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Essential Oils that May Be Harmful to Pets

Essential Oils that May Be Harmful to Pets

Some essential oils are harmful and toxic to certain animals.  Check the different common pets below to make sure you are keeping your furry loved ones safe.  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.

30 Essential Oils that may not be Safe for Pets

  1. Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
  2. Birch (Betula)
  3. Bitter Almond (Prunus dulcis)
  4. Boldo (Peumus boldus)
  5. Calamus (Acorus calamus)
  6. Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  7. Cassia (Cassia fistula)
  8. Chenopodium (Chenopodium album)
  9. Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
  10. Garlic (Allium sativum)
  11. Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale)
  12. Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)
  13. Hyssop (Hyssopus sp. with the exception of Decumbens)
  14. Juniper (Juniperus sp. with the exception of Juniper Berry)
  15. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
  16. Mustard (Brassica juncea)
  17. Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  18. Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
  19. Red or White Thyme
  20. Rue (Ruta graveolens)
  21. Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
  22. Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
  23. Savory (Satureja)
  24. Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
  25. Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  26. Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina)
  27. Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
  28. Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  29. Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
  30. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Dogs

Essential oils that are bad for dogs include:

  • Cinnamon.
  • Citrus.
  • Eucalyptus.
  • Grapefruit.
  • Lemon.
  • Orange.
  • Pennyroyal.
  • Pine.
  • Sweet birch.
  • Tangerine
  • Tea Tree. (Melaleuca)
  • Wintergreen.
  • Ylang Ylang.

Cats

Essential oils that are bad for cats include:

  • Cinnamon.
  • Clove.
  • Eucalyptus.
  • Grapefruit.
  • Lemon.
  • Orange.
  • Pennyroyal.
  • Peppermint.
  • Pine.
  • Sweet Birch.
  • Tangerine.
  • Tea Tree. (Melaleuca)
  • Wintergreen.
  • Ylang Ylang.

Birds

Essential oils that are bad for birds include:

  • Eucalyptus.
  • Tea Tree. (Melaleuca)

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