How to introduce essential oils to your dog

Not all Essential Oils will carry the same safeness and it is important that you purchase 100% pure essential oils from a reputable seller. Even those essential oils that have been categorised as safe should be handled with rigorous safety measures.

Each essential oil exhibits its own diverse properties – even two oils from the same plant, such as a “Leaf Oil” versus a “Bark Oil” can have very different effects on your dog’s body and senses. 

Essential Oils and dogs

When introducing essential oils to your dog for the first time use an open area where your dog can easily leave the area and get to fresh air. Introduce one essential oil at a time remembering the ‘start low and go slow’ process. This makes it easier to spot the culprit essential oil in case of a potential allergic reaction.

If you are using essential oils on your body apply the same principles if you will be having direct physical contact with your dog. Potential reactions could be experienced within the first 30 minutes of exposure or they may take up to 24 hours to appear.

We do not recommend oral consumption of essential oils for people and the same for your dog, do not attempt to feed them any essential oils.

If your dog appears to be uncomfortable, anxious, distressed or lethargic in any way after infusing the environment with an essential oil, immediately refrain from using this oil, remove your dog from this environment to an area that is well-ventilated and seek medical advice from your veterinarian.