When it comes to essential oils and your pet, you may be surprised that some of the oils are down-right dangerous.
Humans have come a long way with natural tinctures, remedies and aromatic smells that can be used daily to mask odours and help us in our everyday health.
"People should really do a lot of research and speak to their vet before using them," Shelley Rymal, owner of The Sage Shoppe and long-time essential oil specialist explained.
There is a long list of unsafe essential oils for your pets. Anise, cloves, oregano, tea tree, and camphor to name only a few.
"Camphor is a decongestant for humans but is not really good for dogs at all. It can make them lethargic, it can burn their skin if put directly on their skin," Rymal warned. "It is so highly concentrated and needs to be diluted when humans use it, but this oil is not recommended for pets nor children."
Rymal also said to look out for different symptoms of your pet.
"It enters through the lungs and then the bloodstream, they could have shakes, vomiting, they could be very lethargic," says Rymal.
Different species metabolize things differently, for example, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and humans. What is okay for some is not okay for all.