I am often asked about how one may use essential oils with one’s cat. Based on Kristen Lee Bell’s book Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, essential oils are NEVER safe to use on cats.
A safe alternative, is the LJ Turtle Cool Cat formula, which is a synergistic blend of four 100% pure aromatic hydrosols that have calming properties. Hydrosols are a by-product of the distillation process by which we obtain essential oils; they are safe and gentle while also therapeutic and effective.
These are: Rose • Neroli • Geranium • Lavender
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Also, if you spray your counters or other flat surfaces with a cleaning product that contains essential oils, your cat may walk on these same surfaces, picking-up minute amounts of essential oils through their paws which may then also be ingested when the cat grooms itself.
This is the example Bell uses. While not using essential oils directly on your cat, they may inadvertently come into contact with them. Bell describes why this is cause for concern: a cat’s organs, especially kidneys, do not have the capacity to process essential oils; and over time with repeated exposure, essential oils may accumulate to toxic levels.
Please, never use essential oils directly on your cat; and if using them in cleaning products, consider Bell’s advice.
This would apply equally and may be even more cause for concern – if you are using non-natural cleaning products.
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Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, lactating or have medical conditions.
This information is for education purposes only & in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made in use of these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always, we recommend testing all blends.
Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from nature. With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health . Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.
Important Note: The information on ljturtle.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.
Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care.