Is Wintergreen Safe for Cats and Dogs? The Answer will Surprise You!

Marilyn K Sinex

Wintergreen is one of the Raindrop Oils, and certainly carries a bit of controversy with its use within the animal kingdom, and especially in cats. Wintergreen is likely one of the most synthetically created essential oils on the market today, and I believe that this is the primary reason for all of the negative reports and fear-based attitudes towards its use.

‘The use of Young Living Wintergreen is vital for the safe use within animals, to ensure actual plant derived essential oil.”

This is from the Animal Desk Reference by Dr Melissa Sheldon, a must have for all who consider essential oils for their pets.


I am a Pet Health and Wellness Educator and a Young Living Independent Distributor for 3 years. I am the owner of Mrs. Nanny Paws Pet Sitting Services and have over 900 pet parents as clients. Mrs. Nanny Paws ( has been operating for 10 years.