FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PETS
Can I use KOTANICAL essential oils on my pet? I heard that you can apply tea tree or lavender to pets to prevent ticks and fleas.
Can I use KOTANICAL essential oils on my pet? I heard that you can apply tea tree or lavender to pets to prevent ticks and fleas.The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors including plant species, product, dose and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the biggest risk of toxicity is from direct to skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly, and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin.
Knowing that there is a risk in applying these oils to your pets fur or skin and in order to protect their wellbeing,we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to the application or exposure of any of our products.
I want to use essential oils around my pet and I’ve seen tea tree and eucalyptus reported as toxic. Is this true? Why are these ingredients unsafe?
Our research has shown it’s the application method (ie. direct to skin) and dosage (how much is being used) that are the primary factors in these reported cases – however, to be cautious, we recommend NOT using these two ingredients when you’re using diffusing or using KOTANICAL products around your pet.
I’ve checked with my vet and am choosing to use essential oils around my pet, do you have any ESSENTIAL OIL recommendations?
I’ve checked with my vet and am choosing to use essential oils around my pet, do you have any KOTANICAL OIL recommendations?If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pets behavior, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of KOTANICAL OILS that we feel are the most pet-friendly:Single note essential oils:- Chamomile Roman- Frankincense- Clary Sage- Geranium- Rosemary
Is it safe to use an ultrasonic diffuser with essential oils in a room with my pet in it?
Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend:- Using only small amounts of your favorite diffuser blend. 1-5 drops is our recommendation- Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air- Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily
- Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space- Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they do not have the ability to leave the room if they become uncomfortable
How do I introduce an essential oil or blend to my pet to see if they like it?
Many animals have a higher sense and sensitivity to smell than we do; we do not recommend that you attempt to have your pet smell any essential oil products directly out of the bottles, and follow the guidelines above regarding diffusing.
Can I leave essential oils in my diffuser running when I am not home for my pet?
When it comes to your pets, we recommend operating your diffuser with essential oils only when you are at home, so you can monitor your pet’s reaction at all times. We also recommend using an intermittent setting if your diffuser has the capability. Don’t forget that your diffuser can also operate just with water