February 19, 2016

How to Use Pure Essential Oils with Pets

Essential oils can be used by people in a variety of ways to aid in relaxation and wellness. They can be used to enhance massages, to freshen and moisturize air, and to aid in getting a good night’s sleep.

But what about using essential oils with your pets?

While they may not be obvious at first, there are many ways to bring your animals into the essential oil experience.

How to Use Pure Essential Oils with Pets

Sweet Scents

Most animals have a very sensitive sense of smell, which means that aromatherapy can be a great first step in incorporating your pets into your essential oil routine. Using the Miracle Ultrasonic Diffuser, you can infuse your home’s air with refreshing, soothing scents that are pleasing to you and your pets.

The air released by the diffuser is cool and moist, perfect for helping to hydrate dry skin in the winter. And you can add your favorite Miracle Essential Oils to it to reap the many benefits of these natural plant-based products.

Certain essential oils are more appealing to animals than others, and luckily they’re the same ones most humans love! Try infusing your air with Lavender for a soothing scent, Eucalyptus for a cleansing effect or Peppermint to put an energizing lift into the air.

Squeaky Clean

There’s no denying that no matter how hard we try, pets tend to make our homes dirtier. But traditional cleaning agents can contain harsh chemicals that aren’t great for you or your animals.

Luckily it’s a snap to make your own cleaning solution using essential oils to keep your home spic-and-span no matter how many furry friends you share it with. Check out this post on our blog to get the recipes for three easy, natural cleaning sprays that will help keep your home cleaner and your pets happier.

Show a Little Love

One of the easiest ways to show our pets that we love them is to gently stroke their fur. Enhance the experience by putting a few drops of essential oils onto your hands before you pet your animals. The air will smell great and your pet will likely feel extra loved from your special attention.

What to Avoid

While it’s easy and generally safe to incorporate pets into the essential oil experience, it’s important to dive in with caution. As mentioned above, many animals are very sensitive to smells, so test the oils out in small amounts for short periods of time before prolonged use. And if you’re unsure of how or whether you should use essential oils with your pets, you can always consult your veterinarian.

P.S. Looking for more unique and interesting ways to use essential oils? Check out our post on using them at the office and gym!


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Elyse Andrews

Elyse Andrews is a writer who uses her insatiable curiosity, eagle eyes and experience in traditional and new media to tell stories and build community.