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.
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.
Bleeding: Geranium, helichrysum.
Bones (Pain): Birch/wintergreen, lemongrass, spruce.
Calm: Lavender, Roman chamomile (for horses, add to feed). Dilute well for cats.
Cancer (Skin): Frankincense, cumin.
Cats: According to Valerie Worwood, you can treat a cat like you would a child. Dilute oils heavily with vegetable oil. Avoid melaleuca, as it has been known to cause death in cats.
Colds and Coughs: Eucalyptus, melaleuca (not for cats). Apply on fur or stomach.
Earache: Blend 1 drop melaleuca (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: Citronella, eucalyptus, lemongrass, pine. Add 1-2 drops of oil to shampoo.
Parasites: Cedarwood, lavender. Rub on paws to release parasites.