Can dogs have Myrrh essential oil?

can dogs have myrrh essential oilNo



No. In its concentrated form, myrrh essential oil is toxic to dogs. But when diluted, it can be applied topically to soothe skin irritation and the gums to reduce pain and inflammation. Diffusing myrrh essential oil helps improve the mood of anxious or distressed dogs.


  • Myrrh essential oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. When applied topically to the skin, it can help treat skin irritations in dogs.
  • Myrrh essential oil can help remove tension, elevate mood, and calm anxious dogs when used as part of aromatherapy or topical treatments.
  • Myrrh essential oil is rich in analgesic compounds; diluted myrrh essential oil can help soothe the discomfort of puppy teething and reduce gum inflammation.


  • On its own, myrrh essential oil is not safe for ingestion. It's toxic to dogs in large doses and may adversely affect a dog's heart, liver, and kidneys. It can cause heart arrhythmia and hypoglycemia.


  • For inhalation
  • For medium to large dogs, dilute 1 drop of myrrh essential oil with 10 drops of base oil.
  • For small dogs, dilute 1 drop of myrrh essential oil with 20 drops of base oil.
  • Run the diffuser intermittently for 10 minutes at a time.
  • Do not leave it on for extended periods.

  • For topical application

  • Dilute 1 drop of myrrh essential oil with 1.5 tablespoons of carrier oil.
  • Rub 2-3 drops of the mixture on your palm, then rub it on the dog's coat.

  • To treat teething pain in puppies

  • It's important to dilute the myrrh essential oil in a dog-friendly carrier oil, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or sunflower oil.
  • Add 2 drops to 3 tablespoons of carrier oil. Apply only a small amount to the gum using cotton buds.

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