Essential Oils & Animals

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You love your pets almost as much as your children and spouse, so treat them with the best products and support their well-being naturally with Young Living, because t
he QUALITY of an essential oil MATTERS!!
I ONLY use & recommend Young Living Essential Oils!

If you love using Young Living products in your home, you’ve probably wondered how you can share their amazing benefits with your animals. Which oils are safe to use? How much can I apply? Should I diffuse or apply topically?

If you’ve ever had questions like these, I'm here to help!* Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Most animals are more sensitive than humans to essential oils.
  • Start by diluting heavily and use in moderation.
  • Every animal is different, so carefully observe how each animal responds to the oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.
  • NEVER use or diffuse oils in a room where the animal is trapped, and cannot exit to another part of the house if they are bothered.
  • Take special care to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.
Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use.
For smaller animals like cats and small dogs, use 3–5 drops. Be sure to dilute 80–90 percent prior to application (for example, for every 1 drop of oil, use 4–5 drops of a diluting agent, such as V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex).

For larger animals, like large dogs, start with 3–5 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.

For very large animals, like horses and cattle, start with 10 drops. Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, dilution is unnecessary.

  • Apply oils to yourself or diffuse to introduce animals to essential oils and help them get comfortable.
  • Wear oils around your animals, diffuse in their space, or apply to your hands and let the animal smell them.
  • If your animal is jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the animal for several minutes so it can get used to the aroma.

Once they’re used to essential oils, animals can respond well to topical application.

  • For cats and dogs, paws are a great place to apply essential oils.
  • For hoofed animals, we recommend application on the spine or flanks.
  • Try rubbing oils onto your own hands and then stroking the animal’s fur.
  • For large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or water in a spray bottle for easier application.
  • Animal Scents™ Ointment can be used to seal and protect areas where essential oils have been applied topically.
  • Essential oils can be administered internally. 
  • Some essential oils can be mixed with your animal’s food. 
  • For large animals, you can pull out the bottom lip and drop oils directly into the mouth. 
Best Resources:

Story at-a-glance (Emmett the parrot's story seriously had me in ALLL THE FEELS!!)
  • Dr. Melissa Shelton is a holistic DVM who has pioneered the use of essential oils to treat animals in her practice – with really outstanding results.
  • Dr. Shelton’s interest in essential oils began very gradually, but ultimately became her passion. She considers the importance of oils to heal pets second only to a solid nutritional foundation.
  • Using essential oils, the doctor has brought several animals back from the brink of euthanasia, including a cat named Cowboy, Emmett the parrot, and one of her own pets.
  • Dr. Shelton believes the quality of essential oils and proper handling is the key to success with oils. According to her extensive research, the bad reputation essential oils have received is wholly undeserved, and certainly, the results she has achieved in her practice are a testament to the benefits of their use.

Young Living offers a full line of animal-specific products.

Caring for your pets naturally is just a little bit easier thanks to Young Living’s conscious development of their Animal Scents Essential Oil Collection. This collection by Young Living contains 6 specially formulated essential oil blends to support animals on a wide spectrum according to their common animal needs.

Animal Care 3 Part System

The first three blends PuriClean, Infect Away and Mendwell were designed to work together to complement each other on your animals.

Let’s take a look at each blend separately:

PuriClean is a 12 blend combination featuring Cistus, Citronella, Lavendin, Lavender, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Mountain Savory, Myrtle, Palo Santo, Patchouli, and Rosemary. This combination by the name you can tells helps to cleanse and purify such as in minor skin irritations. This can be applied on location with roller ball on top of oil bottle of oil added to spray bottle with water for spritzing application.

InfectAway is a combination of Myrrh, Patchouli, Dorado Azul, and Palo Santo support skin and support the immune system of your animal. Add 2-4 drops to the animal’s coat or 8-10 drops to spray bottle.

Mendwell is a 6 combo of essential oils including Geranium, Lavender, Hyssop, Myrrh, Frankincense and the exotic Hinoki essential oils. For support of the immune system and is also skin supporting. Apply 1-2 drops on location.

Other Blends:

ParaGize oil blend contains Anise, Cumin, Fennel, Ginger, Juniper, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Tarragon. This blend is specially formulated for digestive support on your pets. It can be applied over abdomen with a warm compress to push oils in faster. Drops can also be added to water (2-4 drops).

T-Away is an oil blend containing 27 oils, WOW! This one has: Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Frankincense, Valerian, Black Spruce, Davana, Lavender, Geranium, Helichrysum, Citrus, Hystrix, Rose, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Angelica, Hyssop, Spanish Sage, Coriander, Bergamot, Lemon, Jasmine Absolute, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Blue Tansy, Ruta, and German Chamomile. This blend can be applied for calming and occasional nervousness. Behind the ears is good place for application and after oils have been tested the paws will work too.

RepelAroma oil blend contains Citronella, Idaho Tansy, Palo Santo, and Tea tree oil. This one is invigorating and your pets will enjoy being outdoors when wearing. Can be applied to your hands and then to the animal by stroking their back. This is a great one to apply via a spray bottle as well for better coverage.

Animal Scents for Support

As you can see this collection could be quite beneficial for supporting your large and small pets. Take caution with smaller animals and dilute appropriately. Check with your holistic vet if you have any questions.

