Pets & Essential Oils

Is it safe to use oils on animals?

We do not recommend putting oils on animals, as their size of organs and system is different to ours.

Essential oils are powerful which could potentially harm them. 

We also do not recommend diffusing any oils in a closed room where a pet is sleeping, as concentrated oil travels through the body via inhalation and absorption of the skin.

Do not spray oils on their beds. Their skin may also have a reaction to it.

Seek immediate Vet advice if consumed


Essential oils that are known to cause poisoning in animals include:

  • Wintergreen
  • Sweet birch
  • Citrus oil (dlimonene)
  • Pine oils
  • Ylang Ylang 
  • Peppermint 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Pennyroyal 
  • Clove 
  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea tree 

Symptoms that develop depend on the type of oil involved in the exposure and can include drooling, vomiting, tremors, ataxia (wobbliness), respiratory distress, low heart rate, low body temperature, and liver failure.

source: pet poison helpline