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Cat Safety

karen amlin

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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 radiata, and other species
  • Fir Abies balsamea and other varieties
  • Frankincense Boswellia carterii, Boswellia frereana, Boswellia papyrifera, Boswellia serrata, and other speicies
  • Grapefruit Citrus paradisi
  • Juniper/Juniper Berry Juniperus communis
  • Lavender (Spike) Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula spika
  • Lavandin Lavendula x intermedia, Lavandula hybrida, Lavandula hortensis
  • Lemon Citrus limon
  • Lime Citrus aurantifolia
  • Mandarin Citrus reticulata, Citrus nobilis
  • Orange (Bitter, Blood, Sweet) Citrus sinensis, Citrus sinensis var sinensis, Citrus aurantium var. sinensis
  • Oregano Origanum vulgare, Origanum onites
  • Peppermint Mentha piperita
  • Pine Pinus sylvestris, and other varieties
  • Rosemary Rosemary officinalis
  • Sage Salvia officinalis
  • Spearmint Mentha spicata, Mentha cardiaca, Mentha crispa, Mentha viridis
  • Spruce Picea mariana, Picea nigra, and other varieties
  • Tangerine Citrus reticulata, Citrus nobilis, Citrus tangerine
  • Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia, Melaleuca linarifolia var. alternifolia
  • Thyme Thymus vulgaris, Thymus zygis
  • Yarrow Achillea millefolium

 


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