Myth or Truth
Let’s first talk about cats and all the misinformation we read on the internet about felines and essential oils. Whew, there is a lot out there and hate to break it to you but most of it is WRONG!
A 1988 study found toxicity of cats when sprayed with an insecticidal spray at 15 times the recommended dose (very high) that contained d-limonene (not an essential oil). Symptoms included hypersalivation, shivering, tremors, and lasted 5 hours-no deaths or lasting effects were seen. (Dr. Janet Roark). Reported exposure to high doses for flea repelling properties with synthetic d-limonene did show skin irritations. It is safe to conclude that diffusing citrus oils and use them in cleaning products is safe around cats. (quality matters)
Stay tuned for how to best use oils around cats so they benefit. #spreadfacts