If it is cold season I like to use Thieves essential oil in my diffuser. Thieves is good for killing air borne viruses. I use lavender or chamomile at night when I am having a hard time either falling asleep or staying asleep. When I am working I use Orange or a blend of citrus to help me focus and energetic.
The problem with Orange or any citrus oil is that it is toxic to my dog. Inhalation poisoning takes a little longer to kill your pet, but it will eventually cause lung and respiratory problems that can lead to death.
The information I am providing is from research I have done through various websites and books. I also spoke to my veterinarian and she really wasn't sure about the use of essential oils and pets.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor of any sort, the information I provide here is strictly from personal research. You can also do your own research and do what is best for your pet. Please, do research this, it would horrible if your pet became ill or died due to the use of essential oils.
Do you use essential oils in diffusers, on skin, or ingest? Do you have pets? Were you aware of the dangers to your pets with the use of essential oils? Share your thoughts on the benefits, uses, and your favorite oils.