pet safety with aromatherapy and essential oils for cats and dogs

paws & perfumes... is aromatherapy safe for my pets? 🐾

pets... don't you just love them! of course we do & our pets are our top priority - that's why we need to ensure we're using safe, pet-friendly products in and around our home. 

so is aromatherapy and essential oils safe your pets?

well, aromatherapy can be safe for pets when used appropriately AND with caution ⚠️

however, it's essential to understand that cats and dogs, have a heightened sensitivity to certain essential oils, and not all oils are safe for use around them. some essential oils contain compounds that can be toxic to animals if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through their skin.

when using aromatherapy around pets, it's crucial to take the following precautions:

research pet-safe oils: some essential oils are considered safe for use around pets in diluted form, while others should be avoided entirely. always research specific oils and their potential effects on pets before using them.

dilute properly: if using essential oils around pets, ensure they are properly diluted and used in a well-ventilated area. avoid applying undiluted oils directly to your pet's skin, as this can lead to irritation or toxicity. 


observe cautiously: monitor your pet's reaction to aromatherapy products carefully. if you notice any signs of discomfort, such as coughing, sneezing, drooling, or lethargy, discontinue use immediately and consult with a veterinarian.

avoid high-risk oils: certain essential oils are known to be toxic to pets, particularly cats. these include oils containing phenols, monoterpene hydrocarbons, and ketones. examples of oils to avoid around pets include tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, and pennyroyal oil.

provide escape routes: pets should always have the option to leave the area where aromatherapy products are being used if they feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed by the scent.

consult with a veterinarian: if you're not sure, before using aromatherapy products around pets & especially if your pet has pre-existing health conditions or sensitivities, it's essential to consult with a veterinarian for guidance and advice.

    when used responsibly, aromatherapy can be a valuable tool for creating a calm and soothing environment for both you and your furry friends.

    our top 3 essential oil recommendations to benefit your pets✅:

    lavender oil: lavender oil is known for its calming and soothing properties, which can help reduce anxiety and stress in pets. it's gentle on the skin and has a pleasant aroma, making it a popular choice for promoting relaxation in dogs and cats.

    frankincense oil: frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, making it beneficial for supporting your pet's overall health and well-being. it can help soothe minor skin irritations, support respiratory health, and promote a sense of calm.

    chamomile oil: chamomile oil is gentle and calming, making it ideal for pets with anxiety or nervousness. it can help ease digestive issues, soothe skin irritations, and promote relaxation in both dogs and cats.

    these essential oils offer natural and gentle support for various aspects of your pet's health, from calming anxiety to soothing minor ailments.

    check out our yin products as we use all 3 in our essential oil space sprays

    however, it's essential to use them properly and with caution, as pets can be sensitive to certain essential oils. always dilute them properly and consult with a veterinarian if you have any concerns or questions about using essential oils with your pet.

    are candles safe to have around my pets? 🕯️

    when it comes to candles and pets, there are a few things to think about to keep your furry friends safe and sound:

    • fragrance: some scented candles might have oils or fragrances that could bother pets, especially if they're sensitive to smells. so go for unscented or naturally scented candles to keep things simple.
    • ingredients: look out for what's in your candles. steer clear of paraffin wax, which can let out iffy chemicals when it burns. instead, go for candles made with soy wax or beeswax for a safer vibe.
    • flames: keep candles away from where pets can get at them to stop any accidents. pets might be curious and could knock them over, which could be a bit of a hazard. consider using flameless LED candles if you're worried, especially if you've got pets about.
    • ventilation: make sure there's a bit of a breeze when you've got candles burning to stop smoke and soot building up. that stuff might bother pets' breathing, so keep rooms nice and airy.
    • keep an eye out: don't leave burning candles alone, especially in spots where pets hang out. make sure to keep an eye on them while they're lit and put them out before you head out or hit the hay.

    follow these easy tips, and you can enjoy your candles while keeping your pets chilled out and happy - don't forget to check out our calming candles which are available in natural soy wax with wooden wicks, this means there non-toxic and cruelty-free, offering a clean burn for 30 hours+.

    or, read more from a article at forbes here.

    UYINU products & pet safety... ☯️

    our products are meticulously crafted with the utmost attention to safety and quality. we source only the finest natural ingredients and ensure that every product meets our high safety standards.

    additionally, we prioritise transparency, providing detailed information about each ingredient used in our formulations so that you can feel confident about what you're putting on your skin or using in your home.

    we understand the importance of trust when it comes to wellness products, and we're committed to providing you with products that are not only effective but also safe for you and your loved ones.

    some of our natural products may not be best for pets so if you're unsure about any of our products OR have a general query regarding pet-safe and human-safe essential oils/aromatherapy products, just drop us an email and ask us: 

    with love, 

    uyinu x

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