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Essential Oils Toxic To Dogs


Essential Oils can be toxic to dogs. Protect them by being mindful when using essential oils in a shared environment. Pets (dogs, cats, horses, hamsters etc.) are a part of the family. So give them the same care and attention you would give other family members.

Recently, I heard of a case where a lady came home from work and her dog didn’t recognize her. She monitored the dog that evening and noticed that the dog had been behaving strangely.  She then took the dog to the vet who did a thorough examination, and asked if there was any essential oils in the home? The lady said yes. She had been using Tea Tree Essential Oils and the dog may have been exposed. She was advised the discontinue the use around the dog. He may have tapered with the container and now showing signs of poisoning. This came as a shock as she thought essential oils were safe to use around pets.

In the meantime the dog was treated for toxins and monitored at home.  His behavior was out of the ordinary. A normally energetic puppy was lethargic and evasive. Hiding in closets and behind furniture. The vet determine that the dog may have ingested the essential oil. Therefore causing damage to his live and kidney’s.  The dog is recovering but it was a horrible experience for both.


Essential Oils are very popular now and if used correctly can be a proactive measure to your health and wellness routine.  However, some of these oils can be toxic to our pets. Essential Oils that are toxic to pets include the following: cinnamon, citrus oils, wintergreen, sweet birch, pine oils, clove oils, eucalyptus oils, tea tree and peppermint.

Lastly, as pet owners we consider them a part of the family be it a cat, dog, horse or hamster we want to ensure their health and safety. As a pet owner myself, I sometimes clean the dogs beds with a diluted form of natural cleaning products. This has been a good experience and my pets seem to love their clean and fresh smelling beds. Though mindful that if used incorrectly this can be harmful.  So I’m admonishing all pet owners to be aware that some essential oils can be toxic to the family pet whom we love dearly.



Studying as an adult can be tough with the additional responsibilities. In October 2017, I completed my studies in aromatherapy at Aromahead Institue and qualified as a Certified Aromatherapist.  The milestone was made easy by the online platform and the engagement of the staff and students in the online forum.  However, the additional reading in my spare time also contributed to a successful completion of the Aromatherapy Certification Program. Hence, I can recommend the following books about Essential Oils and Aromatherapy to anyone wishing to learn more about essential oils and aromatherapy.

 1. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy   

A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing, this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy.

2. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals 2nd Edition


The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils and the first review of essential oil/drug interactions and provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system.
For each essential oil, there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles.

3. Essential Living 2nd Edition By Andrea Butje 

Andrea brings the therapeutic use of essential oils to your home in Essential Living. Her easy-to-follow recipes teach beginners and experts alike how to create natural, safe products to replace synthetic chemicals and toxic ingredients found in many store brands. With a modest collection of essential oils and tools from around the kitchen, learn how to create cleaning scrubs, natural air fresheners and healthy body products. Neatly organized by room and purpose, these recipes give readers the power to replace unwanted chemicals with handmade, effective, aromatic products.

4. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils

Inside each bottle of essential oil lies the key to beauty, health, and wellbeing-and this comprehensive illustrated reference contains all the information needed to work aromatherapy’s magic. It includes complete instructions for skin and body treatments; recipes for creams and lotions; remedies to overcome negative emotions; advice on psychic cleansing; and techniques to enhance meditation and massages of all kinds. There are first aid therapies to relieve simple ailments and to use during pregnancy and with babies, children, and the elderly. A Directory of Essential Oils gives the properties and applications of 75 common and exotic oils.

5. Top 10 Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Top 10 Essential Oils for Health and Wellness was created to bring awareness to the benefits and uses of essential oils. My goal in this book is to share my top ten essential oils that I have used over the years. Additionally, I aim to share the awesome wonders of these natural resources. While doing so, I wish to remove the misconceptions about essential oils and industry. One misconception is that body oils and the essential oils are the same. This is not a fact. Essential Oils have numerous therapeutic properties. Second, the person that sells essential oils, candles, and incense is not known as the incense person. This is a profession and the individuals are called an aromatherapist, an aromatherapy practitioner or an aromatherapy consultant. You will learn about Oh Natural Aromatherapy the business and purest essential oils sourced from around the world that are available on our website. A journal is included for your recipes and notes about essential oils.
6. Essential Oils: Aromatherapy – Top Essential Oils Guide, Essential Oils for Fat Loss, Anti-Aging, Natural Cures, Remedies and Essential Oil Recipes for … Weight Loss, Aromatherapy Guide Book 

Discover the Power of Essential Oils and Transform Your Life with This Essential Oils Guide! From #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR Joy Louis! PLUS Free Bonus Inside!Here Is A Sneak Peak of the Simple Essential Oils Guide for Beginners…What You MUST KNOW About Essential Oils!

Oils can be Dangerous:

a) Learn How To Use Essential Oils Safely. b)The Exact Blueprint on Topical Application c) Which Essential Oils to Use for Weight Loss. d) Specific Essential Oils Used for Healing and First Aid e)Strategies Used in Holistic and Alternative Medicine f) How-To Guide for Personal Use, Shampoos, Natural Beauty Products, Natural Cleaning and Cosmetics g) Discover the Most Popular and Most Used Essential Oils
Learn the Top Essential Oil Recipes
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