Essential Oils for Pets

Essential oil use in people and their pets is becoming more and more popular for support, healing and as an alternative to stronger medications that may have unwanted side effects. Essential oils are extracted from various plants, such as lavender or lemongrass, through a process of distillation to make a concentrated aromatic compound. The quality of essential oil can vary widely depending on the plant, where and when harvested, the distillation process, storing, etc. Some oils are used as single preparations, others blended together for a synergistic effect. SOME OILS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR USE ON OR AROUND PETS so be careful. The quality of oils also is dependent on the manufacturer.