You should be careful when ingesting anything, including essential oils. There are many brands of oils many of which are not intended to be ingested, these are just for the scent. There are additives in these oils that add to the volume but make them unsafe for internal use. DoTERRA is a brand of oil that can safely be ingested as long as there is a Supplement Facts box on the bottle indicating the serving size. DoTERRA oils are tested for purity by three independent test laboratories and will be rejected if their purity is not up to doTERRA's strict standards. If you are planning to ingest your essential oils you must be sure to get them from a trusted source. You can trust doTERRA to provide pure, ingest-able essential oils every time.
Yes, it is safe to use some essential oils with your pets. Be sure the brand you are choosing has no added filler oils as those fillers can be unsafe to you and your pets. You should diffuse the oils in a water based diffuser with only a drop or two of the essential oil you have chosen. Our pets, as ourselves, may not like all scents so it is important to monitor your pets when diffusing essential oils. You must allow for them to exit the room if they choose as this is a good indication they do not like the scent. Also if you notice drooling, panting, eye squinting, lethargy, or coughing you must stop diffusing that oil immediately and open the windows or bring your pet outdoors. Some oils that are not recommended are Tea tree, Birch and Wintergreen for dogs and cats, Peppermint, Spearmint, and citrus oils for cats. With these safeguards and your monitoring you can enjoy your essential oils and your pets for a long time.
There are many brands of essential oils in the marketplace but they are not all created equal. Many of the oils you will find are only meant to be a scent, they have filler oil additives to stretch them out allowing the company to offer them at a lower price. doTerra's mission is to source each oil at the place on earth that can produce the most therapeutic quality possible for that oil. They are tested for purity three times during the sourcing and bottling process and are rejected if they do not meet the high standards required for that oil. Because of these standards you can be certain that each bottle of a doTERRA essential oil will smell and react the same as the last one. doTERRA also gives back to the communities where their oils are sourced. their co-impact sourcing initiative insures that the growers and sourcers are properly producing the oils so the high standards will be met and that their crops will not be depleted, insuring that oil will be available well into the future.