Are you looking for essential oils for pets? These 15 essential oils are the best!
Essential oils aren’t just for people! Allow your pets to experience the benefits of essential oils too!
15 Essential Oils For Pets!
Are you worried about which essential oils are safe to use for pets?
This list contains 15 essential oils that are safe to use with pets as well as some of their many uses!
If you would like to find out the correct dosage of essential oils to use for your pet then be sure to read my post Are Essential Oils Safe For Pets?.
That post will tell you the dilution ratio you should use as well as which pets should NOT be exposed to essential oils!
Essential oils for pets
Yes, lavender is great for pets as well as people!
Why do we as people use lavender? One of the biggest reason is for it’s relaxing qualities, and this is a great reason to use it for pets too!
Lavender is also a great oil to nourish your dogs coat and to help repel fleas and insects!
Lemon essential oil is also a great insect repellant oil! It works great mixed with other insect repellent oils in a spray bottle to repel fleas and ticks!
Lemon is an oil that I talk about in my post The Best Essential Oil Liver Cleanse. Now while that post might be written for people, lemon oil is also said to assist our pets in supporting the liver.
Eucalyptus Radiata is a great oil for pets!
It is a great oil to use to support a pet that is dealing with respiratory issues.
Eucalyptus is also an oil that fleas hate!
Tea Tree oil behind the ear (using the dilution ratio discussed here) is a great way to assist your pet that is dealing with ear infections.
Also, mix tea tree and eucalyptus in your dogs shampoo and wash your dog to help eliminate lice!
Rosemary is a great oil to stimulate circulation and to cleanse.
It is excellent for skin issues, including warts, dry skin, fleas and ticks etc.
Geranium is another oil you can add to your flea and tick spray!
Geranium is also said to be a wonderful oil to help calm pets that are prone to seizures.
Another great circulation oil, peppermint helps to stimulate!
Also, like people, peppermint is great for pets that experience car sickness and nausea!
Peppermint is also a great oil to use along with lemon for liver support.
And don’t forget about the fleas! Peppermint is said to be a great oil for repeling those pesky insects!
8. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile is great for calming and relaxing both people and animals alike!
It is also a great digestive support and skin care oil.
Myrrh is, (surprise surprise;) another great oil to help repel fleas and ticks!
It is also a good oil to use for skin care.
10. Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense is a wonderful oil for supporting the body while dealing with allergies.
It is also my number one go to oil for fear!
I recommend it for people and animals dealing with fear and stress.
Does your pet have poor circulation? Cypress is my go to oil for circulation!
What a great oil to assist the body in getting the blood flowing!
If you aren’t familiar with ravensara, think of it as a stronger version of tea tree.
In addition to the benefits that tea tree offers, ravensara is also great for supporting the lungs.
Birch is one of my favorite oils!
It smells sooo good! It actually smells like root beer:)
But aside from its wonderful smell, birch has historically been used for bone support.
Instead of me telling you how birch can help your pet, let me share a personal story.
My parents have a livestock guardian dog that stays with their sheep. She’s a Great Pyrenees. When she was first introduced to the flock she had a confrontation with the ram. He hit her, breaking a leg!
One of the things that we did for her leg was to apply birch essential oil. Within two weeks she was up walking without even limping! You couldn’t even tell the leg had been broken!
Isn’t that amazing?!
14. Physical Touch Essential Oil Blend
Physical touch is a specially formulated blend that is offered by Be Young Total Health.
It is an excellent oil to help soothe the pain of a pet suffering from arthritis or hip dysplasia.
15. Quiet Scent Essential Oil Blend
Quiet scent is also a blend formulated by Be Young Total Health.
It is a great blend for calming nerves, soothing anxieties and relaxing your pet!
Pull out this oil blend on the 4th of July to help ease your pet’s fears during the fireworks or during the next thunder storm!
Do you use essential oils for your pet?
Which essential oils does your pet respond well to?
Please let me know by leaving me a comment below!
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I’ve seen a lot of articles saying that tea tree, lemon and peppermint essential oils are toxic to dogs? It’s hard to see all the conflicting information and know which one to trust. Do you personally use those oils around your dogs? I mainly would like to use essential oils in homemade cleaners for my home as I’m trying to eliminate all chemicals from my home but the last thing I would want to do is harm my dog. Any help would be appreciated!
Dogs are pretty good about avoiding things that aren’t good for them and if you are using them for cleaning and not applying them directly to your dogs I personally wouldn’t worry. Cats are harder when it comes to essential oils. You can always start with small amounts and see how they do and increase from there. Like people all dogs are different in what they can and can’t handle, and smaller dogs should use less oils than bigger dogs.