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PETS RESPOND INCREDIBLY WELL TO ESSENTIAL OILS- HERE'S HOW TO GIVE YOUR FURRY & FEATHERED FRIENDS THE BEST!

(Tip: dilute for pets like you do for kids- but dilute based on WEIGHT rather than age. Here's the 4-1-1.)

 

One of the most common questions we receive = ARE OILS SAFE FOR PETS!?

Many of the same uses for humans also work well for animals. Pet owners often diffuse oils like Valor for their furry friends during thunderstorms, and they regularly massage them with oils like Peace & Calming before visiting the vet (which is, in reality, a medical appointment!).

Instead of diluting the oils for your pets based on age, though, dilute their oils based on the size of your animal. 

Regardless of the animal you want to serve, there are three size categories for dilution: 

  • 0 - 50 pounds = 75% dilution = 1 drop of oil + 3 drops carrier
  • 50 - 100 pounds = 50% dilution = 1 drop + 1 drop
  • 100 - 150 pounds = 25% = 3 drops of oil + 1 drop carrier

You can use the same oils for dilution with pets that you use for humans. In addition, Young Living produces Animal Scents Ointment, which is part of their overall animal products collection.

The dilution ratios are for topical application only. There’s no need to dilute the oils when you’re using them aromatically, that is, by inhaling them. Just make sure that your pet can "get away" from the oils if you're diffusing them (don't place a diffuser under the bird cage, etc., make sure the dog or cat can leave the room if they want to).

Here's the graphic from our Essential Oils 101 book & course where we cover this topic.

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