Diffusers & Your Pets

Posted by Nanette Yocum on Dec 30th 2021

Diffusers & Your Pets

You love your diffuser but are you harming your pets?
“Are essential oils used in diffusers toxic to pets?” The answer is complicated by the varying tolerance levels of each species or breed. Some essential oils are toxic to all pets, or only some dog breeds, or species such as cats, rabbits, birds, aquarium fish and other small animals.
Pets that are most sensitive to diffused essential oils
Birds
Cats
Rabbits
Small dogs
Pregnant animals
Animals that haven’t reached maturity (Juveniles)
Breeds with respiratory challenges, such as “flat-faced” breeds
Aquarium fish

Common Diffuser Essential Oils that may be Toxic to
Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Birds, Fish, Reptiles and Small Pets
This is not a comprehensive list of all essential oils that may be toxic to pets, but it does cover some of the most popular diffuser oils.
Wintergreen
Peppermint
Spearmint
Eucalyptus
Tea Tree Oil
Clove
Cinnamon
Basil
Oregano
Nutmeg
Cassia
Juniper
Pine
Birch
Spruce
Cypress
Thyme
Tansy
Calendula
Penny Royal
Thuja
Yarrow
Myrtle
Citrus (including orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit)
Citronela
Ylang Ylang