Most people know of Eucalyptus Oil for their colds and coughs, but it also works amazingly on any types of skin issues for pets and humans! A little bit of technical info – Eucalyptus contains 1,8-cineole (Eucalyptol) which works as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. This is why it works so well for coughs and colds, and also skin conditions. This oil may also boost ceramide production, a fatty acid that helps the skin retain moisture.
Eucalyptus Oil hails from the Australian Eucalyptus leaf. It was very popular during World War 1 due to its ability to control infection. It is for this antibacterial quality, along with anti-inflammatory properties that we use it in our Dog and Cat Spray. Along with the Tea Tree, Eucalyptus is great for helping bacterial skin conditions (Pyoderma) which our pets can suffer with. If you notice your dog or cat licking or chewing at their skin more than usual, it could be a sign of Pyoderma. It’s important to check the area thoroughly and also book a visit to your Vet to rule out more serious conditions.
It is important never to use neat essential oils on your pets. Always dilute to an appropriate ratio, or use a product such as our Spray which has already done that!