Pets and Essential Oils

Animals will often seek out certain plants to assist their well being.  Munching on grass may settle an upset stomach or  promote vomiting.  They may also seek out plants simply because they need the nutrients from fresh greens.  Fresh plants have contain the nutrients of essential oils, but in much smaller quantities.  When properly used, animals can benefit from the use of essential oils just as people do.


To learn more about using essential oils with animals listen to the following Animals and Young Living Essential Oils

Jump for Joy!

This is our beloved Ruby.  It depicts her love of life and forever spirit.  Ruby’s favorite oil was lavender, often referred to as her “lab-ender”.  Lavender brought Ruby comfort and calm during her last days with us on earth.  I know it brought me peace and calm as well as we said our goodbyes for now.    Using Young Living oils is a family affair, pets included.


Young Living has an extensive line of essential oils and supplements that can be used to help support your pet’s health. Below are the 9 oils found in the Everyday Oils Kit (click to read more about this kit) and ways they can be used with your pets.

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  • Use for parasites such as fleas and ticks, and mosquitoes for the dog     and horse
  • Can be used for cats, but with 75% dilution
  • Reapply as needed without fear of toxic buildup


  • Useful in all pets for fear, behavior issues, and training
  • Useful for skin
  • Diffuse, use on cotton balls, or in a topical application
  • Place on the collar or on the leash

Peace & Calming

  • The main calming blend of this group of oils
  • Useful for behavior problems, car rides, excitement
  • Used with Valor to added positive behavior change
  • The combination provides the calming needed but also builds the confidence to face new stressors
  • Diffuse or use on the collar, blanket or toy, or place on a towel in the dryer with the dog’s bedding, and the oil will permeate the bedding.

Pan Away

  • The best oil blend fordiscomfort after an injury
  • Can be used on cats if diluted 75%
  • Use topically in warm compresses, in Raindrop Technique, on VitaFlex points, and on acupressure/acupuncture points


  • Useful along with Pan Away for any injury
  • The major oil used for overheated horses and dogs (provides cooling quickly)
  • Can be used on long hikes, and a drop into water will provide internal cooling
  • Cats need the oil diluted to 75%


  • Safer, less strong oil that is a favorite for smaller pets and birds
  • Used in every aspect of pet care
  • One of the best all-around oils to use
  • Dilution still recommended


  • Used to increase awareness in training or with cognitive issues
  • An excellent digestive support
  • Excellent for skin and subcutaneous issues
  • Can be used topically, diffused, or ingested


  • Ideal for injuries while in the field
  • Gentle, but non-infectious
  • Combined with peppermint, supports healing
  • Repels pests
  • Calming


  • The strongest immune supporting oil in the kit
  • Can be used in all pets if diluted appropriately
  • Provides significant support for dental health
  • Can be used topically or internally and is non-toxic

Young Living Essential Oil & Supplements for Pet Health

Joint Support

  • BLM capsules
  • Sulfuryme capsules or powder
  • Super C
  • Omega Blue
  • NingXia Red
  • Longevity
  • PanAway, Relieve It, Mountain Savory, M-Grain

Behavior Issues

  • Peace & Calming
  • Ruta VaLa
  • Trauma Life
  • Gentle Baby
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Valerian

Cognitive or Concentration Support

  • Brain Power
  • Clarity
  • Lemon
  • Citrus Fresh
  • Orange
  • Highest Potential
  • Longevity
  • NingXia Red

Digestive Support

  • Life 5
  • Digest & Cleanse
  • Essentialyme
  • Omega Blue
  • Super C
  • Super B
  • Juva Cleanse

Immune Support

  • Immunotone
  • Immupower
  • Inner Defense
  • NingXia Red
  • Omega Blue
  • RC
  • Raven
  • Thieves

Skin Support

  • Spruce
  • Frankincense
  • Tea Tree
  • Pine
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Melrose
  • Myrrh

Renal /Urinary Support

  • K&B
  • Raven
  • M-Grain
  • Clarity
  • NingXia Red
  • Longevity
  • RC




  • Horse                                      Minimal to no dilution
  • Ruminant                               Minimal to no dilution
  • Dog
  • 0-10 lb                   75+%
  • 11-25lb                  75%
  • 26-45lb                  50-75%
  • 46-75lb                  50%
  • 76-90lb                  25-50%
  • 91-150lb                                25%
  • >150lb                   0-25%
  • Cat                                          75-90%
  • Pocket Pet                              85-90%
  • Ferrets                                    75-90%
  • Rabbits                                   75-90%
  • Birds                                       90-95% or hydrosols
  • Reptiles                                  75-90%
  • Amphibians                           90-95% or hydrosols
  • Fish                                         Hydrosols only
  • Invertebrates                        None or Hydrosols

All information within is included for informational purposes only. Statements, articles, or products within this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or disfunction. Statements have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to replace veterinary or medical care.

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