Essential Oils Safe for Dogs

Posted January 31st, 2011 by Jodi

Natural Mosquito Repellent for Dogs

Geranium Essential Oil

Here is a list of commonly used essential oils for pets:

CAUTION – If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your doctor before handling any of these oils.

Bergamot – Antifungal Excellent for ear infections caused by yeast or bacterial overgrowth Also good for soothing pharyngitis (sore throat), getting rid of worms, helping a pet who is grieving.

Caution: Can cause photosensitization. Avoid the sun after use.

Carrot Seed -Anti-inflammatory, tonic, with moderate antibacterial effects.
Good for dry, flaky, sensitive skin which is prone to infection. Can rejuvenate and stimulate tissue regeneration, thus effective for scar healing.

Cedarwood – Antiseptic and circulation-stimulating. Good for skin and coat conditioning and dermatitis of all types. Also repels fleas, other parasites and surface insects.

Chamomile, German - Anti-inflammatory, non-toxic, gentle and safe to use. Good for skin irritations, allergic reactions, burns, hyperactivity and hypersexuality.

Chamomile, Roman - Antispasmodic, analgesic, nerve-calming.
Good for soothing the central nervous system. Effective for relief of muscle pains, cramps, teething pain and travel sickness.

Clary Sage – Nerve-calming, gentle when used in small amounts and properly diluted. Sedates the central nervous system.

Eucalyptus Radiata – Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, an expectorant.
Good for relief of chest congestion.coughing insects – discourage pneumonia
Effective in repelling fleas.

Geranium - Gentle and safe, antifungal. Good for skin irritations, fungal ear infections. Effective in repelling ticks.

Ginger – Non-toxic, non-irritating and safe to use in small amounts, properly diluted. Good for motion sickness, aids digestion. Effective for pain relief caused by arthritis, dysplasia, strains and sprains.

Helichrysum – Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, regenerative effects; extremely therapeutic. Excellent for skin conditions and irritations (e.g. eczema).
Effective for healing of scars and bruises. Effective for pain relief.

Lavender – Very safe and gentle, antibacterial, anti-itch, nerve-calming.
Good for many common animal ailments, e.g. skin irritations, first aid, chorea, burns, burrowing mites, gingivitis, hyperactivity, hypersexuality, parasites, surface Ringworm and vomiting.

Marjoram Sweet – Strong antibacterial, calming, a muscle relaxant.
Good for bacterial skin infections, wound care, insect repelling. worms, nervousness, hysexulatiy,burrowing mites

Niaouli - Niaouli kills bacteria and improves circulation. Antihistaminic, powerful antibacterial properties, yet less likely to cause irritation than Tea Tree Oil.
Good for ear infections and skin problems caused by allergies.

Peppermint – Antispamodic, stimulates circulation, insect-repelling.
Good for arthritis, dysplasia, sprains and strains. discourage insects, nauseau, discourage surface sickness, vomiting. Works well with ginger to treat motion sickness.

Rosemary – Good for relieving arthritis, burns, surface parasites and sprains.

Sweet Orange - Calming, deodorizing, flea-repelling., grief, pining
Caution: Can cause photosensitization. Avoid the sun after use.

Tea tree -Good for relieving coughing, excema, itching, insect bites and stings.

Valerian – Nerve-calming. Good for treating dog anxiety such as separation and noise anxiety.

Ylang, ylang – Good for taming aggression and treating cystitis (when combined with sandlewood).

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