Are essential oils safe to use near your pets?
I previously wrote a blog post about the safety implications of using essential oils near pets. Some of the information regarding this subject that is floating around on social media sites is misleading. While we must exercise caution, essential oil use near domestic animals can be performed safely.
In this video, I have explained some of the basic scientific principles about how to perform essential oil safely if you have pets in the house. I also talk about why you should exercise caution when applying an essential oil to the skin or fur of an animal.
It is also important to make sure pets do not ingest essential oils. The Pet Poison Helpline has guidelines about what to do if your pet accidentally ingests essential oils.