Quick Answer: Are Essential Oils In Candles Safe For Cats?

Quick Answer: Are Essential Oils In Candles Safe For Cats?

Generally speaking cats are sensitive to things like essential oils, citrus based products, and phenolics.

Candles, reed diffusers, room sprays and even fragranced cleaning products normally have no adverse effects on cats.

The levels of exposure are very low and do not result in any harm.

Are scented candles harmful to cats?

Additionally, some cats may be sensitive to the chemicals, scents and soot emitted by burning candles, especially scented candles. Candles should only be burned in a room with proper ventilation, and should not be burned at all if your cat has a respiratory condition such as asthma.

What essential oils are toxic to cats?

Essential Oils Potentially Toxic to Cats

  • Wintergreen oil.
  • Peppermint oil.
  • Citrus oil (including lemon oil)
  • Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil)
  • Pine oil.
  • Eucalyptus oil.
  • Cinnamon oil.
  • Pennyroyal oil.

Are Yankee candles toxic to cats?

Yankee candles have always been a favorite of ours, but are candles safe for cats? It’s our job to control our little indoor fur-babies’ environment – and that includes the air they breathe. Most commercial candles are made with paraffin, which is residue from petroleum and can be harmful to us and our cats.

Are essential oils in candles safe for dogs?

Dangers of Candles and Essential Oils

Synthetic fragrances and carcinogenic soot from paraffin candles, a petroleum product, can exacerbate respiratory conditions such as asthma in humans and pets. Consuming or absorbing essential oils through the skin and mucous membranes can be a whole different matter.

Are diffusers safe for cats?

The droplets dispersed by these new diffusers may be small, but they still pose a risk to cats. Owners should be cautious using essential oils and diffusers in their homes in order to protect their cat(s) from a toxic risk. Most importantly, concentrated essential oils should never be directly applied to cats.

Are plug in air fresheners safe for cats?

Dangerous Placement of Air Fresheners

Avoid putting air fresheners anywhere near your cat’s food and water, and also anywhere in or around their litter box. Plug in air fresheners are toxic to pets in particular because they are right at nose level and can really affect a cat’s breathing.

What scent do cats hate?

Some flowers we humans think smell great are anathema to cats, they hate them. Like eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and rue. These are sometimes even used as a natural, non-toxic repellent by those who are allergic to cats or simply want to keep them out of their gardens. Cats do not like spicy smells.

Is lavender essential oil safe for cats?

Essential oils, for example, are very harmful to our furry feline friends. Cats are sensitive to essential oils for two reasons. And don’t worry, the sleeping cat in the photo above is safe. Fresh lavender is not toxic to felines, only the essential oils derived from the plants are.

Is lavender oil safe for cats to breathe?

A few common essential oils that are SAFE to use for your cat include lavender, copaiba, helichrysum, and frankincense. If you diffuse oils in your home, it should not cause a problem for your cat, as oil used in a diffuser is highly diluted (versus direct topical application or dietary supplementation).

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