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Safe Use of Essential Oils - Babies, Pets and more!

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Safe Use of Essential Oils - Babies, Pets and more!

Statement from the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA) pertaining to safety when using essential oils: The CFA does not recommend nor condone the application of undiluted essential oils. The CFA does not recommend nor condone the ingestion of any essential oil in any manner. Application of undiluted essential oils or ingestion of oils is considered a breach of the Code of Ethics of the CFA. Essential oils can be irritating and sensitizing and some chemical constituents have the potential to cause systemic toxicity if used improperly. Therefore safe use is absolutely critical.  For information on Safe Use of Oils with Babies...


Cat Safety

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Cat Safety

When it comes to cats, there are many differing views on using essential oils with cats.  Experts recommend using Hydrosols over oils with cats because cats cannot metabolize essential oils the same as humans and dogs. To use Essential Oils safely, always ensure cats can leave a room that has oils being diffused in. Avoid all oils that contain: camphor, limonene, methyl salicylate, pinene, as well as essential oils with significant ketones and phenols. These are said to be the most dangerous: Bergamot Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia Camphor Cinnamomum camphora Clementine Citrus clementina, Citrus reticulata var. clementina Clove (Bud, Leaf, Stem) Eugenia caryophyllata Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus...


Dog Safety

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Dog Safety

Puppies under 10 Weeks of Age: Avoid using essential oils; if necessary use hydrosols. Always use diluted oils because dogs are more sensitive than humans NEVER add essential oils to their food or water. When diffusing in a room with a dog, make sure the dog has access to leaving the room if he/she chooses to. Use essential oils with dogs for specific reasons, not as a Preventative measure According to Using Essential Oils Safely, and the book Aromatic Dog, these are the oils thought to be SAFE for dogs: Angelica Root Angelica archangelica Basil (linalool chemotype) Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool Bergamot Citrus bergamia,...


Babies & Kids' Safety

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Babies & Kids' Safety

Babies 6 months and under:  Leading experts suggest NO essential oils on or around babies before 6 months of age due their fragile immune systems and thin skin. Children 6 months to 2 years old:  Essential oils listed below may be diffused for specific purposeHs for short periods of time.  When properly diluted, and for rare instances of a bug bite or bee sting, you may use essential oils topically.  Topical use at this age should only be used when necessary. Children 2 years and up: You can use diluted essential oils topically but please be aware of how sensitive...