oil
  • Grounding oil 
  • Support the immune system
  • Helps calm the pet
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • VERY safe for dogs and cats

Best Essential Oils for Pet Anxiety

  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Diffuse 2 drops of each in a diffuser
  • Apply 1–2 drops 2–4 times daily as follows:
    • 1 tsp. carrier oil to 1 drop Essential Oil for cats and dogs under 20 pounds
    • 1 tsp. carrier oil to 2–4 drops Essential Oil for dogs over 20 pounds

1. Clear Mind Recipe

  • 2 drops cedarwood
  • 3 drops copaiba
  • 1 drop basil
  • 1 drop rosemary
  • Diffuse in diffuser 15-30 minutes per day
  • Care with epileptics – remove basil, and rosemary and replace them with frankincense

2. Sleepy Time Blend

  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile
  • Diffuse prior to bedtime for 15-30 minutes

3. Best Essential Oils for Pet Allergies

  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Copaiba
  • Basil
  • Roman Chamomile

4. Soothing Skin Spray Recipe

  • 1 oz witch hazel extract
  • 1 cup brewed green tea
  • 3 drops each of lavender, basil, roman chamomile
You can find more of our webinars with Dr. Katie here. You can also check more of our blogs on how to safely use essential oils with pets here:
- Are Essential Oils Safe For Pets?
- Diffusing Essential Oils Around Your Pets
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