Are essential oils safe to use around pets? Many of us who are looking for safer and more natural answers to all of life's issues from the flu to household cleaners turn to essential oils for answers. But are they really safe for our pets?
There is conflicting advice about which oils are safe and how to use them in our home and around our pets. I have been doing a lot of research lately to see what I can find on this, I have found some information including:
- Many oils can safely be used if properly diluted
- Each animal might have individual sensitivities to certain oils, just like people
- Oils should never be used undiluted on animals
- Birds have very delicate respiratory systems and fumes of any kind can prove dangerous.
- Cats can be more sensitive to essential oils if used topically
Aunt Norma's Pantry moth spray can be a safe and effective way to naturally treat a pantry moth infestation, and when properly diluted via the instructions on the bottle, is safe around pets- when used as directed. The spray should never be sprayed directly on your pet, on their food, or in their cage/ pen without proper ventilation. Since birds are so sensitive, we do not recommend using the spray around birds. If you believe your pet might have particular sensitivites, use care and consult your vet.
Here is a great web link to some more info on this topic: