Pampering your furry friend with natural, pet-friendly essentials is always a good idea!
Aromatherapy and crystal healing can be just as beneficial for pets as they are for humans. From calming anxiety to improving sleep. Here is an introduction to the benefits of safe and non-toxic aromatherapy for pets and how it can enhance their physical and emotional well-being.
These are our favourite pet-friendly essentials oils and crystals that you can try for your little friend:
Pet-friendly essential oils:
-Lavender: known for its calming properties, lavender essential oil can help reduce anxiety and stress in pets. Simply add a few drops to a diffuser and relax! See how your pet reacts to the scent, often they move away or leave the room if the smell is not to their liking.
-Clary Sage: a beautiful oil that encourages tranquility and a sense of well-being. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
-Chamomile: a great oil to diffuse for our friends: it eases upset stomach, mental and emotional distress, calms the body and mind during times of nervousness, panic, restlessness.
-Cedarwood: discourages insects from approaching, thereby minimising the chances of receiving bites. Encourages sense of tranquility, relaxation, and security. Supports skin health
Essential oils to avoid around animals:
- “Hot oils” like cinnamon, eucalyptus, tea tree, wintergreen, citronella, ylang-ylang and clove bud. Cats especially cannot digest these oils. Peppermint oil is another no-no as it can cause liver damage if ingested in significant quantities.
- Another group of oils that tend to fall under the red flag are citrus oils like orange, lemon, bergamot, neroli, lime, grapefruit and mandarin because they contain high concentrations of limonene which cats cannot digest.
- Finally, it is recommended to avoid oils such as pine, cypress, juniper berry, eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon myrtle and nutmeg as they contain high percentages of alpha-pinene compound.
Rules: essential oils & pets:
- Ensure that there is sufficient ventilation in the room and that the diffuser (if using) cannot be reached by your pet.
- Allow pets to have access to leave the area if need be.
- Always heavily dilute and keep oils away from their face, nose and eyes.
- Allow time for your pet to acclimatise to oils.
- Always wash your hands after handling oils to prevent accidentally getting them into pets eyes/ ears.
- In some cases, the essential oil itself may not be causing harm but instead, the added ingredients may be to blame for illnesses.
Remember to always dilute essential oils and consult with a veterinarian before using any new products with your pet.
Crystals provide a powerful and natural method of healing for our beloved animal friends. Before beginning any crystal healing work on your pet, make sure that you are calm, balanced, and grounded.
-Amethyst: this calming crystal is known for its soothing properties, making it an excellent choice for pets with anxiety. Place a piece near your pet's bed or in their favourite spot to help them feel relaxed and secure.
-Rose Quartz: the love and healing energies of rose quartz make it an excellent choice for pets that need a little extra love and comfort. Place it near your pet's bed or carry it with you when you're out and about.
-Peridot: this stone is believed to provide a sense of balance to keep your fur baby feeling level on even the most chaotic days.
-Rhodonite is another great stone for bringing emotional balance. It can calm nervous or stressed dogs.
Because crystal energy is very powerful and animals are highly sensitive to energies, experiment with your pet and different crystals to determine which ones will work for them.
If you have any questions regarding crystals and pets, contact us and we will direct you to the right ones.
Happy pampering! 🐾