Safety With Essential Oils

Safety is the utmost priority.   While essential oils can be used safely and effectively for your dog, it is important that you keep safety in mind.

We encourage everyone to start slow.   Diffusing is the most gentle way to get started.   Do so in very short intervals initially.

Observe your dog's behavior and response to any new oil you introduce.   Don't use the same oil day in and day out for extended periods of time -- rotate them.  You have many choices for variety, even within certain goal and system categories.

And use your common sense, ask questions of well-trained professionals anytime you need help or find information confusing - (not just the newest oils distributor). 

Before you jump in head first, let's cover a few safety tips.

Some oils can be quite "hot". You may hear them described as spicy.

They won't actually burn you, but you may actually feel heat on your skin, and especially if you get them in your eye

Your dog isn't going to understand this sensation the first time or so that it occurs. So you'll hear us talk about "low and slow". Help the dog (or pet) get acclimated to these oils by diluting them to begin introducing them topically.

Hot Oils would include: Clove, Cinnamon, Oregano, Thyme, Thieves, to name a few.  This doesn't mean you can't ever use these oils -- just that when you begin you use a carrier and dilute.

Avoid getting oils into your dog's eye (or your own!) Be careful when petting around their face, but also if there is a possibility that your dog will paw his face -- don't apply the oil to his feet!

It's unpleasant to get essential oil in your eyes. But if it happens -- rinse the eye with milk. Any kind -- cow's milk, almond milk, coconut milk etc.

But never water! Water will intensify the effects.

If this happens to your dog -- s/he is highly unlikely to want you coming near them again with your bottles of oil. That will be quite the imprint.

Dana Brigman