The information on this page is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, illness or injury. Seek professional medical attention if your animal appears to have any disease, illness or injury.
One to two drops of essential oil is all that is necessary on animals as they respond much more quickly to the essential oils than do humans. Vegetable oil can be added to extend essential oils over larger areas and to heavily dilute the essential oil for use on smaller animals, especially cats.
Bleeding: Geranium, helichrysum.
Bones (Pain): Tei Fu oil.
Calm: Lavender, Roman chamomile (for horses, add to feed). Dilute well for cats.
Cancer (Skin): Frankincense.
Cats: According to Valerie Worwood, you can treat a cat like you would a child. Dilute oils heavily with vegetable oil. Avoid Tee Trea oil, as it has been known to cause death in cats.
Colds and Coughs: Eucalyptus, Tea Tree (not for cats). Apply on fur or stomach.
Anxiety/Nervousness: Lavender. Rub 1-2 drops between hands and apply to muzzle, between toes, on top of feet to smell when nose is down, and on edge of ears.
Arthritis: A blend of rosemary,and lavender diluted with massage oil.
Bone Injury: Tei Fu on injury.
Pain and Stress: Sleep: lavender (on paws).
Stroke: Frankincense (on brain stem/back of neck).
Travel Sickness: Peppermint. Dilute with massage oil and rub on stomach. Also helps calm stomachaches.
Earache: Blend 1 drop Tea Tree, 1 drop lavender, and 1 drop Roman Chamomile diluted in massage oil. Put in ear and rub around the ear. (Do not use this blend on cats.)
Fleas: eucalyptus, lemon, pine. Add 1-2 drops of oil to shampoo.