Perfect Scents for Pet-Friendly Homes

While essential oils may be the perfect way for humans to unwind after a long day, many pet owners may not know that certain scents like tea tree, citrus, and eucalyptus oil can be harmful to cats and dogs. Certain compounds in these fragrances contain toxins that can be fatal if animals ingest or consume them. Join us as we at Advanced Biotech take a look at non-toxic essential oils that both pets and people alike can enjoy.



                Basil essential oil emits a warm, earthy, and slightly sweet scent that is thought to stimulate, clarify, and calm the mind while fortifying and energizing the body. It can also be used directly on the skin to treat acne and dullness, and ingested to help prevent colds, coughs, and treat bronchitis. Herbaceous and crisp, basil is perfect for covering up pet odors and refreshing stuffy rooms.



                Sometimes known as the new coconut oil, hibiscus oil has a pleasing scent that is often used in potpourri, candles, and aroma diffusers. Due to its calming and relaxing properties, hibiscus essential oil is popularly used in aromatherapy and can be added to bath water, added to homemade soaps and lotions, and body sprays.  Mildly sweet and floral, hibiscus oil is also known to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, as well as moisturize revive dull hair.



                Known for its sweet, romantic, and floral fragrance, jasmine essential oil is derived from the common jasmine plant and is thought to have many health benefits. Best known as an aphrodisiac, and when inhaled, is said to positively impact brain activity and make users feel more energetic, alert, and romantic. Jasmine oil is also used as an antiseptic and antidepressant, as studies have shown it to increase blood flow and brain activity, which can improve one’s overall mood.


Both pets and owners alike can enjoy the natural benefits of essential oils. Creating a calming atmosphere helps humans and animals to relax and unwind, and can work to cover up pesky pet scents. Be sure to consult a vet before trying these essential oils at home!