Are essential oils safe for pets? | DIY Pet Shampoo and Flee Spray

Are essential oils safe for pets? | DIY Pet Shampoo and Flee Spray

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PET SHAMPOO

INGREDIENTS
1 cup water
1 tablespoon unscented castile soap
1/2 teaspoon glycerin
3 drops roman chamomile essential
2 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop cedarwood essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS
Add all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl, stir until well combined.
Pour into a airtight container for storage. I keep mine in a glass mason jar.
Apply 1 tablespoon down the pets spine and massage into the fur.  You may use more on a larger pet if needed.
After lathering your pet you can rinse them off with water.

FLEA AND TICK SPRAY

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 drop cedarwood essential oil
1 drop lavender essential oil
1 drop thyme essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass spray bottle, shake well.
You can spray this directly on the pets fur, be sure to avoid getting in eyes and ears. OR you can spray your pets collar with the solution.

PET CALMING SPRAY 

INGREDIENTS
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops roman chamomile essential oil
2 drops vetiver essential oil
Water

INSTRUCTIONS
Drop the essential oils into a 8 ounce glass spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Shake well before each use.

Here is a list of oils that may not be safe to use on your pets:

Anise
Camphor
Cinnamon
Clove
Juniper Berry
Melaleuca (Avoid using melaleuca on cats!)
Oregano
Wintergreen
These are essential oils with strong scents that your pets might not enjoy. Listen to your pet and see how they respond.

Have you ever used essential oils on your pets?  Share your experiences in the comments below!

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