Diffusers Could Be Dangerous to Your Dog - Page 1

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by ThatWasClose on 16 October 2020 - 21:10

Seems to be a lot of articles running around about essential oil diffusers & how they can be toxic to your dog.




I absolutely cannot vouch for the validity of the list below.  It did not come from the above linked website. Though I found Pine odd, as pine shavings are a common stuffing in dog beds. Yes, I realise there is a huge difference between an essential oil & mere pine shavings.  I have used loose pine shavings for decades, as here they are cheaper than cedar.  Plus, pure cedar shavings tend to be a bit harsh on the dogs' noses.   I am sure many others here are far more versed upon the subject of essential oils & hopefully they will share their expertise.


Here is a list of essential oils not to use if you have a dog at home.

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
Birch (Betula)
Bitter Almond (Prunus dulcis)
Boldo (Peumus boldus)
Calamus (Acorus calamus)
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
Cassia (Cassia fistula)
Chenopodium (Chenopodium album)
Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale)
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)
Hyssop (Hyssopus sp. with the exception of Decumbens)
Juniper (Juniperus sp. with the exception of Juniper Berry)
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Mustard (Brassica juncea)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
Red or White Thyme
Rue (Ruta graveolens)
Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Savory (Satureja)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina)
Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)



by GSCat on 17 October 2020 - 19:10

Thank you for posting. I bet the same list applies to candles and any other means of spreading smell around the house, and probably to any use on humans if the dog is able to lick or smell the area of application.

I've always wondered if diffusers could be dangerous to human health because of breathing in oil, regardless of type.  I know artificial scents are bad.



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