December 15, 2019 3 min read
The holidays are such a magical time.
Unfortunately, it is also a time when scents can quickly overwhelm and even harm our 4-Legged family members.
Dogs and cats are very sensitive to artificial scents.
There is mounting evidence from toxicology studies that artificial scents release carcinogens.
A study from the University of Washington found that top selling laundry detergents emit carcinogenic chemicals. Researchers identified 25 volatile air pollutants including the carcinogens acetaldehyde, benzene, and 1,4 dioxane among the toxic chemicals in scented laundry detergents.
1,4 dioxane is also a common contaminant in many other dog shampoos but you don't find it in any of 4-Legger's organic dog shampoo! Learn more about 4-Legger organic dog shampoo.
If you missed our article on candles and air fresheners, you can read it here.
With the dangers of air fresheners and candles gaining awareness, many pet parents are looking for pet safe essential oils for diffusion.
We have a new one this year you'll love during this holiday season that is safe for all animal species in your home:
Gingerbread Doghouse™Diffusion blend has a wonderful gingerbead pumpkin spice scent with many therapeutic properties: Ginger, Clove, Nutmeg, Cassia, Cabreuva, Copaiba, Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Wild Orange.
You can see for yourself the amazing beneficial properties in this great smelling essential oil blend:
Ginger: While we all know ginger's reputation for easing digestion, it also creates a warming effect to increase circulation, is an anti-inflammatory and can ease respiratory issues.
Clove: Breathing in clove essential oil contacts irritated mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and can create a soothing reduction of inflammation.
Nutmeg: In addition to the incredible scent, nutmeg is a "go to" for adrenal support needed by any animal (including yourself) to support chronic stress, illness, or anxieties. Nutmeg is also great as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, liver protection, gastrointestinal support, healing, and protection, muscle relaxation and more!
Cassia: A wonderful sweet cinnamon smell, it is a powerhouse for anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral support.
Cabreuva: With high levels of Nerolidol, research has shown an enhanced absorption of other beneficial essential oils and constituents.
Copaiba: One of the most valuable essential oils in for its powerful anti-inflammatory, gastro protective and liver protective properties.
Frankincense: While Frankincense is usually associated with being useful with holistic cancer support, it is also immune supportive.
Helichrysum: Another "go to" essential oil for healing and a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Wild Orange: With such an amazing scent comes high amounts of Limonene - one of the most researched essential oil components known for anti-cancer, anti-bug, anti-microbial properties and so much more.
Replace your toxic pumpkin spice candles and cinnamon spice candles with animalEO'sGingerbread Doghouse™ Diffusion blend! Learn more about Gingerbread Doghouse.
We also still have our original Christmas scent which is a milder option called OpenAir Pet Safe Essential Oil Blend which has a wonderful blend of Tangerine, Cinnamon, Spruce, Eucalyptus, Clove, Helichrysum, Frankincense Lemon, Marjoram, and Rosemary! We use this one year round for amazing respiratory support especially with allergies but its scent is certainly in keeping with the holiday season.
We know there is a lot if mis-information on the Internet warning against their use, but we choose only essential oils and blends that have been specifically assessed by the world’s expert, Dr. Melissa Shelton DVM to ensure these are Veterinary Grade in terms of quality and safety for animals. So go ahead and enjoy these holiday scents in your home with complete peace of mind.