Pet Safe Diffusers: What You Need to Know

Pet Safe Diffusers: What You Need to Know

June 2, 2023

Diffusing essential oils offers many benefits, including a better-smelling home, pet odor elimination, and health improvements. However, pet owners may not realize that oil diffusion can harm their animals’ health. If you have pets at home, it’s vital to understand what precautions to take and how to find a pet safe diffuser.

In this guide, we’ll provide the information you need to know about pet safe diffusers, including common oils to diffuse around pets, along with extra steps to take when using oils in a pet-friendly home.

What Are Essential Oils?

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Essential oils are a popular tool in aromatherapy and a simple air-freshening solution for indoor spaces. Oils are highly concentrated plant substances with unique chemical properties and benefits. When you diffuse oils, the substances get emitted into the air.

Essential Oils Benefits

Essential oils may provide several health benefits, including:

  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Increased attentiveness
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced nausea and headaches
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Is a Diffuser Safe for Pets?

The truth is that essential oil diffusers aren’t all equal, and some can harm pets. Knowing what diffusers are safe for cats and dogs is critical if you’re a pet owner.

Dogs, cats, and other pets have keener senses and are more susceptible to essential oils. Additionally, certain oils are toxic to cats and dogs, so you’ll need to know which oils are commonly used in pet-friendly homes.

First, you’ll need to invest in a pet safe diffuser. A good diffuser should:

  • Emit smaller quantities of oil
  • Leave no residue on surfaces
  • Only use natural or safely, sustainably, and ethically compounded ingredients
  • Be free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Be hypoallergenic

Next, you must take extra precautions when diffusing essential oils in a pet-friendly home. When using a pet safe diffuser, make sure you:

  • Ensure the diffuser is out of reach of your pet and can’t be knocked over
  • Keep oils where your pets can’t get them
  • Only diffuse essential oils while you’re present, and can keep an eye on your pets

Additionally, you should never apply essential oils directly to your pets. When diffusing essential oils, keep pets with breathing problems in another area of your home.

Why Aera Is the Safest Diffuser for Pets

Aera diffusers:

  • Are hypoallergenic and free of harmful VOCs
  • Can adjust the intensity and range of fragrance
  • Leave no surface residue
  • Use sustainable, cruelty-free, vegan, ethically sourced, and manufactured ingredients

For more information about pet safety, see our FAQ, “Is Aera Safe to Use around Children and Pets?” and the ASPCA article it links to about pets and essential oil diffusers.

Common Oils to Diffuse Around Pets

Many essential oils are safe to use around pets and may benefit your furry friend. Some essential oils can reduce stress, ease upset stomachs, support healthy skin, improve sleep, and help calm animals and humans alike. Some of the most commonly used essential oils in pet-friendly homes include:

  • Chamomile
  • Clary sage
  • Marjoram
  • Myrrh
  • Ginger
  • Cedarwood Virginian

Happy Noses, Happy Humans, and Happy Pets with Aera Diffusers

If you’re searching for a pet safe diffuser to eliminate odors, freshen up your home, or deliver the benefits of essential oils, look no further than Aera. Aera’s diffusers do more than just cover up unpleasant smells; they eliminate them while providing more robust, even coverage throughout the rooms in your home.

Our diffusers allow you to swap fragrances easily, adjust the strength as needed, or set up diffuser schedules that work best for you, your family, and your pets. And Aera diffusers are hypoallergenic and free of harmful VOCs, leaving no surface residue, for a cleaner and safer scent experience.

Ready to find the pet safe diffuser that best suits your home? With the Aera Diffuser and Aera Mini Diffuser, you can choose the one that will work best for your room sizes to give your home a fresher, more beneficial scent. Shop now!