Part Two: Diffusing! Safe Winter & Holiday Essential Oils for Use Around Dogs
with Alicia Boemi of HolisticPetWellness, Wellness Advocate

I hope you enjoyed learning in the last post about the nine holiday essential oils that are safe to use around dogs! Let's dive into the specifics about using them and properly diluting those oils.


As a general rule for diffusion if you are using a standard 150ml diffuser and fill it to the water line then I recommend anywhere from 1-4 drops of essential oil. The thing to remember when it comes to plant based medicines whether using aromatherapy or western herbs is that less is more. Especially when we use them around our animals. You can choose any combination of the holiday oils that you like and add them in the diffuser just bearing in mind that you'd be using up to 1-4 different oils or 1 oil for 2 drops and two more each giving 1 drop.

When diffusing you should make sure any animals in your home have the ability to leave the room if they do not like the smell. If the diffusion is specifically for the animal to alleviate a physical or emotional issue then they should be done in spurts of 20 minutes throughout the day. Never force an animal to inhale these smells.

Adding to Unscented Candles

The same rules would apply for adding oils to unscented candles. Just be aware that the smell might not be as powerful as you'd like it, but your dog can surely smell it!

Ideas for Holidays Blends

Recipe #1

1 drop of Spearmint

1 drop of Cypress

1 drop of Sweet Orange

Recipe #2

2 drops of Tangerine

1 drop of Ginger

1 drop of Fir Needle

Recipe #3

1 drop of Balsam Fir

2 drops of Myrrh

1 drop of Spearmint

There are SO many combos you can make, these are just some suggestions to get you started!

Enjoy the holiday scents and magic in the air!

Alicia Boemi of HolisticPetWellness

Wellness Advocate
Dogly loves Alicia because she gives dog parents tools to be proactive and feel reassured in their dog's health journey.

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