Is it safe to burn essential oils at home with my indoor cats? (mainly Jasmine + Vanilla)
Cats are very sensitive to essential oils and certainly some can be toxic. I can’t find much information on Jasmine and Vanilla oils and cats and am not aware of any reports of toxicity with these particular two.
However, its really important that there is always an escape route for cats if oils are used as what we humans may consider a light scent may overwhelm a cat completely. Ventilation is essential, and if you choose to use them make sure your cats cannot access the oils and that you monitor them closely. Being an inhaled substance conditions like asthma are something I would be concerned about.
Given they are indoor only cats, I’d be inclined to give essential oils a miss.
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