Which diffuser oils are toxic to dogs?

Essential oils are definitely having their moment right now, as families all over the country trade in their chemical-heavy household products for them. So many people love essential oils and use them in their everyday lives. You can use them in remedies, for cleaning, relaxation, health and other reasons.

It has been found that certain oils can make dogs sick as they cannot absorb the compounds like we can. So, it is best to avoid the oils below:

  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Tea tree (melaleuca)
  • Ylang ylang
  • Clove
  • Thyme
  • Juniper
  • Yarrow

However, essential oils can also be used to help pets too:

Lavender or Roman Chamomile - Diffuse or mix with coconut oil for a massage to sooth and calm a stressed-out dog or pup.

Myrrh – Used for dogs with skin irritations. Mix with coconut oil and apply to the affected area.

Diffusing Peppermint oil can help clear your dog’s airways if it seems to have allergies. They can suffer with seasonal allergies too.

You should always carry out a patch test on your dog if using on their skin.

Symptoms to look out for if you think your dog has had a reaction to a toxic oil:
• Lethargy
• Weakness
• Diarrhea
• Vomiting
• Excessive drooling
• Difficulty walking
• Muscle tremors

Be sure to take them to a vet if this happens.