As a certified Animal Aromatherapist, I am dedicated to using essential oils safely with animals. Some would be shocked to know that is actually unpopular with a lot of the mainstream essential oil users. I approach using essential oils with animals from a place of helping as many animals as possible through the use of aromatherapy, and that means doing so safely and effectively. If you aren’t being safe about dilution, avoiding internal use, and other factors I discuss in this podcast episode, then you might not be getting effective results and ultimately causing more damage than good. 

For reference, dogs have highly sensitive systems and we have to respect that! Dogs have 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses whereas humans only have about six million. The area of a dog’s brain that analyzes smells is also about 40 times greater than ours. Using essential oils safely around dogs (and all other animals) should be utilized not only as a measure of caution but respect to our animals. Learn more about this topic in this solo podcast episode!

Show Notes: 

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy:

Statement from IFPA:

Statement from AIA:

My Apawthecary with blends for your dog or horse:

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