My friend Debbie McCue provided me with this great information about which essential oils are can be dangerous for pets, especially cats, dogs and reptiles. I have two beautiful cats (Boots and Hérkimer) but I also love essential oils, especially from Young Living that I sell here in my website. So I took a moment to make sure that I informed myself before causing any type of damage to my awesome kitties. Read below before your order any of my oils if you have a pet!
*Phenols must be metabolized by cytochrome P450. Use additional caution when using essential oils high in phenols such as basil, anise, clove, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, or cassia. Many pet parents choose to avoid essential oils high in phenols around animals that lack a strong cytochrome P450 system such as cats, reptiles, and birds. Some essential oils high in monoterpenes may cause harm to cats. Tea tree is likely the most well known, and limonene (which is converted to the phenol carvacrol in the body) and alpha-terpene have also been implicated. Some pet parents use caution with citrus oils (excluding yuzu), pine, spruce, celery seed, and fir. Ketones also many accumulate in cats increasing the risk of ketoacidosis. Use caution with dill, peppermint, rosemary, fennel and lavender.
Remember to also do your own search for getting even more information. I want to add that Frankincense has not been harmful for my cats and Cedarwood is also really good and safe base on my own research. But again, please read different articles or Blogs in order to get all the information prior to use any type of essential oil around your beloved pets!
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