Pet Safety

We care very deeply about pets here at Twoodle Co and in fact, it’s the reason we started making natural homes scents to begin with – Read the founders story. Our products are safe to use around pets in most circumstances but they should be kept well out of their reach, as essential oil products need to be used with caution around pets. If any liquid containing essential oils comes into physical contact with your pet, rinse with cold water and seek the advice of your vet as a precaution.

Usage Tips

  • Keep all Twoodle Co products fully out of reach of pets (so they can’t be licked, for example)
  • Do not let pets smell, sniff or lick any essential oil product directly
  • Avoid using in the same room your pet sleeps
  • If you suspect any of our products could be affecting your pet, cease usage immediately and consult your vet

In recent years, misleading stories have been circulated on social media in regards to essential oil usage and pets. Essential oil toxicity in animals is caused through ingestion and/or direct, prolonged skin contact or inhalation in its pure, unadulterated form. We strongly advise that neat essential oils should never be used around pets, including in electric steam diffusers. All our products are diluted with natural base oils and waxes, making them safe to use around pets, as long as you follow the directions about and keep them away from direct contact. 

Cats

Linalool, a naturally occurring chemical found in some essential oils, in particular Lavender is thought to be harmful to cats. It’s worth reading this article – ‘is Lavender safe for cats?’ by The Happy Cat for more information. As mentioned above, our products are diluted and so pose a minimal risk. All our products must be kept well out of their reach and the room must be well ventilated.

Dogs

There are several essential oils that are dangerous to use around dogs, including Tea Tree and Winter Green. We do not use any of these oils in our blends and all our products are safe for indirect use around dogs. All our products must be kept well out of their reach and the room must be well ventilated.

For more information visit the RSPCA website.

Disclaimer

This information is intended to help you make informed decisions and use our products safely and is not medical/veterinary advice.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact info@twoodleco.co.uk

Updated: November 2020