Don’t let the name, Animal Scents Ointment, completely fool you. This specially formulated salve was created with your pets, large and small animals alike; however, it can be used on humans too.

What is in Animal Scents Ointment?

This protective salve is made up of Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils & has been reformulated to no longer include Mink Oil. 
This salve is for external use.

Ingredients: Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed wax, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Mangifera indica (Mango) seed butter, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Cymbopogon martini† (Palmarosa) oil, Daucus carota sativa† (Carrot) seed oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Pogostemon cablin† (Patchouli) oil, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed extract, Abies balsamea† (Balsam Canada) needle oil, Commiphora myrrha† (Myrrh) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia† (Tea tree) leaf oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free), Ascorbyl palmitate, Rosa canina (Rose hip) seed oil, Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Contains soy ingredients

How to Use Animal Scents

This soothing salve can be applied on location to serve minor irritations. It is gentle and a top choice because of it being without harmful synthetic ingredients. For best results, cleanse area then apply Young Living essential oils of choice then cover with Animal Scents ointment to hold in essential oils and protect area with moisture barrier.

Animal Scents for Humans

I like to use Animal Scents Ointment as a barrier to cover my extremely dry heels, especially in the winter, when my heels get dry and rough. Animal Scents Ointment eases my tired and dry feet nicely when I run out of my DIY salve for dry, cracked hands & feet!

The most effective and easiest way to keep your pet’s coat in tip-top condition is by using Animal Scents™ Shampoo. Imbued with the power of citronella, lavandin, lemon, and geranium, our pet shampoo gently cleanses, protects, and conditions without harmful ingredients. This shampoo is safe and effective for all animals.

Pet lovers rejoice over the new AnimalScents Dental Pet Chews. You can now offer your pet a safe and nutritional product to support your pet’s oral hygiene. The chews are formulated to meet the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles. They are gluten free, easy for your pet to chew and digest. They are made with natural ingredients and infused with pure Young Living essential oils. There are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and they are a non-GMO product.

Let’s Take A Closer Look

It may be a daunting task to clean your pets teeth but important. These pet chews are designed as a snack with grooves that help to clean your pet’s teeth. Toss the pet toothbrush and give them a treat instead. The pet chews are supportive to their digestive system and promotes good oral health while combating bad breath. This product contains pea fiber, Green tea extract and essential oils including: ParaGize, Peppermint, Ginger, Juniper, Lemongrass, Cumin, Tarragon, Fennel, Anise, Patchouli and Spearmint essential oils.

How To Use This Product

Give one chew to your pet up to 2 times per week to support their oral health. Pets 5-19 pounds (1/2 chew) Pets 20+ pounds (1 chew). Consult a veterinarian for pets less than 5 pounds or pregnant.


Animal Scents® Cat Treats are tasty, crunchy, and convenient treats for your cat. Our cat treats are formulated without any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or added fillers. They contain the highest quality, naturally derived ingredients. Animal Scents Cat Treats are stored in convenient, 4-ounce zipper pouches to help seal in freshness.


Chicken meal, Pea protein, Ginger essential oil


Animal Scents Cat Treats are chicken flavored and have a crunchy texture. Your cat is sure to love these tasty treats!


Animal Scents Cat Treats are the perfect addition to your pet’s reward system—just like your pet is the ideal addition to your family. As with all the members of your family, you’re concerned about what your pets consume. That’s why you can show your love for your cats by providing them these treats that are derived from natural ingredients and have no fillers.


• Great reward for good behavior
• Infused with Ginger essential oil
• Delicious taste and crunchy texture
• 3 calories per treat
• Made with naturally derived ingredients
• Contains no wheat, soy, corn, or fillers
• Formulated without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives


Feed the treats to your cats daily as desired. See below for suggested daily feeding recommendations:

• 5–10 pounds: 6–9 treats
• 10–15 pounds: 10–14 treats
• 15+ pounds: Up to 15 treats


Always offer plenty of water when giving your pet treats or food. Ensure that your cat chews the treat completely, as gulping may be harmful to your pet. This product is not recommended for pets with a history of gulping, choking, or poor chewing capability. Consult with your veterinarian about the proper nutrition for your pet.


Chicken meal, Pea protein (55%), Tapioca starch, Pea powder (yellow), Chicken fat, Chicken, Chicken flavor palatants, Brewer’s yeast, Potassium chloride, Calcium carbonate, Gluconolactone, Citric acid, AMALFIE (antioxidant blendv): Sunflower oil, Mixed tocopherols, Rosemary extract (1%), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) root oil

Young Living now has a Veterinarian Advisory Council in place.
The Young Living Essential Oils Veterinary Advisory Council provides valuable insight into the development of our pioneering essential oils and oil-infused products. This professional organization comprises prominent scientific professionals from around the globe, uniting years of experience in natural products. The council’s unmatched leadership, expertise, and passion for essential oil innovation is redefining the way the world thinks about wellness.

Dr. Susan Albright, DVM, (& YL Veterinarian Advisor) addressed the "viral" facebook post about the *alleged* essential oil poisoning of a cat on 1.9.18. You can watch the video here:

The QUALITY of an essential oil MATTERS!!
I ONLY use & recommend Young Living Essential Oils!

If you would like a more INDEPTH review/explanation of the science behind cats & essential oils, please READ THIS!

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    *If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils.