While we are big advocates for all natural products, it’s also very important to consider the health and safety of your pets when choosing the ingredients of your next home-made solution.

Here are some tips and recommendations to use essential oil for cleaning, gardening and with your diffuser that won't be harmful to your pets.



Essential oils can be used with pets, but it's important to use them with caution and under the guidance of a veterinarian or a professional aromatherapist. Some essential oils can be toxic to pets and can cause adverse reactions such as skin irritation, respiratory problems, or even organ damage.

Here are some essential oils that are generally considered safe for pets when used in small quantities and properly diluted:

  • Lavender: can help soothe anxiety and promote relaxation
  • Chamomile: can help with digestive issues and anxiety
  • Frankincense: can help with inflammation and immune system support
  • Ginger: can help with nausea and digestion
  • Peppermint: can help with respiratory issues and digestive problems (please avoid peppermint oil with cats)

Making a natural cleaner with essential oils that is safe for pets is easy and can be done with a few simple ingredients. Here is a recipe for an all-purpose cleaner that you can use to clean surfaces around your home:



1 cup of white vinegar

1 cup of water

a couple of drops of essential oil (choose one from the list below). Essential oils that are generally safe for pets and have antibacterial properties include:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint


Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix.

Spray the mixture onto the surface you want to clean and wipe it down with a clean cloth.

For tough stains or grime, let the solution sit on the surface for a few minutes before wiping it down.

Avoid using this cleaner on natural stone surfaces, as the acidity of the vinegar can damage the stone.

This natural cleaner is safe for pets and can be used to clean a variety of surfaces around your home, including countertops, floors, and walls. It's important to remember to always dilute the essential oils properly, as undiluted essential oils can be harmful to pets. Always consult your veterinary if in doubts.




While essential oils can be beneficial for humans, it's important to use them with caution around pets. Inhaling certain essential oils can be harmful to pets, especially cats, as they are more sensitive to certain compounds found in essential oils.

Diffusing essential oils can also pose a risk to pets if they inhale too much of the oil or ingest it accidentally. This can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, or even liver damage.

If you choose to use a diffuser with essential oils in your home, there are some precautions you can take to ensure the safety of your pets:

  • Keep the diffuser in a well-ventilated area, and make sure the room is not completely sealed off.
  • Use a diffuser that has a timer or a shut-off feature, so it doesn't run continuously.
  • Only use essential oils that are safe for pets and use them in small amounts.
  • Avoid diffusing essential oils for extended periods of time and give your pet access to other areas of your home where there are no diffusers.
  • Keep the diffuser in a spot your pet can’t reach to avoid it tipping over and harm them.

Before using any essential oil with your pet, make sure to do your research and consult with a professional. Always use high-quality, pure essential oils, and dilute them properly before use. Also, be sure to observe your pet's behavior and reactions when using essential oils to ensure that they are not experiencing any adverse effects.




Essential oils can be a useful tool in the garden, as they can help repel insects, deter pests, and even promote plant growth. Here are a few essential oils that are generally considered safe for pets and can be used in the garden for an all-natural solution to pests.


  • Peppermint oil: This oil has a refreshing scent that can help repel ants, aphids, and other pests. It's also safe for pets (but avoid with cats) when used in small quantities.
  • Lavender oil: This oil has a calming effect on pets and can help repel fleas, ticks, and other pests. It's also safe for pets when used in small quantities.
  • Citronella oil: This oil is a natural insect repellent and can help keep mosquitoes and other flying insects away from your garden. It's also safe for pets when used in small quantities.
  • Lemongrass oil: This oil has a strong scent that can help repel mosquitoes, ants, and other pests. It's also safe for pets when used in small quantities.

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    I really appreciate the helpful tips in this article. Using these safe essential oils for pets will make sure our beloved animal friends stay safe and happy in a peaceful environment.
    Thank you.

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