Precautions for the
use of Essential Oils with your bunny
Do not take internally, seek medical
advise immediately if swallowed, and drink milk.
Do not try to make the swollower vomit;
Never apply undiluted essential oils
to the skin, always follow the guidelines on the bottle (this
varies from oil to oil);
Do not use essential oils when pregnant
(unless under the supervision of a qualified aromatherapist;
Keep away from the eyes, in the event
of an accident bathe eyes with water and seek medical advice;
Keep oils away from children, always
seek the advice of a qualified aromatherapist before using any
oil on a baby or a child.;
If itching occurs after use contact
a qualified aromatherapist;
The following essential oils can cause
a photo-toxic reaction; bergamot, cumin, grapefruit, lemon, orange
bitter, tagetes and verbena, these should not be used unless under
the supervision of a qualified aromatherapist.
Do not use eucalyptus, hyssop, peppermint,
rosemary, sage or thyme if suffering from epilepsy, high blood
pressure or taking homeopathic remedies;
Essential oils are flammable keep
away from naked flame also keep away from polished, varnished
and plastic surface as they can dissolve them.
Basic safety factors to observe when
handling essential oils include keeping the room well ventilated
as it is possible to overdose if in constant contact by inhalation
and occasionally opening a window or door will be sufficient to
clear the air.
Spillages should be handled carefully
and mopped up with tissues if a small amount but try to avoid
the oil coming into contact with your hands and dispose of tissues
in an outside dustbin as oils are volatile and therefore inflammable.
If, however the spillage is of a larger amount then greater care
is needed. Open a window and leave the room shutting the door
and opening other windows in the property.
Return after an hour and tidy any broken
glass using rubber gloves, leave the room and dispose of getting
some fresh air and drink a glass of water. After another 30 minutes
return and clear the spillage with paper or sand into a plastic
bag and dispose in the dustbin, again get some fresh air and drink
Remember to always wash hands or
rub with base oil then wash hands after the spillage has been
removed to remove any essential oil that has come into contact
with the skin.
Essential oils should never be stored in plastic bottles;
Amber coloured bottles should be used;
Blue glass bottles can be used but they must be kept in the
Bottles should have close fitting lids tightly replaced after
each use and a washer/wad to prevent escape of vapour or entry
Never leave essential oils on a polished, varnished or plastic
Keep essential oils at a cool temperature especially in respect
of citrus oils or oils extracted from herbs.
Essential oils can be kept in a specially designed box and
for extra security especially in the home where children may have
access to the oils keep in a metal cabinet with a security lock
at a unreachable height from unwanted hands as some oils when
swallowed can be fatal.
All bottles of essential oils should be dated and be disposed
of when out of date.
balls and rings make great toys for rabbits and keep their teeth
in good shape.
Make sure you provide plenty of fibre in your bunny's diet. Always have hay available and keep pellets or mix to a minimum. Rabbits love fresh greens too!
Does your cage have a front door like
this. Do not let your bunny use this front "door".
Many a bunny has seriously injured its leg in the bars.
If you have to use this door, cover the bars with wood or Instead
buy a side opening cage and make a ramp if necessary.