Essential Oil Safety With Children and Pets

Essential Oils

If you’re interested in essential oils, chances are you care about what you bring into your home. You want to use natural products that are pure and safe, so you and your loved ones can truly feel at ease. At Hohm, we feel the same way.

That’s why we provide 100% pure essential oils. Essential oils are an amazing way to scent your home naturally, so you don’t have to worry about the chemicals in synthetic fragrances.

Essential Oil Safety With Children and Pets
Essential Oil Safety With Children and Pets

Essential Oils and Child and Pet Safety

However, essential oils are also highly concentrated, and there are guidelines you should follow, especially when you’re using them around kids, cats, and dogs. As a general rule for essential oils and child and pet safety, you should always consult your health practitioner or veterinarian before introducing a new essential oil to your child or pet. Every kid and pet is unique and your vet or health practitioner can help you determine what’s best for these special family members. Some of the main essential oils you’ll want to avoid diffusing around your fluffy friends are Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Pine, and citrus essential oils.

When you first diffuse a new oil with your little one or furry friend, you’ll want to keep an eye on how they react. Start by diffusing a small amount of essential oil in a well-ventilated area. You can build up to diffusing a larger amount of essential oil as your child grows up. When it comes to your four-legged pals, you’ll also want to keep the door open, so they always have the option to leave the area if they wish to.

If your kid or pet shows any adverse reaction to the essential oil being diffused, turn off the diffuser and remove them from the area until the essential oil is dispersed. You can disperse the essential oil by opening a window or turning on a fan. If the adverse reaction persists, contact your healthcare provider or vet for further instruction.

Now that you understand general safety guidelines, here are some safe ways to diffuse essential oils with your kids and pets

Essential Oils and Kids

Diffusing essential oils with your mini me’s can make the ordinary extraordinary. It’s a natural way you can offer support and reinforce a routine.

For example, diffuse French Lavender, Cedarwood, or the Embrace blend before bedtime as a natural reminder to get out those wiggles and snuggle into bed for a good night’s rest.

If your child is in school, study time is another great opportunity to diffuse essential oils. Diffuse Rosemary, Peppermint, or the Reflect blend to create an atmosphere conducive to focus and learning.

Diffusing essential oils is also a great way to start the day. When you and the kids are rushing to get up and at ‘em diffuse Sweet Orange or the Verve blend to start the day off right.

Essential oils provide a natural, clean way to support children aromatically. Simply follow safety protocols and the possibilities are endless.

Essential Oil Safety With Children and Pets

How to Use Your Oils

Essential Oil Safety With Children and Pets

Pets can also benefit from diffusing essential oils. When you turn on the diffuser, keep in mind that your furry friends are smaller than you are and their bodies work differently. It’s good practice to diffuse less of an essential oil around them than you would for just yourself.

If your fluffy family member is prone to the zoomies before bed or if they bark at any kind of disturbance, French Lavender essential oil can make the atmosphere more centered and calm.