Thank you to everyone who attended my Essential Oils for Pets class!
For those unable to attend, we missed you!!
Below are the highlights of the info covered in class.
Choose Top Quality Oils
Only use oils guaranteed to be 100% pure. Beware of low-quality oils! They may contain harmful solvents, chemicals, and pesticides.
In addition, many lower quality oils go through processing that destroys the oil’s natural health and therapeutic benefits.
Test Oils in Small Doses
Remember, just because an essential oil is considered safe for pet use does not mean it’s 100% safe for your pet!
Just like human tolerances to different substances differ, it’s the same with your pets.
That’s why it’s important to test oils on your pets in small doses first.
How to Test Oils in Small Doses
First, start slow by testing a small amount around your pet while keeping an eye out for side effects.
Start out by adding 1-2 drops of a pet-friendly oil to your diffuser. Let the oil permeate the room inn 15-minute intervals. Make sure your pet can leave the room if he or she wants to.
Commo side effects to watch out for:
- Scratching excessively
Know Which Oils are Safe for Your Pet
It’s important to know which oils are safe for your pet and which are not.
Below are some general starting point guidelines for diluting oils for topical use in pets.
- Cats: 2 drops essential oil to 250 drops carrier oil
- Puppies under 8 weeks: 2 drops essential oil to 250 drops carrier oil
- Dogs under 20 lbs: 1 drop essential oil to 100 drops carrier oil
- Dogs over 20 lbs: 1 drop essential oils to 50 drops carrier oil
- Elderly dogs: 1 drop essential oil to 100 drops carrier oil
- Hot oils: 1 drop essential oil to 100 drops carrier oil
The above is a list of safe starting points. If your pet doesn’t experience any reactions and you feel like you need a stronger blend, you can gradually increase the amount of essential oil.
30 ml = 1 fl oz = 600 drops = 2 tablespoons
15 ml = 1/2 fl oz = 300 drops = 1 tablespoon
5 ml = 1/6 fl oz = 100 drops = 1 teaspoon
1 ml = 1/30 fl oz = 20 drops = 1/5 teaspoon