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How to use Essential Oils

There are many ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils every day, even while living with animals or children. Here are some of them to inspire you.

Passive diffusion

It is a diffusion method used rather regularly. It simply consists in pouring a few drops of oil on a support (cotton ball, lava stone, wooden block, reeds... ) and letting the oil evaporate by itself.
It is a safe mode of use in the presence of animals only if they do not have direct access to the item used to diffuse, since the oils used are usually pure.

Active diffusion

The most classic of methods! A diffuser, usually ultrasonic, is used to make a fragrant mist. We put water in the container, essential oil and we activate it.

In the presence of animals, it is obviously necessary to keep the diffuser out of their reach. You must also care for the device well, clean it regularly and use undiluted oils to maximize its effectiveness. It is generally recommended to use distilled water in order to avoid the influence of the minerals and chlorine from municipal water on the qualities of the oils and the life of the diffuser.

In general, it is recommended to use a maximum of 1 to 5 drops of pure oil per 150ml of water in the presence of children or animals.

As a spray

Easy and practical, spray diffusion requires only one spray colored glass bottle and distilled water, ideally. It's a good quick compromise to deodorize a room, refresh fabrics or promote a relaxing atmosphere.

It is generally recommended to use a maximum of 10 to 20 drops per 500ml of water in the presence of children or animals, depending on the oil used.

In the litterbox

It is possible to use essential oils in the litterbox, provided that certain criteria are met. We must not forget that animals have a more fragile and fine sense of smell than ours.

It is essential that the animal has access to an oil-free litterbox at all times during the test. If the pet does not frequent the litter which contains oil, it is because he does not like the odor of it, it is therefore necessary to stop using it.

When we find that the animal continues to use the litterbox with oils, or prefers it, we can put the oils in all the boxes, if desired.

It is generally considered that only 1 to 3 drops are sufficient in a 30cm by 60cm container with 10cm of litter. Alternatively, there are powders for litter, which allows the use of less oil at the same time.

Ingestion and topical application

Whether by direct oral administration, by administration on food or in water, by ingestion during licking or grooming or by application to the skin, the use of PURE essential oils is NOT recommended. Each oil having its warnings with animals, its recommended dilution ratios and its particularities by species, it is better to avoid administering essential oils without the advice of an essential oil specialist or a veterinarian.

The products manufactured by VetSens are composed according to veterinary recommendations, following strict safety rules and safe dilutions. This requires not only knowledge of oils, but also of animals, and thus many months and even years of research and practice. Yes, these products can often be used on the skin or ingested, but they have been specifically composed for this use and studied to be safe at the doses and frequencies indicated.